Wednesday 29 May 2013

eHealth – trials without tribulations

The 2nd Annual PCEHR Conference: The Journey Towards National eHealth Adoption, held in Sydney on 27 May, highlighted some interesting findings that demonstrated how keen many people with HIV have been to register for their own eHealth record.

According to the latest information from the government, there are now 155,000 registered users of the eHealth record. There has been a significant rise in registrations since assisted registration began earlier this year. Assisted registration enables healthcare organisations to help their patients with the process of signing up for an eHealth record.

Thursday 9 May 2013

Leading gay advocate talks Human Rights and HIV

Australia has been very fortunate to have visit our shores one of the world’s leading human rights advocates, South African Justice Edwin Cameron. Edwin Cameron is of course well-known to many in the HIV sector, due to his coming-out publicly as HIV-positive. He is the only public official across the continent of Africa to have disclosed his positive status (more on his interesting reflections on that later in this post).

Monday 6 May 2013

Protest against funding cuts to Welfare Rights Centre

Cutting the cake, but no celebration on Welfare Rights' 30th birthday
In April, the NSW State Government sent shock-waves through the community sector when it announced that it was stripping community advocacy organsiation, Welfare Rights Centre, of all its State Government funding.

The decision will see $404,000 withdrawn from the organisation, representing 40% of its total funding.