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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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Health Minister will look at legislation around “gay conversion therapy”

Health Minister will look at legislation around “gay conversion therapy”

Health Minister Roger Cook has told Triple J’s Hack program that he will review Western Australia’s laws to see if there is a need for legislation to protect people from so-called ‘gay conversion therapy’. Gay conversion therapy, or reparative therapy, is courses or counselling methodologies that claim they can alter a person’s sexuality, usually involving a desire […]

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Western Australians want marriage equality without a costly plebiscite

A new Galaxy poll shows that almost 60% of Western Australians want marriage equality to be a reality. The poll which was commissioned by The Sunday Times asked respondents how they would vote if a plebiscite was held today and 59% said they would be in favour of same-sex couples being allowed to marry. Thirty […]

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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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Joe Francis loses his seat in Jandakot

Joe Francis loses his seat in Jandakot

Liberal MP Joe Francis has conceded defeat after failing to secure enough votes to keep in parliament. The Minister for Emergency Services, Veterans, Fisheries and Corrective Services had hoped to scrape over the line but as counting of the votes progressed his opponent Labor’s Yaz Mubarakai surged ahead. On election night there had been speculation that […]

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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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Civil unions on the agenda in Western Australia

Labor’s Mark McGowan has voiced his support for the introduction of civil unions in Western Australia and Premier Colin Barnett has said his party would allow a conscience vote on the issue if it was brought before the parliament. Members of the LGBTIQ community have called on whoever forms the next Western Australian government to […]

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Record breaking online audiences flock to OUTinPerth

Record breaking online audiences flock to OUTinPerth

OUTinPerth is enjoying a rapidly growing audience with 34,920 session logged on the publication’s website last week. Our story on Michelle Meyers the One Nation candidate who expressed a view about the gay community having Nazi styled covert mind control powers was one of the big stories of the week. The report was covered news […]

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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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Terry Healy on why he wants to be in parliament

Earlier this year we published an interview with Perth Abetz MLA, the member for Southern River, who outlined his opposition to marriage equality and his concerns about the Safe Schools program. In our December issue we hear from one of the aspiring politicians who hopes to unseat Abetz at the 2017 state election. Terry Healy wants […]

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