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WAAC: A new identity for the WA AIDS Council

WAAC is the new name for the WA AIDS Council after the organisation undertook a collaborative brand update to coincide with its 35th anniversary. The organisation has also launched a new three year strategic plan to go hand-in-hand with its reimagined logo and identity, which seeks to continue to optimise the sexual health and wellbeing […]

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WA AIDS Council secure five-year funding for future services

WA AIDS Council secure five-year funding for future services

The WA AIDS Council (WAAC) have secured almost $20 million in funding over the next five years to continue supporting people living with HIV and LGBTQIA+ communities. Awarded through the Department of Health’s Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program Communicable Disease Control Directorate, WAAC will be enabled to continue delivering a range of services across […]

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Put your hand up and become a volunteer in your community

Put your hand up and become a volunteer in your community

Volunteering is a great way to be part of your local community, meet new people, and give something back. Research has shown that volunteering can also be good for your mental health and wellbeing too! A 2016 report from pwc and Volunteering Australia looked into the benefits of volunteering in Australia and found that 93% of […]

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Connect with community at this month’s LGBTQIA+ Youth Weekend Meet Up

Connect with community at this month’s LGBTQIA+ Youth Weekend Meet Up

LGBTQIA+ young people between the ages of 12 and 17 are invited to join in this month’s LGBTQIA+ Youth Weekend Meet Up. Held across Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd May, the event is an opportunity to come together and connect with other young people in our communities for a great weekend, while learning more about […]

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The M Clinic is on the move to new home in West Perth

The M Clinic is on the move to new home in West Perth

Perth’s only sexual health clinic to offer confidential and non-judgmental STI testing and treatment by health professionals who are themselves part of the LGBTQI+ community, is on the move to a bigger and better location. The M Clinic, a service of the WA AIDS Council (WAAC), will be operating in its new home at 2 […]

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Local organisations mark World AIDS Day in Yagan Square

Local organisations mark World AIDS Day in Yagan Square

December 1st is World AIDS Day, an opportunity to learn more about HIV/AIDS, stand against stigma and remember those we’ve lost. The WA AIDS Council (WAAC), Positive Organisation of Western Australia (POWA) and other community groups are marking the occasion all day in Yagan Square, kicking off proceedings this morning with a community breakfast and […]

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World AIDS Day 2020: Now more than ever

World AIDS Day 2020: Now more than ever

Tuesday 1st December is World AIDS Day, an occasion to raise awareness surrounding HIV/AIDS in 2020, and remember those we’ve lost due to AIDS-related complications. The date has been marked in 1988, and this year the theme is “Now More Than Ever”, tying in with the COVID-19 pandemic the world is facing together. This year, […]

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Inclusive Education WA funding ends without renewal

Inclusive Education WA funding ends without renewal

Inclusive Education WA (IEWA), Western Australia’s rebranded version of the Safe Schools program, will no longer be funded after October 31st 2020. In 2018, the program announced a new name following criticism from conservative groups after its initial launch, state election campaigns and throughout the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey. The WA Department of Education has confirmed that the […]

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WA AIDS Council and Perth Steam Works renew partnership

WA AIDS Council and Perth Steam Works renew partnership

The WA AIDS Council (WAAC) have announced they have recommitted to their partnership with Perth Steam Works, as the queer men’s venue reopens after months of lockdown. The project is an extension of WAAC’s M Clinic, which provides free, confidential and inclusive STI testing for all LGBTIQ+ people in Western Australia. Perth Steam Works owner […]

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Identifying sexual health service barriers for trans & gender diverse folks

Identifying sexual health service barriers for trans & gender diverse folks

Sexual Health Quarters (SHQ) and the WA AIDS Council (WAAC) have announced the development of a new resource that seeks to identify barriers for trans and gender diverse Western Australians accessing sexual health services. SHQ and WAAC have released a short survey to gauge which methods of community engagement are preferable for members of the […]

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