NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK 20-26 MAY

This annual celebration is to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers.

The theme for National Volunteer Weekis ‘Making a world of difference.’ This represents the millions of volunteers who make a profound impact in their communities and on society. They contribute to a global effort and make a world of difference.

QuAC has its origins in the commitment, work and spirit of volunteers. We continue to rely on volunteers in many areas from condom packing, to community outreach, our LGBTI Seniors Visiting Scheme, Testing Point and many others including those who volunteer on the Board. Without the passionate contribution of you all, we would not be able to do all that we do.

We cannot thank you enough!

If you’d like to be more involved and volunteer for us please click on the registration link here https://bit.ly/2YDlDZz 

MAY 17 IS IDAHOBIT DAY

The IDAHOBIT theme for this year is JUSTICE AND PROTECTION FOR ALL

A day to stand against discrimination in support of your lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, sistergirl, brotherboy, gender diverse, non-binary, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ+) friends, colleagues and families.

Previously called IDAHO and IDAHOT Day it is observed on the 17th of May, raising awareness of LGBTI rights and justice worldwide. It’s also a great opportunity to talk to a friend or family member about their communities and ask how they are going.
How can you support IDAHOBIT and LGBTI, Sistergirl and Brotherboy communities?

Have a conversation with a friend or family member about support, justice and communities. It’s a day to think about how people can usefully support us all into the future.

AT THE BRISBANE POWERHOUSE FRIDAY MAY 17 AT 6.30PM

A remembrance ceremony commences at 6.30pm till 7pm at the Brisbane Powerhouse Plaza with special guest speakers, a memorial ceremony, lighting of the building and a musical tribute. Then after a short break the MELT Portrait prize winner will be announced inside on the Turbine Platform along with the launch of the MELT visual arts exhibitions including the start of our ‘Talking Can Make It Better’ Art Exhibition in the Switch Room which is part of the LGBTI Suicide Prevention Campaign. The evening is expected to conclude around 8pm.

For those then heading off into the Brisbane night the Story Bridge will be lit up on behalf of QuAC and the Story Bridge, Victoria Bridge, Tropical Dome Brisbane Botanic Gardens, the Wickham Terrace car park architectural wall and Reddacliff Place sculptures Donna Marcus: Steam 2006 are Rainbow lit tonight.

Link to event here:

https://bit.ly/2w6mPbC 

We are honoured to be a ‘Community Partner’ of MELT: Festival of Queer Arts and Culture for the second year. It gives us a wonderful opportunity to exchange ideas and current thinking, including Inclusive language and practice using the incredible platform of queer creativity that this festival offers. Apart from continuing volunteer outreach during the festival the MELT festival team have worked with us from the very beginning to meaningfully integrate elements of our Suicide Prevention Campaign into their program. This includes the start of the ‘Talking Can Make It Better’ Art Exhibition which is hanging in the Switch Room from tonight and continues till July 7.

Link to event here:

https://bit.ly/2WRuLte

Balls OUT Bingo has the QPS Bingo at Oxley Golf Club.  It is a closed event but it is for IDAHOBIT Day.  It is the event for the LGBTIQ+ Forum to be held for IDANOBIT and the following day at the Oxley QPS Academy. We thank them for reaching out.

NORTH QUEENSLAND

A significant IDAHOBIT day for our North Queensland communities with this morning’s raising the rainbow flag for the first time outside Cairns Regional Council.

11am-1pm – James Cook University Event, with stalls and sharing information with students about LGBTI+ communities in Cairns

11:30am-1:30pm – Queensland Police BBQ at the Cairns Esplanade, near the lagoon pool with LGBTI Police Liaison Officers and rainbow flag visibility.

OTHER EVENTS

Further information on other events appeared in this QNews article we have previously shared:

https://qnews.com.au/heres-whats-on-in-queensland-for-idahobit-day-next-week/

If you haven’t already use our FB frame here https://bit.ly/2JnV7Qr to mark IDAHOBIT 2019 to stand against discrimination in support of your lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, sistergirl, brotherboy, gender diverse, non-binary, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ+) friends, colleagues and families.

Wherever you are or however you commemorate the day we hope you feel the love.

