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Greens: WA Govt must do more to protect LGBTIQ+ from hate crimes

Greens: WA Govt must do more to protect LGBTIQ+ from hate crimes

Greens spokesperson for Sexuality and Gender Identity and Justice, Alison Xamon, has urged the McGowan government to develop a better response to LGBTIQ+ hate crime, after learning there is no data collection on the issue. Xamon said she was dismayed to learn through questions in WA Parliament that police still do not track instances of […]

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WA Health considering changing wait times for blood donations

WA Health considering changing wait times for blood donations

Western Australian Health Minister Roger Cook has confirmed to OUTinPerth that he has asked the WA Health Department to review the waiting times for gay and bisexual men to donate blood. “The McGowan Government pursues excellence in care across all treatment disciplines, and for all members of the community. I have asked the Department of […]

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Pride WA announce virtual dance parties, committee changes and future plans

Pride WA announce virtual dance parties, committee changes and future plans

Pride WA have delivered an update today, outlining some of their plans for 2020 and bidding farewell to two members of the committee. In an email to members, Pride WA Secretary Curtis Ward has addressed the ongoing COVID-19 situation, and how that may effect this year’s events calendar. “We are in no doubt that PrideFEST […]

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WA AIDS Council CEO Lisa Dobrin on free counselling and support

WA AIDS Council CEO Lisa Dobrin on free counselling and support

The WA AIDS Council (WAAC) has waived its fees on remote counselling services, improving access to mental health services for LGBTIQ+ folks in a COVID-19 world. WAAC has also launched an online campaign in conjuction with this initiative, targeting LGBTIQ+ people in rural WA, and raising awareness of their counselling services for people living with […]

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Charles Smith, former One Nation MP, turned independent, joins new party

Charles Smith, former One Nation MP, turned independent, joins new party

Former One Nation MP Charles Smith has announced he’s now a member of the Western Australia Party, after spending time as a independent. Smith’s joining of the party give them their first ever seat in the Western Australian parliament. After being elected to parliament in 2017 as a member of One Nation, Smith left the […]

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The questions for Corrective Services Minister Fran Logan

The questions for Corrective Services Minister Fran Logan

The WA AIDS Council, the National Association of People Living With HIV (NAPWHA) and the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) have all raised concern over the WA government’s Prison Amendments Bill 2020. The leading HIV organisations in Australia have described the McGowan government as ignoring science in relation to the bill. OUTinPerth has put […]

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Concern that HIV bill will be rushed through under the guise of COVID-19

Concern that HIV bill will be rushed through under the guise of COVID-19

The chair of the WA AIDS Council has raised concern that the controversial Prison Amendments bill will be rushed through parliament under the guise of COVID-19. The WA Legislative Council is set to debate the bill this afternoon. Health experts have raised alarm over the introduction of the bill that will allow prison officials to […]

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HIV experts say McGowan government is ignoring science

HIV experts say McGowan government is ignoring science

Proposed laws to forcibly test prisoners for HIV have no basis in science, perpetuate stigma, and should be referred to a parliamentary committee, according to the West Australian AIDS Council and National Association for People with HIV Australia. Under laws set to be introduced to the WA Parliament’s Legislative Council on Tuesday, a prisoner who […]

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Advocates launch emergency youth homelessness fund

Advocates launch emergency youth homelessness fund

Local LGBTIQ+ advocates have launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise emergency funds in support of young people experiencing homelessness. The PICYS Pride Assist Fund will be used to aid in the work of the Perth Inner City Youth Service, and allocated to supporting the needs of LGBTIQ+ folks under the age of 26 who are […]

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