- The Aged Care Act 1997 is the main law that covers government-funded aged care. It sets out rules for things like funding, regulation, approval of providers, quality of care and the rights of people receiving care. Laws on diversity and discrimination also apply to aged care.
- Uniting: LGBTI experiences of Aged Care, Analysis of results of online survey
- ACON’s 1st Ageing Disgracefully Strategy for GLBT People
- 1st National LGBTI Ageing & Aged care Roundtable
- Productivity Commission Inquiry into Aged Care and Caring for Older Australians
- The Australian Federal Government recognised LGBTI older people as a special needs group.
- 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
- The National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Strategy was launched, meaning that specific funds and service requirements would be attached to providing care to LGBTI people.
- 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’.
- Report of the second National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Roundtable.
- ACON’s released the Love Project Consultation Report – key issues included social isolation, financial issues, housing, inclusive services & planning ahead
- NSW Ageing Strategy includes LGBTI people as priority population 2016-2020. The first time LGBTI people were included in this strategy.
- ACON’s 2nd Ageing Health Outcome Strategy 2017-2021
- Commonwealth Aged Care Diversity Framework – Aged Care Sector Committee Sub Groups
- Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
- Aged Care Diversity Framework Action Plans
- New Charter of Aged Care Rights
- Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Interim Report: Neglect
- Response to the Aged Care Royal Commission Interim Report