 

NEW ROLE: FINANCIAL CONTROLLER 2019

Position: FINANCIAL CONTROLLER 

The Financial Controller (FC) position is responsible for establishing and maintaining all accounting and related records of the organisation, as well as providing oversight for operational ICT, administration and facilities management.

Application Package

Location: Brisbane
Classification: QuAC Level 4
Hours: 38 hours per week

Contract to June 30, 2021, with possibility of extension subject to funding.

Salary Packaging

Like most charitable organisations, QuAC is willing to pay a percentage of the salary as expense fringe benefits – i.e. reimbursements to employees for their own expenses such as private telephone costs, rent or mortgage payments, personal loan repayments, etc. These non-cash benefits are not subject to income tax. The Federal Government imposes a net cap of $15,900 pa on expense fringe benefits, above which the range of allowable expenses is restricted.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action

The Queensland AIDS Council promotes Equal Employment Opportunity. All selection is based
on proven experience, qualifications and / or training and the person’s potential to undertake
the responsibilities of the position most efficiently. We will not discriminate against applicants on any grounds not relevant in determining the best person for the position.

All applications must be received by 5pm Friday 24th May 2019 with interviews scheduled for Monday 10th June 2019.

Included in this Application Package:

To help you develop your application, please find enclosed the following documents:

  1. POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Position Description describes the nature of the position and the responsibilities of the
person in the position. The information includes:

ACCOUNTABILITY OBJECTIVE

This is the result or outcome that the advertised position is designed to achieve. The employee who fills the position will be responsible – within reason – for the achievement of the Accountability Objective.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

This section lists the immediate supervisor for the advertised position as well as the staff and volunteers who are supervised by the advertised position.

KEY RESULT AREAS / TASKS

These are the specific areas of work undertaken within the advertised position. The Key Result
Areas/Tasks are defined in terms of the contribution expected of the person in the position and the desired effect of that contribution on the organisation and/or its clients.

  1. SELECTION CRITERIA

The selection criteria describes the knowledge, abilities, lived experience and qualifications
required for the advertised position. This is the set of qualities of the ideal appointee to the position. Most often, the successful applicant is someone who rates high in at least half of the selection criteria and does not rate low in any selection criterion.

THE SELECTION PROCESS

The selection process will be conducted by a selection panel who will be responsible for
considering applications, short listing, conducting selection techniques applicable to the
selection criteria, and referee checks. The Selection panel for this position will consist of a representative of the Board, the CEO and two or three community members.

The selection process includes:

  • Acknowledgement of all applications received for the advertised position.
  • Consideration of all applications against the selection criteria for the position.
  • Short-listing of applications that demonstrate sufficient merit to warrant further consideration.
  • Further selection techniques conducted with short-listed applicants. The selection
    techniques will include interviews and may include work samples. (Reasonable interview expenses (e.g. travel) will be reimbursed.)
  • Referee checks for candidates rated highest by the selection panel.
  • Recommendation for appointment made and confirmed.
  • Advice to unsuccessful applicants and feedback to applicants upon request.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION PDF

Your Application

For your application to be considered you need include the following:

  1. A COVER LETTERthat describes your knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications
    relevant to each of the Selection Criteria. Please remember to keep this brief (maximum
    two pages).
  2. A CURRICULUM VITAE (OR RÉSUMÉ)that provides a summary of your work experience and professional education and training. Include where you have worked, positions you held, period of employment and brief details of duties and responsibilities.
  3. A RESPONSE TO THE KEY SELECTION CRITERIAoutlining your experience, skills and knowledge that relate to this position. Please keep this brief (maximum of two pages).
  4. REFEREE CONTACT DETAILS– the names, positions and telephone contact numbers for at least two work-related referees. These should be people who can comment on your ability to perform the role for which you are applying. It is best to include recent supervisors. While it is not compulsory to provide current/most recent employer referees at this stage, final appointments will not be confirmed until a referee report has been obtained from your current or most recent employer.

