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Stephen Dawson: Flaws in Equal Opportunity laws are “scandalous”

Stephen Dawson: Flaws in Equal Opportunity laws are “scandalous”

Stephen Dawson, Western Australia’s Minister for Minister for Emergency Services; Innovation and the Digital Economy; Medical Research and Volunteering says it’s “scandalous” that the state’s Equal Opportunity laws allow teachers to be sacked over their sexuality, and school students to be expelled. The Minister was a keynote speaker at the Crown Pride Luncheon on Friday where […]

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Protesters at WA Parliament call for law reform action

Protesters at WA Parliament call for law reform action

Protest group Queen Liberation Boorloo made their voices heard outside the WA parliament this week as they continued their campaign to urge the Cook Labor government to take action on Equal Opportunity law reform. Speaking at the event Greens MLC Brad Pettit said he was concerned that time was running out for the government to […]

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Youth Pride Network recognised at WA Youth Awards

Youth Pride Network recognised at WA Youth Awards

The team at the Youth Pride Network were recently recognised at the WA Youth Awards picking up The Y Collective Action Award. he Youth Pride Network (YPN) is a peer-led LGBTIQA+ youth systemic advocacy organisation working to improve the lives of all young LGBTIQA+ people across Western Australia. Established in 2017, the YPN formed in […]

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New suicide prevention program for LGBTQA+ Indigenous youth

New suicide prevention program for LGBTQA+ Indigenous youth

Funding for the first ever Elder-led intervention to support young Aboriginal LGBTQA+ people will bring new hope for the youth group most at risk of suicide in the nation says Edith Cowan University. ECU’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students, Equity and Indigenous) Professor Braden Hill and colleagues from ECU, Murdoch University and the Telethon Kids Institute have been awarded […]

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LGBTIQA+ rights groups accuse A-G Quigley of voicing “misinformation”

LGBTIQA+ rights groups accuse A-G Quigley of voicing “misinformation”

National LGBTIQA+ lobby group, Just.Equal Australia, and former Tasmanian Anti Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Robin Banks, have called on Western Australia’s Attorney General to cease his “misinformation” on anti-discrimination laws. State Attorney General, John Quigley (pictured above), has repeatedly said the delay in advancing legislation to protect LGBTI teachers and students in faith schools is because […]

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Curtis Ward is the new President of Gender Reassignment Board

Curtis Ward is the new President of Gender Reassignment Board

Curtis Ward has been appointed as the new President of the WA Gender Reassignment Board. Ward, who is a prominent member of the LGBTIQA+ communities is an associate at law firm Clairs Keeley and was formerly the President of Pride WA. He takes up the role following the resignation of Grantham Kitto who had been in […]

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Queer Liberation Boorloo announce Parliament House protest

Queer Liberation Boorloo announce Parliament House protest

Queer Liberation Boorloo have announced a protest against the WA State Government’s ongoing delays over updating the state’s Equal Opportunity laws. Reports have suggested that the long-promised law reforms, and the associated removal of the Western Australian Gender Reassignment Board, may be pushed back until after the 2025 state election. On Sunday at the Labor […]

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Labor party members call for action on Equal Opportunity Law reform

Labor party members call for action on Equal Opportunity Law reform

Labor party members have called on the State Government to honour its commitment to Equal Opportunity law reform ahead of the next state election. At the party’s State Conference held today members voted in favour of a motion calling for action. The motion was moved by Avery Wright, President of Rainbow Labor WA, and was […]

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Cook Government under fire for delaying law reforms

Cook Government under fire for delaying law reforms

In August 2022 Attorney General John Quigley announced the Western Australian Government would be making long promised changes to WA’s Equal Opportunity laws to bring them into line with many other Australian states, but now that plan appears to have been put on the back-burner. On Sunday, a spokesperson for Attorney General John Quigley, told The […]

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Protest calls for WA government to take action on law reform

Protest calls for WA government to take action on law reform

Protesters took to the streets of Northbridge on Sunday to draw attention to the WA government’s ongoing delays relating reform of the state’s equal opportunity laws and the failure to abolish the Gender Reassignment Board. A small crowd gathered in the Perth Cultural Centre where several speakers shared their thoughts about the lack of action, […]

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