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Fringe World launches legal action against JumpClimb

Fringe World launches legal action against JumpClimb

Fringe World have announced they will commence proceedings against the companies that have failed to pay artists and crew from the 2018 festival. JumpClimb, an Perth based events management company that put on over 90 events as part of the 2018 festival, announced last week that they would be closing down. The collapse of the […]

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Shadow Arts Minister calls for more protections for Fringe World artists

Shadow Arts Minister calls for more protections for Fringe World artists

Shadow Arts Minister Tony Krsticevic says he supports the government’s investment in Fringe World but has called for greater protections for independent contractors. The Liberal MP would like to see legislation that protects artists from not being paid. “Fringe World has been a hugely successful event that has brought many great artists to Northbridge for […]

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Tim Hammond resigns from parliament triggering by-election for Perth

Labor MP Tim Hammond has announced his resignation from federal parliament, citing family reasons. The move will trigger a by-election for the inner city seat of Perth. The the high profile lawyer, who was first elected to parliament at the 2016 election succeeding Alannah MacTiernan. Speaking to radio station 6PR this morning Hammond said the […]

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JumpClimb closure leaves unpaid Fringe World artists worried

JumpClimb closure leaves unpaid Fringe World artists worried

The Fringe World festival team have confirmed today that one of their largest affiliated events management companies may be preparing for voluntary administration. JumpClimb, an independent presenter of Fringe World events, were behind a number of venues and events at the 2018 festival – including the ever-changing Noodle Palace venue. The company posted a message […]

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Michael Kirby to speak at Curtin University Human Rights Conference

Michael Kirby to speak at Curtin University Human Rights Conference

Former High Court judge Michael Kirby is among the high profile speakers who’ll be taking part in an upcoming human rights conference at Curtin University. Activating Human Rights: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status, the Australian Ally Network Conference will take place Curtin University from 27-28 September. Appearing at the conference alongside Michael Kirby will […]

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City of Vincent drops its Relationship Register

City of Vincent drops its Relationship Register

The City of Vincent Council has announced it is to discontinuing it’s Relationship Declaration Register. The council says in the wake of changes to the nation’s marriage laws it’s register is no longer needed. “In 2012 we established Western Australia’s first Relationship Declaration Register enabling couples, regardless of sexual orientation, an opportunity to formally recognise […]

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Minister responds to concerns over LGBTIQ+ health strategy timeline

Minister responds to concerns over LGBTIQ+ health strategy timeline

Health Minister Roger Cook has responded to concerns raised by members of the LGBTIQ+ community regarding the speed at which the state’s LGBTIQ Health Strategy is being developed. Last week several leading health organisations and prominent community groups shared their concern that the Western Australian Health Department had set a timeline for the development of […]

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Community groups worried about health strategy haste

Community groups worried about health strategy haste

The McGowan government has announced it will be developing a specific health strategy focussing on LGBTIQ+ communities but concern has been raised by community groups regarding the pace at which the strategy will be put together. Thirteen prominent representatives from community organisation have written a joint letter to Health Minister Roger Cook after it was […]

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Millions of dollars of funding available to community groups

Millions of dollars of funding available to community groups

Four million dollars worth of funding is available to community groups via the state government’s Criminal Property Confiscation grants program. The program allows local governments and non-profit community groups to apply for up to $200,000, seized under the State’s tough proceeds of crime laws, to fund projects which prevent or reduce drug-related crime and drug […]

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PrEP price drop to $25/month for personal importation

PrEP price drop to $25/month for personal importation

While on Wednesday the 21st of March, it was announced that PrEP would be available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme as of the 1st of April, 2018, the price is still potentially a barrier for many people. At the same time, there have been two large price drops in the personal importation of PrEP. The […]

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