In Canberra, on Wednesday 6 September 2006, seven female burlesque dancers began entertaining at a conference dinner for the 17th Australia New Zealand Climate Forum – Climate Variability & Climate Change, at Old Parliament House. Fifteen minutes into the performance, the dancers ceased performing, in the face of a walkout led by women scientists.
This is an event rich with controversial issues relating to sexual suggestion in a male dominated context, and governmental and political reactions. The questions I am exploring in this paper are as follows: From the points of view of the dancers, the female and male complainants, and government decision makers and the employees working at the function, what can we learn from this event about Australian attitudes to sex? What was the attitude of those who hired the dancers, before, during and after the event? How do those attitudes resonate with the recent study into the sexual lives of Australians, the Australian Study of Health and Relationships?
Media reports will be analysed, and structured discussions with participants will be considered, in relation to the data from the Australian Study of Health and Relationships. Conclusions about attitudes to sex will be reached.
Vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) is now routine practice for adolescent females in Australia. Media information about HPV vaccination is likely to affect girls’ and parents’ decisions about vaccination. This article reports a content analysis of 131 Australian print media news stories published between October 2006 and December 2009. Each story was coded for main themes of the article; completeness and accuracy of information presented; potential issues and concerns related to HPV vaccination; phrasing, emphasis, and language used; and representation of experts.
PSIQUIATRÍA FORENSE Y VIOLENCIA POLÍTICA. La evaluación pericial de víctimas de tortura y sus familiares. En los últimos años la psiquiatría forense,
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