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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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Pride WA announces new committee of management




Pride WA, the Premier LGBTIQ Arts and Culture Organisation in Western Australia, has announced a number of new members to its committee of management. Following several long-serving committee members standing down at the end of their terms, six new faces have joined the management team. Jeremy Wray, Tania Giorgetta, Roscoe Holyoake, Frances Burgess, Michael Della Maddelena, […]

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The West’s cartoonist makes transgender bathroom joke

The West’s cartoonist makes transgender bathroom joke




The West Australian has printed a political cartoon poking fun at the transgender community and bathroom use. The image, created by long-serving cartoonist Alston, depicts a man telling a woman she is politically incorrect for using a urinal. The woman responds that “it’s LGBTI sanctioned and culturally inclusive… besides, I’m a man!” This is not […]

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McGowan Labor government reveals new cabinet

McGowan Labor government reveals new cabinet




Western Australia’s new Labor government have released the names of their new cabinet members, as well as their portfolios in the new line up. Mark McGowan and his deputy Roger Cook have retained their leadership positions in the government change, while Sue Ellery and out MP Stephen Dawson take charge in the Legislative Council. Presenting the […]

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Joe Francis loses his seat in Jandakot

Joe Francis loses his seat in Jandakot




Liberal MP Joe Francis has conceded defeat after failing to secure enough votes to keep in parliament. The Minister for Emergency Services, Veterans, Fisheries and Corrective Services had hoped to scrape over the line but as counting of the votes progressed his opponent Labor’s Yaz Mubarakai surged ahead. On election night there had been speculation that […]

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just.equal: WA election result is a win for marriage equality

just.equal: WA election result is a win for marriage equality




Marriage equality advocates say the WA election result has increased the momentum for marriage equality. Mark McGowan and WA Labor’s win means that all Australian state and territory leaders now openly support marriage equality. Long-time marriage equality advocate and just.equal spokesperson Rodney Croome says the WA election outcome boosts the momentum for marriage equality under […]

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Terry Healy: “There is a beautiful big rainbow over Southern River”




Through out the election campaign Terry Healy spoke to Southern River residents about the issues that mattered most to them. A lack of new infrastructure in the region, which has seen a growing population, was one of their concerns. Employment prospects was another. Many former Fly In-Fly Out workers who had build modest homes in […]

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West Australian LGBTI advocates welcome election results




Local advocates of the LGBTI community have welcomed Labor’s victory in Saturday’s state election, describing the result as “a triumph against bigotry.” Long-term LGBTI advocate Damian Douglas-Meyer says the relentless campaign by anti-gay groups and religious MPs to vanquish the Safe Schools anti-bullying program had failed. Liberal MPs Peter Abetz and Joe Francis posted videos […]

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Colin Barnett ‘I gave it my best shot’




Colin Barnett has reflected on his time as WA’s Premier of Western Australia saying he gave it his best shot. Following a massive swing against the government which has seen many government MPs lose their seats the Premier conceded the Labor party would form the next Western Australian government. “They have had an emphatic and […]

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