Published: 03 September 2019
Assoc Prof Walter Theseira: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs (a) whether sensitivity training is provided to the police and other first responders to facilitate responding to victims of violence in connection with sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, including LGBTQ victims of family violence and intimate partner violence; and (b) how such training is conducted, if applicable.
1. Police officers are trained to be sensitive to the needs of all victims, including those from the LGBTQ community. The training covers a wide range of issues, including the causes of victim trauma, the needs of victims, the vulnerabilities faced by victims, and victim management.