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QANTAS CEO Alan Joyce takes up patron role at The Pinnacle Foundation

QANTAS CEO Alan Joyce takes up patron role at The Pinnacle Foundation

The Pinnacle Foundation has announced that Alan Joyce has accepted the role as a Patron of their organisation. Joyce, together with partner Shane Lloyd, have a long-term association with the registered charity, helping the organisation in its mission to give young LGBT+ Australians a chance to achieve their full potential. Joyce said he was honoured […]

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Dr Quentin Van Meter praises UWA decision to allow him to speak

Dr Quentin Van Meter praises UWA decision to allow him to speak

Visiting US doctor Quentin Van Meter has praised UWA’s decision to allow him to speak on campus despite considerable community opposition. Speaking to WA Today Dr Van Meter said the University had made the right choice. “I know what universities are like in the US and when a contrary opinion has the opportunity to be […]

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WA govt move to end forced divorce for trans & gender diverse people

WA govt move to end forced divorce for trans & gender diverse people

The Western Australian Government have announced they will put an end to a legal anomaly that forces transgender and gender diverse people to divorce before having their gender officially affirmed. Legislation was introduced yesterday that will remove the requirement for a person to be single in order to be eligible for a gender recognition certificate, […]

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Curtin’s Human Rights Centre says UWA made the wrong choice

Curtin’s Human Rights Centre says UWA made the wrong choice

Curtin University’s  Centre for Human Rights Education has spoken out against the University of Western Australia’s (UWA) decision to provide space for a presentation from the Australian Family Association and visiting US doctor Quentin Van Meter. Dr Van Peter is the President of the American College of Pediatricians, a small group who represent doctors whose […]

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Thomas Drake-Brockman: Actions speak louder than flags

Thomas Drake-Brockman: Actions speak louder than flags

OPINION The University of Western Australia (UWA) — where I am studying to become a doctor — will this Friday permit Quentin Van Meter of the American College of Pediatricians to speak on campus as part of a national tour with the Australian Family Association. This is the same University where I have been taught […]

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Art project ‘The Unmissables’ highlights missing people

Art project ‘The Unmissables’ highlights missing people

Today marks three years since Perth man Rigby Fielding was last seen. A member of the LGBTIQ+ communities, he was last seen in Goderich Street in East Perth on Saturday 15th August 2015 and has not made contact with family or friends since. His disappearance was described as out of character. The 53 year old retired […]

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Senator Fraser Anning slammed for racist and homophobic first speech

Senator Fraser Anning slammed for racist and homophobic first speech

Senator Fraser Anning from Katter’s Australia Party has been widely criticised for his speech in parliament with politicians from The Greens, Labor and the Liberal party describing it as racist and homophobic. Senator Anning called for a “final solution” for the immigration problem in Australia invoking the words of the Nazi regime and the holocaust. […]

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UWA responds to community concerns about anti-transgender event

UWA responds to community concerns about anti-transgender event

The University of Western Australia has responded to community concerns about the Australian Family Association hosting a talk from a US doctor who heads a well known anti-LGBTI group. The Australian Family Association is currently hosting a tour of Dr Quentin Van Meter and he is scheduled to give a talk at the University of […]

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Senator Eric Abetz says YES campaign supporters were the most intolerant

Senator Eric Abetz says YES campaign supporters were the most intolerant

Liberal Senator Eric Abetz has described supporters of marriage equality and the most intolerant people during last year’s marriage postal survey debate. Appearing on the ABC’s Q&A on Monday night Senator Abetz answered a question from an audience member who cited the clash between the YES and NO camps on the grounds of Sydney University as […]

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Anti-transgender doctor Quentin Van Meter to appear at UWA

Anti-transgender doctor Quentin Van Meter to appear at UWA

The President of the dubious American College of Pediatricians is set to appear at the University of Western Australia (UWA) on Friday. Dr Quentin Van Meter is touring Australia as a guest of the Australian Families Association speaking about his belief that transgender people are mentally ill, and that the worldwide push to recognise transgender […]

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