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Perth LGBTI Advisory Committee

The Perth LGBTI Advisory Committee is a group of 17 young people from metropolitan Perth aged from 16 to 20 years.

These young people wanted to be part of the Commissioner’s Advisory Committee to explore solutions that could help improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or intersex young people in WA.

The Commissioner’s office will be supported by a Coordinator from Freedom Centre to assist in delivering the metropolitan committee.

Activities

24 January 2018

Commissioner for Children and Young People Colin Pettit hosted a meeting for the committee at his office in Subiaco, bringing together new members for the first time and providing them an opportunity to get to know each other and learn more about the role of the Commissioner and the committees.

Members shared their thoughts on some of the areas where they would like to see positive change occur for LGBTI young people in WA, and the issues they would like to specifically hone in and work on as a committee.

Some suggestions included:

  • improving LGBTI children and young people’s experiences in schooling
  • the community, e.g. reducing discrimination and harassment
  • raising awareness about LGBTI issues
  • improving processes for trans children and young people
  • housing and employment etc.

The group also spoke about how they might like to work together during the year.

More information

Contact Katherine Browne on 6213 2210 or katherine.browne@ccyp.wa.gov.au