Forward your application to Rebecca Reynolds, Chief Executive Officer, Queensland AIDS Council

By Mail:  30 Helen Street Teneriffe QLD 4006
By Email: rreynolds@quac.org.au

Further Details

For additional information about this position, including Salary level or about the recruitment
process, contact:
Rebecca Reynolds, Chief Executive Officer rreynolds@quac.org.au

 

POSITION: QLD CAPACITY BUILDING MANAGER

Position: QLD CAPACITY BUILDING MANAGER

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, this position will operate as a member of the QuAC Senior Management Team and contribute to the overall leadership and management of the organisation taking on a key role in capacity building service delivery. The Manager of Capacity Building Services will be based in Brisbane and have primary operational responsibility for capacity building service delivery across the state including training and technical services, workforce development, campaign activities and health promotion services . The Manager of Capacity Building Services will have experience in the development and ongoing management and evaluation of capacity building initiatives in a comparable organisation and together with the CEO will be responsible for facilitating the efficient allocation and utilisation of staff and resources across the state to increase the health and wellbeing of LGBTI people and populations. 

Application Package

Location: Brisbane
Classification: QuAC Level 5
Hours: 38 hours per week

Contract to June 30, 2021, with possibility of extension subject to funding.

Salary Packaging

Like most charitable organisations, QuAC is willing to pay a percentage of the salary as expense fringe benefits – i.e. reimbursements to employees for their own expenses such as private telephone costs, rent or mortgage payments, personal loan repayments, etc. These non-cash benefits are not subject to income tax. The Federal Government imposes a net cap of $15,900 pa on expense fringe benefits, above which the range of allowable expenses is restricted.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action

The Queensland AIDS Council promotes Equal Employment Opportunity. All selection is based
on proven experience, qualifications and / or training and the person’s potential to undertake
the responsibilities of the position most efficiently. We will not discriminate against applicants on any grounds not relevant in determining the best person for the position.

All applications must be received by 5pm Thursday 23rdMay 2019 with interviews scheduled for Friday 31stMay 2019.

Included in this Application Package:

To help you develop your application, please find enclosed the following documents:

  1. POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Position Description describes the nature of the position and the responsibilities of the
person in the position. The information includes:

ACCOUNTABILITY OBJECTIVE

This is the result or outcome that the advertised position is designed to achieve. The employee who fills the position will be responsible – within reason – for the achievement of the Accountability Objective.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

This section lists the immediate supervisor for the advertised position as well as the staff and volunteers who are supervised by the advertised position.

KEY RESULT AREAS / TASKS

These are the specific areas of work undertaken within the advertised position. The Key Result
Areas/Tasks are defined in terms of the contribution expected of the person in the position and the desired effect of that contribution on the organisation and/or its clients.

  1. SELECTION CRITERIA

The selection criteria describes the knowledge, abilities, lived experience and qualifications
required for the advertised position. This is the set of qualities of the ideal appointee to the position. Most often, the successful applicant is someone who rates high in at least half of the selection criteria and does not rate low in any selection criterion.

THE SELECTION PROCESS

The selection process will be conducted by a selection panel who will be responsible for
considering applications, short listing, conducting selection techniques applicable to the
selection criteria, and referee checks. The Selection panel for this position will consist of a representative of the Board, the CEO and two or three community members.

The selection process includes:

  • Acknowledgement of all applications received for the advertised position.
  • Consideration of all applications against the selection criteria for the position.
  • Short-listing of applications that demonstrate sufficient merit to warrant further consideration.
  • Further selection techniques conducted with short-listed applicants. The selection
    techniques will include interviews and may include work samples. (Reasonable interview expenses (e.g. travel) will be reimbursed.)
  • Referee checks for candidates rated highest by the selection panel.
  • Recommendation for appointment made and confirmed.
  • Advice to unsuccessful applicants and feedback to applicants upon request.

