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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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Perth Steam Works to relaunch with an all-new look

Perth Steam Works to relaunch with an all-new look

LGBTIQ+ venues are finally emerging from lockdown limbo, and Perth Steam Works is ready to return with an all-new look this Saturday. A fixture of Perth’s LGBTIQ+ community for 25 years, Perth Steam Works found a new owner in Michael Drummond earlier this year, and the new team have overseen massive renovations to the space […]

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Living Proud & WA AIDS Council team up for new youth counselling service

Living Proud & WA AIDS Council team up for new youth counselling service

Local LGBTIQ+ support organisations Living Proud and the WA AIDS Council (WAAC) have joined forces on a new LGBTIQA+ youth counselling service, available free of charge. Created in response to COVID-19, the two not-for-profit groups have created the service for young people between the ages of 14 and 26 who are seeking support with issues […]

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WA AIDS Council CEO Lisa Dobrin on free counselling and support

WA AIDS Council CEO Lisa Dobrin on free counselling and support

The WA AIDS Council (WAAC) has waived its fees on remote counselling services, improving access to mental health services for LGBTIQ+ folks in a COVID-19 world. WAAC has also launched an online campaign in conjuction with this initiative, targeting LGBTIQ+ people in rural WA, and raising awareness of their counselling services for people living with […]

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WA AIDS Council launch free LGBTIQ+ counselling amidst COVID-19

WA AIDS Council launch free LGBTIQ+ counselling amidst COVID-19

The WA AIDS Council (WAAC) has waived its fees on remote counselling services, improving access to mental health services for LGBTIQ+ folks in a COVID-19 world. WAAC has also launched an online campaign in conjuction with this initiative, targeting LGBTIQ+ people in rural WA, and raising awareness of their counselling services for people living with […]

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WAAC CEO Lisa Dobrin talks leadership, COVID-19 and the future

WAAC CEO Lisa Dobrin talks leadership, COVID-19 and the future

The WA AIDS Council (WAAC) announced in March that Lisa Dobrin had been appointed as the new CEO of the health organisation supporting people living with HIV and the LGBTIQ+ commnity. Stepping up to replace former CEO David Kernohan after his resignation in November last year, Dobrin brings an extensive resume in the community sector […]

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WA AIDS Council searches for a new name

WA AIDS Council searches for a new name

The Western Australian AIDS Council is welcoming suggestions for a new name for the organisation. More than 30 years after the organisation was formed its operations have grown to encompass a wide range of activities, many of which are not represented by their current name. In a video explaining their desire to rebrand the organisation […]

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WA AIDS Council launches new campaign targeting overseas students

WA AIDS Council launches new campaign targeting overseas students

The WA AIDS Council (WAAC) has launched a major sexual health online campaign, targeting overseas students destined to study in Perth and elsewhere in Western Australia. The educational digital campaign is aimed at preventing new infections of HIV, and follows on from the most recent figures collected by WAAC which show that there were 67 […]

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