LGBTI STRATEGY AND POLICY TIMELINE

2006

ACON’s 1st Ageing Disgracefully Strategy for GLBT People

2012

The Australian Federal Government recognising LGBTI older people as a ‘special needs’ group. This recognition was formalised through the National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Strategy, meaning that specific funds and service requirements will be attached to providing care to LGBTI people.

2013

New protections stating it will be unlawful to discriminate against a person on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status under federal law. Same-sex couples are now also protected from discrimination under the definition of ‘marital or relationship status’. These new protections will particularly apply to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse and intersex people. The Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Act 2013 (Cth) (SDA Amendment Act) inserts these new grounds into the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) (SDA)
2014
ACON’s released the Love Project_Consultation Report – Key issues included social isolation, financial issues, housing, inclusive services & panning ahead
2016
NSW Ageing Strategy includes LGBTI people as priority population 2016-2020
2017
ACON’s 2nd Ageing Health Outcome Strategy 2017-2021
Commonwealth Aged Care Diversity Framework – Aged Care Sector Committee Sub Groups
2019
Commonwealth Actions to Support LGBTI Elders – Aged Care Sector Committee Sub Group