LGBTIQA+ Health and Wellbeing 10-year National Action Plan Expert Advisory Group (EAG)

The LGBTIQA+ Health and Wellbeing 10 Year National Action Plan Expert Advisory Group (EAG) informs the Australian Government about the health needs of people in the LGBTIQA+ community.


The EAG provides advice to the Australian Government to guide the development of Australia’s first 10-year National Action Plan for the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQA+ people (Action Plan).

The EAG is chaired by the Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon Ged Kearney MP. The EAG provides a forum for the LGBTIQA+ sector to be heard by the Australian Government.

The EAG advises on:

  • health and wellbeing issues that impact people in the LGBTIQA+ community
  • consultation materials
  • the development of the Action Plan and co-design process.



Background and experience

The Hon Ged Kearney MP (Chair)

Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, Member for Cooper

Professor Adam Bourne

Director, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

Mr Alexander Teh

President, Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council

Professor Ashleigh Lin

Program Head, Mental Health and Youth

Ms Carolyn Gillespie

Director of Services, Thorne Harbour Health

Dr Clara Tuck Meng Soo

Practice Principal, East Canberra General Practice

Adjunct Professor Darryl O’Donnell

CEO, Healthy Equity Matters

Jax Brown OAM

Co-Chair, Inclusive Rainbow Voices

Mr Jeremy Wiggins

CEO, Transcend Australia

Mr Joe Ball

CEO, Switchboard Victoria

Ms Kedy Kristal

Executive Officer, GLBTI Rights in Ageing Inc. (GRAI)

Mr Milo Bronleigh

Chair, Trans Folk of WA

Mr Morgan Carpenter

Executive Director, Intersex Human Rights Australia

Ms Nicky Bath

CEO, LGBTIQ+ Health Australia

Mr Nicolas Parkhill AM

CEO, AIDS Council of NSW (ACON)

Dr Ruth McNair AM

Honorary Associate Professor, Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne

Mr Shane Sturgiss

CEO, BlaQ Aboriginal Corporation


The first meeting for the LGBTIQA+ EAG took place on 23 June 2023 at Australian Parliament House in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. Meetings take place approximately every 3 months. Additional meetings may be held if needed.



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