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THE NSW Government is seeking applications for a new advisory council designed to improve understanding of issues affecting LGBTIQ+ people across the state.
 
Fulfilling an election commitment, the LGBTIQ+ Advisory Council will provide a mechanism for ongoing community consultation and contribute to the development of a NSW Government LGBTIQ+ Inclusion Strategy.
 
The Advisory Council will provide ongoing advice to the NSW Government as it delivers on a range of initiatives and commitments designed to promote equality and inclusion for LGBTIQ+ communities.
 
These initiatives include:
 
Implementing new legislation to ban LGBTQ+ conversion practices, supporting Qtopia, the permanent home for the LGBTQIA+ museum at the former Darlinghurst police station, through a $6.7M commitment completing a legislative review to improve equality and inclusion for LGBTIQ+ people, and referring a review of the Anti-Discrimination Act to the NSW Law Reform Commission.
 
The 16-person Advisory Council will reflect the diversity of LGBTIQ+ communities in NSW.
 
Applications are being sought from people over 18 years of age with respect, influence and status within LGBTIQ+ communities and a demonstrated commitment to cooperation, inclusion and diversity.
 
People from First Nations, and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
 
Applications can be submitted at www.nsw.gov.au/lgbtiq
 
The Minns Government is also establishing a Cross-Portfolio Committee on LGBTIQ+ Issues, bringing together senior government officials with community representatives, that will coordinate efforts across government and enhance collaboration and partnerships.
 
This Committee will work with the Advisory Council to develop a whole of government LGBTIQ+ Inclusion Strategy.
Friday, 26 April 2024 08:36

ANZAC DAY FOR LEGACY

Wendell Sailor leads two-up
ELIZABETH FRIAS
THE families of servicemen and women in conflicts around the world are the beneficiaries of one of the charities run this ANZAC Day across Western Sydney.

Wednesday, 24 April 2024 17:59

VALE TERRY HILL

THE NSW Greyhound Racing industry is today in deep shock and sadness following the news of the sudden passing of Terry Hill.
 
While known for his outstanding rugby league career, Terry was also extremely passionate about his greyhounds, as an owner and a major supporter of the sport.
 
“Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW), and in fact the entire greyhound racing community, is deeply saddened today by this tragic news of the passing of Terry Hill,” GRNSW Chief Executive Officer Rob Macaulay said.
 
“Terry was one of the great assets of the greyhound industry. He has been a lifelong supporter of greyhound racing, has owned some wonderful champion greyhounds along the way, and more importantly, his passion for the sport was infectious.
 
“Terry had great enthusiasm for greyhound racing and was responsible for helping the sport to attract widespread media coverage in the 1990s with his live television crosses to Dapto on a Thursday night during the Channel Nine Footy Show to watch his greyhound Nads race.
 
“Years later Terry said he would be stopped on The Corso at Manly not to be asked about his football career, but to chat about Nads and the racetrack he loved, Dapto.
 
“Only last year Terry gave of his time to be on hand at Dapto to help GRNSW promote the Group 1 Megastar at that venue.
 
“On behalf of GRNSW and the entire greyhound community in NSW, I offer our deepest condolences to Terry’s family and his enormous group of friends.
 
“Terry Hill will be sorely missed.”
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