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Latest Australian Statistics on Sexual Violence – Victimisation

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Australian Bureau of Statistics, 24/08/2021 This article is the first in a new series exploring the nature and prevalence of sexual assault, sexual abuse, and sexual harassment in Australia. Topics covered include changes in prevalence over time, victimisation risk factors, immediate and long-term impacts on victims, and criminal justice outcomes for offenders. The focus of this first article is...

Factsheets: new Spent Convictions process (Homosexual Activity) in SA

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Department for Correctional Services & Attorney-General’s Department (SA), Page last updated 26 July 2021 If the court rules that you’re guilty of a crime, the conviction will probably appear on your National Police Certificate (NPC), which is often referred to as a ‘police check’. Not all convictions stay on your record forever. It’s possible to have some...

Disability Support Toolkit for frontline workers – violence and abuse

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1800RESPECT, March 2020 The Disability Support Toolkit has resources for front line workers supporting people with disability who have been impacted by violence and abuse. People with disability are 1.8 times more likely to experience violence and abuse, including more varied forms of abuse. (Source: AIHW Report 2019.) They are also less likely, and take longer to reach out for support. This...

HIV & the Law: updated content from ASHM

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Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine, 2019 The NEW Guide to Australian HIV Laws and Policies for Healthcare Professionals includes two new sections on Mandatory Testing for HIV and My Health Record. This resource aims to provide health care workers with information on legal and ethical responsibilities under various laws and regulations related to human...

Is the world becoming more gay-friendly?

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By Amy Adamczyk, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, via BBC 29/05/2019 When Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex unions, hundreds of gay people marked the occasion by registering to marry. It marked a significant change on the island, where the majority of people only relatively recently became supportive of same-sex relationships. In many other places there has also been...

Special issue of Drugs and Alcohol Today: ChemSex – Apps, drugs and the right to pleasure

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Emerald Publishing Limited, 2019 This special edition of Drugs and Alcohol Today, entitled “Chemsex – Apps, drugs and the right to pleasure”, acknowledges an aspect of drug taking that is often ignored in the discourse on the “scourge” of drug abuse – that drugs enhance pleasure. Amidst the pleasure brought on by “chems”, there has been pain. Drug overdoses and deaths fuelled by a prohibition...

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SASHA is a current awareness service with news and views on various aspects of sexual health and sexuality, from a wide range of sources. These range from credible sources of sexual health and related information, to relevant opinion pieces in the media.

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