Category: Policy

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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 »

National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy

Implementation of the National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy

In 2017 the National LGBTI Health Alliance released the National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy, a national plan for coordinated action and strategic response to prevent mental ill-health and suicide, and promote mental health and wellbeing for LGBTI populations. After its release, MindOUT facilitated a series of roundtables around Australia.  At these we heard… Continue reading Implementation of the National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy »

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Media Release: Launch of the Aged Care Diversity Framework – Embracing diversity everyday.

Today the Hon Minister Wyatt, launched The Aged Care Diversity Framework in Parliament House. The Aged Care Diversity Framework is the result of countless hours of consultation across the nation by the Aged Care Sector Committee Diversity Sub Group, chaired by Sam Edmonds, Silver Rainbow National Project Manager at the National LGBTI Health Alliance. “This… Continue reading Media Release: Launch of the Aged Care Diversity Framework – Embracing diversity everyday. »

Marriage Equality Position Statement

  National LGBTI Health Alliance  The National LGBTI Health Alliance (the Alliance) is gravely concerned about the damaging impact that the national dialogue on the issue of marriage equality is having on our communities.  Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people and their families, are being told to wait while it is decided whether to… Continue reading Marriage Equality Position Statement »

Media Release: LGBTI Health Alliance cautions that new Sex and Gender Standard remains problematic

‘The lack of inclusivity in general population data collection reduces data integrity.’ Download as a PDF On Tuesday, February 2nd, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released the 2016 Standard for Sex and Gender Variables. The 2016 Standard replaces the 1999 Sex standard. The Standard sets national classification categories used by government and government-funded projects… Continue reading Media Release: LGBTI Health Alliance cautions that new Sex and Gender Standard remains problematic »

2015 Rainbow Research Survey

SURVEY NOW CLOSED. Click here to complete the survey now! Calling all data collectors and researchers in Australia! Have you ever been involved in … collecting information about any people in Australia in formal or informal contexts? designing, conducting, and/or analysing general population research? designing, conducting, and/or analysing research with specific populations? If you said… Continue reading 2015 Rainbow Research Survey »

Research & Policy

The Alliance provides a national voice on policy related to the health and wellbeing of LGBTI people. Our aim is to provide an informed voice, consult widely, be inclusive, and dynamically responsive to the needs of LGBTI populations.

National LGBTI Health Alliance

Schedule 3: Guiding the Implementation of Intersex, Trans, and Non-Binary Gender Inclusion

Click here to return to the menu for the April 2014 LGBTI Health Update By Y. Gávriel Ansara, Senior Health Policy Officer – National LGBTI Health Alliance. Click here to download Schedule 3 In recent years, many LGB organisations have broadened their vision by adding a T for trans and an I for intersex. Adding… Continue reading Schedule 3: Guiding the Implementation of Intersex, Trans, and Non-Binary Gender Inclusion »

National LGBTI Health Alliance

National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Ageing & Aged Care Strategy Implementation

Click here to return to the menu for the April 2014 LGBTI Health Update The Alliance is conducting a project over the next two years that will assist older people by strengthening the capacity of LGBTI organisations to contribute to the implementation of the principles, goals and actions of theStrategy. The Strategy forms a part… Continue reading National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Ageing & Aged Care Strategy Implementation »

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 »