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Australians wrongly popping antibiotics

by Julissa Derry (2019-04-24)

admissionThis is dangerous because the misuse of the drugs is helping the spread of antibiotic resistance, which the World Health Organisation has labelled as one of the greatest threats to public health, says Dr Andrew Boyden of NPS MedicineWise, fitness a federally funded body promoting health education.

Human Rights Watch in September called on the government to repeal all laws that criminalise transgender lifestyles after the US-based group found that they face systematic and constant repression, harassment, education mistreatment, social ostracism and "risk arrest every day".

The polling of 1001 people also showed that 41 per cent of Australians believe they have caught a cold or flu from public transport, while 42 per cent think they have caught a cold or flu by getting cold or wet.

"It has the effect of denying the appellants and other sufferers of GID (gender identify disorder) to move freely in public places. This is degrading, oppressive and inhuman," judge Hishamudin Yunus said.

The verdict overturns a 2012 lower court ruling, which had dismissed the challenge by the three appellants -- Muslims who were born male but identify as women -- over their arrest four years ago under the law in southern Negri Sembilan state.

The case is the first attempt to overturn the prohibition on cross-dressing in the Southeast Asian nation, where homosexuality and transgender lifestyles remain taboo, and questioning Islamic laws is sensitive.

admission"The fight will still be there. "It will encourage them to come out rather than being oppressed. (but) at least now the trans community know that they have their rights to challenge the law," she said.

But even then, they are unable to legally change their names and genders -- Muslims and non-Muslims alike -- complicating access to public services. Some Malaysian transgender people undergo sex-change surgery.