By excluding Hannah Mouncey, the AFL's inclusion policy has failed a key test

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Hannah Mouncey is a transgender female who wants to play in the Australian Football League’s Women’s competition (AFLW). Virtually every Australian jurisdiction says an attempt to stop her doing so would amount to discrimination. But instead of taking an inclusion-based, “unless there are compelling reasons not to" approach, the AFL waited until the day before the AFLW draft to annouce that Mouncey was inelegible to be selected. 

Period19 Oct 2017

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  • TitleBy excluding Hannah Mouncey, the AFL's inclusion policy has failed a key test
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/Size3 Pages
    CountryAustralia
    Date19/10/17
    DescriptionHannah Mouncey is a transgender female who wants to play in the Australian Football League’s women’s competition (AFLW). Virtually every Australian jurisdiction says an attempt to stop her doing so would amount to discrimination. But instead of taking an inclusion-based, “unless there are compelling reasons not to" approach, the AFL waited until the day before the AFLW draft to announce that Mouncey was ineligible to be selected.
    Producer/AuthorCatherine Ordway &Allistar Twigg
    PersonsCatherine Ordway, Allistar Twigg