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WA AIDS Council disappointed PrEP not yet added to PBS

WA AIDS Council disappointed PrEP not yet added to PBS

The Western Australian AIDS Council say they are disappointed that the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee’s (PBAC) has decided to defer the decision on whether to list Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). Negotiation between the PBAC and the manufacturers of the drug Tenofovir which is used in PrEP treatment appear to have […]

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Ian Goodenough accuses colleagues of using a ‘kamikaze’ approach

Ian Goodenough accuses colleagues of using a ‘kamikaze’ approach

Western Australian Liberal MP Ian Goodenough has accused colleague Senator Dean Smith and other MPs pushing for a free vote on marriage equality of using ‘kamikaze tactics’. Speaking to the ABC the member for Moore which covers Perth’s northern suburbs Goodenough said he had concerns about the proposed bill on marriage equality because it didn’t […]

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Health organisations call on politicians to support marriage equality

Health organisations call on politicians to support marriage equality

Thirty six leading national health organisations have called on the Federal Government to put an end to marriage discrimination and legislate for marriage equality. Tiernan Brady, Executive Director, The Equality Campaign welcomed the statement, saying the focus of the marriage equality debate should be people. “It’s easy in the middle of all the politics to forget what […]

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Daily Telegraph denies it’s making a judgement about gay teens

The editor of Sydney’s Daily Telegraph has responded to the barrage of criticism over an info-graphic that appeared to list being same-sex attracted as a health risk being faced by NSW teenagers. The newspaper’s editor Chris Dore said people had misinterpreted the info-graphic that declared that young people only had themselves to blame for their […]

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Daily Telegraph: Young people should blame themselves for being gay

Young people should ‘blame themselves’ for being gay according to a Sydney newspaper. The article has quickly been condemned by readers across social media. The Daily Telegraph has published a story about the health of young Australians alongside an info-graphic that lists the reasons for declining health rates. With a headline that reads “Fat Chance […]

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Stay up to date with PrEP: Register your interest

Stay up to date with PrEP: Register your interest

The WA AIDS Council (WAAC) have established a new mailing list to keep you informed on the upcoming changes to PrEP access on the west coast. With our state’s first PrEP trial expected to begin in the second half of this year, WAAC are offering a new service to ensure those who are interested in accessing PrEP […]

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Get a fresh workout with Party Pump Super Circuit (w/ bonus puppy!)

Get a fresh workout with Party Pump Super Circuit (w/ bonus puppy!)

If you’re feeling run down and exhausted from a busy work week, you better give ONE Fitness Health Lifestyle’s Party Pump Super Circuit a go. Held on Saturday mornings at the Subiaco gym, this class is an awesome way to give you a fresh wave of energy for the best days of the week. Good […]

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Living Proud LGBTI community services face uncertain future

Living Proud LGBTI community services face uncertain future

Update (15/06) A spokesperson for the Mental Health Commission (MHC) told OUTinPerth funding is still available for Living Proud WA in the form of a grant, should they choose to reapply. “In 2016, through a competitive grant process, Living Proud were awarded a 13 month grant for the delivery of suicide prevention training and workshops […]

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Book your spot at the Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women’s Health Conference

Book your spot at the Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women’s Health Conference

Registrations are now open for the 2017 Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer (LBQ) Women’s Health Conference which will be held in Sydney in July. The conference will feature a line-up of speakers and influential voices addressing pertinent issues uniquely affecting a community whose needs are not always covered by mainstream approaches. Proudly co-presented by ACON and the […]

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UN Special Rapporteur says Indonesia needs embrace non-discrimination

UN Special Rapporteur says Indonesia needs embrace non-discrimination

The United Nations Special Rapporteur Dainius Pūras delivered a report last month on Indonesia’s after his first trip to the country, saying Indonesia could improve its health system by embracing non-discrimination principles. Pūras, whose work focuses on the health sector, urged Indonesia to prioritise investments in primary health care, address mental health issues and offer […]

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