Submission to ABS Consultation on 2026 Census Topics

This brief submission supports the call for inclusion of questions on sex, gender, variations of sex characteristics and sexual orientation in the 2026 Census, to provide more reliable data on the LGBTQIA+ population. This data would support national and regional mental health service planning and delivery to better meet the needs of the LGBTQIA+ population, who experience mental ill-health at higher proportions than other Australians.

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