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Government releases findings of LGBTI aged care strategy review

Government releases findings of LGBTI aged care strategy review

The Turnbull Government have released a review of aged care for LGBTI+ Australians, following the implementation of an inclusive strategy five years ago. The National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Ageing and Aged Care Strategy was designed in consultation with LGBTI+ groups and advisors to ensure “equitable access to high-quality, culturally appropriate aged care […]

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Ken Wyatt is uncertain about how to personally vote in the marriage survey

Ken Wyatt is uncertain about how to personally vote in the marriage survey

Liberal front-bencher Ken Wyatt has shared how he’s gone backwards and forwards on how he should personally vote in the marriage postal survey. Speaking on the Karvelas program on Sky News, the Assistant Health Minister told Patricia Karvelas that he hadn’t filled out the form yet, but was leaning towards voting ‘no’. For many years […]

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LGBTI people encouraged to contribute to national aged care plan

LGBTI people encouraged to contribute to national aged care plan

The federal government is reviewing the national strategies that support the aged care needs of people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) communities and people across both sectors are being encouraged to put their views. Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt, said that public consultation is a […]

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New research highlights concerns of older LGBT people

New research highlights concerns of older LGBT people

Older gay men’s concerns regarding ageing and aged-care settings are driven by their class and sexuality, according to new research from Swinburne University of Technology. There has been a growing focus both locally and internationally into how LGBTIQ people are treated in aged care. Plans for the first LGBT specific retirement home were launched in […]

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Christine Forster says Abbott’s views on Safe Schools are ‘laughable’

Liberal back-bencher and former PM Tony Abbott has called for the Safe Schools program to be de-funded, claiming it is a form of “social engineering”. Mr Abbott joins his voice with other conservative MPs like Cory Bernardi, who has been railing against the program for months, leading to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull calling for a review of […]

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WA MP Ken Wyatt against marriage equality

WA Liberal MP Ken Wyatt does not support marriage equality. The member for Hasluck has told OUTinPerth that he is personally not in favour of allowing same sex couples to wed, and neither are people in his Perth electorate. Mr Wyatt, who is the first indigenous Australian to be elected to the House of Representatives, […]

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