Abortions in Public Hospitals - Does it add up?

Abortions in Public Hospitals… Does It Add Up?

In March 2019, we published an article relating to the promise made by the Labor Party around abortions in public hospitals. In this promise, if they win government on May 18, they intend to make abortion services widely available in Public Hospitals throughout Australia, both in major cities and…

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My Health Record laws have changed

In important news and a great step forward for all Australians, the Australian Parliament implemented crucial changes to My Health Record laws as from February 4, 2019. These new laws promise Australians aged between fourteen and seventeen years much stronger privacy protections, which is of…

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Safe Access Zones for Abortion Clinics

High Court Finding: “Safe Access Zones” For Abortion Clinics Are Constitutionally Valid

In what comes as very positive news for Australian women, The High Court has rejected a claim on the rights to protest outside abortion clinics by anti-abortion advocates. The decision of the High Court serves to reinforce the validity of NSW’s safe access zone laws, which were enacted in 2018, and…

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Labor Election Promise for Abortion Services

Labor Election Promise – Abortion Services

It has been announced, in news released in Australia on March 6, that the Labor government has made a pre-election promise to deliver enhanced, tangible support of abortion services for women in public hospitals throughout the country. As part of its National Sexual and Reproductive Health…

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Everything You Need to Know About LARCs

When it comes to finding a contraceptive solution, long acting reversible contraception, also known as LARCs, have not been high on the hit list for women of Australia. In fact, medical literature praises LARCs as the most effective form of contraception, yet interestingly enough only 11% of women…

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Medical Termination

How To Get An Abortion Pill In Sydney – Is It Right For You?

For women wanting to terminate a pregnancy in Sydney, there are a number of options available to them including a medical abortion, often referred to as the abortion pill or RU486. This differs to the surgical abortion method and instead the abortion generally occurs with a planned series of pills…

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Abortion Legalised in Queensland

Abortion Legalised in Queensland

As of October 17th, 2018, abortion in Queensland is no longer a crime. Longstanding laws which made abortion illegal in Queensland have been scrapped in a historic parliamentary vote on the Queensland government’s plan to decriminalise the termination of pregnancy. What Do The New Laws Mean?…

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My Health Record - Doctor entering notes on laptop

My Health Record

You have most likely heard about My Health Record recently in the news or from your local doctor. In a society that is ever more technologically connected, it is a way for your medical records to be accessed quickly and securely online from any computer and device that has an internet connection.…

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Splendour in the Grass - STI Test for VIP Entry

Young people were asked to take STI test in exchange for entry to VIP area at Splendour in the Grass

SPLENDOUR in the Grass revellers were asked to take a sexually transmitted infection (STI) test, in exchange for entry into a VIP area at the festival last weekend. Health authorities provided Chlamydia testing for young people at Splendour in the Grass as part of the award-winning Down to Test…

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NSW Abortion Exclusion Zone Bill

NSW Abortion Exclusion Zone Bill Passed

On June 8 this year, a New South Wales abortion clinic ‘safe zone’ bill passed the Lower House, meaning protesters who intimidate or harass people within 150 metres of hospitals or clinics that provide terminations, can now face punishment including fines and jail time. This abortion exclusion…

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