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Health advocates say LGBTIQ+ communities left behind in Budget

Health advocates say LGBTIQ+ communities left behind in Budget

Warning: This article contains mentions of domestic violence and suicide. Australia’s peak body for LGBTIQ+ health has welcomed many measures in the just-released 2022-23 Budget, but warns LGBTIQ+ communities are being left behind. LGBTIQ+ Health Australia (LHA) is calling for specific funding measures that will directly address LGBTIQ+ needs and priorities. While the Budget provides […]

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LGBTIQ+ Health Australia urges universities to prioritise safety

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia urges universities to prioritise safety

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia is calling on Australian universities to prioritise the safety of LGBTIQ+ students after findings from the National Student Safety Survey showed LGBTQ+ students were more likely to experience sexual harassment and sexual assault in university contexts. LGBTIQ+ Health Australia (LHA) is the national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals […]

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New resource on caring for LGBTIQ+ people living with dementia

New resource on caring for LGBTIQ+ people living with dementia

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia have teamed up with Dementia Support Australia for a new resource focused on supporting LGBTIQ+ folks living with dementia. Understanding why a person with dementia is experiencing changes in behaviour is critical to developing effective person-centred care. When caring for an LGBTIQ+ person with dementia, the right background and knowledge can be […]

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LGBTIQ+ Health Australia are holding an online seminar about the census

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia are holding an online seminar about the census

  LGBTIQ+ Health Australia are holding an online forum about the upcoming Australian census, and how people in the LGBTIQ+ communities can make sure information about their lives is effectively included in the next census in 2026. The event will feature two guest speakers from the ABS who will discuss the importance of the census, […]

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Panel to discuss LGBTIQ+ health policy ahead of federal election

Panel to discuss LGBTIQ+ health policy ahead of federal election

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia has announced a panel of federal politicians who will be exploring Australian LGBTIQ+ health policy at the upcoming Health In Difference and LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care conferences. The panel will include WA’s Senator Louise Pratt (ALP), Greens LGBTIQ+ spokesperson Senator Janet Rice, and New South Wales’ Senator Andrew Bragg (Liberal), and […]

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New ABS guidelines welcomed but LGBTIQ+ still absent from Census

New ABS guidelines welcomed but LGBTIQ+ still absent from Census

National LGBTIQ+ advocates have welcomed the new guidelines from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) regarding data collection on sex, gender, sexual orientation and variations of sex characteristics. Formerly named the Sex and Gender Standard, the new document expands the scope to include Sex, Gender, Variation of Sex Characteristics and Sexual Orientation Variables. LGBTIQ+ Health […]

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LGBTIQ+ Health Australia launch new name and strategic plan

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia launch new name and strategic plan

Australia’s peak body for LGBTIQ+ health has revealed its new name and launched their Strategic Plan for the next three years. Formerly known as National LGBTI Health Alliance, LGBTIQ+ Health Australia made the name change after consultation with members and staff, hoping to reflect the organisation’s aspirations for nation focus on our communities’ health. “Our […]

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