SA to adopt LGBT strategy
The South Australian Minister for Social Inclusion, Ian Hunter (pictured), has announced a new LGBTIQ strategy will be developed for the state.
“We’re committed to fostering a community that supports, values and includes all South Australians,” Hunter said.
“As a foundation for this we’ve released a survey for LGBTIQ people and we’re also establishing an advisory council to tackle issues important to people in that community.
“The Rainbow Advisory Council is an opportunity for LGBTIQ South Australians to participate in discussions and provide advice on policies, programs, services and processes within Government.”
The Department for Social Inclusion is searching for 16 members from the LGBTIQ community to join the advisory council.
“It will be an advisory group that reports to the Chief Executive of the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion,” Hunter said.
“Nominations are now open, and all LGBTIQ people in South Australia who are passionate about issues affecting them should apply. The Council will meet at least six times over the next 18 months to progress the Inclusion Strategy, and provide advice to the Government on issues affecting LGBTIQ people.
“I’d also encourage people to log on and complete the 10 minute Rainbow Survey, specifically targeted towards LGBTIQ South Australians.”
The survey is available online and will assist in creating the topics that are of importance to the community and part of the discussions for the Rainbow Advisory Council.
“We believe it’s important for LGBTIQ South Australians to express their views on issues affecting them by either nominating for the council or completing the survey,” Hunter said.
For more information visit www.sa.gov.au/lgbtiq