Connecting country: busting myths about Indigenous Australians (podcast)

Diversity Council of Australia, 2 Oct 2018

This 20-minute episode doesn’t just feature a beautiful Welcome to Country, but also attempts to connect Country by exploring the cultural and professional gaps that exist for Indigenous Australians at work and asking: where do these issues come from? Why do they persist? And what can we do to finally close the gap?

Helping answer these questions is Linda Burney – the first Aboriginal woman to serve in the House of Representatives, and the first Aboriginal person to serve in the NSW Parliament – as well as Karen Mundine, CEO at Reconciliation Australia.

Researched and hosted by: Andrew Maxwell. Produced and written by: Andrea Maltman Rivera. Executive produced by: Lisa Annese. Contributions from: Catherine Petterson and Simone Empacher Earl. Special thanks to Audiocraft. Welcome to Country by Aunty Norma Ingram.peer

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners are warned.  The following podcast may contain voices of deceased people.

Out at Work: from Prejudice to Pride report

RMIT University, 16 Aug 2018

Less than a third of LGBTIQ+ employees in Australia are out to all their colleagues and this significantly compromises their wellbeing and work performance, new research has found.

According to the Out at Work: from Prejudice to Pride report released today, roughly 25 per cent of employees were out to some people and almost 40 per cent were out to most people at work.

The report was based on an online survey of more than 1,600 LGBTIQ+ workers about their experiences, as well as face-to-face think tanks with more than 60 LGBTIQ+ employees working at various levels across a range of organisations and industries.

The joint RMIT and Diversity Council Australia (DCA) report highlighted the complexities related to coming out at work – from coming out multiple times a day, week or year; coming out to some colleagues but not others; and being outed against their will.

Workplace culture, genuine bold leadership and policies were identified as the keys to creating an environment where LGBTIQ+ staff felt safe to come out.

Invitation to to parents, carers, support people, friends & family of someone who is a trans man

Below is an open invite from FTMen-SA to parents, carers, support people, friends and family to someone who is a trans man. Please RSVP via FTMen-SA@hotmail.com if you would like to attend.

Are you a parent, carer, partner, support person, best friend etc. to someone who is FTM (female to male) transgender, a transman or transmasculine?

Do they attend the FTMen-SA meetings or have been thinking about coming along?

If you answered yes to both of these questions then we invite you to attend an FTMen-SA meeting with your transman/transmasc person.

Meeting details:

  • Wednesday the 21st of September.
  • 6.30-8.30pm
  • 57 Hyde Street, Adelaide 5000 (SAMESH)
  • There is no minimum or maximum age for participants, all are welcome.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Persons and those from Culturally Diverse backgrounds are encouraged to come along.
  • Facilitators are trained human service workers with Police and DCSI clearances.

 FTMen-SA would like to gently remind those wishing to attend that these meetings are normally closed to the greater community to respect the privacy and confidentiality of participants. Those wishing to attend are asked to please respect the confidentiality of those present including not disclosing their gender status, discussions and images outside the meeting space. 

We encourage this as a great way for those unsure about coming along to have a chance to meet some of the group members, meet the facilitators and explore the SAMESH site and its services. Some members will be happy to answer respectful questions and to share their journey; its a great way to learn from lived experience!

If you have any questions please email ftmen-sa@hotmail.com

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Three new resources produced to explain intersex

30 May 2014

ACON, May 30 2014

Three new resources have been produced to explain intersex to LGBT* people, the broader community, service providers and parents of intersex children.

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The resources are available online here

The resources are available online from OII Australia at www.oii.org.au a – See more at: http://www.acon.org.au/about-acon/Newsroom/Media-Releases/2014/87#sthash.3UcGlSpy.dpuf
The resources are available online from OII Australia at www.oii.org.au a – See more at: http://www.acon.org.au/about-acon/Newsroom/Media-Releases/2014/87#sthash.3UcGlSpy.dpuf