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National LGBTI Health Alliance

Media Release: Medicare Benefits Scheme amended to include intersex and trans people

Click here to download a PDF of this media release Australia’s LGBTI Health Alliance welcomes changes to the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS) that provide more inclusive health care for intersex, trans and gender diverse people as of July 1. The Department of Health and Ageing consulted with the Alliance and several other community organisations prior… Continue reading Media Release: Medicare Benefits Scheme amended to include intersex and trans people »

National LGBTI Health Alliance

Media Release: Landmark anti-discrimination laws to promote LGBTI health

Click here to download a PDF of this media release Australia’s LGBTI Health Alliance is celebrating the passage of the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Bill 2013 into Commonwealth law last week. “Research shows that discrimination is a factor in many health problems that disproportionately affect LGBTI Australians. Passage of… Continue reading Media Release: Landmark anti-discrimination laws to promote LGBTI health »

National LGBTI Health Alliance

Opportunities for older LGBTI Australians: National responses to healthy ageing and aged care

Alliance chairperson, Susan Ditter, has today addressed the inaugural LGBTI Aged Care Forum. Below is an excerpt from the address. Click here if you would like to download a PDF of this address in full. Susan Ditter: ‘I am pleased to have been invited to give the Opening Address at this national conference. Looking at… Continue reading Opportunities for older LGBTI Australians: National responses to healthy ageing and aged care »

ALMA

Australian Lesbian Medical Association (ALMA) recommended to UN council

In a historic vote today, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations recommended special consultative status to a Lesbian medical organization, as it continued to put under scrutiny the dozens of applications before it — approving special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council for 16 organizations and deferring action on 38 applications. During impassioned exchanges about the… Continue reading Australian Lesbian Medical Association (ALMA) recommended to UN council »