“Parents were telling us about difficulties they’d had with Centrelink and Medicare, so we surveyed them about those experiences and put together this report.”
Demand for the service has increased over the past four years, including a 20 per cent rise in 2017-18 alone.
Morrison yesterday responded to Labor’s announced policy to ban conversion therapy by saying he would prefer to “focus on the things we actually have control over”.
The policy would see the establishment of a grant scheme for LGBTI community groups, including dedicated funding for intersex and LGBTI Indigenous organisations.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has dismissed calls to outlaw gay conversion, saying it is a state government issue.
“For over 28 years Switchboard Victoria has been connecting LGBTI communities and we are excited to be taking this further with the Victorian Government’s support.”
The government indicated last year that it would order the review after Prime Minister Scott Morrison failed to meet his own deadline for removing the exemptions by the end of 2018.
“This package is the greatest boost to resources we have seen in two decades and allows us to accelerate the end of HIV transmission.”
“We need the Australian Government to include LGBTQ+ children and young people on their national action plan for health – or these stats aren’t going to change over the next 10 years.”