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Headmaster who supported child groomer could be called to Federal Court

Published: 4 March 2020

The former top school counsellor at controversy-embroiled St Kevin's College in Melbourne is ready to take her one-time bosses to trial in the Federal Court, her lawyers say.

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Rally to raise Newstart

Published: 26 February 2020

A section of the Benalla community is getting behind the call to increase Newstart allowance.

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Setbacks for Queensland's conversion therapy ban

Published: 25 February 2020

Australia’s first proposed legislation criminalising “LGBT conversion therapy” has suffered setbacks and divides after receiving criticism and support on issues of medicinal practice and gender dysphoria.

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One third seeking mental support

Published: 21 February 2020

TASMANIANS are being encouraged to seek support for mental illness with a report showing the state continues to have higher than average rates of depression and anxiety.

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Published: 23 January 2020

By Mike Hitch

The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) has called on the Queensland State Government to further restrict the harmful practice of conversion therapy by including non-regulated professionals such as those claiming to be counsellors or religious advisers in the Health Legislation Amendment Bill 2019.

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Queensland’s Move To End ‘Conversion Therapy’ A Positive Step, But Falls Short

Published: 16 January 2020

The AASW has called on the Queensland Government to broaden the definition of ‘health service provider’ to better restrict the practice of harmful ‘conversion therapy’, a harmful and discredited practice which purports to convert lesbian, gay and bisexual people into heterosexual.

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Published: 15 January 2020

Why don’t people use their mental health care plan? Here’s how to overcome the stigma of mental health diagnosis and find the right psychologist for you.

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Local Leaders | Mental Health: So, what happens after the disaster?

Published: 9 January 2020

Local Leaders | Mental Health: So, what happens after the disaster?

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Meet The Activist Fighting For Justice And A Better Future

Published: 5 January 2020

The year 2020 marks 250 years since James Cook’s first voyage to Australia, yet today Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people still aren’t acknowledged in our constitution.

The time is now for recognition and reform, as called for in the Uluru Statement from the Heart. 

This month, marie claire joins forces with some of Australia’s biggest and brightest names to unite for change. Here, Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts talks about fighting the good fight...

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AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers