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How secure is Safe Schools Coalition’s future?




The election of the McGowan government brought a sigh of relief for supporters of the Safe Schools Coalition anti-bullying program. While the Barnett government had voiced complete opposition to the program, the newly elected Premier has been steadfast in his commitment. The fight to protect the program, ensuring that young LGBT Western Australians were not […]

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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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Sinodinos hopeful marriage equality can be settled

Sinodinos hopeful marriage equality can be settled




Arthur Sinodinos, the Minister for Industry, Science and Innovation, says he is hopefully that the issue of marriage equality can be “settled” during the current term of government. Speaking to the National Press Club earlier today, the Liberal MP said while the government currently remains committed to holding a plebiscite, he would like to see […]

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Malcolm Turnbull hasn’t ruled out a postal plebiscite

Malcolm Turnbull hasn’t ruled out a postal plebiscite




Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has restated the government’s commitment to a plebiscite on marriage equality but wouldn’t be drawn on reports a postal plebiscite was under consideration. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday the Prime Minister said the coalition’s policy was clear. “We went to the election with a policy for a plebiscite which would give […]

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Poll shows Coalition could lose votes over marriage equality delay

Poll shows Coalition could lose votes over marriage equality delay




A new ReachTEL poll has revealed almost 40% of voters in Coalition electorates are less likely to vote for the Liberal and National parties if they continue to block a vote on marriage equality. The poll commissioned by The Equality Campaign was conducted across 12 Liberal and National seats across rural, regional and metropolitan Australia. […]

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Peter Dutton takes aim at QANTAS CEO Alan Joyce over marriage equality

Peter Dutton takes aim at QANTAS CEO Alan Joyce over marriage equality




Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has fired off another round of criticism aimed at Australian companies supporting marriage equality. This afternoon Dutton gave a speech to a Liberal National Party conference in Queensland and took aim at Alan Joyce, the prominent gay CEO of QANTAS. “Mr Joyce is an exceptional CEO — he’s a good person […]

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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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Coopers issue apology in the wake of marriage debate PR disaster

Coopers issue apology in the wake of marriage debate PR disaster




Brewer Coopers has released apology to their customers after a public backlash against the company’s special edition beer in support of the 200th anniversary of the bible society. The company said the recent partnership with the Bible Society did not match their core values and they would be publicly supporting the campaign for marriage equality […]

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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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More flyers opposing Safe Schools hit Perth mailboxes

More flyers opposing Safe Schools hit Perth mailboxes




Perth homes have been hit by multiple interest groups arguing against the Safe Schools coalition program in the final days before the state election. OUTinPerth readers have reported receiving flyers published by the Australian Christian Lobby and activist group All Kids Matter. Now a third flyer produced by the National President of the Democratic Labor […]

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