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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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WA Greens: Govt funding of LGBTI+ mental health is inadequate

The Greens have criticised the McGowan’s government’s recently announced commitment to increase funding to LGBTI+ mental health services in WA as “inadequate and half-hearted.” The government have allocated $30,000 to each Living Proud WA and the WA AIDS Council to assist WA’s LGBTI+ community with mental health needs ahead of the postal survey on marriage […]

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State govt increase support for LGBTI+ mental health ahead of postal survey

Deputy Premier Roger Cook has today announced the McGowan Government will increase support for mental health services that support the LGBTI+ community ahead of the federal government’s postal survey on marriage equality. The Minister for Health and Mental Health revealed in a press release that his department cannot ignore the effect of the postal survey […]

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McGowan Labor government reveals new cabinet

McGowan Labor government reveals new cabinet

Western Australia’s new Labor government have released the names of their new cabinet members, as well as their portfolios in the new line up. Mark McGowan and his deputy Roger Cook have retained their leadership positions in the government change, while Sue Ellery and out MP Stephen Dawson take charge in the Legislative Council. Presenting the […]

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Colin Barnett not happy plebiscite may overlap state election

Colin Barnett not happy plebiscite may overlap state election

  Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett is not overjoyed that the plebiscite on marriage equality may overlap the campaign for the state election. There has been speculation that the plebiscite will not be held until February 2017. The federal government has confirmed that the Australian Electoral Commission has given them advice that it’s not possible […]

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