LGBTIQA+ election surveys released – see where the parties stand | OUTInPerth

Just.Equal Australia has published responses to its election survey. The group looked at a wide range of LGBTIQA+ issues.

The problems were based on survey results Just.Equal led in the LGBTIQA+ community which asked respondents to identify their top priorities for this election.

Longtime LGBTIQA+ human rights advocate Rodney Croome said the survey was provided to give LGBTIQA+ voters and their allies insight into where different parties stand on key issues.

“Our goal is to inform LGBTIQA+ voters where parties and candidates stand on the issues that matter to us.”

The first poll asked LGBTIQA+ voters to identify their top concerns going into the election, 2,180 people responded to the poll.

Eliminating the discrimination enjoyed by faith-based organizations was a primary concern, along with ensuring protections for families in federal law. Improving LGBTIQA+ safety and inclusion in schools was also a high priority, as was ensuring that care for the elderly included older members of LGBTIQA+ communities.

Adequate funding for LGBTIQA+ community organizations and ensuring that ministries such as health, education, police, justice and the Prime Minister’s Department have adequate liaison with community representatives was also a priority area.

Suicide prevention, mental health, tackling homelessness, recognizing Indigenous Australians and tackling domestic violence are also high on the list of issues people care about. Emphasis has also been placed on the census taking LGBTIQA+ people into account, and barriers to gay blood donation have been removed.

Enabling greater coverage of gender-confirming surgery by Medicare was also ranked as an important issue, as was the introduction of legislation to prevent non-consensual and reportable medical procedures for intersex people.

Click on the report to see where each major party stands on the key issues identified by community members. You can also see responses from independent candidates Zoe Daiel running for Goldstein’s Victoria headquarters, and Monique Ryan running for the nearby town of Kooyong.

Equality Tasmania also shares the results of its survey

Equality Tasmania has also shared a poll sharing the result of the questions asked to the candidates in their condition.

Ahead of tomorrow’s federal election, Equality Tasmania asked parties and candidates a number of questions about protecting the state’s benchmark LGBTIQA+ laws from being overturned by the federal government.

The group received responses from Labour, Greens, Local Party, Lambie Network, Bridget Archer and Andrew Wilkie.

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