Thursday February 23rd 2023
JUST.EQUAL & BODY SHOP PARTNER TO HAVE LGBTIQA+ COMMUNITY COUNTED IN 2026 CENSUS
The Body Shop has partnered with Just.Equal Australia in a joint campaign to ensure LGBTIQA+ people are counted in the next Census.
There will be information about counting LGBTIQA+ people in the Census and a QR code linked to the Just.Equal petition about Census inclusion in all Body Shop stores across Australia from today 22 Feb until 17 April.
Just.Equal Australia spokesperson, Dr Sharon Dane, said,
"We applaud Body Shop for giving such a big platform to such an important issue of LGBTIQA+ equality and inclusion."
"Until the Government knows how many LGBTIQA+ Australians there are, and can quantify our needs as communities, it is much harder to develop policies and programs to address these needs."
"The support of businesses like the Body Shop will prove invaluable in ensuring the Federal Government sticks to its commitment of including us in the 2026 Census."
LGBTIQA+ people are already counted in the Census in a number of other countries, including the UK and Canada.
For a copy of this statement on the web, click here
For more information contact Dr Sharon Dane on 0403 895 268.