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LGBTIQ+ Taskforce fourth term meeting outcomes

Meeting outcomes of the fourth term of the LGBTIQ+ Taskforce.

Next meeting date

The next meeting is scheduled on 5 September 2023.

Meeting outcomes

  • On 14 June 2023 the sixth meeting of the fourth term of the LGBTIQ+ Taskforce was held.

    Matters considered

    2023-24 state budget outcomes – Equality portfolio

    Members were provided a summary on the 2023-24 state budget outcomes for LGBTIQ+ communities.

    Reporting

    Taskforce discussed the LGBTIQ+ Strategy’s annual commitment to report on the delivery of strategy’s actions under each priority area, as well as opportunities to distribute the report.

    Priority area 3: Outcomes framework and data collection

    Taskforce discussed ways to strengthen the Outcomes Framework refined list of measures as well as made suggestions on additional measures to capture.

    Victorian Public Service departments update

    Department representatives provided updates on their department’s implementation of LGBTIQ+ strategy actions and broader LGBTIQ+ initiatives, with particular focus on Safe Schools and the program’s influence on sport inclusivity in education settings, including in specialist schools.

    Next meeting

    The next LGBTIQ+ Taskforce meeting is scheduled on 5 September 2023.

  • On 30 March 2023 the fifth meeting of the fourth term of the LGBTIQ+ Taskforce was held.

    Matters considered

    Election commitments

    Members were provided a summary on the Victorian Government’s $22.25 LGBTIQ+ election commitments by the Minister for Equality. Members discussed foundational principles to embed in design and opportunities to define scope and focus. This included discussion around holistic investment, intersectionality, sustainability and scalability of funding, as well as leveraging existing networks, services and support to maximise potential.

    Victorian Public Service departments update

    Department representatives provided updates on their department’s implementation of LGBTIQ+ strategy actions and broader LGBTIQ+ initiatives. Particular focus was given to discussing intersex reforms and the outcome of the LGBTIQ+ Legal Service open and competitive grant round facilitated by the Department of Justice and Community Service.

    Next meeting

    The next LGBTIQ+ Taskforce meeting is scheduled on 14 June 2023.

  • On 20 October 2022 the fourth meeting of the fourth term of the LGBTIQ+ Taskforce was held.

    Matters considered

    LGBTIQ+ strategy implementation - early initiatives

    Members were updated on the development of an outcomes framework for LGBTIQ+ Strategy work, as well as on research to support the development of LGBTIQ+ public awareness campaigns. Taskforce made framework improvement suggestions.

    Suicide among LGBTIQ+ people report

    Taskforce discussed findings made by the Coroners Court of Victoria’s report on LGBTIQ+ suicide data and the gaps in data it presented.

    Victorian Public Service departments update

    Department representatives provided updates on their department’s implementation of LGBTIQ+ strategy actions and broader LGBTIQ+ initiatives.

    LGBTIQ+ Taskforce forward look into 2023

    Priorities for Taskforce in 2023 will be collated and shared out of session.

    Next meeting

    The next LGBTIQ+ Taskforce meeting is scheduled on 30 March 2023.

  • On 9 August 2022 the third meeting of the fourth term of the LGBTIQ+ Taskforce was held.

    Matters considered

    Intersex protection system

    The Department of Health provided an update on work under (i) Am Equal: Future directions for Victoria’s Intersex communityExternal Link to implement a proposed approach to developing an intersex protection system. The Taskforce and other key stakeholder groups will be consulted as the work progresses.

    Update on early Pride in our future actions

    Members were updated on the development of an outcomes framework and research to support the development of LGBTIQ+ public awareness campaigns. The Taskforce is providing out of session feedback on both these initiatives.

    LGBTIQ+ family violence reform initiatives evaluations

    Family Safety Victoria presented to the Taskforce on two evaluations being completed on LGBTIQ+ family violence reform initiatives. These evaluations are being taking place five years on from Victoria’s Royal Commission into Family Violence. Taskforce members provided feedback on the evaluation approach.

    Victorian Public Service departments update

    Department representatives provided updates on their department’s implementation of LGBTIQ+ strategy actions and broader LGBTIQ+ initiatives.

    Next meeting

    The next LGBTIQ+ Taskforce meeting is scheduled on 20 October 2022.

  • On 2 June 2022 the second meeting of the fourth term of the LGBTIQ+ Taskforce was held.

    Matters considered

    2022-23 Budget Outcomes

    An overview of $14.7 million in funding allocated through the 2022-23 State Budget to support the implementation ofPride in our future: Victoria’s LGBTIQ+ strategy 2022–32 was provided. Opportunities for future engagement in the development of key initiatives was discussed by members.

    Taskforce engagement to support strategy implementation

    Building on earlier discussions around the fourth term priorities of the Taskforce, a schedule for initial Taskforce engagement in activities to the implementation of the LGBTIQ+ strategy was presented. In considering these members also raised additional areas where they felt Taskforce engagement would be of value.

    Victorian Public Service departments update

    Department representatives provided updates on their department’s budget outcomes, implementation of LGBTIQ+ strategy actions and broader LGBTIQ+ initiatives.

    Next meeting

    The next LGBTIQ+ Taskforce meeting is scheduled on 9 August 2022.

  • On 17 February 2022, the fourth term of the LGBTIQ+ Taskforce held its first meeting.

    Matters considered

    Introduction to Victorian public service departments

    Department representatives provided an overview of their department’s LGBTIQ+ initiatives and priorities.

    Pride in our future: Victoria’s LGBTIQ+ strategy 2022–32

    Following the release of Victoria’s first whole-of-government LGBTIQ+ strategy, Pride in our future: Victoria’s LGBTIQ+ strategy 2022–32, Taskforce members discussed their role in supporting the delivery of the LGBTIQ+ Strategy, including supporting the development of early actions and engaging with LGBTIQ+ communities across Victoria.

    Fourth term priorities

    Taskforce members discussed the priorities for their two-year term, including the opportunities to ensure their advice to government is informed by the diversity of LGBTIQ+ experiences and considers environmental factors, like the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on LGBTIQ+ communities.

    Next meeting

    The next LGBTIQ+ Taskforce meeting is scheduled on 31 May 2022.

Reviewed 01 August 2023

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