LGBTIQA+ Minister's Advisory Council

The LGBTIQA+ Minister's Advisory Council provides the Minister for Human Services and the State Government with strategic advice about issues affecting LGBTIQA+ people. The Council helps the Department of Human Services in its role in leading LGBTIQA+ inclusion in South Australia.

Council members

  • Anna Moffat
  • Aston Hawkins-Nicholls
  • Brett McAloney
  • Jody Anderson
  • Lucy Hackworth
  • Lucy Solonsch - Chair
  • Megan Barnes
  • Michelle Hok
  • Sean Henschke
  • Steven Moran
  • Varo

LGBTIQA+ Minister's Advisory Council - Meeting outcome statement

Update as at 6 June 2023

The LGBTIQA+ Minister’s Advisory Council met for their second quarterly meeting on Tuesday 6 June 2023. During the meeting, the Council was provided with an update from the Department of Health and Wellbeing on the progress of the Model of Care for Transgender and Gender-Diverse people, currently in development, and discussed progress in relation to the State Government’s commitment to ensure that conversion practices do not occur in South Australia.

The Council strongly supports timely and comprehensive implementation of the Model of Care. The Council acknowledged that while progress now is important, it does not compensate for the lives lost in the past due to the inadequate care, prejudice and mistreatment that LGBTIQA+ people have experienced.

The Council also expressed to the Minister the importance of legislative reform to ban conversion practices. They expressed concern that the reform has yet to progress and have requested an update on timing. Council members indicated their interest in learning from the Victorian experience in enacting legislative reform in this area and noted the critical importance of support to people who have been subjected to or are at risk of these practices.

The Council is looking forward to working with the Minister and the Government on these important reforms for LGBTIQA+ South Australians.

Council members also provided their insights to inform the State’s next Youth Action Plan 2023-26 and highlighted the importance of an intersectional focus in meeting the needs of South Australia’s young people. Anyone is welcome to have their say on the Youth Action Plan until 6 August. South Australia’s Youth Action Plan 2023-2026 | YourSAy

The Council meets next in September 2023.

Page last updated 4 October 2023