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Perth school girl turns down award from Ian Goodenough

Perth school girl turns down award from Ian Goodenough

A Perth school girl has turned down an award, because it’s named after Liberal MP and anti-marriage equality campaigner Ian Goodenough. Teenager Grace Gouldstone was awarded the  ‘Ian Goodenough award for positive attitude and contribution to the school’ trophy at Duncraig Senior High School last week, but today she’ll return it to the school because of […]

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Milo Yiannopoulos banned from WA government owned venues

Milo Yiannopoulos banned from WA government owned venues

The Western Australian government has banned Milo Yiannopoulos from government venues with the Premier saying the outspoken conservative speaker was not welcome in the state. Speaking to Nine News, Premier Mark McGowan said people didn’t need to hear the British commentators views. “Anyone who defends paedophiles and associates with Nazis, I don’t think is a […]

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Perth City Council gets a shakeup in local government elections

Perth City Council gets a shakeup in local government elections

The make-up of the City of Perth Council has been dramatically changed after yesterday’s local government elections. As votes were counted last night two incumbent councilors closely aligned with Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi were way behind in the counting. Long standing councilor Judy McEvoy’s time on the council seems certain to come to an end, […]

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School drops Margaret Court as patron of its tennis programs

School drops Margaret Court as patron of its tennis programs

A Perth school has dropped Reverend Margaret Court as the patron of it’s tennis programs because of her views on the LGBTI community and marriage. John Forrest Secondary College has announced it will find a “high profile tennis player” to be the patron of its tennis academy. On October 18th The Eastern Reporter shared the […]

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Ex-gay James Parker tours regional WA for the ‘No’ campaign

Ex-gay James Parker tours regional WA for the ‘No’ campaign

Prominent ex-gay advocate James Parker is touring regional Western Australia arguing that same-sex couples should not be allowed to get married. Parker, who campaigns against marriage equality and the Safe Schools anti-bullying program, recently appeared at churches in Geraldton and Kalgoorlie sharing his story of conversion from being in a monogamous same-sex relationship to finding […]

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Docker Michael Johnson appears in court over assault charges

Docker Michael Johnson appears in court over assault charges

Fremantle Docker player Michael Johnson is awaiting the outcome of his trial for assault occasioning bodily harm. The footballer player was charged after an altercation in a Leederville Kebab shop in November 2016. A Perth court heard that Johnson allegedly struck 24 year old Bunbury school teacher Tim Bowen and attempted to strike his friend […]

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Pride WA host official PrideFEST launch at State Theatre Centre

Pride WA have officially revealed the 2017 Pride Guide and launched this year’s festivities. President Andrew Barker began the proceedings by thanking Federal Senator Dean Smith, state MPs John Carey, Stephen Dawson and Michael Mischin, Town of Vincent Mayor Emma Cole and City of Perth Councillor Janet Davidson. Barker also acknowledged the hard work of […]

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Paul Benson shares his experience of same-sex marriage overseas

Paul Benson shares his experience of same-sex marriage overseas

Paul Benson from The Equality Campaign shared his personal story about marriage equality when he spoke in front of the huge crows who gathered for the Yes! Festival in Perth last weekend. Benson shared that he had fallen in love with his partner Shane, and shortly afterwards the couple moved overseas. They were married overseas […]

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Bishop threatens to abandon registering all marriages if Yes vote wins

Bishop threatens to abandon registering all marriages if Yes vote wins

A Western Australian Anglican Bishop is threatening to stop registering all marriages should the YES campaign be successful in the marriage postal survey. Gary Nelson, the Bishop of the diocese of North West Australia, has told The West Australian that he will stop all marriages, if he’s not satisfied with the details of the legislation that […]

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Looking Back: Families 4 Freedom’s Valentine’s Day Rally 2010

Looking Back: Families 4 Freedom’s Valentine’s Day Rally 2010

Back in February 2010 Families 4 Freedom held a rally for marriage equality. The rally started in Supreme Court Gardens before a march around the city. Musicians played, there were speeches from community members and politicians. A few months earlier a rally in the city had drawn a small but dedicated crowd, but in February […]

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