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LGBTI Taskforce

About the LGBTI Taskforce

An Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Gender Diverse and Intersex (LGBTI) Taskforce was established in 2015 to provide advice to the Minister for Equality. The role of the Taskforce is also to identify government priorities and ensure policy, programs and services are inclusive of LGBTI communities.

Taskforce Working Groups

The LGBTI Taskforce is supported in its work by two Working Groups.

The Justice Working Group advises the Taskforce on issues relating to civil law, criminal law, youth justice, safer communities and corrections.

The Health and Human Services Working Group advises the Taskforce on issues relating to ageing and aged care, alcohol and drugs, child and family services, disability services, families, health services, housing, homelessness, mental health, multicultural issues, public health and health promotion, and youth justice.

More information about these Working Groups, including communiques of meeting outcomes, can be found at the following links:

Taskforce membership

Brenda Appleton, a leading activist for the trans and gender-diverse communities, is co-chair of the Taskforce with Minister Foley. The other members are:

  • Anna Brown - Director of Advocacy and Strategic Litigation, Human Rights Law Centre, Convener Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby.
  • Jamie Gardiner - long-time human rights activist, former member of the Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, Vice-President of Liberty Victoria and board member of the Human Rights Law Centre.
  • Ruth McNair - General Practitioner and Honorary Associate Professor, Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne.
  • Deputy Secretaries from the Departments of Premier and Cabinet, Justice and Regulation, and Health and Human Services.

Meeting 4: 12 July 2016

The fourth meeting of the LGBTI Taskforce was held on 12 July 2016. Read the communique of the meeting outcomes:

Meeting 3: 2 April 2016

The third meeting of the LGBTI Taskforce was held on 2 April 2016. Read the communique of the meeting outcomes:

Meeting 2: 17 December 2015

The second meeting of the LGBTI Taskforce was held on 17 December 2015. Read the communique of the meeting outcomes:

Meeting 1: 22 September 2015

The Government's LGBTI Taskforce held its first meeting on 22 September 2015. Read the communique of the meeting outcomes:

You can also watch the Minister discussing the first meeting with Brenda Appleton.

LGBTI Taskforce - First meeting - September 2015 from DPC Multimedia on Vimeo.

Transcript: LGBTI Taskforce Meeting 1 (Word 24kb)

Contact us

Email: equality@dpc.vic.gov.au

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