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ASHM forms national taskforce to respond to impact of COVID-19 on HIV

ASHM forms national taskforce to respond to impact of COVID-19 on HIV

The Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) has announced the creation of a national taskforce to respond to the impact of COVID-19 on HIV, viral hepatitis and other blood-borne viruses (BBVs) in Australia. “As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to escalate, we’re likely to face critical challenges to the health system […]

Binary spokesperson Kirralie Smith links COVID-19 to gender identity

Binary spokesperson Kirralie Smith links COVID-19 to gender identity

The latest email update from anti-transgender organisation Binary has raised concerns over respecting gender diversity during the time of COVID-19. Spokesperson Kirralie Smith sent an email to followers of Binary this week, arguing that coronavirus serves to “reveal how irrelevant radical gender ideology really is.” “COVID-19 has effectively shut down the globe with individuals, businesses […]

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National, local & queer arts organisations call for government assistance

National, local & queer arts organisations call for government assistance

Arts and nightlife organisations have given an update on the current situation regarding COVID-19, calling for government assistance to see the industry through these uncertain times. Performing Arts Connections Australia released a statement this week, highlighting that performing arts centres across the country are dealing with the prospect of ongoing, long-term shutdowns, with the extension […]

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Report on discrimination against LGBTIQ+ kids pushed into never-never

Report on discrimination against LGBTIQ+ kids pushed into never-never

The Morrison government quietly pushed back the timeline for a report into how the law should treat LGBTIQ+ kids who might be expelled from their schools over their sexuality. Critics are saying the government has abandoned their promise to tackle the issue and called on state governments to stop delaying action on the issue. If […]

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Events cancelled across the country following COVID-19 advice

Events cancelled across the country following COVID-19 advice

The Australian government has requested that non-essential events attracting more than 500 people be cancelled to help halt the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.  The recommendation is in place from Monday. The request has seen a myriad of events announcing their cancellation including the WA Chicken Festival, the Mandurah Crab Festival and the Fairbridge Music […]

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Was Pauline Hanson being misleading when discussing trans children?

Was Pauline Hanson being misleading when discussing trans children?

Eyebrows were certainly raised when One Nation leader Pauline Hanson told parliament earlier this year that there were officially only 57 transgender children in Australia. In February Senator Hanson delivered a speech in parliament outlining why she was introducing legislation that would give parents a say on how schools included information on debated topics such […]

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Scott Johnson’s family increases reward for information to $2million

Scott Johnson’s family increases reward for information to $2million

The family of American man Scott Johnson have added an additional million dollars to the reward for information on the death of the American scholar. The 27-year-old’s naked body was found at the bottom of cliffs in Sydney over 30 years ago. The area above the cliffs on Manly’s North Head was known as a […]

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Senator Stoker says she’s continuing her campaign against transgender treatments

Senator Stoker says she’s continuing her campaign against transgender treatments

Liberal Senator Amanda Stoker has shared that she’s not planning on giving up her campaign against the way transgender youth are treated by medical professionals. On Friday, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians told Health Minister Greg Hunt that they could see no need for a national inquiry into transgender health care in Australia. On […]

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Submissions to the ‘Religious Freedom’ bill released

Submissions to the ‘Religious Freedom’ bill released

The Attorney General’s Office has made public some of the submissions to the government’s consultation over its revised religious freedom bill. Prime Minister Scott Morrison had promised to have religious freedom legislation introduced into parliament before last Christmas, but at the eleventh hour the bill was pulled and replaced with updated legislation which some critics […]

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Rejection of transgender health inquiry welcomed by practitioners

Rejection of transgender health inquiry welcomed by practitioners

Health practitioners working in the field of transgender health have welcomed the response from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) that says there is no call for an inquiry into the treatment of transgender people. Last year Health Minister Greg Hunt was lobbied by a collection of anti-transgender groups who claimed that the practices […]

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