Media Releases

New national survey targets palliative care needs of LGBTIQ+ people

A new online survey asks LGBTIQ+ people and/or health professionals to share their views on palliative care for LGBTIQ+ communities in Australia.

Read more June 10, 2021 4:49 PM

ANZ Institute donates $100,000 to LGBTIQ+ peer support helpline Qlife.

We're extremely grateful to the ANZ Institute for their very generous $100,000 donation to the QLife program.

Read more March 05, 2021 9:56 AM

New Australian Bureau of Statistics 2020 Standard

New Australian Bureau of Statistics Standard for Sex, Gender, Variation of Sex Characteristics and Sexual Orientation Variables, 2020 ('2020 Standard').

Read more March 03, 2021 2:05 PM

Findings of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and its Impact on LGBTIQ+ People

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia (LHA) welcomes the public release of the much-awaited Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

Read more March 02, 2021 8:32 AM

Writing Themselves In 4 National Report

The ongoing and significant impact of stigma, discrimination, violence and abuse on LGBTQA+ people’s lives has been confirmed by Writing Themselves In 4, despite recent legal and social progress towards acceptance.

Read more February 03, 2021 12:04 PM

New name and Strategic Plan 2021-2023

It’s a new year and we’re launching a new name, and a new Strategic Plan!

Read more December 27, 2020 8:36 AM

Productivity Commission’s Final Report on mental health, and National Suicide Prevention Adviser’s Interim Advice to the Prime Minister

 We have today released our formal response to the Private Lives 3 National Report, the Productivity Commission’s Final Report on mental health and the National Suicide Prevention Adviser’s Interim Advice to the Prime Minister.

Read more November 26, 2020 3:06 PM

Private Lives 3 Study

Findings from Australia’s largest national survey of the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ people to date, show that our communities are continuing to experience significant disparities across a range of health and wellbeing indicators, and concerning levels of discrimination, harassment and violence, compared to the general population. 

Read more November 13, 2020 2:44 PM

MEDIA STATEMENT: National Suicide and Self-harm Monitoring System website

The National LGBTI Health Alliance welcomes the launch this week of the Department of Health funded website by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), noting that the new system will not be able to monitor everyone.

Read more October 01, 2020 8:00 AM

Shining a Light on Suicide Prevention: World Suicide Prevention Day

Today (10 September 2020) marks World Suicide Prevention Day across the globe and provides a unique opportunity to collectively shine a light on suicide prevention, to help save lives.

Read more September 10, 2020 1:02 PM

Media Statement: LGBTIQ+ Health Australia response to new report on sexual assault in Australia

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia welcomes the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s report on sexual assault in Australia, whilst also expressing concern at the lack of national data available to capture the experiences of LGBTI populations.

Read more August 28, 2020 2:42 PM

Jean Hailes and LGBTIQ+ Health Australia promoting good health and wellbeing

We're pleased to announce a community partnership with Jean Hailes for Women’s Health for Women’s Health Week 2020.

‘Check in on your health’ is this year’s message for what is Australia’s biggest week focusing on good health and wellbeing for all women, including LGBTI women and trans and gender diverse people of all ages.

Read more August 26, 2020 2:28 PM

Media Statement: The National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2019 Key Findings

While there are some signs of improvement for lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people since 2010 there is still work to be done.

Read more May 01, 2020 10:41 AM

COVID-19 and LGBTI Communities

The Australian Federation of AIDS Arganisations and LGBTIQ+ Health Australia call for health practitioners and medical professionals to ensure the health needs of LGBTIQ+ people are considered across all responses to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Read more March 30, 2020 7:33 PM

Federal Government’s Religious Discrimination Bill Entrenches Discriminative Access Barriers to Healthcare for LGBTI People

The National LGBTI Health Alliance (the Alliance),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, and intersex people (LGBTI) calls for the immediate removal of the Bill’s provisions relating to conscientious objections for health practitioners as they will act as discriminative barriers to LGBTI people in accessing the health care they need.

Read more October 04, 2019 3:07 PM

Working Together to Prevent Suicide: LGBTIQ+ Health Australia Statement on World Suicide Prevention Day

Today (10 September 2019) marks World Suicide Prevention Day across the globe and provides a unique opportunity to collectively shine a light on suicide prevention both politically and at a community level.

Read more September 10, 2019 3:02 PM



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