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LGBTIQ conversion

Australia’s long history of LGBTIQ conversion therapy

Within fifteen years of the word ‘homosexual’ coming into common usage, the search for a cure was in full swing. Indeed, LGBTIQ conversion therapists are nothing new. There is a long and undistinguished history of quacks attempting to profit from social prejudice against LGBTIQ people. 7 minute read In 1903 the Brisbane Truth mocked the …

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Health Minister Greg Hunt Addresses ‘My Health Record’ Privacy Fears

Police and government agencies will not be able to access a person’s My Health Record data without a court order under law changes proposed by the federal government. Medical records will be stored on a national database under the controversial federal government scheme, to be viewed by patients, GPs, specialists, pharmacists and hospital staff, with …