The Brisbane nun who defied Sir Joh’s government to help AIDS sufferers


Queensland was gripped by fear in the 1980s following the outbreak of HIV, so much so that then-premier Joh Bjelke-Peterson refused to curb the spread of the virus among Indigenous Australians because he believed it was “a punishment from God”.

However, one Brisbane nun defied the wishes of Sir Joh and helped AIDS sufferers in any way she could, including setting up secret funding to the Queensland AIDS Council by moving the money through the Mater…

Palo 8hSister Angela Mary Doyle spoke about “impact through empathy” at TedxBrisbane on Saturday morning, describing the challenges she faced in the fight for recognition and support for HIV …

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