VIEW FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION PDF HERE

Your Application

For your application to be considered you need include the following:

  1. A COVER LETTERthat describes your knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications
    relevant to each of the Selection Criteria. Please remember to keep this brief (maximum
    two pages).
  2. A CURRICULUM VITAE (OR RÉSUMÉ)that provides a summary of your work experience and professional education and training. Include where you have worked, positions you held, period of employment and brief details of duties and responsibilities.
  3. A RESPONSE TO THE KEY SELECTION CRITERIAoutlining your experience, skills and knowledge that relate to this position. Please keep this brief (maximum of two pages).
  4. REFEREE CONTACT DETAILS– the names, positions and telephone contact numbers for at least two work-related referees. These should be people who can comment on your ability to perform the role for which you are applying. It is best to include recent supervisors. While it is not compulsory to provide current/most recent employer referees at this stage, final appointments will not be confirmed until a referee report has been obtained from your current or most recent employer.

Forward your application to Rebecca Reynolds, Chief Executive Officer, Queensland AIDS Council

By Mail:  30 Helen Street Teneriffe QLD 4006
By Email: rreynolds@quac.org.au

Further Details

For additional information about this position, including Salary level or about the recruitment
process, contact:
Rebecca Reynolds, Chief Executive Officer rreynolds@quac.org.au

 

PRIDE IN CAIRNS. WHERE TO FROM HERE?

JOIN US MAY 9 TO HAVE YOUR SAY

As a Queensland state-wide service, QuAC remains committed to working for Brotherboy, Sistergirl and LGBTI communities to increase control over their health. We’re proud to be hosting the next meeting, and hope you can join us.

Meeting Details

Where: QuAC Office, 290 Draper Street Parramatta Park
When: Thurs 9 May 2019 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Contact us at 4041 5451 or cns@quac.org.au
Food and refreshments provided.

We acknowledge the traditional owners the Djabugay, Yirrganydji and Gimuy Yidinji peoples and pay respects to elders past and present.

Wellbeing Gathering – Mission Beach April 12 – 15 posted by QPP

Queensland Positive People (QPP) have been funded by ViiV Healthcare to undertake a project aimed at Increasing the engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with HIV in HIV treatment. Part of this project is to host a residential workshop for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PLHIV. The retreat is open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with HIV, straight, gay, male or female.

The aim of the retreat is to provide a safe environment away from home for participants to share their personal journeys, interact with other participants, take part in educational and cultural activities to strengthen body, mind and spirit and to have a break from the challenges and responsibility of their daily lives and to recharge themselves.

The retreat will be held in Mission Beach on the 12th April 2019 to the 15th April 2019 at a private and secluded resort, there will be no other guests there. All travel to and from the retreat, meals and activities are provided free for participants. Activities will include art and craft, fishing, music and dance.

There will be workshops as well covering subjects like HIV education, barriers to support and treatment and stigma and discrimination.

We will have an aboriginal chef to prepare amazing meals based almost entirely on bush tucker. There will be support staff onsite 24 hours a day to provide one on one support to participants and help navigate them through any issues they may have.

We are reaching out to sexual health services and other community organisations to find participants. If you have patients that are HIV positive and would benefit from learning more about HIV, connecting with other HIV positive people or have problems taking and staying on treatment, we would love to hear from you, and them. Please feel free to circulate this letter to other colleagues that may be working with people that could benefit from this retreat.

Another objective of this project is to learn from the workshop and find ways to support HIV positive people in community, support the communities themselves and hopefully reduce the transmission rates in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Participants will be asked to share their thoughts about ways engagement in treatment can be improved throughout the retreat.

This project is being led by a team of experienced Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HIV positive people. We understand the cultural issues that go along with HIV and sexual health in general.

If you know of someone that may benefit from retreat, great, we have tried to make the process as simple as possible. Call Shep on 0499 799 858. Alternatively, he is more than happy to contact people in any way that suits. QPP pride themselves on its commitment to privacy and discretion and they promise not to do anything that might risk someone’s personal information. We quite often operate under other organisations names to protect our clients. It is our preference that a prospective participant shares at least their phone number with me so I can call them to explain more about the project and retreat. Alternatively email Shep on ashephard@qpp.org with a phone number and any privacy concerns or instructions you may have. Link to flyer is here Wellbeing retreat Flyer

MORE Balls OUT Bingo

Balls OUT Bingo is into its eighth year and it just keeps going from strength to strength. It currently remains the strongest fundraiser for the Queensland AIDS Council with profits for the last financial year 17/18 being approximately $23,000.  This is double the profit from the previous year.  This much loved event has also been the recipient of 4 Queens Ball Awards for Regular Event of the Year 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Balls OUT Bingo happens every Friday night at The Sportsman Hotel, Spring Hill and is hosted by Brisbane Drag Queen, Candy Surprise.  As a classic all-round entertainer and live singer, Candy keeps the crowd in fits of laughter all night. This fundraiser provides much needed funds to QuAC but also offers a fun and alternate type of entertainment for the LGBTI community.

