Federal politicians to discuss LGBTIQ+ health policy at upcoming conferences.

Join a specially convened politicians panel with Federal politicians from across party lines for their upcoming 11th Health In Difference conference and the 5th LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care conference. 

The panelists will include Senator Andrew Bragg, (Liberal Party of Australia), Senator Louise Pratt, (Australian Labor Party), and Senator Janet Rice, (Australian Greens). The panel will be chaired by Bernie Hobbs, an award winning science writer and presenter.

Nicky Bath, CEO, LGBTIQ+ Health Australia said, “With a federal election in the near future, it is important that we understand the major parties’ commitment to and understanding of LGBTIQ+ people’s health and wellbeing needs.”

Nicky Bath continued, “Health disparities for LGBTIQ+ people are currently remaining the same or getting worse. Currently, there is a lack of national coordination and investment in LGBTIQ+ health and wellbeing, despite being identified as a priority population in a number of national strategies and reports.”

With representation from the Liberal Party, Labor and the Greens, join us for this live and interactive session, followed by an online facilitated conversation and networking session for conference participants at 10am (AEST) Thursday 22 April.

This session is included as part of the registration for either or both of our two conferences which will be hosted online over three consecutive Fridays, 16, 23 and 30 April. 

For the first time both conferences will be held concurrently and entirely online allowing participants and speakers to join from across Australia.

“As the conference approaches we’re very excited about the incredibly diverse and respected presenters, panels and participants. We encourage everyone working in LGBTIQ+ health and wellbeing, and LGBTI ageing and aged care to join us,” Nicky Bath concluded.

Speakers from the politicians panel include:

Senator Andrew Bragg (he/him)

Senator for New South Wales, Liberal Party of Australia

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Senator Louise Pratt (she/her)

Senator for Western Australia, Australian Labor Party

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Senator Janet Rice (she/her)
Senator for Victoria, Australian Greens
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Chaired by: Bernie Hobbs (she/her)

Bernie Hobbs is an award winning science writer and presenter. She has worked extensively in television (The New Inventors, Catalyst, the experiMENTALS), on radio and online since first joining ABC Science in 1997. She co-presents the podcast Dear Science with Dr Alice Williamson.

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Updates to the program will be posted regularly on the conferences’ websites: www.healthindifference.org | http://www.lgbtiageingconference.com.au/

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