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Libby Mettam takes over as Western Australian Liberal leader

Libby Mettam takes over as Western Australian Liberal leader

Libby Mettam has been appointed new leader of the WA Liberals replacing Dr David honey who had served in the role for two years. Mettam was elected unopposed after Dr Honey declared he would not contest the leadership challenge. Mettam, who was Dr Honey’s Deputy Leader, wrote to her colleagues on Friday arguing that a […]

Lib Spill: Libby Mettam challenges David Honey for leadership

Lib Spill: Libby Mettam challenges David Honey for leadership

Libby Mettam has challenged David Honey for the leadership of the Western Australian Liberal party saying change is needed if the party are going to improve their position at the next state election. The Deputy Leader wrote to her colleagues putting forward her argument for change, shortly after she informed the current leader of her […]

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WA Opposition Leader Mia Davies announces shock resignation

WA Opposition Leader Mia Davies announces shock resignation

Western Australian Opposition Leader Mia Davies has announced she’s resigning as leader of the Nationals and will not contend the next state election. The politicians shock announcement was made earlier today. “Over the summer break I have considered my future as a Member of Parliament.” Davies said in a statement. “In March 2025, I will have […]

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The ParQ Bar: Perth’s newest queer friendly space is ready to open

The ParQ Bar: Perth’s newest queer friendly space is ready to open

There’s a tense mix of excitement and tension when we visit The ParQ Bar. Perth’s newest queer friendly space which will open its doors to the public for the first time on Thursday night. Just a few days ahead of its opening there’s a mountain of activity going on behind the blacked-out windows of the […]

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Take a look at the 10 most read stories of 2022 at OUTinPerth

In 2022 OUTinPerth published over 1,900 stories covering news, politics, culture, celebrity and history. Here’s the 10 reports that got the most reads over the last 12 months. 10. Liberal candidate says she can determine everyone’s gender Liberal candidate Kristy McSweeney had hoped to retain the electorate of Swan at the federal election. In a television interview […]

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Foster agency ordered to pay compensation to Christian family

Foster agency ordered to pay compensation to Christian family

A devout Christian couple have been awarded $6,000 in compensation after their application to become foster carers was rejected. The anti-discrimination case between Perth couple Byron and Keira Hordyk and foster agency Wanslea Family Services was considered by the State Administrative Tribunal. The couple applied to be foster parents in 2017 but we’re knocked back over […]

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Quigley says new gender laws will recognise non-binary people

Quigley says new gender laws will recognise non-binary people

Western Australia’s Attorney General, John Quigley, says new gender laws will allow people to choose non-binary on official documentation. Quigley says the government will consult with stakeholders prior to introducing the legislation to repeal the gender board and introduce the new process. Speaking to online broadcaster Youth Jam Radio, Quigley said the government was trying […]

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LGBTIQA+ rights groups welcome WA decision on gender board

LGBTIQA+ rights groups welcome WA decision on gender board

National and West Australian LGBTIQA+ rights groups have welcomed a commitment by the WA Government to removing barriers currently faced by trans and gender diverse people who wish to update their birth certificate to accurately reflect their gender. “Following years of community advocacy and activism, we’re pleased to finally see a commitment from the West […]

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McGowan Government move to scrap Gender Reassignment Board

McGowan Government move to scrap Gender Reassignment Board

Attorney-General John Quigley has just announced the McGowan Government will progress legislation to repeal the Gender Reassignment Act 2000 and abolish the Gender Reassignment Board. Under the reforms, to update sex or gender information on a birth certificate, applicants will no longer be required to demonstrate that they have undertaken surgical or medical intervention. Rather, […]

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Rainbow Futures calls on WA government to take action on law reforms

Rainbow Futures calls on WA government to take action on law reforms

Rainbow Future have called on the McGowan Government to take more action in the area of LGBTIQA+ law reform and health support. In an opinion piece published in The West Australian on Tuesday, Misty Farquhar, the organisation’s President, said while they welcomed the government’s recently announced commitment to banning conversion therapy and plans to update the Equal […]

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