Concerns raised about government relationship with LGBTQ group – Government News

About 70 government agencies and departments are signed up to a program administered by the LGBTQ advocacy group ACON, raising concerns about the impartiality of public services.

[W]hile ACON says its programs are about promoting inclusive workplaces, critics say initiatives like Pride in Diversity (PID) and the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) are about embedding the ideology of an interest group in what are supposed to be impartial public institutions.

Invoices seen by Government News show that ASIC, the ATO and Services Australia paid $6,600 each for PID membership this year, although they aren’t listed on the website.

The invoices also show ASIC paid $2,470 in June for a ‘Train the Trainer Program’, and that the ATO paid $11,000 in February for ‘2022 Australian LGBTQ Inclusion Awards Luncheon – Silver Sponsorship’.

The spokesperson said the federal government list has been removed from the website because members were being “targeted and attacked by anti-trans activists”.

ACON administers the AWEI scheme as part of PID. The scheme, described as “the definitive national benchmark on LGBTQ workplace inclusion”, surveys participating organisation on their implementation LGBTQ positive practices, scores them on their answers, and hands out awards.


Source: Concerns raised about government relationship with LGBTQ group – Government News

4 thoughts on “Concerns raised about government relationship with LGBTQ group – Government News”

  1. “Anti trans activists”…

    Well, that covers a lot of ground…

    I for one am not an activist, I’m not anti trans, but I do know what a ‘woman’ and a ‘man’ are and I refuse to acknowledge that a ‘person’ who gestated a baby, laboured to birth it and then ‘chest fed’ it is not, even with the best will in the world, a man.

    Nor is a bloke, albeit wearing a skirt( kilts excluded) a woman.

    Groups like A-Con ( couldn’t think this stuff up) are full of chomping at the bit rabid activists who can’t wait to destroy society and have a terribly misogynistic sub text.

    For the life of me I cannot understand why our society has bought into this so completely.

    I’d love to hear some other views on this. Maybe it’s me who’s nuts…

    1. You are so right, and as an Australian feminist since 1972, I can declare the anti-female climate is greater than ever, largely because there is a continual rise of transgender male campaigning to undermine the basic two anatomical sexes scientific facts…..the reason why this is succesful is that we are living in a male-as-norm ie, a phallogocentric culture, as ‘natural’ and ‘unquestionable’ as only male power can be!

    2. Yes, the amazing thing is, James, that this information about the connection of LGTBQ+, ACON, and other women-hating or woman-denial organisations are not really discussed and unmasked in the public media……..probably because the so-called neutral Government funded ABC is openly supporting these anti-feminist media

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