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LGBTIQ State Election Forum at The Court this Tuesday




Ahead of the WA state election on March 11, OUTinPerth and The Court Hotel are teaming up to give voters the opportunity to ask politicians about LGBTIQ issues that are important to them. Labor’s Lisa Baker MLA and Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren along with figures from other parties will be available to answer your questions […]

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Senate committee reach consensus on path to marriage equality

Senate committee reach consensus on path to marriage equality




A cross-party Senate committee tasked with examining the government’s proposed bill to enable marriage equality have reached a consensus on the best way to move forward. In what Greens Senator Janet Rice has described as an “unprecedented show of collaboration”, the report opens the door to a new bill to be introduced to parliament. The […]

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Prime Minster asked about covert Nazi styled mind control

Prime Minster asked about covert Nazi styled mind control




Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been asked about the gay community’s rumoured Nazi styled mind control. In parliament  the PM was questioned about a One Nation candidate’s claims that the LGBTI community uses a Nazi or Soviet styled covert mind control program to build support for gay rights. Tony Burke, the Manager of Opposition Business […]

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Andrew Hastie dismisses marriage equality warnings from British MP

Andrew Hastie dismisses marriage equality warnings from British MP




Liberal MP Andrew Hastie has dismissed comments from former UK minister Nick Herbert about the perils of conservative governments ignoring the issue of marriage equality. The member for Canning in Perth’s south suggested that true conservatives don’t fly around the world and lecture other people on how to run their countries. Hastie posted the comment […]

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Josh Frydenberg: Labor will blink and allow a plebiscite

Josh Frydenberg: Labor will blink and allow a plebiscite




Josh Frydenberg, the Minister for the Environment and Energy, has told SKY News that he believes the Labor party will cave in on the idea of a marriage equality plebiscite and allow the people to make the decision on whether same sex couples should be allowed to wed. Frydenberg said the only thing stopping marriage […]

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Tim Wilson: I’m not pushing for a free vote

Tim Wilson: I’m not pushing for a free vote




Liberal MP Tim Wilson has denied media reports that he is pushing for a free vote on the issue of marriage equality. Wilson told ABC TV this morning that its no secret that he’s a supporter of changing the marriage laws but denies he’s part of a group actively hoping to bring around a change […]

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Senator Dean Smith still hopeful of parliamentary vote on marriage

Senator Dean Smith still hopeful of parliamentary vote on marriage




Senator Dean Smith is still hopeful that a parliamentary vote on marriage can be achieved during the current parliament. Speaking to The Guardian Senator Smith said the idea of making major decisions via a plebiscite was dead and it was time for the parliament to act. The Western Australian Senator was a vocal opponent of […]

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New study shows trust in politicians plummeting

New study shows trust in politicians plummeting




A new report from the Australian National University (ANU) has shown that Australian voters are rapidly losing trust in politicians and becoming disengaged from the political discourse. While Australians are becoming increasingly frustrated with their elected representatives, the study also showed huge support for marriage equality, our immigration program, indigenous constitutional recognition, medically assisted euthanasia […]

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Salvation Army change their mind about Safe Schools

Salvation Army change their mind about Safe Schools




The Salvation Army have issued a new statement revising their support for the Safe Schools Coalition anti-bullying program. Just weeks after the organisation’s Victorian branch released a statement declaring their support for the embattled program, a new “national statement” has called on the program to be reworked. “The Salvation Army cannot unconditionally support the Safe […]

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Senate voices support for ending HIV transmissions by 2020

Senate voices support for ending HIV transmissions by 2020




In recognition that today is World AIDS Day, the Senate has passed a motion reaffirming Australia’s commitment to ending HIV transmission by 2020. The motion was put forward by Labor’s Senator Louise Pratt, The Liberal’s Senator Dean Smith and The Greens’ Senator Janet Rice. Speaking about the motion Senator Rice said there was still significant […]

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