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Petition urges further protections in overhaul of Equal Opportunity Act

Petition urges further protections in overhaul of Equal Opportunity Act

Local LGBTQIA+ advocacy group Rainbow Futures WA have welcomed the news that the McGowan Government will be overhauling the state’s Equal Opportunity Act, but say more can be done to bring us in line with the east coast on LGBTQIA+ protections. In 2019, the Attorney General John Quigley asked the LRCWA to provide advice and […]

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WA Nationals call for change to blood donation rules

WA Nationals call for change to blood donation rules

The Let Us Give campaign has applauded the West Australian National Party for supporting an end to the current gay blood ban. On Saturday at the WA Nationals state convention, the WA Young Nationals proposed the following motion that was passed with overwhelming support: “That this State Convention of the Nationals WA calls on the […]

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Gay rights and women’s rights pioneer Dr Sue Wills has died

Gay rights and women’s rights pioneer Dr Sue Wills has died

Dr Sue Wills, a trailblazer in Australian gay and lesbian rights, and the women’s movement has passed away.  Wills is remembered for her many decades of fighting for LGBTIQA+ rights, including a groundbreaking television appearance in the 1970’s and her role as a co-founder of C.A.M.P – the Campaign Against Moral Persecution.  News of her […]

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Just.Equal welcome law reform but urge further action for ‘gold standard’

Just.Equal welcome law reform but urge further action for ‘gold standard’

LGBTQIA+ advocacy group Just.Equal Australia have welcomed recommendations to update our state’s Equal Opportunity Act from the Law Reform Commission of WA. The organisation have also raised concerns that the proposals do not go far enough, urging lawmakers to reach for the “gold standard”. Just.Equal spokesperson Brian Greig highlights that Attorney-General John Quigley announced the […]

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Gender expert panel attracts anti-trans flyers and vocal allies

A small group of protestors gathered outside the State Library of Western Australia on Friday in response to a WA Equal Opportunity Commission event hosting experts speaking on gender identity for Youth Day 2022. This article contains the views of people opposed to gender affirming health care for people who are transgender. Reader discretion is […]

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LGBTIQA+ rights groups welcome WA anti-discrimination announcement

National and Western Australian LGBTIQA+ groups have welcomed the announcement by Western Australian Attorney General, John Quigley, that the government will amend the state’s Equal Opportunity Act, including to better protect LGBTIQA+ students and staff in religious schools. The commitment follows the tabling of the Law Reform Commission of Western Australia’s final report into the […]

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WA’s Gender Reassignment Board set to be ditched in law reform

WA’s Gender Reassignment Board set to be ditched in law reform

The need for Western Australia’s Gender Reassignment Board will become obsolete under a new proposal to update the state’s anti-discrimination laws. The state’s Law Reform Commission has recommended a wide range of reforms to the Equal Opportunity Act including significant changes to laws that require people to obtain a certificate to change their gender. The […]

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Major overhaul for Western Australia’s anti-discrimination laws

Western Australia’s anti-discrimination laws are set for a major overhaul with McGowan Government announcing it will broadly support a raft of recommendations for change. In 2019, the Attorney General asked the LRCWA to provide advice and recommendations to Government on possible amendments to enhance and update the Act. The Law Reform Commission of Western Australia’s […]

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Pride WA to take up residence in the Northbridge Piazza

Pride WA to take up residence in the Northbridge Piazza

The City of Perth has entered a new partnership with Pride WA, following the group’s successful bid to occupy Northbridge Piazza. The announcement comes as the City of Perth increases it’s funding to the annual festival, acknowledging it’s potential to attract international and interstate tourism and provide a positive financial growth to the city. City […]

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TransFolk of WA receive $300,000 funding to support young people

TransFolk of WA receive $300,000 funding to support young people

TransFolk of WA have received $300,000 in funding to deliver support services for transgender, non-binary and gender diverse young people. Announcing the funding the government highlighted that transgender, non-binary and gender diverse  young people are at greater risk of mental health issues, including self-harm and suicide, than their cis-gendered youth. Youth Minister Dave Kelly made […]

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