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    Supporting those who are proud to serve

    ENHANCING INCLUSION

    BUILDING COMMUNITY

    CREATING CAPABILITY

    IWD 2020: All of us play a role in achieving #eachforequal

    DEFGLIS Vice President Dr Joe Monteith's open letter on International Women's Day 2020. Dear DEFGLIS members,

    DEFGLIS and PwC develop stronger bonds at inaugural Perth event

    At our inaugural Perth event, DEFGLIS and PwC came together to network and celebrate inclusivity within the workplace. DEFGLIS Member Danie Bunting tells us about the successful night that brought members of DEFGLIS and GLEE@PwC closer together. On Saturday 15 February...

    New year, new board

    The DEFGLIS Board of Directors have met to appoint office-bearers and commenced business planning for 2020. The first meeting of the new year involved the induction of new faces, appointment of office-bearers, and planning for a productive and exciting year delivering the objectives...

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    Diverse sexuality and gender

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    Sexual Orientation

    Sexual Orientation describes the physical, emotional or romantic attraction that a person experiences.

    These feelings that are the result of involuntary chemical responses in the brain that are beyond your control.

    Gender Identity

    Gender identity describes how a person internally perceives their gender, or sense of gender that forms as people mature.

    Gender identity may or may not match a person's sex assigned at birth.

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    COMMUNITY

    We have resources and information to support families of service personnel, and ex-service personnel.

    We also have information for LGBTI people who are seeking employment with Defence we can help to connect you with serving members.

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    "I am proud of the contributions that LGBTI people
    make to Defence and I am proud to be in an organisation that has a senior leadership so committed to inclusion and diversity."

    "I am proud of the contributions that LGBTI people make to Defence and I am proud to be in an organisation that has a senior leadership so committed to inclusion and diversity."

    Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN
    Vice Chief of the Defence Force 2014 - 2018

    “Mateship has no boundaries of gender or sexual orientation, mateship is about bonds of community. It’s about that inclusive culture that’s so important to us – the practice of inclusiveness, and strong and supporting relationships."

    “Mateship has no boundaries of gender or sexual orientation, mateship is about bonds of community. It’s about that inclusive culture that’s so important to us – the practice of inclusiveness, and strong and supporting relationships."

    Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld, AO, DSC
    Chief of Air Force

    "The team that has a diversity of skills, talents, intellect and outlook, makes it far more capable, far better to function across a wider array of situations, and therefore tasks. It sees more. It analyzes far better, its toolbox is much bigger. And our team, the military team; encourages, amplifies and ultimately judges itself against one criteria, and that is: Its performance as a team."

    "The team that has a diversity of skills, talents, intellect and outlook, makes it far more capable, far better to function across a wider array of situations, and therefore tasks. It sees more. It analyzes far better, its toolbox is much bigger. And our team, the military team; encourages, amplifies and ultimately judges itself against one criteria, and that is: Its performance as a team."

    Major General Anthony Rawlins, DSC, AM
    Deputy Chief of Army