Go Australia! High-five!
HPV is often considered a “(cis) woman’s disease” because it causes cervical cancer. However, HPV infection is also linked to penile cancer and anal cancer, both of which men are more prone to. Not only that, but most women who get HPV get it from their male partners– it’s silly to try to eradicate a disease by only vaccinating half the potential carriers. Gardasil is a remarkably safe and effective vaccine which has already greatly reduced the rate of HPV lesions in the female population, and there is no reason for men not to get it.
Yay for Australia! May you be the first of many.