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Julie’s Story – Remove the Mask

“If it is possible, through research, to find an alternative to the mask, to remove the mask and keep us safe, I would love to live long enough to see that happen.” – @JulieMcCrossin shares her experience of wearing the mask. DONATE NOW:… With your help, we can remove the mask for patients like […]

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On This Day 40 Years Ago

On this day 40 years ago I decided to stop drinking alcohol and I rang a rehab and admitted myself. In this article, written in 2012, I explain why I made this decision. In 2013, I was diagnosed with cancer in my tonsils, tongue & throat. I was told I had a better chance of […]

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Julie McCrossin’s Never Ending Fight for Equality

BEFORE that infamous night in 1978 when 53 gay, lesbian and transgender activists were arrested in Kings Cross at the first Sydney Mardi Gras, many other passionate demonstrators were handcuffed in their fight for equality. Julie McCrossin was among them. Back when homosexuality was a criminal offence. Considered evil. A mental illness. In 1974 Penny […]

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A Strong Voice

A career in radio broadcasting saw Julie McCrossin spend plenty of time inside a room alone and under pressure. “I was used to being in a glass box by myself with people on the other side communicating to me through my headset or on a computer screen,” she says. But this meant nothing when lying […]

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Mardi Gras + Me

I was very happy to participate in Mardi Gras + Me, a terrific 18-minute documentary film broadcast on ABC TV on 7 March 2018. Mardi Gras + Me follows a group of young people as they prepare to march in the 40th Sydney Mardi Gras Parade. They meet some famous LGBTQIA+ faces, and create banners & […]

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Beyond Five

Head and neck cancer experts created Beyond Five as a resource for medical professionals, as well as their patients and carers. read the article » Published in the November issue of the Australian Medical Association’s The NSW Doctor magazine.  

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78ers and Mardi Gras 2018

Very sorry to see the news about differences within the 78er community in the media today. The 78ers are a diverse group of people with, no doubt, a wide range of views about recognition for their activism and access to free or discounted party tickets and events. Speaking for myself, I think the current Mardi […]

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The Internet of Things – the Next Industrial Revolution?

With the rapid rate of change in the communications sector and the extensive development of the Internet of Things, some believe we are in the middle of a new industrial revolution. There are plenty of legal and regulatory questions, but few definitive answers. Julie speaks to Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) commissioner Cristina Cifuentes […]

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Carrying the Family Torch

Teela Reid joined NSW Legal Aid, her first job as a solicitor, in March. Previously, she was tipstaff to Justice Lucy McCallum of the Supreme Court of NSW. Before that she was a high school sports teacher. Julie met a young woman whose identity and ambition have been nurtured by two strong and supportive networks: […]

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Julie Appointed Beyond Five Ambassador

It is a great honour and pleasure to be a Patron for Beyond Five. As a survivor of head and neck cancer myself, I am deeply committed to doing whatever I can to bring evidence-based information and sources of support to the attention of head and neck cancer patients, family members, friends and multidisciplinary team […]

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