Navigation Links
Australian PM Wants to Prevent Entry of HIV Positive and Leprosy Affected People

As opinion polls predict a major defeat for the ruling conservatives in Australian federal elections, Prime Minister John Howard is stepping up his rhetoric, projecting himself as a tough man , who would do anything to protect the interests of his electorate. Only last month he had kicked off a huge controversy with similar comments following reports that the number of newcomers carrying HIV into the state of Victoria had more than quadrupled in the past two years.

Even then critics had pointed out the figure had little to do with immigration, but more with the inter-state movement of Australians themselves. For Australia as a whole too, HIV infection has been rising alarmingly, by as much as 41 per cent between 2000 and 2005. Besides the disease is raging in neighbouring Pacific countries like Papua New Guinea.

Hence he seems to want to clutch at the HIV straw and swim home again, ignoring the advice of his health and immigration ministers who have told him migrants carrying the disease are not a risk. If last time he had referred to the prohibition in force of the entry of TB patients, now he is saying that leprosy sufferers should also be prevented from entering Australia.

"My view is the best result is that no one with those sort of ailments is allowed into the country," Mr Howard said on radio. "I'm going to review the current position, and I want procedures put in place that see as far as possible that (HIV-positive people being allowed into Australia) doesn't happen. We are looking at it the next week or so." Earlier in the week, a letter from Health Minister Tony Abbott and Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews advised the Prime Minister that people with HIV/AIDS should not be stopped from moving to Australia.

