Queensland Driver's License to be Gender Free

Gender scrapped from Queensland driver's licences

Gender scrapped from Queensland driver's licences

According to the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), the move follows the introduction of new anti-discrimination legislation and improvements to the collection of information, and will also apply to marine licences.

Further information including eye and hair colour have also been removed from records attached to licences.

"TMR has received complaints and suggestions from members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community about displaying gender/sex (M or F) on TMR cards", the leaked document said.

Gender and height have been scrapped from Queensland licences.

Information such as eye and hair colour have also been removed as it may be perceived as "discriminatory". Members of the LGBTI community reportedly argued discrimination, but a government spokesman maintained that the change was due to a number of reasons. However spokesperson for the Roads Minister, Mark Bailey explained that the reason for the change was the anti-discrimination laws and technology advancements that meant data was not required for identification.

Information that identified an individual can be readily accessed in other ways thanks to improvement in technology.

While new driver's licence applications still require Queensland drivers to nominate their gender when they apply for a licence, the details are no longer shown on the card. "They should have been (included in the document) and we've asked that this additional information be included".

Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington took to Twitter this morning, criticisng Labor for the move.

"This information continues to be available to police through technological advances".

The Transport and Main Roads department quietly stopped recording people's gender and height for all new and renewed licences in October 2016.

"It is offensive to taxpayers that their hard-earned money has been wasted on this rubbish", she said, claiming the government should focus on real issues over political correctness.

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