Tag Archive for ‘Victoria’

Infant hepatitis B vaccination 18 years on

The introduction of the infant hepatitis B vaccination program began in the state of Victoria on 1 May 2000. The decision to vaccinate newborns was required as a condition of funding to public hospitals in the state of Victoria under the policy and funding guidelines, issued by the Acute Health Division of the Department of Human Services. Unbelievable I could not believe this could happen and note that this unethical […]

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Premier Denis Napthine has reignited the debate over women’s reproductive rights

  Common sense should dictate that the issue of abortion be left to pregnant women to decide. But when the history of women’s fight for the right to abortion is considered, it’s no wonder it’s still firmly in the hands of wheeling and dealing politicians. In the state of Victoria, abortion has made the headlines for the last two weeks with the Independent and balance-of-power MP Geoff Shaw  plotting the […]

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‘The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka’ by Claire Wright – a review

This post is timely for it is now 159 years since the famous uprising known as the Eureka Stockade. The story of the massacre in Ballarat on December 3, 1854 after police and soldiers broke the miner’s stronghold  is one of Australia’s great stories, but according to Claire Wright, author of The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, the story we learned as children neglected half of the participants-the women.

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