ACON’s 1st Ageing Disgracefully Strategy for GLBT People
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. 15 consultations were held nationally. These consultations aimed to gather detailed feedback on the draft Strategy from stakeholders and to highlight any emerging issues and themes for the Alliance to provide to DoHA.
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.
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)
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
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
New Commonwealth Actions to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Gender Diverse and Intersex Elders
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