The bill banning conversion therapy passed its third and final reading last night, with the support of almost all MPs.
The Conversion Practices Prohibition Bill makes it illegal to change or suppress the sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression of a person who is under 18, or if the practice causes serious harm, regardless of age.
The bill also amends the Human Rights Act to expand the Human Rights Commission's existing mediation function. The commission will provide mediation and a civil redress scheme for those who have experienced conversion practices.
Kathryn speaks with Holly Hedley, a senior associate at Buddle Findlay, who specialises in health and human rights law, and Andre Afamasaga, a manager at the Human Rights Commission who will be responsible for establishing the conversion practices response services team. He is also a former pastor, and a survivor of conversion therapy himself.