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Tasmanian Labor voice support for gay conversion therapy ban

Tasmanian Labor voice support for gay conversion therapy ban

Tasmania’s Shadow Health Minister has voiced her support for banning gay conversion therapy practices. Sarah Lovell MLC added her name to a petition calling for the practice to be banned, and called on Tasmania’s Liberal government lead by Will Hodgman to show it’s support too. “In a supposedly enlightened and tolerant Australia, it’s difficult to […]

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Federal Labor promises to ban gay conversion therapy

Federal Labor promises to ban gay conversion therapy

Labor’s Shadow Minister for Health, Catherine King, says a Shorten government would move to outlaw discredited gay conversion therapies. Currently only Victoria has legislation outlawing the practice, but King says a Shorten Labor government would work with all states and territories to bring in the relevant legislation. “Gay conversion therapy is discredited and dangerous,” King […]

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McCormack says he knows nothing about gay conversion therapy

McCormack says he knows nothing about gay conversion therapy

Michael McCormack stepped into the role of Acting Prime Minister for the first time this week, and gave his first major speech since he took over as the leader of The Nationals. Appearing at the National Press Club on Tuesday, McCormack spoke about the importance of regional communities and investment in infrastructure before taking questions […]

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Hunt denounces conversion therapy, defends “freedom of speech”

Hunt denounces conversion therapy, defends “freedom of speech”

Health Minister Greg Hunt has raised concerns about “freedom of speech” while being questioned about his views on gay conversion therapy this week. Speaking with Patricia Karvelas on Radio National, the conversation quickly turned from discussing The Greens’ newly announced policy to legalise cannabis use for all adults to freedom of speech and the Victorian […]

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PrEP subsidies to begin in April as Truvada lands on the PBS

PrEP subsidies to begin in April as Truvada lands on the PBS

Game-changing HIV prevention medication known as PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) will be subsidised as of April 2018 following an announcement from the federal government today. Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt revealed today that PrEP (branded as Truvada) will become part of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from the first of April, with a $180 million subsidy […]

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Health Minister Greg Hunt orders “urgent review” of EMEN8 website

Health Minister Greg Hunt orders “urgent review” of EMEN8 website

A joint initiative of the Victorian AIDS Council and AIDS Council of New South Wales (ACON) is facing review by the federal government after a report from The Australian. The EMEN8 website, established earlier this year, is a sexual health promotion and awareness resource aimed at men who have sex with men (MSM). The Australian have […]

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New polls shows older coalition supporters want marriage equality

New polls shows older coalition supporters want marriage equality

The latest ReachTel Poll across the seats of five senior Cabinet Ministers reveals 65% of ‘Baby Boomers’ in Liberal seats back marriage equality along with the majority of people over the age of 65. The poll took in the seats of Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne, Health Minister Greg Hunt, Environment and Energy Minister Josh […]

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Marriage debate splits government ministers

Marriage debate splits government ministers

The division within the ranks of the government over the issue of marriage equality is being laid out for all to see as government ministers take to the airwaves to share their differing views on how the issue of marriage equality should be addressed. Education Minister Simon Birmingham has backed business leaders who published an […]

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Federal MP Greg Hunt reveals support for marriage equality

Federal MP Greg Hunt reveals support for marriage equality

Federal MP for Flinders Greg Hunt has declared he argued in favour of marriage equality during the marathon Liberal party room debate earlier this month, supporting a free conscience vote on the issue. “I do support same-sex marriage and that view has evolved over recent years through conversations with the community,” Mr Hunt said. The […]

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