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Mark McGowan to be first WA Premier to march in Pride Parade

Mark McGowan to be first WA Premier to march in Pride Parade

Premier Mark McGowan will take the title of first WA Premier to march in the Pride Parade when he takes to the streets this year. McGowan also joined in the celebrations as Opposition Leader, marching with Rainbow Labor WA last year. The Premier says he is honoured to walk in unity with the LGBTIQ community. […]

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Christian Schools Australia say religious protections should be retained

Christian Schools Australia say religious protections should be retained

An national fellowship of Christian Schools are asking for no changes to be made to legal exemptions that allow faith-based schools to discriminate based on sexuality, following the removal of a gay teacher from a Perth college. The West Australian have reported that Christian Schools Australia have written to Attorney General John Quigley and Education Minister […]

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McGowan promises to look into loopholes that allow gay teachers to be fired

McGowan promises to look into loopholes that allow gay teachers to be fired

Premier Mark McGowan says he doesn’t agree with a WA school’s decision to end the employment of a gay teacher and promises his government will look into the loop holes in WA’s anti-discrimination laws that allow it to happen. On Monday OUTinPerth reported that school teacher Craig Campbell had been let go by the school […]

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Renewed calls for WA to update anti-discrimination laws

Renewed calls for WA to update anti-discrimination laws

Advocates for Western Australia’s LGBT community have launched a campaign to repeal the last piece of anti-homosexual legislation under State law. They are calling on the McGowan Government to close a loophole in the State’s Equal Opportunity Act which allows private schools to sack LGBTI teachers, expel LGBTI students and refuse to enrol children from […]

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The Greens welcome Premier’s apology for historical convictions

The Greens welcome Premier’s apology for historical convictions

Greens spokesperson for Sexuality and Gender Identity Alison Xamon has welcomed Premier Mark McGowan’s apology from the Government to men convicted of homosexual offences prior to the decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1990. Xamon said the apology was long overdue and an important step forward. “The Greens have always stood for equal rights for LGBTI+ people […]

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Mark McGowan delivers historical apology to LGBTI people

Mark McGowan delivers historical apology to LGBTI people

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has delivered a historical apology to LGBTI people. The Premier, on behalf of the government, apologised for past convictions for homosexuality, not only to those who fell foul of the laws, but those whose lives the threat of prosecution cast a shadow over. With members of all sides of politics […]

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Mark McGowan ready to apologise for historical gay convictions

Mark McGowan ready to apologise for historical gay convictions

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan will formally apologise to Western Australian men who were convicted under laws from when homosexuality was illegal in the state. The government will introduce legislation this week to allow people convicted under the former laws to have their record wiped clean. While homosexuality was decriminalized in 1990, and prosecutions for […]

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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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Gay men in Queensland can now have historical convictions removed

Gay men in Queensland can now have historical convictions removed

Gay men who were convicted of homosexual offences in Queensland, prior to the laws being changed in the 1990’s, will be able to have their convictions removed under new legislation passed by the state’s government. Queensland follows New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia in passing a law that acknowledges that the actions of previous […]

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Mark McGowan: It’s time, vote yes for marriage equality

Mark McGowan: It’s time, vote yes for marriage equality

Premier Mark McGowan entered the auditorium at the WA Labor conference in late August to thunderous applause from the party faithful. At the state election in February McGowan lead the party to a resounding victory, delivering a landslide result that obliterated the longstanding Barnett Liberal government, and this was the party’s moment to celebrate that […]

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