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Domestic Violence
New research out of Australia has found domestic and family violence (DFV) in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) communities often go unrecognised. Findings from Developing programs for perpetrators and victims/survivors of domestic and family violence report also highlighted unique tactics of abuse in LGBTQ DFV, such as the...
Australia LGBT
New laws have come into effect in the Australian state of Victoria that now allow trans and gender diverse Victorians to alter the sex recorded on their birth certificate without having to undergo surgery. Due to the new laws an applicant still needs to sign a statutory declaration stating they...
Glenn Humphris
The Australian rainbow community are mourning the loss of Constable Glenn Humphris, who was one of the four Police officers killed in a horrific roadside car accident on a Melbourne Freeway on Wednesday. Constable Glenn Humphris was one of the four police tragically lost and the community has rallied around...
Truvada
The Australian Government has removed Truvada from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), however, has confirmed that other generic options will still be included.  Australians will no longer be able to access Truvada, which is used for HIV treatment as well as for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme...
IAN THORPE
Openly gay Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe has joined several other public figures appearing in a video criticising the Australian Government’s current Religious Discrimination Bill. The financed political group that has morphed from pushing marriage equality during that debate to one that inserts themselves into any equality debate, Equality Australia, has...
The ACT looks like it will join Victoria in beating New Zealand to outlaw the practice. The Australian Capital Territory is set to become the latest jurisdiction to ban gay conversion therapy with the Chief Minister saying it will be outlawed next year being the next election which will take...
A new petition has been launched in Australia with the aim of ending the nation’s current ban on gay men donating blood within 12 months of same-sex sexual activity. Ky Ruprecht who is a medical student from Canberra launched the petition titled #AllOurBlood on Change.org, highlighting the current restrictions put...
scott morrison
Controversial new legislation has been put forward for consideration in Australia with the aim of protecting a person's freedom of religious expression. According to reports by Reuters, the proposed legislation (which has been drafted after the recent firing of Christian rugby player Israel Folau, for posting extream religious views on...

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