Australia’s leadership role in combating the HIV/AIDS epidemic has been called upon to stem an emerging HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSMs) and transgender people in the South East Asia region, the nation’s peak HIV/AIDS organisation has said.
Marriage equality advocates say that an Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) commissioned report released today claiming children benefit from having married parents only strengthens the case for same-sex marriage.
A leading marriage equality advocate who last month met with Prime Minister Julia Gillard has said he believes there is a small chance that she may change her mind on the issue and support same-sex marriage rights in the future.
Australian-born UK human rights activist Peter Tatchell has urged Commonwealth leaders to discuss LGBT issues, including the decriminalisation of homosexuality, at the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
With World Suicide Prevention Day taking place on September 10, the country’s peak suicide body hopes newly available resources will help Australians better understand mental illness, and gain a clearer picture of what forms of help are available.
POSTED ON // Monday, 05 September 2011
Written by // Alex Dunkin
The Pinnacle Foundation launched in South Australia at Parliament House last week with the Minister for Education Jay Weatherill and the state’s first recipient of the scholarship, Neville Fields, amongst the guest speakers.
Channel Seven’s outing of former NSW police minister David Campbell last year is one of seven case studies highlighted in the communications watchdog’s new privacy guidelines for broadcasters that have been opened for public comment.
Amid reports Prime Minister Julia Gillard is under pressure to stand aside following a High Court ruling last week scuttling the Government’s wildly unpopular Malaysia ‘asylum solution’, LGBT and human rights organisations have welcomed the judicial decision.