Of course, Balls OUT Bingo does not stop there! We have also produced the Boys of Balls OUT Bingo Calendar 4 years in a row and the calendar sells out each year, with 2018 being the best year to date, selling almost 300 calendars.  This could not be possible without the great support of our photographer, John Bortolin, who donates his time and expertise each year to bring out the best in our ball boys for the calendar.

We also have our BIG Balls OUT Bingo at the Stones Corner Hotel every 3 months so please check the Balls OUT Bingo Brisbane Facebook page for the dates. BIG Balls OUT Bingo is slightly different to our regular bingo with bigger prizes each round and a huge jackpot round in Game 10.

https://www.facebook.com/ballsoutbingo/

Balls OUT Bingo is now appearing in different suburbs around Brisbane and Ipswich so keep an eye on our Facebook page for these places and dates.

The other exciting news is that Balls OUT Bingo is now available for private functions. Fees vary dependant on the type of event.  So if you want something a little bit different to entertain your guests, get in contact with Jan Thwaites in the Brisbane office on 07 3017 1779 to discuss the possibility of booking Balls OUT Bingo for your event.

QuAC would like to sincerely thank all of our players for supporting this fundraising night, which also wouldn’t be possible without the ongoing generosity of our major sponsors and prize supporters. Bingo books are on sale from 7.30pm, balls drop at 8pm. As the event often sells out it’s essential you book your table by calling Sporties on 07 3831 2892.

Thank you all, and let’s keep putting the fun into fundraising.

Major Sponsors:  The Sportsman Hotel

Major Supporters: Number 29, Gay & Lesbian Matchmaker, 4D Events, KLM, Queer Privilege, House of Blousie, John Bortolin Photographer, Brisbane Hustlers, Brisbane Tritons, Brisbears, BootCo, Shades of Play.

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CALLING ALL ARTISTS!

Feeling creative?

In need of a creative outlet that will support an amazing campaign?

Want to use creativity to encourage conversations which will reduce suicide and self-harm in our LGBTI, Sistergirl and Brotherboy communities?

If you answered yes to any or all of these, then the Queensland AIDS Council invites you to submit an artwork for use in an LGBTI Suicide Prevention Campaign in the Greater Brisbane region.

 OBJECTIVE OF CAMPAIGN:

 Encourage conversation to reduce suicide and self-harm in the LGBTI, Sistergirl and Brotherboy communities.

MOST IMPORTANT MESSAGES WE ARE COMMUNICATING THROUGH THIS CAMPAIGN:

 Primary Message: Talking can make it better.

Secondary Message: Here’s how to start the conversation.

 Please read the Terms & Conditions in ATTACHMENT 1 for full details on submission and remuneration. Also download and sign the ARTIST’S ENTRY FORM. 

Entries with original signed Artist’s Entry Form should be submitted to the attention of:

Rebecca Reynolds

Chief Executive Office

Queensland AIDS Council

30 Helen Street, Teneriffe, QLD 4005

All entries must be received by 5:00pm AEDT Friday 1stFebruary 2019.

 

2Spirits Program Manager

QUEENSLAND AIDS COUNCIL STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT

Our promise to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Queer+, Brotherboy & Sistergirl Communities.

As one of Queensland’s largest health and HIV organisations, we are committed to actively making welcome all people who access our programs and services. It is our responsibility to ensure that every member of our diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQ+ Brotherboy & Sistergirl Communities feel safe, valued, represented and appropriately supported to co-design, deliver, access, monitor and evaluate our programs and spaces.

We commit to achieving this goal through shared values and principles, including listening, respect, honesty, transparency and trust.

