LGBTI Legal Service, Legal Aid Queensland and the Queensland Human Rights Commission, in consultation with the Queensland Children’s Gender Service, 2020
Queensland Human Rights Commission, 2019
This information is for trans and gender diverse employees, their employers, managers and colleagues who are seeking guidance on issues associated with transitioning at work.
The guidelines suggest ways to:
- work together the achieve a successful transition in the workplace;
- address pre-employment issues; and
- provide ongoing support to trans employees.
Why is a trans inclusive workplace important?
For the employee:
- staying in employment;
- maintaining self-respect;
- having financial security.
For the employer:
- improving staff satisfaction and retention through modern, inclusive workplace policies;
- enhancing public image of the organisation;
- reaching new client groups;
- improving teamwork and increasing productivity;
- complying with state and federal discrimination legislation
The document also contains some real-life stories.
NSW STI Programs Unit, ASHM & Qld. Govt., 2019
This resource has charts and information about how routine STI/BBV testing can be offered, who to, and how to follow up.
Developed by NSW STI Programs Unit, NSW Australia, and reproduced with permission by the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, ASHM and Communicable Diseases Branch.
- Download PDF here: sti-bbv-testing-tool
ABC News, 21/05/18
The first couple to be prosecuted on female genital mutilation charges in Queensland have pleaded not guilty to allegedly taking two girls aged nine and 12 to Africa to undergo the procedure.
The African man and woman—who cannot be named for legal reasons—were charged in 2015 on two counts each of removing a child from the state for female genital mutilation.
Their case is being heard today at a Beenleigh sitting of the District Court.
Professor Brendan Murphy, Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer, Australian Government Department of Health
17 April 2018
Two cases of multi-drug resistant gonorrhoea have been recently detected in Australia. One case was diagnosed in Western Australia and a second case diagnosed in Queensland.
Multi-drug resistant strains can be difficult to treat and it is important to prevent further spread.
Evidence suggests that one of the Australian cases acquired their infection in Southeast Asia.
The situation is being closely monitored by public health authorities.
ABC Capricornia, 13/04/2018
Queensland sex workers say they face a dilemma — break the law to stay safe, or obey it and put their lives at risk.
Chrissie (whose last name is withheld) has been working as a fly-in, fly-out sex worker in regional Queensland for the past eight years and is one of many sex workers along with organisation Respect calling for a law change.
“I can’t think of any other occupation where you are prohibited from telling anyone where you are going for your own safety,” she said.