Haemosexual Australia: Health & Political News
Health & Political News
Seeking gay and bisexual men in NSW to participate in this year’s survey. Findings are used to guide HIV and sexual health programs.
If you are a gay or bisexual man who lives in Australia, we would like you to complete the Gay Community Periodic Survey. Taking part involves completing an anonymous online questionnaire about your sexual practices, drug use and health service engagement. The findings are used to guide HIV and sexual health programs in Australia. You must be at least 16 years of age to participate.
HIV doesn’t discriminate by visa status — so if ending new transmissions relies on everyone having affordable access to condoms, PrEP and HIV treatment, should temporary visa holders be granted fair access too?
“…if there are more HIV infections in Medicare ineligible temporary visa holders then there will also be more HIV infections in Australian permanent residents and citizens.”
This is why education is so vital in the fight against HIV/AIDS
“We need to improve education and promote access to PrEP, particularly amongst culturally and linguistically diverse men who have sex with men, and those outside the gay neighbourhoods of Sydney.”
World First as Australian PrEP trial leads to unprecedented reductions in HIV transmissions
Needles in strawberries in all six states
Sewing needles have been found in strawberries in every Australian state as growers fear the multi-million dollar "commercial terrorism".
Sewing needles have been found in strawberries in all six states, leading New Zealand to pull the Australian-grown fruit from its supermarket shelves.
Police are investigating after the metal needles were found in punnets of fruit across the country, as nervous growers fear a multi-million dollar commercial sabotage.
Two contaminated punnets of Mal’s Black Label strawberries have been found in separate towns outside Adelaide, with the latest in Morphett Vale.
“People need to slice their fruit prior to consumption and please contact police immediately if you find any contaminated fruit,” SA Police said on Monday.
Queensland Strawberry Growers Association vice president Adrian Schultz said “commercial terrorism” was bringing an industry to its knees.
“I’m angry for all the associated people, it’s the farmers, the people who supply them, the packaging people, the truckies with families to support, who suddenly lose their jobs … it’s far-reaching,” he said.
Same sex marriage campaigner enters race to replace Malcolm Turnbull
The contest to replace Malcolm Turnbull in Parliament is heating up as Liberal campaigner Andrew Bragg quits his business job to run for the seat, intensifying the competition to win the endorsement of local party members.
Scott Morrison beats Peter Dutton in Liberal spill to succeed Malcolm Turnbull; Julie Bishop loses deputy position
At the end of tumultuous few days in the nation’s capital, Scott Morrison becomes Prime Minister as Peter Dutton’s bid to take the reins of the Liberal Party backfires.
What happened at Parliament House today?
- A hell of a lot. Scott Morrison is the new Liberal leader and the 30th Prime Minister. Learn more about him.
- Peter Dutton thought he had the numbers but he was beaten, so too Julie Bishop.
- Josh Frydenberg is the new deputy leader and Treasurer. Greg Hunt and Steve Ciobo were unsuccessful for the deputy leadership.
- Today was Malcolm Turnbull‘s last day as Prime Minister. Look back on his career.
- And of course, the analysis. Annabel Crabb’s take here.
- Watch our live TV coverage, too.
Malcolm Turnbull delivers his final press conference as Prime Minister, saying he’s proud of his achievements during a challenging time to be the country’s leader. But he also took aim at those who moved against him, describing a “determined insurgency to bring down his prime ministership”.
Malcolm Turnbull says his intention is to call a Liberal party room meeting at midday tomorrow, if he sees the letter with a majority of MPs supporting Peter Dutton.
Turnbull has revealed he will resign as Prime Minister tomorrow if a spill motion is carried against him.
Read more here: ABC News, click here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/
Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull survives leadership challenge as rival Peter Dutton resigns
Malcolm Turnbull, the Australian prime minister, has survived a leadership challenge that could have led to a sixth change in less than 11 years.
Mr Turnbull was challenged by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton after he declared the leadership of the government vacant on Tuesday.
In a Liberal Party room meeting, the prime minister succeeded in a leadership ballot, winning 48 votes to Mr Dutton’s 35.
Mr Dutton resigned from cabinet role after the defeat.
The regulation of medical devices is flawed and another scandal is inevitable: health advocates
More catastrophic failures of medical devices are “almost guaranteed” to happen because there’s been no significant reforms to the way Australia regulates such implants, health advocates say.
- Regulation of medical devices in Australia is so flawed another scandal is inevitable, health advocates say
- Key issue for regulators is knowing exactly how many of each make and model are implanted
- The Therapeutic Goods Administration said its “top priority” was patient safety
The warning comes after the ABC revealed dozens of women who have suffered complications from a permanent contraceptive device called Essure have signed up to be part of a class action against pharmaceutical giant, Bayer.
NAB latest bank to admit it charged dead customers
The National Australia Bank (NAB) has become the latest financial institution to deduct fees from dead customers.
The claims have been made at the Royal Commission as the bank’s superannuation arm comes under scrutiny.
The inquiry has heard the NAB only discovered the problem in June and the extent of the problem is not yet known.
‘Get rid of Mr Turnbull or we will get rid of you’: Emotional listener pleads for change
An elderly listener has called in pleading for the Liberal Party to ditch their leader as she struggles to keep her head above water.
Holding back tears, pensioner Elaine tells Alan Jones she’s now having to skip meals to pay her bills.
She’s launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, saying it’s obvious “he couldn’t care less”.
“I’m an aged pensioner who’s down to two meals a day.
“I don’t gamble, I don’t drink, I go to church and that’s it. But the electricity bill for an elderly person, to try and keep warm…”
Australia Will Now Fine Parents Twice a Month If They Don’t Vaccinate Their Kids
Australia’s “No Jab, No Pay” policy just got a little stronger, or at least more insistent. Under the previous policy, parents who did not keep their children up to date on vaccinations would miss out on a one-time, end-of-the-year tax benefit called Family Tax Benefit Part A, valued at AU$737. Under the updated policy, those same parents will instead lose AU$28 every two weeks while their child is not up to date.