Our Statement of Commitment

As an organisation we have a responsibility to reflect the diversity of the communities that we serve. A safe, transparent and mutually agreed partnership with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTIQ+ Brotherboy & Sistergirl Communities of Queensland is an essential part of our work towards achieving this diversity.

We acknowledge that as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, you hold the knowledge, strength and cultural practices that create positive, social and emotional wellbeing outcomes. You must lead this work within all  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

We commit to developing pathways to walk and work together that will grow positive outcomes for all of our communities. This includes a commitment to understanding and embedding your ways of knowing, being and doing.

NEW 2SPIRITS PROGRAM MANAGER ROLE

The Queensland AIDS Council is excited to be recruiting for the role of 2Spirits Statewide Program Manager.

Based in our Brisbane office, the 2Spirits Statewide Program Manager will support the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Sistergirls and Brotherboys in Queensland through a whole of community approach to social and emotional well-being.

The 2Spirits Program is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander led program, in partnership with the Queensland AIDS Council, connecting culturally safe services and health promotion activities throughout Queensland and in the Torres Strait Islands.

This role will be working with guidance from a statewide Governance Group which will be established in early 2019.  This group will provide guidance to the 2Spirits Program of work through the Program Manager role and will provide advice to the CEO.

The objective of the Statewide Program Manager is to lead and manage the resources, activities and relationships of the 2Spirits Program so that it may achieve its mission of promoting the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Sistergirls and Brotherboys in Queensland.

For more information about this opportunity, please go to 2spirits Program Manager link here or contact our CEO, Rebecca Reynolds via rreynolds@quac.org.au

Applications close 5pm Friday 18th January 2019.

Artwork featured on this post is from an original work by Gloria Beckett (1999)

LGBTIQ Domestic + Family Violence

Queensland Government tackles domestic and family violence in LGBTIQ, Sistergirl & Brotherboy communities

The Queensland Government’s efforts to tackle domestic and family violence across all sectors of society were bolstered today with the launch of a new campaign targeting the LGBTI, Sistergirl & Brotherboy communities.

Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Di Farmer said the campaign would help raise awareness of domestic and family violence within LGBTIQ communities and deliver advice and information on where to go for support.

“We know that domestic and family violence doesn’t discriminate; it can happen to anyone,” she said.

“There’s never been a better time to broaden the conversation and with this campaign we take another step forward in the fight against domestic and family violence.

“Research shows that LGBTIQ people suffer domestic and family violence at the same rates, or perhaps even higher, than the broader community.

“Research also shows they can experience unique forms of abuse and may be reluctant to seek help.”

The campaign, which meets recommendation 14 of the Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an end to domestic and family violence in Queensland report, will deliver information and advice on the types of abuse that are unique to the LGBTIQ community, and dispel some of the common misconceptions about support options.

Member for McConnel Grace Grace said the Palaszczuk Government has been working relentlessly to deliver on a wide range of Not Now, Not Ever reform initiatives this latest campaign builds build on our track record of progress towards a Queensland free from domestic and family violence.

“We know the insidious nature of domestic and family violence affects far too many LGBTIQ Queenslanders,” she said.

“LGBTIQ families are not immune to the danger of domestic and family violence which is why it is so important to raise awareness of the issue and encourage people impacted by this terrible form of violence to seek support,” she said.

“This government is no by-stander to domestic and family violence, wherever it may occur.”

Executive Director of Queensland AIDS Council Rebecca Reynolds said awareness of intimate partner violence in LGBTIQ relationships was crucial because all individuals and couples needed to know what Domestic and Family Violence was and what services were available throughout Queensland to support them.

“This campaign will speak to a diversity of bodies, genders and relationships to ensure that all people feel visible and feel like they can access the support that they need, at the time when they need it,” she said.

We commend the Queensland Government’s work on this important issue and look forward to being part of the conversation and working alongside members of our communities as allies and supporters.

For more information about the LGBTIQ campaign visit www.qld.gov.au/LGBTIQendDFV

For more information about Queensland Government progress to end domestic and family violence visit www.csyw.qld.gov.au/gateway/end-domestic-family-violence/our-progress

For Media Enquiries contact: Cat Milton 0447 117 132

Office of the Hon. Di Farmer MP

Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women

Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence