Last night, a community update meeting was held at ACON to present the LGBTQI policing advocacy paper. This paper is now available to download.
The advocacy paper addresses a range of recommendations and solutions to improve policing, event management, community relations and visitor experience and contains twelve recommendations regarding political and operational reforms.
The advocacy paper and its recommendations were developed after an extensive review of numerous complaints from the community and feedback provided by attendees at community meetings held in March and June.
The document results from the collaboration between several LGBTQI organisations, including Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (SGLMG), ACON, the Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby (GLRL) and the Inner City Legal Centre (ICLC).
Since the development of the advocacy paper and over the last three months, significant consultation has occurred with senior government and cross party politicians, and government agencies including NSW Police to implement some of the key recommendations.
This ongoing process will result in soon to be announced new operational management plans that are to be implemented in time for the 2014 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival.