1 December 2015
Shawn Clackett

World AIDS Day 2015

Group Photo

On Tuesday 1 December 2015, Ministers, shadow Ministers and Members of Parliament from across the political spectrum came together to support World AIDS Day 2015 at a Breakfast to be held at Parliament House, Canberra.

The Ministers and Members of Parliament were joined by a wide cross-section of Australia’s HIV sector including senior experts in HIV care, treatment, education, prevention and research to hear the latest on global and Australian HIV treatment and prevention initiatives.

The Australian Parliamentary World AIDS Day 2015 Breakfast was addressed by:

  • Hon Sussan Ley MP Minister for Health
  • Hon Catherine King MP Shadow Minister for Health
  • Hon Steven Ciobo MP Minister for International Development and the Pacific
  • Hon Tanya Plibersek MP Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Senators Dean Smith and Lisa Singh, Chair and Deputy Chairof the Parliamentary Liaison Group for HIV/AIDS, Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Professor Andrew Grulich, Program Head, HIV Epidemiology, Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales
  • David Menadue OAM, Board Member National Association of People Living with HIV Australia
  • Bill Bowtell AO, Executive Director, Pacific Friends of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria


Pacific Friends operates as a program within the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales.

Pacific Friends

Professor Janice Reid AC
Bill Bowtell AO
Executive Director

Pacific Friends of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is a high-level advocacy organisation which seeks to mobilise regional awareness of the serious threat posed by HIV & AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria to societies and economies in the Pacific. In pursuing its goals Pacific Friends has a specific interest in highlighting the need to protect the rights of women and children in the Pacific.



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