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As Australia looks to act on LGBT conversion practices, survivors and religious groups speak out

A report on Queensland’s bid to make it illegal to change or suppress a person’s gender identity or sexual orientation through so-called ‘therapy’ is due this week, with Victoria continuing to assess the issue. Here, a survivor, an LGBTIQ+ and faith advocate, and religious groups have their say.   Source: As Australia looks to act […]

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Measles alert – infected woman in Sydney’s suburbsover the Australia Day weekend | Daily Mail Online

NSW Health on Sunday said the woman spent time in Bondi Junction, Rose Bay and Double Bay while infectious from Australia Day on January 26 to January 31. Source: Measles alert – infected woman in Sydney’s suburbsover the Australia Day weekend | Daily Mail Online

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‘Science isn’t enough’: Queensland Health admits vaccine info ‘failure’

Queensland Health admits it has failed to do enough to stop the spread of vaccine misinformation in the wake of outbreaks of measles at home and overseas. Source: ‘Science isn’t enough’: Queensland Health admits vaccine info ‘failure’

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Measles epidemic sparks state of emergency in tourist hotspot popular with Australians  | Daily Mail Online

The Samoan government declared the month-long state of emergency on Friday after six children died from the highly contagious measles virus. Source: Measles epidemic sparks state of emergency in tourist hotspot popular with Australians  | Daily Mail Online

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Why Are Vaccinated Australians Now Catching Measles? – VAXOPEDIA

More vaccinated Australians are catching measles because there is more measles in Australia. Source: Why Are Vaccinated Australians Now Catching Measles? – VAXOPEDIA

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Parents FFS – Stop silencing, speaking over, dismissing, ridiculing, mocking Autistic adults in autism-related FB groups. | Danijela Turner

Another public announcement proudly brought to you by the Hopping Hippy Autistic from Oz (fittingly titled after I was called a ‘hippy’ in one parent group and told I was bringing in my hippy ideas from Australia). Parents FFS – Stop silencing, speaking over, dismissing, ridiculing, mocking Autistic adults in autism-related FB groups. Comparing your […]

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New Curtin study aims to reduce stigma of autism in Australia | Mirage News

Eight out of 10 Australians have strong positive attitudes towards people with autism, a national survey outlined in new Curtin University-led research has found.The research, published in the journal PLOS ONE, analysed data from an online survey that asked more than 1000 participants who did not have autism about their knowledge and social attitudes towards […]