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Stigma and Policy

29 September 2021
1.00pm – 2.00pm AEST
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In the second seminar of our Spotlight on Stigma series, we will explore why and how policy processes have focused on stigma. Our expert panel will discuss how policy processes can enable efforts to tackle stigma, where gaps remain and how community voices are included in policy processes around stigma.

Matt Craig is the Manager of the HIV and STI Unit at the NSW Ministry of Health. He holds a Masters in Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University (USA) and has led state and national policy reform that has affected the lives of many Australians. Specialising in solutions to problems of government, Matt is the lead author of the current National Drug Strategy and has led innovative responses in tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, HIV, education and workplace relations.

Carrie Fowlie is the CEO of Hepatitis Australia. Carrie has extensive representational experience at the national and international level. Her work with elected officials and their offices, in parliaments, at the United Nations, and with government officials has resulted in policies that are consistent with the evidence and the priorities of the constituencies she has represented.

Jules Kim is the CEO of Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association – the peak national organisation that has been representing sex workers as well as sex worker organisations, collectives and projects throughout Australia since 1989.

Stuart Manoj-Margison, Director – Blood Borne Viruses, Sexually Transmissible Infections, and Torres Strait Health Policy Section within the Immunisation and Communicable Diseases Branch of the Australian Government Department of Health

Facilitator: Scientia Professor Carla Treloar, Director, UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health & UNSW Social Policy Research Centre

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