The letter reportedly told the Prime Minister that HIV, unlike the airborne disease tuberculosis, is not highly contagious, and that blocking entry to HIV-positive people could be seen as discri
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Australian Scientists Silence Cancer Gene
2. Australian Government To Stockpile Anti-Bird Flu Drug Relenza
3. Australian Company Gets $10 million For Developing Skin Cancer Gel
4. Australian Health funds stand accused
5. Australian Court Finds Man Guilty of Spreading HIV/AIDS
6. Australian Scientists Develop Novel Drug To Combat Inflammatory Diseases
7. Sale Of Bird Flu Vaccine to US Planned: Australian Firm
8. Hepatitis C Could Infect 800,000 Australians By 2020
9. Obesity Cost More Than The Australian Health Budget
10. Australian Snake Venom Can Arrest Bleeding During Surgery And Trauma
11. Fat Virus, Ad-36 Blamed For Obesity Epidemic In Australians
Post Your Comments:
(Date:12/20/2014)... 2014 Recently, VogueQueen.com, a leading wedding ... Big Sale Online for 2015. Great discounts are ... and old consumers can get a discount, up to ... company’s website before January 30, 2015. , VogueQueen.com has ... launched a prom dress promotion. Many customers worldwide like ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... Angeldress.co.uk, the distinguished wedding dress manufacturer and retailer, ... The company has recently updated its official blog with ... season, Angeldress Blog has recommended some new ... prides itself in offering a huge selection of elegant ... company’s outfits are very carefully selected based on the ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... CA (PRWEB) December 20, 2014 Atore, ... Innovation company just launched first birthday focused portal on ... “MERRY BIRTHDAY MESSAGE” launched in both US and Japan. ... BIRTHDAY MESSAGE : http://merrybirthday.net/message/ , MERRY BIRTHDAY ... everyone’s birthday around the world. , Features, Choose from ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... (PRWEB) December 20, 2014 Recently, AngelWeddingDress.com ... Christmas Discount ”) for the coming Christmas. In the ... to 80% off. , “We have something special for ... for the holiday season. Moreover, our new collections of ... models are offered now at greatly discounted prices. Visit ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... Xarelto bleeding lawsuits filed by men ... and other serious side effects will be consolidated in ... coordinated pretrial proceedings, Wright & Schulte LLC reports. The ... order Friday to transfer 21 Xarelto lawsuits and over ... to the Louisiana district court for coordination by Judge ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:VogueQueen Big Sale Online For The Coming 2015 2Health News:Trendy Professional Wedding Apparel Recommended by Angeldress Blog 2Health News:Atore, Inc. Releasing the First Birthday Portal 2Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Introduced Its Special Offer For The Coming Christmas 2Health News:Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuits Consolidated To Louisiana Federal Court For Multi-District Litigation Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 2Health News:Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuits Consolidated To Louisiana Federal Court For Multi-District Litigation Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 3Health News:Xarelto Bleeding Lawsuits Consolidated To Louisiana Federal Court For Multi-District Litigation Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 4
... effective. Researchers from the Walter Reed Army Medical Center ... higher dose of a synthetic cholesterol-lowering drug not only ... than those given a regular dose// of a similar ... in the main neck arteries supplying blood to the ...
... of evidence that adult health is set to a considerable ... may start earlier in pregnancy than previously believed. According to ... bones// at 24weeks had higher blood pressure at the age ... ,Understanding how life in the womb influences later health has ...
... with sleep-disordered breathing suffer from behavioral and emotional ... improvement in behavior and quality of life after ... preschool and school-aged children suffer from pediatric obstructive ... is often associated with nighttime breathing difficulties and ...
... at the University of Stanford, have discovered the point ... lose the ability to repair themselves. The investigators said ... this regeneration loss and speed nerve cell growth. ... they can study any disease that causes// the brain ...
... of removing cancerous kidneys through a small incision with ... and instuments. This is the hand-assisted Laproscopic technique, which ... standard laproscopic procedure. ,The research, being presented at the ... from the University of Michigan(U-M) Health System,// U.S., may ...
... ways to repair damaged arteries and ailing hearts have coaxed ... vessels. According to Robert Langer, leader of a laboratory team ... time human embryonic stem cells have been nurtured to the ... nourish the body.// ,But it is not likely to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Cholesterol in low levels are good 2Health News:Womb may have impact upon Blood Pressure 2Health News:Womb may have impact upon Blood Pressure 3Health News:Tonsillectomy improves quality of life 2Health News:Brain Cell Repair Loss disclosed 2Health News:Lessening operation and recovery time 2Health News:Stem cells form blood vessels 2Health News:Stem cells form blood vessels 3
(Date:12/19/2014)... Calif. , Dec. 19, 2014  Newport ... that Siddhartha Kadia, Ph.D. has joined the company,s ... Chief Executive Officer and a director of Evans ... laboratory testing, evaluation and analytical services to companies ... Prior to joining Evans Analytical Group, Dr. ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 19, 2014 In today,s increasingly global ... presence to reflect the needs of a global ... meet the needs of key stakeholders while recognizing ... According to recent research by benchmarking firm, ... participating companies averaged more than $100,000 in annual ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Dec. 18, 2014 Somewhere between dropping five ... was forgotten. But Audicus , a next-generation hearing ... this new year. Hearing loss is the ... population, though it is often unaddressed. Forty-eight million Americans ... a hearing aid, mainly due to price. Hearing aids ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Siddhartha Kadia, Ph.D. Joins Board of Directors of Newport Corporation 2Building a Best-in-Class Pharma Global Brand Website 2Audicus Will Help People Resolve to Hear Better in 2015 2
... Nov. 18, 2010 Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: ... major manufacturer of neonatal medical equipment, announced today ... customers with a more complete portfolio of perinatal ... monitoring, apnea home monitoring, neonatal incubators and warmers, ...
... 18, 2010 Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH ... leading pharmaceutical distributor serving the New York metropolitan area, ... significantly expand its ability to serve retail independent pharmacies ... Health expects the transaction to be neutral to slightly ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Philips and Atom Medical Corporation Announce Strategic Alliance to Provide a Complete Neonatal and Perinatal Offering 2Philips and Atom Medical Corporation Announce Strategic Alliance to Provide a Complete Neonatal and Perinatal Offering 3Cardinal Health To Acquire Kinray for $1.3 Billion 2Cardinal Health To Acquire Kinray for $1.3 Billion 3Cardinal Health To Acquire Kinray for $1.3 Billion 4Cardinal Health To Acquire Kinray for $1.3 Billion 5
... For practices that ... solution, the Burdick Vision,Premier ... powerful,diagnostic tool. The Vision ... choices and a,more comprehensive ...
The Atria 6100 delivers the highest level of clinical performance while incorporating cutting-edge technology to streamline clinic workflow. It offers timely, high-quality, and accurate ECG results c...
The CSV-1000-1.5CPD is a special test face designed specifically for Food and Drug Administration clinical trials., ,At the recommended test distance of 8 feet, the gratings test one spatial frequenc...
The compact, simple-to-use ECG for medical professionals....
Medicine Products: