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Marie Stopes Australia seeks signatories to open letter re changes to telehealth

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July 2020   There are changes to Telehealth from Monday, July 20th which mean that clients who have not attended a service within the last 12 months – that is, new clients or clients who have not used a service in the last 12 months – will no longer be eligible for a Telehealth appointment.   Marie Stopes Australia has written an open letter about the impact of this change access to...

There are fears coronavirus is stopping Australia’s migrant women from accessing abortions

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SBS News, 26th April 2020 Vulnerable pregnant women could lose access to abortion throughout Australia because of increased financial hardship caused by the coronavirus pandemic, reproductive health providers have warned.  A combination of widespread job losses, differing abortion laws around the country, and patchy access to Medicare, could mean more women need financial assistance to terminate...

Discrimination: a health hazard for people from refugee and asylum-seeking backgrounds resettled in Australia

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Ziersch, A., Due, C. & Walsh, M. Discrimination: a health hazard for people from refugee and asylum-seeking backgrounds resettled in Australia. BMC Public Health 20, 108 (2020). Abstract Background Research has shown that discrimination is harmful to health, but there is relatively little known about discrimination experienced by people from refugee and asylum-seeking backgrounds in...

Refugee-led peak national advocacy organisation launched in Melbourne

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Refugee Communities Association of Australia Inc., 11 Feb 2020 Refugee Communities Association of Australia Inc (RCAA) was launched at the Multicultural Hub: AMES Australia on 8th February in Melbourne, with the aim to empower refugee communities across Australia, enabling them to take active roles in Australia. For a long-time refugee community in Australia have been represented by external...

Migrant women’s groups commend voting down of ‘racist’ amendment to NSW abortion bill

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SBS, 19th September 2019 Groups representing migrant women in Australia have praised the voting down of a controversial amendment to NSW’s proposed abortion bill that would have explicitly banned abortions on the basis of gender selection. The amendment had been labelled “racist” and a “dog-whistle” on the basis it specifically targeted Indian and Chinese communities...

Blueprint for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice

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Asia Pacific Alliance for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Bangkok: July 2019 The resource “Blueprint for  Sexual and Reproductive  Health, Rights, and Justice” has just been released by Asia Pacific Alliance for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and endorsed by multiple international organisations.  While it focuses on US policy environ, it is more broadly applicable: in...

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