LGBTIQ+ Health Australia welcomes ANROWS gendered violence findings
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia welcomes the important insights and recommendations from the nation’s largest survey into attitudes around gendered violence released today.
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia Annual Report 2021-2022
This is LGBTIQ+ Health Australia's Annual Report for 2021-2022
Webinar: LGBTIQ+ Body Pride: Navigating body image and eating disorders
The LGBTIQ+ community is disproportionately impacted by eating disorders and body image concerns.
Submission: Australian Law Reform Commission consultation on anti-discrimination law
LHA welcomes the Australian Government’s move to prevent educational institutions discriminating against students and staff based on sexual orientation, gender, relationship status or pregnancy.
Submission: Family Law Amendment Bill 2023 - exposure draft
The Australian Government has sought comment on an exposure draft of the Family Law Amendment Bill 2023
LHA submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Universal Access to Reproductive Healthcare
LHA provided comments to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee into Universal Access to Reproductive and Sexual Healthcare.
Federal commitment to 10-year LGBTIQ+ Health and Wellbeing Action Plan is life-saving
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia (LHA) today welcome Federal Government commitment to a 10-year national action plan for LGBTIQ+ health and wellbeing, alongside an LGBTIQ+ Health Advisory Group and $26 million for health research.
National Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Strategy
The National Mental Health Commission is developing a National Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Strategy on behalf of the Australian Government. It aims to ensure stigma and discrimination on the basis of mental ill-health are not barriers to people living long and contributing lives.
Submission on National Dementia Action Plan
The Department of Health Ageing consulted on the 10-year draft National Dementia Action Plan. LHA supports the Plan’s aim of putting people living with dementia, their families, and carers at the centre of all action on dementia.
Submission on an Australian Centre for Disease Control
Over recent years, Australia has responded to significant public health emergencies, particularly the COVID-19 pandemic. The federal government is establishing an Australian Centre for Disease Control (CDC) to improve ongoing response to these emergencies.
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia Budget Submission 2023-2024
The Australian Federal Budget for 2023-24 will be put to Parliament in May.
LHA letter on the draft Inspector-General of Aged Care Bill
The Australian Government consulted on a draft Inspector-General of Aged Care Bill to establish a new independent statutory office–the Inspector-General of Aged Care–to provide oversight and drive improvements in the aged care system.
Policy and Research Lead - Health Peak - Sydney / Canberra - full time, contract
The Policy and Research Lead is part of a small team that has oversight of LHA’s policy, advocacy, research and communications activities. As part of the Policy, Research and Communications Team, the position holder works at a national level with legislators, policymakers, peak bodies and service providers to reduce health and wellbeing disparities experienced by LGBTIQ+ populations.
LHA submission to the Australian Cancer Plan
Cancer Australia, on behalf of the Australian Government, is developing the ten-year Australian Cancer Plan.
November 2022 Policy and Research Webinar: LGBT Older People and Homelessness
The webinar focuses on the report Out of the Closet, Out of Options: Older LGBT people at risk of homelessness.
Trans Awareness Week and Trans Day of Remembrance 2022
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on 20 November that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. The week before TDOR, people and organizations around the country participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender people and address issues members of the community face.
LHA welcomes the Government’s Budget, October 2022-23 investment and calls for new vision for LGBTIQ+ health
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia (LHA) welcomes the Budget investment in Australia’s health and wellbeing, and has called on the Government to show a clear vision to address the significant disparities in health outcomes in LGBTIQ+ health.
2022 Palliative Care Scoping Review
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia recently conducted a Scoping Review that looked at the existing literature on palliative and end-of-life care for LGBTIQ+ communities from 2016-2020.
Pride & Pandemic: Health experience and coping strategies among LGBTQ+ people during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia
Pride and Pandemic is a joint study between La Trobe University's Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society and LGBTIQ+ Health Australia.
New study examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on LGBTQ+ people
A new joint study has revealed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on LGBTQ+ people in Australia and their mental health, as well as rates of family and domestic violence and economic situations.
LGBTIQ+ health and wellbeing peak welcomes National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children and calls for resources for sector
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia welcomes the release of the Federal Government’s National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children 2022-2032 and has called on governments across Australia to fund LGBTIQ+ community-controlled services to implement its recommendations.
12th Health in Difference and 6th National LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care conferences survey
Help us shape the 12th Health in Difference and 6th National LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care Conferences in 2023 by participating in our survey.
Submission to the Select Committee on Work and Care
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia lodged a submission in response to the Select Committee on Work and Care’s inquiry on how combining work and care responsibilities will impact the wellbeing of workers, carers, and those they care for.
Factsheet: LGBTI People and Dementia
This factsheet is specifically for aged care workers to provide guidance on how to support LGBTI people living with dementia in aged care.
Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Carers Leave
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety identified a lack of support for informal (unpaid) carers, including challenges balancing their caring role with work and other commitments.
AIHW report shows we're still in the dark on LGBTIQ+ people and family, domestic and sexual violence
Rates of family, domestic and sexual violence in LGBTIQ+ relationships are as high or higher than for the broader Australian population, but the lack of hard data means LGBTIQ+ people risk being forgotten in policy, planning, funding and new projects.
New podcast gives aged care workers an introduction to what matters to LGBTI older people
The Ageing Fabulously podcast is a new education resource for the aged care sector from LGBTIQ+ Health Australia’s Silver Rainbow program, giving aged care workers easy access to the issues important to older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people accessing residential and home-based aged care services.
LGBTIQ+ health peak body welcomes paid domestic and family violence leave, calls for LGBTIQ+ inclusion in implementation
LGBTIQ+ Health Australia (LHA) welcomes the introduction of legislation making 10 days of paid domestic and family violence leave available to all employees and calls for further action to ensure lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans/transgender, intersex, queer and other sexuality and gender, and bodily diverse people (LGBTIQ+) people are included.
We Need You: New Positions Open
New positions are available at LGBTIQ+ Health Australia. Come join the team!
NAIDOC Week Events
National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday), to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.