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SOUTH AUSTRALIA LAUNCHES LGBTI INCLUSION STRATEGY

in AUSTRALIA, 08/03/2014

A SPECIFIC strategy to promote greater inclusion of LGBTI people has been launched by the South Australian Government.

Released by SA Communities and Social Inclusion Minister Tony Piccolo mid-last month, the Inclusion Strategy outlines ways the government can improve policies and services for the state’s LGBTI population and addressing continuing discrimination, stigma and personal safety concerns.

“Unfortunately discrimination, stigma, exclusion and even concerns about personal safety continue to be a real and unacceptable fact of life for family members, friends and colleagues who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer,” Piccolo said. “This strategy is an important step forward in identifying and addressing such challenges, and provides numerous practical initiatives to be undertaken by government agencies.”

The strategy was developed by the Department of Community Services and Inclusion following consultation with government groups and people who had completed the SA Rainbow Survey or participated in one of the government’s community forums.

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