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People who helped in the fight against HIV among Australia Day honours

People who helped in the fight against HIV among Australia Day honours

Among yesterday’s Australia Day honours were recognition for many people who have contributed to the fight against HIV over the past three decades. Their contributions are wide and varied, showing that there are many ways people can contribute to making the goal of no new transmission a reality by 2020. Sandra Berenger was appointment as […]

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Australia Day honours for WAAPA’s Lucette Aldous

Australia Day honours for WAAPA’s Lucette Aldous

World famous ballerina, acclaimed teacher and grand dame of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Lucette Aldous is among the many Australians honoured on Australia Day. Aldous is one of a select group of Australians awarded the nation’s highest honour, a Companion of the Order of Australia. The respected teacher was recognised for her […]

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Tony Abbott links Australia Day debate and marriage survey

Tony Abbott links Australia Day debate and marriage survey

Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has linked the debate over marriage equality to a Victorian Council’s decision to move its Australia Day celebrations. Melbourne’s Yarra council announced that they would no longer celebrate Australia Day on January 26th and would move to conduct citizenship ceremonies on an alternative date. The council said it had […]

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Rugby club founder and HIV advocate among Australia Day honourees

Rugby club founder and HIV advocate among Australia Day honourees

Andrew Purchas (pictured, third from left), the founder of Sydney’s gay rugby club¬†The Convicts, is among those named in today’s Australia Day honours. Purchas was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the general division. The award recognises his service to rugby union and the social inclusion of LGBTI people.¬†Purchas told the ABC that […]

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Australia Day honour for local hero

Hundreds of everyday Australians have been honoured for their community work and contribution to society in the Australia Day honours. Among the recipients is local legend Ivan King. Mr King has been awarded for his service to the performing arts as an archivist and historian. Mr King, who was a theatrical performer in the 1970’s, […]

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Icehouse Bring the Heat

Icehouse Bring the Heat

One of Australia’s most iconic bands is performing a special Australia Day Eve concert in the scenic ambience of Red Hill Auditorium next year. It could only be Icehouse, the band that gave us ‘Great Southern Land’ and ‘Hey Little Girl’. Lead singer and all around music legend Iva Davies caught up with OUTinPerth to […]

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