"The Australian Education Union is committed to protecting the industrial and professional and civil rights of its members and the rights of all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTIQ) people throughout the world. Discriminatory practices based on someone’s sex, sexuality and/or gender identification such as homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, heterosexism, and monosexism, are infringements of members’ rights and as such are to be challenged and eliminated. Every person has the right to identify, or not identify themselves in a chosen way regarding their own sex, sexuality and gender. "
(Australian Education Union Federal Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Policy", 2015)
The AEU SA Branch through its LGBTI Consultative Committee, associated networks and events aims to support LGBTIQ members working in South Australian Public Schools, Preschools and TAFE.
AEU SA Branch LGBTI Consultative Committee:
The LGBTI Consultative Committee is made up of members working in schools, Preschools and TAFE . Members are elected annually. The committee meets at least once a term and more regularly as needed.
The work of the committee is focused on addressing issues faced by LGBTIQ members working in schools, preschools, children centres and TAFE.