The Institute values diversity and inclusion and the many freedoms that are integral to a free, fair and equitable society. Through our research, we endeavour to improve the lives of all Australians.
We recognise the marriage equality debate is having negative impacts on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) community, in particular on its younger and more vulnerable members. We extend our support and solidarity to the LGBTIQ+ community – and their families and friends – and acknowledge their right to live in a society free of discrimination and prejudice.
The Institute strives to promote equity, in our workplace and the medical research sector. We therefore support marriage equality which will provide our LGBTIQ+ staff, students and community with the same right afforded to others: the right to marry the person they choose.