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How sexual assault survivors can feel in control during cervical screenings

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ABC Life  / By Kellie Scott / 12th August 2020 Kate* avoids cervical screenings.The 34-year-old from Sydney is a survivor of sexual assault and finds the physical examination re-traumatising. Kate’s experience is not unique. One in five Australian women has experienced sexual violence since the age of 15. And research shows those who have experienced sexual abuse, either as adults or...

Understanding the role of law and culture in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities in responding to and preventing family violence

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ANROWS, 2020 Family violence within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities attracts considerable attention in policy, research and practice. Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have advocated for community-led approaches to family violence that are culturally safe, involve Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander justice models and recognise Aboriginal or Torres Strait...

New Guides: Family Violence Response for Women with Disabilities

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Women with Disabilities Victoria, July 2020 WDV’s Workforce Development Team  have produced two new resources. These resources outline the best practice response to violence against women with disabilities, including supporting a woman who discloses experiencing violence, and lists a number of referral services. (Please note some of the referrals are specific to Victoria. 1800RESPECT provide free...

Medical Board releases new guidelines for practitioners and students on blood-borne viruses

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Medical Board of Australia, 23 Jun 2020 The Medical Board of Australia is encouraging practitioners and students to review the new Guidelines for registered health practitioners and students in relation to blood-borne viruses before they take effect on 6 July 2020. The Board’s guidelines are for practitioners and students who perform exposure-prone procedures and registered health practitioners...

Baby born with “avoidable” congenital syphilis: experts

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InDaily, June 04, 2020 The recent birth of a child in South Australia with congenital syphilis, despite the mother being previously diagnosed and treated for the sexually transmitted infection, has prompted SA Health concern about the quality of the treatment. [A] public health alert [sent by SA Health] “reminds and advises health practitioners of their responsibilities” in managing syphilis...

SHINE SA media release: INTERNATIONAL SEX WORKERS DAY

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SHINE SA, Posted on May 28, 2020 International Sex Workers Day on June 2 provides an opportunity for us to support the rights of sex workers in South Australia and advocate for the decriminalisation of sex work. Sex work is criminalised in South Australia which means that those engaging in relevant sex work activities can be prosecuted for criminal offences. SIN, SIDAC (Sex Industry...

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