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Rainbow Realities: In-depth analyses of large-scale LGBTQA+ health and wellbeing data in Australia

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, April 2024. Rainbow Realities provides a synthesis of pre-existing findings as well as more than 50 new analyses derived from the data of six surveys of LGBTQA+ populations in Australia. These are: Private Lives 3, Writing Themselves In 4, SWASH , Trans Pathways, Walkern Katatdjin (Rainbow Knowledge) and Pride and...

New data on sexual harassment, physical violence, and sexual violence in Australia

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Australian Bureau of Statistics, 23rd August 2023 The Australian Bureau of Statistics has today released new data on sexual harassment, physical violence, and sexual violence in Australia. 1.7 million Australians sexually harassed in 2021-22 Survey results showed that 1.3 million women and nearly half a million men experienced sexual harassment in 2021-22.  Sexual harassment was considered to...

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQIASB+ people and mental health and wellbeing

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The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), 2023. Authors: Madi Day, Bronwyn Carlson, Dameyon Bonson and Terri Farrelly. The high rates of suicide-related behaviour among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, combined with similar evidence relating to LGBTQIA+ people, suggest that there is a need to investigate the compound risk of suicide-related behaviour among people who are...

Major report on HIV in Australia released

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University, December 2022 A major national survey of Australians living with HIV has revealed more than 70 per cent of people living with HIV report their health-related quality of life to be good. This is very close to the target set in the current National HIV Strategy of 75 per cent of people living with HIV reporting good...

Updated International Student Principles for Australia

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Australian Human Rights Commission, 2022 The International Student Principles were developed to address the human rights concerns of international students living in Australia. They are intended: As a guide for all organisations and government agencies that provide services to international students; To inform the ongoing development of policies and services relating to international students;...

Stolen Generations survivors face poorer health and wellbeing outcomes than other Indigenous Australians

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 02 Jun 2021 More than 27,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and over in 2018–19 were survivors of the Stolen Generations, according to new estimates in a report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report, commissioned by the Healing Foundation, finds that Stolen Generations survivors aged 50 and over...

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