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Advocates commend WA councils for supporting marriage equality

Advocates commend WA councils for supporting marriage equality




LGBTIQ advocates have celebrated the cities of Bayswater and Fremantle for their motions to support marriage equality that were passed in council chambers this week. On Wednesday evening both councils moved to support marriage equality in Australia, with a 5 – 4 split in Bayswater and unanimous support in Fremantle. Australian Marriage Equality Director Jay Allen […]

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Two WA councils pass motions to support marriage equality

Two WA councils pass motions to support marriage equality




The City of Bayswater and The City of Fremantle have both passed motions in support of marriage equality this evening. The motion was carried in the Bayswater council chambers 5 to 4. Bayswater Councillor Catherine Ehrhardt put the motion forward last week, calling for the council to voice support for marriage equality irrespective of sex or […]

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Fremantle council to consider marriage equality support

Fremantle council to consider marriage equality support




Bayswater Council isn’t the only local government body considering voicing their support for marriage equality this evening.  The issue is also on the agenda at Fremantle Council. Cr Andrew Sullivan has put forward a motion calling for the council to voice their support for marriage equality. The agenda for tonight’s meeting notes that the council […]

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Bayswater Councillors take to the airwaves ahead of marriage debate

Bayswater Councillors take to the airwaves ahead of marriage debate




Councillors at the City of Bayswater have taken to the airwaves to express their differing views about whether it’s appropriate for local government to advocate for marriage equality. Councillor Catherine Ehrhardt has put forward a motion calling on the city to show it’s support for marriage equality and push for a free vote in federal […]

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Catherine Ehrhardt on why local government should support marriage equality




Bayswater Councillor Catherine Ehrhardt has put forward a motion calling on the city to formally voice it’s support for marriage equality. Speaking to OUTinPerth, Cr Ehrhardt explained why she believes it’s important to make a clear statement at a local government level. Cr Ehrhardt said she’d been considering putting forward the motion since she was first elected […]

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Bayswater council to consider support for marriage equality

Bayswater council to consider support for marriage equality




Bayswater council will consider a motion to voice support for marriage equality at a council meeting this week. Councillor Catherine Ehrhardt has put forward a motion calling for the council to voice support for marriage equality irrespective of sex or gender identity. The motion also calls on the council to acknowledge that civil marriage makes […]

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WA AIDS Council announce interim CEO Peter ‘Willie’ Rowe

WA AIDS Council announce interim CEO Peter ‘Willie’ Rowe




The Board of the WA AIDS Council have named Peter ‘Willie’ Rowe as Interim CEO of the organisation, following the tragic death of Andrew Burry over the weekend. Rowe has long been tied to WAAC, previously serving on the Board for over 10 years, where he spent three years as Chairperson. Rowe has also served […]

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WA AIDS Council CEO Andrew Burry passes away

WA AIDS Council CEO Andrew Burry passes away




Andrew Burry, the Chief Executive of the WA AIDS Council has passed away. Andrew suffered a suspected heart attack while on holiday in Taiwan. In a statement the WA AIDS Council said the news came as a shock and it was with great sadness they announced their leader’s passing. “Andrew served as CEO at the […]

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Radio show ‘All Things Queer’ moves to new timeslot




   RTRFM’s All Things Queer program is moving to a new time slot. From April 5th the program will be aired at 11am on Wednesdays. The program’s new Hump Day home comes as the station kicks off it’s 40th borthday celebrations on April 1st. Perth’s only dedicated queer talks-based radio show isn’t afraid to get political and […]

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The Greens’ Lynn MacLaren loses seat as final votes counted

The Greens’ Lynn MacLaren loses seat as final votes counted




Two weeks after the state election, the final results are known with The Greens’ Lynn MacLaren losing her spot in the Legislative Council. The final line up for the South Metro region is three spots to the Labor party with Kate Doust, Sue Ellery and Pierre Yang. The Liberal’s Nick Goiran and Simon O’Brien have […]

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