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Willie Rowe steps in as Acting CEO of Screenwest

Willie Rowe steps in as Acting CEO of Screenwest

Willie Rowe, who successfully stood in as the Acting CEO of the WA AIDS Council, has now stepped in to head the State’s screen development agency Screenwest. Screenwest’s CEO Seph McKenna has unexpectedly left the agency less than a year after he was recruited to the role. McKenna had been contracted to serve as the […]

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Teens return to court over alleged Grindr assaults and robberies

Teens return to court over alleged Grindr assaults and robberies

Six teenagers have returned to Perth Children’s Court this week regarding a series of alleged robberies and assaults in July. The six were part of a group of eight accused of luring men to public places in Perth’s northern suburbs using dating apps such as Grindr. The six have reappeared this week after seeking adjournments […]

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Law Reform Commission proposes changes to sex & gender laws

Law Reform Commission proposes changes to sex & gender laws

The WA Law Reform Commission has released a discussion paper exploring an extensive review of the state’s legislation regarding recognition of a person’s sex, gender and intersex status. The review follows a successful motion at last year’s state Labor conference to axe the Gender Reassignment Board. At present, Western Australians must apply to the Gender […]

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UWA named as one of the most inclusive employers for LGBTIQ people

UWA named as one of the most inclusive employers for LGBTIQ people

The University of Western Australia has retained its title as one of the most inclusive workplaces for LGBTIQ+ people. The 2018 Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) Employee Survey canvassed employees from around Australia on their organisation’s LGBTI inclusion efforts, to determine views on current initiatives, the impact within their workplaces and the overall message of […]

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Australian Christian Lobby opposed to surrogacy changes

Australian Christian Lobby opposed to surrogacy changes

The Australian Christian Lobby has flagged its opposition to Western Australia’s surrogacy laws being changed, indicating it will campaign against male same sex couples and single men being able to access altruistic surrogacy. The ACL’s State Director Peter Abetz said the organisation was opposed to the laws being changed because it would deliberately remove the rights […]

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WA government to introduce surrogacy for gay couples and single men

WA government to introduce surrogacy for gay couples and single men

The WA government has announced it will introduce legislation that will allow same-sex couples and single men to access altruistic surrogacy arrangements. The McGowan government will introduce amendments to Western Australia’s surrogacy and human reproductive technology laws opening a new pathway for same-sex couples and single men to create a family. The proposed changes, which […]

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Did the apology need to include lesbians? Michael Mischin asks

Did the apology need to include lesbians? Michael Mischin asks

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan delivered a historic apology to LGBTI Western Australians back in November last year. At the time the Premier offered an apology on behalf of the government for past convictions for homosexuality, not only to those who fell foul of the laws, but those whose lives the threat of prosecution cast a […]

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Teenagers appear in court over alleged Grindr assault and robberies

Eight teenagers have appeared in Perth Children’s Court in relation to a series of alleged assaults and robberies that occurred in Perth’s northern suburbs in July. It has previously been outlined that the high school students allegedly led men to parks using dating apps before committing the assault and robberies. Two of the teenagers pleaded […]

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Patrick Byrne compares gender dysphoria to not liking your hair

Patrick Byrne compares gender dysphoria to not liking your hair

Patrick Byrne, from the Australian Family Association (AFA) says the University of Western Australia unfairly cancelled an event on Friday where he was scheduled to launch a book alongside a talk from controversial US doctor Quentin Van Meter. Byrne appeared on the Sky News program Outsiders on Sunday morning to discuss the controversy surrounding the AFA’s tour […]

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UWA protest to go ahead as celebration following Dr Van Meter cancellation

UWA protest to go ahead as celebration following Dr Van Meter cancellation

A scheduled protest of an Australian Family Association event at the University of Western Australia featuring anti-transgender Dr Quentin Van Meter will go ahead, despite the event’s cancellation earlier today. Over 9,000 people had signed a petition for the event to be cancelled, due to Dr Van Meter’s links to the American College of Pediatricians […]

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