Pornography Business

A new book has been released by Melinda Tankard Reist called Big Porn Inc: Exposing the Harms of the Global Porn Industry. Melinda Tankard Reist says of the book: “It documents the proliferation and normalisation of pornography, the way it has become a global industry.” The book will be launched in Perth on Thursday 22 September, 1pm at Parliament House. It will be launched by Minister for Mental Health Helen Morton, Kate Doust and Nick Goiran. To RSVP email Jasmine Piipponen jasmine.piipponen@mp.wa.gov.au or call 9398 3800.

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POSTED 21 Sep 2011

Aboriginal Health

There has been a 29% decline in deaths due to circulatory disease and a 55% decline in infant mortality rates according to a new report on Indigenous Health. For more: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/B4FAC97E0CB5A73BCA2578E1007E3135/$File/WS041.pdf

For report: http://www.health.gov.au/indigenous-hpf

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POSTED 23 Aug 2011

Drug Use Up

A new report, 2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey Report released 27 July 2011 by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows that the use of illicit drugs has increased. Between 2007 and 2010 the number of people aged 14 or older who had used illicit drugs in the previous 12 months had risen from 13.4% to 14.7%. For press release: http://www.aihw.gov.au/media-release-detail/?id=10737419581

For report: http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=32212254712&libID=32212254712

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POSTED 15 Aug 2011
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WA Alcohol & Drugs Report

The Education and Health Committee of the WA Parliament has released its final report from its inquiry into the adequacy and appropriateness of prevention and treatment services for alcohol and illicit drug problems in Western Australia. For report overview (date: 23/6/11) and submissions: http://parliament.wa.gov.au/web/newwebparl.nsf/iframewebpages/Committees+-+Current

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POSTED 2 Jul 2011
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Homeless Grows

The rate of use of government-funded specialist homelessness services has increased in recent years, according to the latest annual report on homelessness released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). In 2009-10, 219,900 people (or 1 in every 100 Australians) used government-funded specialist homelessness services. Of these, 135,700 (62%) were clients and 84,100 (38%) were children accompanying clients. Report: http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737419170

Media release: http://www.aihw.gov.au/media-release-detail/?id=10737419192

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POSTED 27 Jun 2011
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Abortion Pill Fears

A study published in the journal Australian Family Physician has found that a greater percentage of women end up in emergency when using the RU486 Pill compared to surgical terminations. For more: http://ausprayernet.org.au/newsletter/DisplayNewsletter.php?e_id=00000002178#st2

Or: http://australianchristianlobby.org.au/2011/05/serious-safety-concerns-with-abortion-drug/

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/abortion-pill-less-safe-than-surgery/story-fn59niix-1226051434394

 

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POSTED 3 Jun 2011
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Drug Stats

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare released a report Dec 3, 2010 that showed that around 143,000 alcohol and other drug treatment episodes were provided in Australia in 2008-09. The top drug for people seeking treatment was alcohol followed by cannabis. However, for young people (aged 10-19) cannabis was the main concern. 66% of those seeking treatment for drugs were males.

For press release: http://www.aihw.gov.au/mediacentre/2008/mr20081017.cfm

For report: http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10590

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POSTED 4 Dec 2010
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ARPA Breakfast

On Nov 13, 2010 the Association for Reformed Political Action held a breakfast workshop at the Southern River Free Reformed Church attended by 50 people. Speakers were Ali Kleyn on Christian business, Daniel Bosveld on Development Aid, Spike Fokkema on Local Politics, Gary Kleyn on the Media and Royce Vermeulen on Medical Issues.

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POSTED 20 Nov 2010
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Health Ethics Committee Job

Nominations are sought to join the Human Research Ethics Committee. For more info on the committee visit www.health.wa.gov.au/healthdata/HREC

Expressions of interest must be received by Dec 1, 2010 to:

Ms Franca Leigh, A/Executive Officer
Human Research Ethics Committee
Department of Health
189 Royal St, East Perth WA 6004
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POSTED 20 Nov 2010
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Abortion Seminar

Baptistcare is holding a day seminar on “Health Ramifications of Induced Abortion and Therapy.” International guest speakers are, Prof Phillip Ney, Dr Marie Peeters Ney, Dr Orpah Marasigan and Dr George Newinger. To be held Sat 23 Oct, 2010, 8.30am-4.30pm, Technology Park Function Centre, 2 Brodie Hall Drive, Bentley. Register by Oct 14 by calling Cherie Cathie (08) 9282 8650 or email cherie.cathie@baptistcare.com.au

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POSTED 17 Oct 2010
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