ACT UP protest

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ACT UP protest

PERTH Perth — ACT UP descended on the Federal Department of Community Services and Health on June 6 to protest about health minister Brian Howe's inaction in releasing new drugs for AIDS sufferers in Australia.

About 30 protesters gathered outside the department and then staged a "die in" in the foyer of the building.

Bureaucratic red tape has caused the findings of a government report into the accessibility of AIDS drugs to be largely ignored. As a result, many have since died of AIDS.