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26 January: Our Statement

Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia’s First Peoples and the Traditional Owners of the lands, waterways and skies where we live, work and play.  Australia Day is the annual, official National Day of Australia and is observed on 26 January, marking the landing of the First…

2023.12.18 - MR - Universal Access to Reproductive Healthcare 3

Universal Access to Reproductive Healthcare – Real action needed to support women’s rights

Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) welcomes the opportunity to provide input into the Senate Inquiry into Universal Access to Reproductive Healthcare. The Senate Inquiry is a critical opportunity to identify existing gaps in sexual and reproductive healthcare provision. WHISE’s submission, endorsed by some of our regional partners including the South Eastern Melbourne Primary…

Medibank Data Breach Radio

3CR Radio Interview: Medibank Data Breach

On Tuesday 29 November 2022, the team at 3CR Breakfast invited WHISE to talk about the recent Medibank data breach on 3CR 855 AM. Since 13 October 2022, Medibank client data has been accessed and weaponised by a malicious party aiming to extort Medibank. The data breaches impact millions of people across Australia. An estimated…

2022.11.11 - MR - Consent Matters

Consent Matters: WHISE partners with Sexual Health Victoria to prevent sexual violence

Sexual Health Victoria is delighted to announce a new program Consent Matters: Professional Mentoring Program for Youth and Community Workers. SHV is pleased to announce they are partnering with Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) on this important work. This program is one of several initiatives funded by the Department of Families, Fairness and…

2022.11.10 - MR - Medibank

WHISE condemns the weaponisation of personal healthcare data targeting those who have had abortions

In response to the latest Medibank data breach, Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) vehemently condemns the weaponisation of private healthcare information, particularly targeting women and people with a uterus who have had abortions. ‘The gross misuse of this personal healthcare data is reprehensible and heinous. Weaponising personal information is horrendous and to do…

2022.10.27 - MR - Fed Budget

WHISE Statement On The Federal Budget 2022-2023

Women’s Health in the South East welcomes the key measures of the 2022-23 Federal Budget delivered on Tuesday 25 October, in Canberra.  “While our work is very much centered around the southern metropolitan region of Melbourne, major announcements such as those just delivered by the Federal Government, do have an impact on our work,” said Kit McMahon,…

2022.10.26 - MR - Vic Gov SRH Plan

WHISE Welcomes Release of Victorian Government’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Plan

Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) welcomes the release of the Victorian Government’s sexual and reproductive health plan. “This is a comprehensive and strategic plan for all Victorian women and girls” said Kit McMahon, CEO, Women’s Health in the South East. “We know that the Victorian Government have consulted widely on the development of the plan…

2022.10.17 - MR - WHS Statement GE

Women’s Health Services call for the next Victorian Government to maintain momentum for Gender Equity

The Women’s Health Services released today their 2022 Victorian Election Platform. The platform puts forward three key actions and areas of work to improve women’s health and wellbeing in Victoria. “All of the Victorian Women’s Health Services agree,” says Kit McMahon, CEO, Women’s Health in the South East. “We need to keep the momentum of…

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Women’s health movement calls for sustained focus on gender equality and health equity

The 12 Victorian Women’s Health Services met on Tuesday 13 September to mark progress of work for gender equality and make a call for all parties and government to sustain the commitments of preventing family violence, of continuing to invest in intersectional gender equity and, to drive change in our health system so it is…