2022 Federal Election - LGBTIQ+ Health Australia

2022 Federal Election

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The Federal Election was held Saturday 21 May.

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia (LHA) called on all candidates for Federal Parliament to commit to nine priorities to improve the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ people and communities.

LHA remains committed to working with Government to improve the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ people and communities.

LHA will continue to call for action on the 9 key priorities set out in our Federal Election Priorities.

Our communities experience worse health outcomes than the general population, especially because of stigma, discrimination and violence. LGBTIQ+ people are a priority population in many national health and wellbeing strategies, but there is a lack of coordination and action.

Fundamental change is needed.

Our central priority is a 10-year National LGBTIQ+ Health and Wellbeing Action Plan drawing on existing national strategies. This requires a dedicated Office within the Department of Health to oversee development, implementation and monitoring of the plan.

The other priorities are:

  • Count LGBTIQ+ people and communities in data collection for health planning, especially the next national Census.
  • Invest in LGBTIQ+ community-controlled health and wellbeing organisations.
  • Prioritise the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ communities.
  • Protect the human rights of people with innate variations in sex characteristics.
  • Ensure the rights and needs of LGBTIQ+ people in the next national plan to prevent all forms of family, domestic and sexual violence.
  • Deliver gender affirming care in the public health system.
  • Provide equality and opportunity for LGBTIQ+ people with disability.
  • Ensure safe and culturally appropriate aged care services.

You can download and read the full details of the LHA 2022 Federal Election Priorities here.

Click here to download the LHA 2022 Federal Election priorities PDF

Action you can take

  • Write to your Federal MP (try polity.xyz) and other election candidates.
  • Share the word on social media.

You can read other ideas for election action here.

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LGBTIQ+ Health Australia, (formerly the National LGBTI Health 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, intersex and queer people and other sexuality, gender and bodily diverse (LGBTIQ+) people and communities. Dropping the “+” from our name only occurs within digital formats that do not allow mathematical symbols, such as within our domain name, handles and hashtags.
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