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WA’s proposed surrogacy laws may be discriminatory to women

WA’s proposed surrogacy laws may be discriminatory to women

Introduction of Western Australia’s new surrogacy laws may have been dealt another blow with legal advice suggesting the proposed legislation could be discriminatory towards women. Health Minister Roger Cook (pictured) has argued that the current laws need to be changed because they are discriminatory towards male same-sex couples and single men. Cook has argued that […]

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WA Greens call on McGowan Government to ban conversion therapy

WA Greens call on McGowan Government to ban conversion therapy

The WA Greens are urging the state government to ban LGBTI+ conversion therapy following an announcement by Victorian Labor Premier Daniel Andrews yesterday. Andrews was joined by Minister for Equality Martin Foley and Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos at Melbourne’s Midsumma Pride March, where he revealed the Victorian Government’s plan to prohibit LGBTI+ conversion practices […]

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ACL says single people and gay men should not be able to access surrogacy

ACL says single people and gay men should not be able to access surrogacy

Ahead of the parliamentary debate on the McGowan government’s bill, that would allow single men and gay men to access altruistic surrogacy, the Australian Christian Lobby has argued that the laws need to move in the opposite direction and ban all single people from accessing surrogacy. Currently altruistic surrogacy can only legally be accessed by […]

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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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Minister responds to concerns over LGBTIQ+ health strategy timeline

Minister responds to concerns over LGBTIQ+ health strategy timeline

Health Minister Roger Cook has responded to concerns raised by members of the LGBTIQ+ community regarding the speed at which the state’s LGBTIQ Health Strategy is being developed. Last week several leading health organisations and prominent community groups shared their concern that the Western Australian Health Department had set a timeline for the development of […]

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Community groups worried about health strategy haste

Community groups worried about health strategy haste

The McGowan government has announced it will be developing a specific health strategy focussing on LGBTIQ+ communities but concern has been raised by community groups regarding the pace at which the strategy will be put together. Thirteen prominent representatives from community organisation have written a joint letter to Health Minister Roger Cook after it was […]

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Western Australia’s surrogacy laws to be reviewed

Western Australia’s surrogacy laws to be reviewed

Western Australian Health minister Roger Cook has announced that the government will review Western Australia’s laws regarding reproductive technology, a move which may open a pathway for same-sex couples to use surrogates to create families. The government said it was clear that Western Australia’s laws were out of step with other Australian states, promoting the […]

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WA government announces funding boost to LGBTI Health

WA government announces funding boost to LGBTI Health

The Western Australian government has announced it will be providing $120,000 for the development of a LGBTI health strategy. Co-ordinated through the Department of Health, the strategy will provide a framework to raise awareness of the specific health and mental health challenges of LGBTI people. The funding will be used to engage relevant stakeholders and […]

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PrEPIT WA: PrEP trial now available in Western Australia

PrEPIT WA: PrEP trial now available in Western Australia

The state government have launched Western Australia’s first pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) trial this week. The trial, entitled PrEPIT WA, will enable up to 2,000 people at risk of HIV to obtain PrEP free of charge from four local clinics; The M Clinic, GP on Beaufort, Royal Perth Hospital Sexual Health Clinic and Fremantle Hospital’s South […]

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Health Minister will look at legislation around “gay conversion therapy”

Health Minister will look at legislation around “gay conversion therapy”

Health Minister Roger Cook has told Triple J’s Hack program that he will review Western Australia’s laws to see if there is a need for legislation to protect people from so-called ‘gay conversion therapy’. Gay conversion therapy, or reparative therapy, is courses or counselling methodologies that claim they can alter a person’s sexuality, usually involving a desire […]

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