Travis Wisdom writes via ARC:
Friends, it’s with great sadness that I’d like to inform you all that Paul Mason, Chair of the Australasian Institute for Genital Autonomy, and Former Children’s Commissioner of Tasmania, died last night. Paul was a family law barrister in Brisbane, and a passionate advocate for children’s rights for over three decades. In 2008, he became an inaugural joint patron of the UK-based global charity, Genital Autonomy. I first met Paul at a genital autonomy conference at Keele University in Staffordshire, England, one year before I studied in the UK. Paul was the first person to encourage me to bring my genital autonomy advocacy and scholarship to Australia, and to pursue my PhD at Adelaide. He will be remembered for his tireless efforts to protect children’s right to physical and mental integrity and for his vision of a world in which all children are protected from medically unnecessary, non-consensual genital alterations.
Paul presented at the 15th International Symposium on Genital Autonomy and Human Rights, organized by Marilyn Milos of Genital Autonomy – America, which was held May 4-6, 2018, in San Francisco, California. He seemed a little weak, but otherwise sharp as a whip and just like himself. Sad news, indeed.