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2015 08 13 Wear it purple

Over the last year, many of our members have raised the challenges of ensuring the LGBTI inclusion initiatives reach their regional and remote employees. The 2018 AWEI underscored the importance of this focus, by highlighting lower levels of inclusion and significantly higher levels of bullying and harassment in workplaces in regional Australia.

With this in mind, and as part of our Regional Reach strategic initiative, Pride in Diversity is launching the first of a series of regional cross-member programs. The program is a combination of training, discussion and networking. At the request of our members, this will be held in Townsville on the 30th and 31st August (to coincide with Wear It Purple Day). James Cook University has kindly offered to co-host much of the program.

We realise many of our members have employee locations in Townsville and we would appreciate those of you who do, to proactively distribute the flyer [click here to download] to your management on the ground, encouraging their teams’ participation, irrespective of whether they are executives, management or professional employees. Many Federal and Queensland Government department agencies, as well as national private sector organisations, have indicated their support and engagement. It would be wonderful to see a broad cohort of members represented at the various events included in the program.

We will hold a similar program in Geelong on the 25th September. If these prove effective, we will expand into other locations across Australia, with our members, for our members.

All Townsville events are free, but bookings are essential!

Thursday, 30 August 2018


LGBTI Awareness

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LGBTI Health & Wellbeing

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Inclusive Leadership & Allies

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Networking Drinks

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Friday, 31 August 2018


Wear it Purple Morning Tea

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Event Date 30-Aug-2018 10:00 am
Event End Date 31-Aug-2018 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free

2015 08 13 Wear it purple

"Wear it Purple Day" is a day to show support for young people who identify as sexuality diverse, gender diverse or intersex and to raise awareness about LGBTIQ youth suicide and bullying.

As part of this day, the NSW Police Force Central Metropolitan Region will be hosting an event on Friday 31st August, 2018, in Hyde Park, Sydney. The event is being supported by City of Sydney Council, Defence units and other uniformed services.

As Defence, first responders and emergency service personnel, we can play a vital role in supporting all LGBTIQ community members in their right to be proud of who they are.

Wear it Purple is an excellent opportunity for community engagement specifically promoting the prevention of homophobic and transphobic bullying and violence and the impacts on young people.

The theme for this year is "Empower Together".”

Event Date 31-Aug-2018 11:00 am
Event End Date 31-Aug-2018 3:00 pm
Individual Price Free

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The majestic Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney will be the home of our flagship event this year.

The Military Pride Ball is the main event for the Defence LGBTI community, families, friends and allies to celebrate achievement and champion inclusion with distinguished leaders from Defence and the community.

Initial Release
ORs/Junior NCOs - $119.00 (Limited Availability)
Regular Tickets - $139.00

Second Release
Not Yet Available

Final Release
Not Yet Available

There are 12 to a table so if you are organising a group, or to discuss sponsorship, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an easier registration process.

Platinum Tier Sponsor 

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The Military Pride Ball is proudly supported by PwC Australia, our platinum tier sponsor. 

Gold Tier Sponsors

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A proud DEFGLIS member company

Official Partners

Official Hotel Partner: Shangri-La Hotels
Event Date 06-Oct-2018 6:30 pm
Event End Date 06-Oct-2018 11:00 pm
Individual Price Initial Release

$119 - ORs / Junior NCO (Limited)
$139 - Regular Ticket

Second Release:
Not Available Yet

Final Release:
Not Available Yet
Perisher - Ski Trip - 2019

The 2019 Ski Trip will be following the same concept as the previous year. We have organised two cabins for up to 20 people at Pender-Lea Chalets, a 10 min drive from Jindabyne. The comfortable chalets come equipped with a full kitchen, fridge, freezer and cooking equipment.

Due to popularity we are opening the trip to early registrations to secure a booking and ensure people don’t miss out. We will be releasing the total cost when the 2019 ski season rates are confirmed.

A non-refundable deposit is required to secure your spot: $100 for singles, and $200 for twin-share private rooms

The 'serious snow' cabin has a lights-out policy at 2300 each night for those who prefer to get in a good night's sleep ahead of hitting the slopes.

Event Date 25-Jul-2019
Event End Date 28-Jul-2019
Registration Start Date 23-Aug-2018
Individual Price Deposit now - balance required May 2019

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