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Three public health reasons why marriage equality is a great idea

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Croakey, April 20, 2017 In the post below, republished with permission from his blog, Sydney epidemiologist Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz shows that, on health grounds alone, the government is obliged to act urgently: Here are three reasons why marriage equality is a win for public health and society in general. 1. For the kids The first go-to argument that any traditional marriage campaigner will rush...

Domestic violence leading cause of hospitalised assault among girls and women in Australia

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), 19 April 2017 Nearly 6,500 women and girls were hospitalised due to assault in Australia in 2013–14, with the violence usually perpetrated by a partner or spouse, according to new analysis from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The data, available as part of a new series of fact sheets on selected injuries, shows that over...

Rules about sex: getting them right (Training module & CDs): full-day practical module

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  SHine SA, February 2017 A CD-based resource has been produced to assist workers and carers to assess knowledge and teach rules about touch and sexual behaviour and strategies for sexual safety and improved relationships. In this practical full-day module, you will be supported to apply the resource practically and ethically, using your own laptop. The aims are to: > reduce sexual...

Reports of sexual assault reach six-year high in Australia

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Australian Bureau of Statistics, 13 July 2016 Reports of sexual assault have reached a six-year high on the back of a three per cent rise since last year, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. There were 21,380 victims of sexual assault recorded by police during 2015. This was an increase of three per cent on the previous year, and the highest number of sexual...

More than third of sexual assaults, homicides linked to domestic violence, ABS data shows

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ABC News, Updated July 13, 20016 at 2:39pm More than a third of sexual assaults and homicides recorded in Australia last year were domestic violence-related, according to new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The 2015 crime statistics also show that there were 21,380 victims of sexual assault across the country, a rise of 3 per cent on the previous year, and a six...

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