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Who topped the leader board on the Freedom App?

Who topped the leader board on the Freedom App?

One of the most intriguing tools rolled out during the marriage postal survey has been the Coalition for Marriage’s Freedom Team App. The phone app allows supporters of the ‘No’ campaign to watch videos instructing them how to engage with people and argue against marriage equality, and has a location based service that can direct […]

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ABC’s Fact Check says claims made by Karina Okotel are “baseless”

ABC’s Fact Check says claims made by Karina Okotel are “baseless”

The ABC’s fact checking department has looked into claims made by Karina Okotel from the Coalition for Marriage during her Q&A¬†appearance last week and declared them “baseless“. During the discussion on Monday 23 October the Liberal Party’s Vice President said a consequence of same sex marriage would be an inevitable flow on effect to how […]

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Perth City Council gets a shakeup in local government elections

Perth City Council gets a shakeup in local government elections

The make-up of the City of Perth Council has been dramatically changed after yesterday’s local government elections. As votes were counted last night two incumbent councilors closely aligned with Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi were way behind in the counting. Long standing councilor Judy McEvoy’s time on the council seems certain to come to an end, […]

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‘No’ campaign launches app to inspire volunteers

‘No’ campaign launches app to inspire volunteers

The Coalition for Marriage has launched a phone app to draw support for their campaign against marriage equality. The app, named Freedom Team, encourages supporters to undertake tasks to promote the ‘No’ campaign, and for each task supporters gain points. The top supporters are listed on a leader board. Points can be earned by reading […]

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Peter Abetz criticises the media over their coverage of marriage debate

Peter Abetz criticises the media over their coverage of marriage debate

Former state politician Peter Abetz argues that the media is not giving enough coverage that focuses on the flow-on effects of allowing same sex couples to marry. “I think the difficulty we generally have is the media, generally speaking, do not want the community to actually hear about the consequences.” Abetz told local community news […]

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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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Terry Healy: “There is a beautiful big rainbow over Southern River”

Through out the election campaign Terry Healy spoke to Southern River residents about the issues that mattered most to them. A lack of new infrastructure in the region, which has seen a growing population, was one of their concerns. Employment prospects was another. Many former Fly In-Fly Out workers who had build modest homes in […]

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Peter Abetz out of state politics

Peter Abetz out of state politics

  Liberal MP Peter Abetz has conceded his seat of Southern River bringing to an end his time in state politics. The conservative MP told radio station 6PR that he had lost his seat, and if his seat has been lost, then the Barnett government had lost the election. Labor’s Terry Healy is the new […]

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Liberal MP Joe Francis called out over Safe Schools claims

Liberal MP Joe Francis called out over Safe Schools claims

Joe Francis voices opposition to Safe Schools Liberal MP Joe Francis appeared on Perth radio station 6PR earlier this week saying politicians should always tell the truth, but advocates for the Safe Schools anti-bullying program say Francis and other Liberal MP’s are not being honest when they describe the program. Labor and The Greens have […]

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Is Peter Abetz focused on federal issues rather than state politics?

Marriage equality organisation just.equal say voters in Southern River would probably be surprised to find out that their local member is spending his time campaigning against marriage equality during the state election. Peter Abetz, the incumbent Liberal MP for Southern River is a vocal campaigner against marriage equality. The MP has often spoken out about […]

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