Navy appoints new diverse sexuality and gender adviser

Petty Officer Karen Dwyer has been appointed as the new Diverse Sexuality and Gender Adviser for the Navy. She spoke with DEFGLIS about the Navy's introduction of of Diversity Reference Groups and how interested members can become involved. Dwyer joined the Navy...

Defence to modify partner employment assistance

Defence will soon modify the way in which it provides assistance to partners of service personnel who are having difficulties funding employment. These benefits will also be available to LGBTI families, many whom were recognised through the streamlined processes introduced last...

Study into male experiences of sexual offence in Defence

A new study has been launched to identify how sexual offences and sexual harassment impacts men in Defence. The project is being conducted by Griffith University and UNSW and is funded by Defence. The researchers would like to interview current serving (or...

IDAHOT Day 2017

IDAHOT Day – the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, is an opportunity to recognise the sexual orientation, intersex and gender identity diversity in our teams and in our lives. On 17 May 1990, the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from...

Ombudsman opens up a new avenue for members to report abuse

Members of Defence can now use the Defence Force Ombudsman to report sexual abuse, serious physical abuse and serious bullying and harassment within Defence. On 1 December 2016, the Defence Force Ombudsman commenced its new function of receiving reports of serious...

Honouring all our diggers: why we lay rainbow wreaths

On Anzac Day, Australians honour the sacrifice of all those who have served to defend the country in war and peace. It is a special day on the Australian calendar where everyone has the opportunity to honour and remember a...

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