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The New South Wales Government has announced $500,000 in new funding to support suicide prevention programs and support services in Sydney’s LGBTI community. The NSW Government has established a Suicide Prevention Fund of $8 million over four years as part of the state’s 2016/17 Budget, which aims to support non-government and community-based organisations to improve …

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The New South Wales Government has announced $500,000 in new funding to support suicide prevention programs and support services in Sydney’s LGBTI community. The NSW Government has established a Suicide Prevention Fund of $8 million over four years as part of the state’s 2016/17 Budget, which aims to support non-government and community-based organisations to improve …

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Universities in China are offering students affordable HIV tests for sale in soft drink and snack food vending machines. Students at five college campuses in Beijing and the Harbin, Guangxi and Heilongjiang provinces can purchase the self-test kits from the same machines selling food and drink. They pay 30 yuan (just less than $AU6) for …

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LGBTI lobby group just.equal is calling on marriage equality supporters to respond to a federal government survey on aged care by raising the benefits of marriage equality for older LGBTI people. Federal Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt has announced a review of national strategies to support the aged care needs of LGBTI people. The strategies …

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LGBTI people in the aged care sector are being encouraged to have their say in the federal government’s review of the national strategies to support their needs. Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt has asked aged care consumers and carers from LGBTI and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds, aged care providers and peak bodies …

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A new support group for all queer men who have experienced prostate cancer has been established in Brisbane. According to official data, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among males and the group’s organisers say like any chronic condition, the experience of diagnosis can be devastating. For same-sex attracted men, their experience following …

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More than 1200 Queenslanders are participating in the state’s PrEP trial as part of efforts to prevent the transmission of HIV, the Queensland government has announced. PrEP, short for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and also known by its brand name Truvada, is a once-daily pill that has been shown to dramatically reduce the risk of HIV transmission …

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A new permanent memorial in Canberra remembering those lost to AIDS was unveiled at the National Arboretum on Sunday. The first four of seven new “Gardens of Reflection” were officially opened at the site, which will eventually incorporate 156 new trees, stone walls, sculptures and seating areas. AIDS Action Council ACT chief executive Philippa Moss …

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A petition to reverse federal funding cuts to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sexual health programs in both Queensland and the Northern Territory has been delivered to the federal government. The petition on Change.org was started last month by the Queensland AIDS Council (QuAC) and the Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council (NTAHC) in response …

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Julia Gillard will take over as chair of mental health advocacy organisation beyondblue in July. The former prime minister has served on the board of the depression and anxiety initiative since 2014. She will replace the organisation’s founder, former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett. The not-for-profit service offers counselling and support for people suffering mental illness, …

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