New LGBTIQA+ Advisory Council launches on IDAHOBIT
LGBTIQA+ people will have a direct line of communication to the South Australian Government on the issues that matter most to them, with a new Minister’s Advisory Council launched on IDAHOBIT (the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and Transphobia).
Expressions of interest to join the Council are invited from all LGBTIQA+ people who reside in South Australia, with applications strongly encouraged from:
- regional residents
- Aboriginal and culturally diverse young people
- young people with disability.
Council members will advise the Minister on how government policies and programs can better enable LGBTIQA+ people to feel safe and respected, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or sex characteristics.
The Department of Human Services (DHS) is committed in its role as a steward of LGBTIQA+ inclusion within the South Australian public sector. Under its Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2020–2023, DHS is undertaking an 18-month journey towards earning a Rainbow Tick accreditation, a quality framework that helps organisations demonstrate they are safe and inclusive service providers and employers for members of the LGBTIQA+ community. It will be the first government department anywhere in Australia to obtain Rainbow Tick accreditation, and the first Rainbow Tick accredited disability service provider in South Australia.Page last updated : 25 May 2022