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Respect Inc decriminalisation rally

A global network of LGBTIQ organisations from around the world have called for global decriminalisation of sex work to address discrimination and stigma against sex workers, including those who identify as LGBTIQ. The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) is a global network representing more than 1,500 LGBTIQ organisations from around the …

Respect Inc decriminalisation rally

Queensland sex workers are inviting friends, family, and allies from the LGBTIQ community to join them in calling for urgent action by the Queensland government on laws putting sex workers at risk in the state. This Sunday is International Sex Worker Rights Day, and on Monday (March 4), advocacy group Respect Inc are holding the …

My Health Record stock photo supplied by federal government

Police and law enforcement agencies will be able to access the sensitive medical data contained on the My Health Record system without a warrant or court order, according to a new legal analysis. People’s medical records will be stored on a national database under the federal government scheme, to be viewed by patients, GPs, specialists, …

Pioneering HIV/AIDS researcher David Cooper

Pioneering HIV/AIDS researcher David Cooper has posthumously been appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Credited with diagnosing some of the first HIV cases in Australia, Professor Cooper passed away at age 69 in Sydney in March. On Monday he was awarded the high honour for his …