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LGBTI advocates disappointed with Premier Mark McGowan

LGBTI advocates disappointed with Premier Mark McGowan

Community advocates are not impressed with Premier Mark McGowan’s response to their request for the WA government to introduce anti-vilification laws to protect LGBTI people. They say they are deeply disappointed by the Premier’s response to an issue they raised with him relating to hate speech. Earlier this month the advocates wrote to the Premier […]

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Mark McGowan confirms marriage related mental health funding will remain

Mark McGowan confirms marriage related mental health funding will remain

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has confirmed that emergency funding given to assist the LGBTI community through the marriage survey period will remain regardless of the outcome of the High Court challenge. The McGowan government recently announced that both the WA AIDS Council and Living Proud would both receive a one-off grant of an additional […]

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Calls for more support for trans youth after mental health report

Calls for more support for trans youth after mental health report

Western Australian MPs and other organisations are working towards finding further support for trans and gender diverse youth after a new report from the Telethon Kids Institute. The Trans Pathways study has found trans young people are at high risk for suicide and are approximately 10 times more likely than other young Australians to experience […]

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WA Greens: Govt funding of LGBTI+ mental health is inadequate

The Greens have criticised the McGowan’s government’s recently announced commitment to increase funding to LGBTI+ mental health services in WA as “inadequate and half-hearted.” The government have allocated $30,000 to each Living Proud WA and the WA AIDS Council to assist WA’s LGBTI+ community with mental health needs ahead of the postal survey on marriage […]

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State govt increase support for LGBTI+ mental health ahead of postal survey

Deputy Premier Roger Cook has today announced the McGowan Government will increase support for mental health services that support the LGBTI+ community ahead of the federal government’s postal survey on marriage equality. The Minister for Health and Mental Health revealed in a press release that his department cannot ignore the effect of the postal survey […]

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Premier Mark McGowan: “It’s Time. Vote Yes.”

Premier Mark McGowan: “It’s Time. Vote Yes.”

WA Premier Mark McGowan has reasserted his support for marriage equality in Australia while addressing the WA Labor conference this morning. McGowan echoed sentiments shared by Federal Labor Leader Bill Shorten yesterday, saying that now was the time to allow LGBTI+ Australians to marry the person they love. “My friends, there is another battle we […]

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Shorten gives marriage equality commitment at Labor conference

WA Labor are holding their state conference this weekend, where federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten delivered a passionate speech this morning. Arriving to ACDC’s TNT, the ALP leader shook hands with WA Labor members as they welcomed him waving rainbow flags. Shorten touched on marriage equality within the first moments of his speech, explaining he spent […]

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Queensland govt to apologise for historical gay convictions

Queensland’s government will today introduce a bill that will see historical convictions of gay men wiped from their records. Both Queensland and Western Australia moved to decriminalise sex between men in 1990, though those convicted under the now obsolete laws still have this reflected on their criminal records. Queensland’s Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk (pictured), will offer […]

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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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SAT judgement: Lisa Scaffidi breached local government act

SAT judgement: Lisa Scaffidi breached local government act

The State Administrative Tribunal has ruled that Perth’s Lord Mayor, Lisa Scaffidi, breached the Local Government Act by not declaring travel and gifts. The tribunal found that the Lord Mayor had committed 45 serious breaches of the Local Government Act by failing to disclose travel and gifts, including a trip to the 2008 Beijing Olympics […]

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