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Coronavirus (COVID-19) campaign resources aimed at the general public.

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 Commonwealth of Australia Department of Health,  last updated19 March 2020 If you have clients, patients, or colleagues with whom you need to share information about 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the federal Department of Health has created these resources. The national COVID-19 campaign aims to reduce the risk to Australians by helping them to: make informed decisions take up health...

SHINE SA a signatory to the South Australian joint statement against the Religious Discrimination Bill

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February 27th, 2020 We the undersigned represent a range of researchers, community service organisations and advocacy groups that support communities throughout South Australia. We are united in our concerns about the draft Religious Discrimination Bill and its potential to cause harm to the communities we serve. We respect the diversity of Australia and celebrate the multitude of beliefs...

Closing the Gap report 2020 shows only two targets on track

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ABC, 12/02/2020 The 12th Closing the Gap report, tabled in Parliament today, shows Aboriginal children still trail far behind non-Indigenous children in literacy, numeracy and writing skills. The report also shows the country is on track to meet just two of seven government targets to reduce the disparity in health, education and employment outcomes. Gains in Indigenous health have been the same...

In contrast to Australia’s success with hepatitis C, our response to hepatitis B is lagging

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The Conversation, October 15th, 2019 Around one-third of Australians living with hepatitis C have been cured in the last four years. Australia’s response to hepatitis C is seen as a leading example around the world, and the elimination of the disease as a major public health threat is looking like an increasingly achievable goal. But the situation is much less promising for Australians living...

National abortion data vital to safe, accessible services

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MJA InSight+, Issue 10 / 18 March 2019 EXPERTS are in the dark about the extent to which abortion is contributing to Australia’s historically low teenage birth rate, prompting renewed calls for the collection of national abortion data. In a Perspective published by the MJA, Professor Susan Sawyer, Chair of Adolescent Health at the University of Melbourne, and Dr Jennifer Marino, research fellow...

Australia will never be HIV-free if access to prevention requires a medicare card

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The Conversation, January 23, 2019 12.21pm AEDT by Nicholas Medland, Sexual health physician and senior researcher, UNSW Australia aims to “virtually eliminate” HIV transmission by 2022, according to the health minister’s new national HIV strategy. This ambitious goal has been made possible by biomedical HIV prevention, a new and highly effective way of preventing HIV using medications. But new...

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