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Lyle Shelton says fear drove people to vote for marriage equality

Lyle Shelton says fear drove people to vote for marriage equality

Lyle Shelton, the former head of the Australian Christian Lobby, who headed the failed ‘No’ campaign against marriage equality, says the majority of people who voted for marriage equality were driven by fear. Since losing the postal survey, and stepping down from his role at the ACL, Shelton launched a failed political career running for […]

Concerns as digital radio station publish posts from LGBTI+ group

Concerns as digital radio station publish posts from LGBTI+ group

Perth’s new LGBTQIA+ digital radio station DRN1 United has drawn criticism online after publishing information from a private Facebook group for the local LGBTQIA+ community. Admins and members of Facebook group Perth LGBTI+ Community have raised concerns over the digital station’s actions, after DRN1 United published comments from Perth LGBTI+ Community to the DRN1 United […]

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Dawesville MP Zak Kirkup to be new leader of WA Liberals

Dawesville MP Zak Kirkup to be new leader of WA Liberals

Zak Kirkup is set to be the new leader of the WA Liberals, with his opponent dropping out of the race ahead of this morning’s party meeting. Shadow Health Minister Kirkup was set to face off against Shadow Treasurer and former Barnett cabinet member Dean Nalder today, until Nalder withdrew from contention with a statement […]

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Perth Deputy Lord Mayor has a plan for improving LGBTQIA+ inclusion

Perth Deputy Lord Mayor has a plan for improving LGBTQIA+ inclusion

  Perth’s Deputy Lord Mayor Sandy Anghie will be putting forward a proposal to improve the City of Perth’s relationship with members of the LGBTQIA+ communities at this week’s council meeting. Anghie will propose the formation of an LGBTQIA+ advisory group to advise the council on matters of diversity and inclusion. “Establishing an LGBTQIA+ advisory […]

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Dean Nalder and Zak Kirkup nominate for the Liberal leadership

Dean Nalder and Zak Kirkup nominate for the Liberal leadership

Dean Nalder and Zak Kirkup have both put their hands up to be the next leader of the WA Liberal party after the shock resignation of Liza Harvey. On Sunday morning Harvey announced she’s vacate the leadership role and allow new blood to take the party to the state election in March 2021. Harvey said […]

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Liberal leader Liza Harvey quits just months out from state election

Liberal leader Liza Harvey quits just months out from state election

Western Australian Liberal leader Liza Harvey has quit, just four months out from the state election. The Liberal leader made the shock announcement on Sunday morning saying the party needed a new leadership team. In a message to Liberal party members Harvey said with a new team at the helm the party had a chance […]

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Will Basil Zempilas be the face of Triple M?

Will Basil Zempilas be the face of Triple M?

Speculation has continued in the media industry this week that Perth’s new Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas might be the face of radio station Triple M when it launches in Perth in 2021. Neither Zempilas or the station were commenting on the speculation this week, with the Lord Mayor telling The West Australian that he could not comment […]

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Foster parents allegedly rejected by service over LGBTQ+ views

Foster parents allegedly rejected by service over LGBTQ+ views

The West Australian have reported that a local couple will be taking legal action against a fostering organisation who they believe has discriminated against them. In an exclusive interview with The West, Kiera and Byron Hordyk claim they were rejected by Wanslea Family Services as potential foster parents in 2017 due to their Christian beliefs, specifically that […]

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Concerns over ‘five year wait’ for Perth Children’s Hospital’s gender service

Concerns over ‘five year wait’ for Perth Children’s Hospital’s gender service

TransFolk of WA have raised concerns over protracted wait times for children and young people accessing the Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) Gender Diversity Service. PCH’s Gender Diversity Service is a specialist outpatient service for the assessment and care of trans and gender diverse children and young people, employing a multidisciplinary group of medical professionals to […]

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ACON condemns NSW government’s mandatory HIV testing

ACON condemns NSW government’s mandatory HIV testing

ACON has condemned the introduction of legislation by the NSW Government that will enforce mandatory testing of individuals whose bodily fluids come into contact with frontline workers. On 11 November, the NSW Government introduced the Mandatory Disease Testing Bill (2020) into NSW Parliament. ACON, along with many other expert and qualified stakeholders strongly oppose mandatory […]

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