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New report raises questions about Kakadu rehabilitation plan

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Plans for cleaning up the site of the Ranger uranium mine, which closes in January – and incorporating it into Australia’s largest national park, Kakadu – are being hampered by an unrealistic five-year rehabilitation time frame, uncertainty over funding and fears about a tailings dam leaking toxic contaminants into the surrounding national park, according to a new report.…

Quit helps pregnant rural and regional women to stop smoking

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Health professionals across the country now have access to new, Australian-first resources to help them support pregnant women and their partners to stop smoking. The resources – clinical guidelines and an online training package – have been produced by Quit and Alfred Health to help GPs, obstetricians, midwives and pharmacists have a simple conversation and provide best practice care so pregnant women may lead healthier lives for themselves and their babies. The clinical guidelines include Australian-first guidance from The Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne on how to prescribe nicotine replacement therapy during pregnancy. Health professionals are being encouraged to use…

Trans Awareness Week 2020

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WHAT IS TRANSGENDER AWARENESS WEEK? In 2020, Transgender Awareness Week will take place from 13-19 November. This week is an important time in the LGBTIQ+ calendar because it raises the visibility of trans people around the world. During this time, allies and organisations around the country, and the world, participate in Transgender Awareness Week (also called Trans Awareness Week) to help raise awareness by amplifying the voices and experiences of transgender people to the wider community. The week is about bringing attention to issues of prejudice, discrimination and violence that affect trans and gender diverse people. More importantly it is…

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