Category: Health and Human Rights

Submission: Religious Discrimination Bill Second Exposure Draft

The Alliance supports the federal government’s commitment to provide comprehensive protection from discrimination for people of faith in areas of public life, provided that these laws do not sanction and enable new forms of discrimination against LGBTI people. We have long advocated for reducing discrimination, stigma and violence against LGBTI people, their families and their… Continue reading Submission: Religious Discrimination Bill Second Exposure Draft »

MEDIA STATEMENT: NATIONAL LGBTI HEALTH ALLIANCE CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO RETHINK EXCLUDING GENDER, SEXUALITY AND INTERSEX QUESTIONS FROM THE 2021 CENSUS

17 December 2019 The National LGBTI Health Alliance (the Alliance), the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people is disappointed by the government’s decision to proceed with the Treasury Census and Statistics Amendment (Statistical Information)… Continue reading MEDIA STATEMENT: NATIONAL LGBTI HEALTH ALLIANCE CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO RETHINK EXCLUDING GENDER, SEXUALITY AND INTERSEX QUESTIONS FROM THE 2021 CENSUS »

MEDIA STATEMENT: JOINT STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF LGBTI INCLUSION IN 2021 CENSUS REACHES OVER 100 SUPPORTERS

The National LGBTI Health Alliance (the Alliance), the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people has welcomed the support of over 100 peak bodies, health experts and community organisations for its Joint Statement on LGBTI inclusion… Continue reading MEDIA STATEMENT: JOINT STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF LGBTI INCLUSION IN 2021 CENSUS REACHES OVER 100 SUPPORTERS »

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MUST ENSURE LGBTI PEOPLE ARE COUNTED IN THE 2021 CENSUS – JOINT STATEMENT

Click here to download this statement (PDF) Thursday 10 October 2019 The National LGBTI Health Alliance (the Alliance) is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people (LGBTI) people. Intersex Human Rights Australia (IHRA) is a… Continue reading FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MUST ENSURE LGBTI PEOPLE ARE COUNTED IN THE 2021 CENSUS – JOINT STATEMENT »

National LGBTI Health Alliance Welcomes Royal Commission into Aged Care

MEDIA RELEASE 17 September 2018  National LGBTI Health Alliance Welcomes Royal Commission into Aged Care The National LGBTI Health Alliance welcomes the announcement yesterday by the Federal Government of a Royal Commission into aged care, noting that the current significant reforms already underway to improve safety and quality of aged care must continue without delay…. Continue reading National LGBTI Health Alliance Welcomes Royal Commission into Aged Care »

Alliance Member Community

LGBTI Human Rights in Australia – A survey

The National LGBTI Health Alliance & Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby invite you participate in our online survey about LGBTI Human Rights in Australia. This is your chance to contribute to Australia’s Human Rights Score Card (the United Nations Universal Periodic (UPR) Review).

Reaching Out: Law and Older project

‘Reaching Out – Law and Older’ evolved from a historical perspective of LGBTI history and discrimination and experience working with older LGBTI around their barriers to service provision. The project sought to raise awareness of their rights, link older LGBTI with information, address real and perceived barriers to access, provide basic legal information and empower… Continue reading Reaching Out: Law and Older project »

National LGBTI Health Alliance

Policy Statement: The Medical Necessity of Gender Affirmation

The National LGBTI Health Alliance has approved a new policy on the medical necessity of gender affirmation. Medical gender affirmation is necessary and beneficial for intersex, trans and gender diverse people who seek such intervention on their own behalf. There are many intersex people in Australia who have been subjected to medical intervention without their… Continue reading Policy Statement: The Medical Necessity of Gender Affirmation »

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 »