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AFAO - Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations Inc.
HIV and Immigration Law on Norfolk Island: A Briefing Paper
8 March 2002, 3 pp

In January 2002, a motion was introduced into the Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly which proposed to ban people with HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C from taking up permanent residence on the island. The rationale given for the proposed ban was that the island could not afford the cost of health care for people with these conditions. AFAO is opposed to such a ban, on the grounds that it makes a special case of people living with these blood-borne viruses, and discriminates against them. This briefing paper looks at the issues which have been raised by the Norfolk Island proposal.

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