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Resource on sexual harassment in the workplace during the festive season

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Working Women’s Centre SA Inc, November 2019 The Working Women’s Centre SA Inc has created a guide for employers to assist them with preventing & responding to sexual harassment in the workplace during the festive season. This guide will assist employers in planning a safe and truly celebratory event. It is designed to be shared amongst workplaces in the leadup to the work...

World Medical Association updates advice on medically indicated termination of pregnancy

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Australian Medical Association, October 21, 2018 Revised advice to physicians on medically indicated termination of pregnancy has been issued by the World Medical Association. At its recent annual General Assembly in Reykjavik, the WMA reiterated that where the law allows medically indicated termination of pregnancy to be performed, the procedure should be carried out by a competent physician...

Bill to legalise abortion introduced to NSW parliament

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Guardian Australia, Thursday 11 August 2016 13.23 AEST More than 100 academics have called on the New South Wales government to take abortion off the criminal code as Greens upper house member Mehreen Faruqi prepares to introduce the legislation. Law and criminology academics from across the state have signed a letter saying it is time to decriminalise abortion and calling for privacy zones to be...

Bid to wind back Victorian abortion laws fails

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The Age, May 25, 2016 – 10:35PM
A push to wind back abortion laws in the Victorian Parliament has failed.
Democratic Labour Party MP Rachel Carling-Jenkins recently introduced a private members’ bill to effectively ban abortions after 24 weeks.
But on Wednesday that bill was defeated 27 votes to 11 in Parliament’s 40-member Legislative Council.
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Sex and Disability on SBS Insight next week

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SBS Insight Airdate: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 20:30 Channel: SBS Imagine: you’ve been married to your partner for 25  years. You live with them, love them, are sexually attracted to them, but physical intimacy? Almost impossible. This is the reality for David and Jenni Heckendorf, who both have profound cerebral palsy that greatly limits their mobility. In order to have sex, they must use the...

Psychologist who had affair with transgender patient struck off for 5 years

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NSW Caselaw, February 2016 A psychologist in NSW has been banned by from registration or providing any health services for five years. The NSW Health Care Complaints Commission brought complaints of unprofessional conduct and professional misconduct against Seth Talmadge. The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) found that the patient (who had transitioned from female to male some years...

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