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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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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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WA Labor accepts proposal to scrap the Gender Reassignment Board

The WA Labor party has voted in favour of a motion calling for the WA Gender Reassignment Board to be axed. The motion was among a host of changes put forward by Labor members at the party’s bi-annual conference which was held over the weekend. Improving equality across a range of different policy areas was […]

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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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Greens call on state govt to ensure funding for LGBTI+ mental health

WA Greens are calling on the state government to ensure mental health and suicide prevention organisations that support the LGBTIQA+ community are adequately funded ahead of the government’s postal survey on marriage. Mental health spokesperson Alison Xamon MLC last night told Parliament she was deeply concerned the spike in calls for mental health and suicide […]

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Save Safe Schools: Protesters urge federal govt to fight bullying

Save Safe Schools: Protesters urge federal govt to fight bullying

Last Saturday, Perth’s Murray Street Mall was filled with supporters of the Safe Schools anti-bullying program – calling for its continuation across the nation. Though WA’s new Labor government have vowed to retain and fund the program once federal funding ends, the Save Safe Schools WA and supporters are urging the federal government and other […]

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Global Day of Action: Equal Love WA lead Pride March

Global Day of Action: Equal Love WA lead Pride March

Last weekend, dozens of protesters gathered in Forrest Place in conjunction with others across the country to march against Australia’s lack of marriage equality and discriminatory anti-LGBTQIA+ laws around the world. Organised by local advocates Equal Love WA, speakers including federal Labor Senator Sue Lines, Carolyn Smith of United Voice, and My Kitchen Rules alum Jordan Bruno. Opening […]

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