The Queensland Government has put out a call for nominations for the state’s LGBTI Roundtable for 2017.
The Roundtable will comprise ten representatives from around the state who will discuss issues impacting on Queensland’s LGBTI community and provide feedback on government policies, strategies and programs, Communities Minister Shannon Fentiman said.
She encouraged nominations from diverse LGBTI communities who want to play a part in shaping government policy and strategies and improve the lives of LGBTI Queenslanders and their families.
“It is extremely important that we acknowledge that the LGBTI community is truly diverse, as such it is important to understand what the core needs of each group are and build on past engagement to achieve future successes,” she said.
“In between official meetings, representatives may participate in working groups to consider specific topics and report back on progress to the Roundtable.
“If you are aware of the concerns of the LGBTI community and their families, are involved in community initiatives and have well developed community networks, I welcome your nomination.”
The LGBTI Roundtable will meet three times per year in Brisbane, with the first Roundtable meeting to be held in the last quarter of 2017.
Nominations are open now and will close on July 24. Representatives of the LGBTI community from rural or remote areas, young people aged 18-25, people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, older Queenslanders aged 60 and over, and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.
For more information visit the Department of Communities website.