POLICY, STRATEGIES & REPORTS TIMELINE

2006

ACON’s 1st Ageing Disgracefully Strategy for GLBT People

 

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. 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.

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

 

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.

https://agedcare.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/08_2014/national_ageing_and_aged_care_strategy_lgbti_print_version.pdf?acsf_files_redirect

 

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)

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

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

 

2017

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

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

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

 

2018

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

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

 

2019

New Commonwealth Actions to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Gender Diverse and Intersex Elders

Service Providers https://agedcare.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/02_2019/actions-to-support-lgbti-elders-a-guide-for-aged-care-providers.pdf

Consumers https://agedcare.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/02_2019/actions-to-support-lgbti-elders-a-guide-for-consumers.pdf

 

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