30th October, 2020
inTouch’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and accessible multicultural family violence services
has been recognized with a Rainbow Tick.
inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence received the Rainbow Tick for providing
inclusive and progressive services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer
(LGBTIQ) people, becoming the first multicultural organisation in Australia to be recognised by the
national accreditation program.
CEO Ms Michal Morris said that achieving Rainbow Tick status was the end result of a long
cooperative process with staff and the community.
“Our staff played a pivotal role in ensuring that inTouch is fully committed to equity, diversity and
inclusion,” Ms Morris said. “We’re excited and proud to continue our commitment to providing an
intersectional service by fulfilling Rainbow Tick standards.”
The Rainbow Tick consists of six standards against which organisations can formally be accredited
to assure LGBTIQ consumers and staff that their organisation will be responsive to their needs. In
order to demonstrate compliance with the Rainbow Tick Standards, organisations undertake an
internal self-assessment followed by an independent on-site assessment conducted by a QIP
Dr Stephen Clark, Chief Executive of QIP stated, “LGBTI people have the same right to access safe
and high quality services as anyone else within the Australian community. However, not all service
providers understand or respond well to the needs of the LGBTI community. For some LGBTI people,
the experience of exclusion and discrimination can contribute directly to poorer health and wellbeing, particularly mental health. The Rainbow Tick provides a benchmark for LGBTI inclusive
practice throughout Australia”.
To learn more about the Rainbow Tick and QIP, visit the QIP website here.
Download the inTouch press release here.