“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.”
Young LGBTIQ+ Victorians have agreed that sex education should be standardised throughout all schools, or taught by a funded external provider, so that everyone is receiving the same up-to-date information.
While there has been a decline in rates among Australian-born men, rates among overseas-born men have slightly increased.
One employee was reportedly called in and told that the roster was being re-arranged because the senior officer “needed a ‘real man’ on that shift”.
The US survey reveals 58 per cent have experienced abuse by police.
“We know when conversion practices are performed on children they are a form of child abuse. We have to do something to protect our kids.”
In Victoria, there are currently no legal protections against LGBTI-specific hate speech.
“We will be taking the priorities from this survey to all candidates and parties at the next election seeking their commitment to real change for LGBTIQ+ Australians.”
The VAC report also highlighted the global fight against discrimination.