Topic: Equality

Game-Changing Project To Combat Homophobia

The Andrews Labor Government is embarking on a creative new approach to reduce homophobia in the community by employing the techniques and technologies of digital games. Leading Victorian games studio, Mighty Games, has partnered with the Victorian AIDS Council and Victoria University to create an engaging digital app that will give players of all ages […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Creative Industries, Minister for Equality

LGBTI Services To Expand In Response To High Demand

The Andrews Labor Government is providing more support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex Victorians in response to an increase in the number of people seeking help since the marriage equality survey has begun. The Labor Government has asked Victorian Aids Council and Drummond St services to lead the delivery of the $500,000 additional […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Equality

Yes To Support For Multicultural LGBTI Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is providing additional mental health support for LGBTI Victorians from a multicultural background as the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey continues to roll out. Mental health groups are attributing a spike in demand for services to the marriage equality debate, which kicked up a gear last week with the mailing and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Multicultural Affairs

Support For LGBTI Family Violence Specialist Services

The Andrews Labor Government will support specialised family violence services for Victoria’s LGBTI community. Minister for Equality Martin Foley today announced $3 million over four years to develop comprehensive specialist services for LGBTI Victorians who experience or are at risk of experiencing family violence. This adds to the $1 million allocated for the initiative in […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Equality

More Support To Create An Inclusive Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government will provide $500,000 for key research projects to support LGBTI Victorians and their families. The funding will help produce online resources to support LGBTI communities, and to undertake research into the health and wellbeing of LGBTI Victorians. Parents of Gender Diverse Children is a not-for-profit community organisation that provides advocacy for […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Equality

More Support For LGBTI Organisations Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting 38 community organisations and individuals improve the health, wellbeing and resilience of the LGBTI community. Minister for Equality Martin Foley today announced the first round of community grants worth $900,000 will go to building the capacity of community organisations and developing the leadership and management skills of current and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Equality

Pride Centre Coming To St Kilda

The Australian first Pride Centre is another step closer to becoming reality, with the Andrews Labor Government announcing it will be based at 79-81 Fitzroy Street in St Kilda. Extensive consultation period was conducted with the LGBTI community to identify what was the important elements of a successful Pride Centre, particularly around location, and this […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Equality, Southern Metropolitan Region

LGBTI Equality Roadshow Hits The Highways

Over the coming months the LGBTI Equality Roadshow bus will visit 17 towns across Victoria to meet and hear views and ideas on how we improve the lives of LGBTI Victorians. Minister for Equality, Martin Foley today joined Gender and Sexuality Commissioner, Ro Allen at the Chill Out Festival to commence the Roadshow. The aim […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Equality, Northern Victoria Region, Western Victoria Region

Erasing Bias From Workplace Recruiting

Victorians will have a fairer playing field when applying for jobs under an anti-discrimination pilot program launched by the Andrews Labor Government. In an Australian-first, Recruit Smarter will de-identify personal details – such as names, genders, ages, and locations – to reduce potential bias during the application process. Research shows people from culturally diverse backgrounds […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Multicultural Affairs

Supporting LGBTI Students In Victorian Schools

LGBTI students in Victorian government secondary schools will be better supported as the Safe Schools program enters its next stage. With almost 60 per cent of government secondary schools now signed up, the Department of Education and Training will take over running of the program from La Trobe University as it is expanded to all […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education