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Queensland overhauls sex education with the Respectful Relationships Education Hub

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Queensland Government, October 2022 The Queensland government has overhauled the way respectful relationships and sexual consent is taught in schools. Revamped educational materials — such as lesson plans — are available for Queensland teachers to use with students from next year. The Respectful Relationships Hub also contains resources for parents and carers, and for students. In March 2021, the...

Descriptive norms about condom use predict odds of [adolescents] using a condom

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McCarthy Molly, Kauer Sylvia, Fisher Christopher (2022) Descriptive norms about condom use predict odds of using a condom during last sexual experience in a large, national survey of adolescents from Australia. Sexual Health, online early, Abstract: Background: Reducing sexually transmitted infections among adolescents is an important public health goal in Australia and worldwide. This study...

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;...

Open letter to PM signed by over 250 organisations, including SHINE SA

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23/11/2021 SHINE SA are pleased to be one of the many signatories to the Joint Letter to the Prime Minister calling for laws that protect us all, equally. Media Release from Equality Australia, November 23, 2021: Olympian Ian Thorpe has today teamed up with LGBTIQ+ organisation, Equality Australia, to launch a campaign urging the Australian Parliament to oppose a Religious Discrimination Bill...

Research demonstrates student support for SHINE SA’s Relationships and Sexual Health Program

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SHINE SA,  October 13, 2021 Recent research demonstrates student support for SHINE SA’s comprehensive relationships and sexual health curriculum. The study draws on surveys completed by 29,533 South Australian secondary students aged 12-16 years conducted over a twelve-year period between 2006-2017. University of Adelaide researcher Sophie Kedzior1, analysed surveys of students who had engaged...

Community-Led Research: Walking New Pathways Together (Aboriginal focus)

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 Sydney University, Edited by Victoria Rawlings, James Flexner and Lynette Riley, 2021 The concept of Community-Led Research has taken off in recent years in a variety of fields, from archaeology and anthropology to social work and everything in between. Drawing on case studies from Australia and the Pacific, this open access e-book considers what it means to participate in Community-Led...

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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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