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Incoming WA Liberal Senator says he would ignore plebiscite result

Incoming WA Liberal Senator says he would ignore plebiscite result




The Western Australian Liberal due to replace outgoing Senator Chris Back has said he would vote against marriage equality in parliament, despite whatever result a plebiscite may yield. Slade Brockman, former chief of staff to Finance Minister Matias Cormann, was endorsed by the Liberal party’s state council over the weekend, and is likely to be […]

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The Greens say there is no place for One Nation in WA Parliament

The Greens say there is no place for One Nation in WA Parliament




It seems like everyday there’s another story about a One Nation candidate expressing racist and homophobic views. In recent days OUTinPerth revealed Bateman candidate Michelle Meyers had concerns about a Nazi styled mind control program. The Australian reported on Ross Slater in Murray-Wellington‘s belief that marriage equality would lead to brothers and sisters wanting to […]

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Toni Pikos-Sallie to stand in Southern River for The Greens




The Greens have announced that educator and multiculturalism advocate Toni Pikos-Sallie will be their candidate in the seat of Southern River. Pikos-Sallie will take on incumbent Liberal MP Peter Abetz and Labor’s candidate School team Terry Healy. One Nation had previously announced  anti-abortion crusader Michelle Meyers as their candidate for Southern River, but she has […]

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WA Police will march in uniform for the first time at Pride 2016

WA Police will march in uniform for the first time at Pride 2016




WA Police will march in uniform at the Pride Parade on Saturday night. It’s the first time Western Australian officers have been given permission to wear their uniforms in the parade. Officer from the WA Police force have taken part in the parade in previous years, but until now have had to appear in plain […]

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Local singer Philip La Rosa has a message of hope and love for Pride

Local singer Philip La Rosa has a message of hope and love for Pride




Independent artist Philip La Rosa, who hails from Fremantle, has a message of hope, love and equality with his new EP Strong. As Western Australia’s annual PrideFEST kicks off today, La Rosa’s tune Pride provides an uplifting sound track for a time when people reflect on what pride means to each individual. La Rosa’s passion […]

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Liberal Senator Dean Smith could cross the floor over plebiscite

Liberal Senator Dean Smith could cross the floor over plebiscite




Western Australian senator Dean Smith has told ABC’s Radio National that he would not rule out crossing the floor to vote against the government’s proposed plebiscite on marriage equality. It’s been more than a year since the government suggested a non-binding national vote would be the best way to resolve Australia’s long running debate over […]

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Tasmania passes motion to support marriage equality

Tasmania passes motion to support marriage equality




Tasmania’s Upper House has passed a motion in support of marriage equality in Australia, following a successful in-principle motion in the Lower House last year. Though the decision will not have any direct consequences for LGBTIQ couples in Tasmania, Independent MLC Tony Mulder (pictured) says this is an important moment for his state. “It’s about doing […]

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Abbe May asks ‘Are We Flirting?’

Abbe May asks ‘Are We Flirting?’




Abbe May’s got a brand new song and is heading out on tour. ‘Are We Flirting?’ sees the local musician utilse a sultry cat in her new video which was directed by Luna Laure. The track is the first taste from the multi-award winning artists upcoming ‘Bitchcraft’ album. The artists follow up to her hugely […]

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Go for a Wander with the WA Wanderers

Go for a Wander with the WA Wanderers




Local men’s walking group the WA Wanderers are meeting up this Sunday for a stroll along the banks of the Swan. The WA Wanderers Bush Walking group will be meeting up at the Bayswater train station at 8:30 for a walk that begins at 9am. The group will be walking from Bayswater to Guildford along […]

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Federal Senate calls on WA government to drop anti-protest laws

Federal Senate calls on WA government to drop anti-protest laws




The federal senate has backed a motion calling for the WA government to abandon it’s proposed anti-protest laws. The Criminal Code Amendment (Prevention of Lawful Activity Bill) is designed to stop protesters locking themselves to equipment and property and is targeted at environmental activists, but concern has been raised over the vague wording of the bill […]

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