Our national census should reflect the diversity of the community, and when it doesn’t, we all lose. Accurate data would mean no one gets left behind when planning healthcare, education, housing, aged care and other essential services.
But this year, once again the census doesn’t accurately count LGBTIQ+ communities, failing to ask questions that accurately record sexual orientation, gender diversity or variations of sex characteristics.
We know that LGBTIQ+ people in Australia still have significant mental health and wellbeing disparities. To improve these outcomes, we must ensure that our leaders consider the true diversity of our community when creating policies that affect our lives.
Tell Minister Sukkar and the ABS to stop leaving LGBTIQ+ people behind, and #CountUsIn
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