Policy, Strategies & Reports Timeline

2006

 

2011

  • 1st National LGBTI Ageing & Aged care Roundtable

https://lgbtihealth.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/National-LGBTI-Ageing-Roundtable-Summary-Report-21-Nov-11.pdf

  • Productivity Commission Inquiry into Aged Care and Caring for Older Australians

https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/aged-care/report

 

2012

  • The Australian Federal Government recognised LGBTI older people as a special needs group.

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2012L01469

  • The National LGBTI Health Alliance was commissioned by the Department of Health and Ageing to host broad ranging consultations based on DoHA’s draft LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Strategy. 

https://lgbtihealth.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/AACS-Report-for-DoHA-Final-9-November-2012.pdf

 

2013

  • It became unlawful to discriminate against a person on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status under federal law. Same-sex couples are also protected from discrimination under the definition of ‘marital or relationship status’.

https://www.humanrights.gov.au/our-work/lgbti/projects/new-protection

 

2014

  • Report of the second National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Roundtable.

https://lgbtihealth.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/2nd-National-LGBTI-AAC-Roundtable-Report.pdf

  • ACON’s released the Love Project Consultation Report – key issues included social isolation, financial issues, housing, inclusive services & planning ahead

 

2016

  • NSW Ageing Strategy includes LGBTI people as priority population 2016-2020. The first time LGBTI people were included in this strategy.

https://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/inclusion/seniors/overview

 

2017

  • ACON’s 2nd Ageing Health Outcome Strategy 2017-2021

https://www.acon.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/HOS-Ageing-2017_V6_web.pdf

  • Commonwealth Aged Care Diversity Framework – Aged Care Sector Committee Sub Groups

https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/aged-care-diversity-framework-initiative

 

2018

  • Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

https://agedcare.royalcommission.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

 

2019

  • Aged Care Diversity Framework Action Plans

https://www.health.gov.au/resources/collections/aged-care-diversity-framework-action-plans

  • New Charter of Aged Care Rights

https://agedcare.health.gov.au/quality/single-charter-of-aged-care-rights

  • Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Interim Report: Neglect

https://agedcare.royalcommission.gov.au/publications/Documents/interim-report/interim-report-volume-1.pdf

  • Response to the Aged Care Royal Commission Interim Report

https://www.pm.gov.au/media/response-aged-care-royal-commission-interim-report

 

2020