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Save Safe Schools WA to hold rally against federal cuts

Save Safe Schools WA to hold rally against federal cuts




A Western Australian organisation have condemned the Federal Government for cutting millions from the anti-bullying Safe Schools Coalition after pressure from conservative MPs. Save Safe Schools WA oppose the Turnbull Government’s decision to pull integral components from the program, and the announcement that Safe Schools funding will be cut from 2017. A review of the […]

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Greens to PM: Scott Morrison should not attend ACL conference

Greens to PM: Scott Morrison should not attend ACL conference




Greens sexuality spokesperson Senator Robert Simms is calling on the Prime Minister to instruct Treasurer Scott MorrisonĀ not to attend the Australian Christian Lobby’s national conference. Morrison is due to speak at the ACL’s national conference this weekend, alongside Dr Jeffery J Ventrella of the Alliance Defending Freedom, a group who campaign against the decriminalisation of […]

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Rob Johnson quits the Liberals, might run as an independent in 2017

Rob Johnson quits the Liberals, might run as an independent in 2017




Liberal MP Rob Johnson has announced he’s quitting the party and going to serve out his term on the cross benches. The Hillarys MP said he had lost faith in the government and his own leader Premier Colin Barnett. In a statement about his resignation Johnson said he had serious concerns about the Western Australian […]

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Liberal members complain after receiving Marriage Alliance emails

Liberal members complain after receiving Marriage Alliance emails




The NSW Liberal party has confirmed it has been receiving complaints from members and former members regarding unsolicited emails from the Marriage Alliance. Liberal members are concerned that their personal details have been passed on to the lobby group without their permission. The emails which are allegedly from the group’s spokesperson Sophie York include accusations […]

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PFLAG steps up campaign calling for the plebiscite to be axed

PFLAG steps up campaign calling for the plebiscite to be axed




The Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) have stepped up their campaign against the marriage plebiscite by taking out an advertisement in The Australian. The group that represents the parents and families of LGBTIQ people said it’s time for the Prime Minister to stop sidestepping the issue of marriage equality. Recently the government […]

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Shorten unable to say when Bullock will step down




Bill Shorten can’t say when Senator Joe Bullock will formally resign Labor leader highlights candidates for forthcoming election Newspoll shows opposition ahead of the government Labor leader Bill Shorten faced the media this morning but was unable to say when Western Australian senator Joe Bullock will formally step down. Mr Shorten said he was confident […]

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Kevin Andrews prepared to contest Turnbull for Liberal leadership

Kevin Andrews prepared to contest Turnbull for Liberal leadership




Long-standing conservative Liberal MP Kevin Andrews has said he is prepared to submit a leadership challenge to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull under the right circumstances. The member for Menzies supported then Prime Minister Tony Abbott last year when Turnbull contested for the Liberal leadership, going head to head with Julie Bishop for the position of […]

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Liberal MP Dennis Jensen loses seat in pre-selection battle




The parliamentary career of Western Australian Liberal MP Dr Dennis Jensen appears to be at end. The outspoken politician has been ousted from his seat in favour of former state party director Ben Morton. The member for the division of Tangney reportedly lost the ballot gaining only a handful of votes. The ABC has reported […]

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Gay candidate to run against Bob Katter for Liberal Party

Gay candidate to run against Bob Katter for Liberal Party




Jonathan Pavetto, agricultural economist and member of the LGBT community, has been chosen by the Liberal Party to run for the Queensland seat of Kennedy in the upcoming federal election. Pavetto told the Cairns Post that he expects it to be a tough fight to win Kennedy where Katter has enjoyed much popularity. “The party […]

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Plebiscite legislation pushed back until after election




The creation of legislation guiding the proposed marriage plebiscite will be pushed back until after the election as the government tries to avoid the issue becoming a topic of debate during the election. The Australian has reported that Attorney General George Brandis was working on the legislation that would have revealed the question to be […]

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