Program Schedule

Download PDF Version
On Air : Listen
Alternative Frequencies
Check out the online media archive

Person X

Wednesday 5th March / presented by Jonny Hopper

A New South Wales law has been tested – a law on determining how sex is represented on birth and death registrations.

Sydney resident Norrie May-Welby, who wants to be recognised as being of non-specific sex, sparked the case by requesting to be termed “not-specified” on all records.

This isn’t the first time that Norrie has applied for a certificate – they were sent one by the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages in 2010, but they soon cancelled it.

In response, a complaint was filed with the Australian Human Rights Commission – leading to the High Court case yesterday.

Anna Brown’s the Director of Advocacy and Strategic Litigation of the Human Rights Law Centre and was with me to look at this ruling and the implications it has for other states…

Tags In This Story

All live musical performances are included in our podcasts with the express permission of artists, who reserve all other rights in their music. All music used in our podcasts is licensed under an APRA Community Broadcasting license agreement.

Latest Stories

The Land That Time Forgot: Blac Blocs

Tuesday 19th June

The Land That Time Forgot: Blac Blocs

Every Tuesday on Breakfast with Caitlin, Ross Chisholm drops by for a local music history lesson […]

Baby Kool In The Studio For A Chat And Live Performance

Monday 18th June

Baby Kool In The Studio For A Chat And Live Performance

Baby Kool is no stranger to RTRFM; she’s an amazing Amangu Yamatji woman Hip-Hop artist from right […]

Cool Change Contemporary

Monday 18th June

Cool Change Contemporary

Shoshana Rosenberg is a Australia-based, queer, transgender, Jewish musician, with a focus on clarinet, experimental music, and […]

Foxton Kings Launch New Single Money, Money

Monday 18th June

Foxton Kings Launch New Single Money, Money

They’re a electronic alternative rock band originating right here in Perth described as having “the kind […]

Chip Hazard Takes To The Stage At The Fremantle Winter Music Festival

Monday 18th June

Chip Hazard Takes To The Stage At The Fremantle Winter Music Festival

Over the weekend RTRFM took over North Fremantle once again for our 12th annual celebration of […]

Go Footy: Football Fever

Monday 18th June

Go Footy: Football Fever

Whether you’re a casual observer or a mad fanatic, there’s something in our footy conversation for […]

Reality Bytes: 40 Years Of Intel 8086

Monday 18th June

Reality Bytes: 40 Years Of Intel 8086

In 1978 Intel released the 8086 processor, a design that turned out to be one of […]

World Cup Wrap

Monday 18th June

World Cup Wrap

Every four years we are hit with FIFA Fever and that time has come around again! […]