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Youth Support Service PICYS fights to stay in Blencowe Street

Youth Support Service PICYS fights to stay in Blencowe Street

Perth Inner City Youth Services (PICYS) is appealing a decision by the Town of Cambridge who have refused an application to change the use of their long held property in Blencowe Street, West Leederville. PICYS has operated as a not for profit youth accommodation and support service in the street since 1983, providing critical housing […]

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WA Greens Senator Rachel Siewert to retire at next federal election

WA Greens Senator Rachel Siewert to retire at next federal election

Long-serving West Australian senator for the Greens, Rachel Siewert, has announced she will not contest the next federal election. Senator Siewert’s term was set to expire at the next federal election, and the co-deputy Greens leader has revealed she will be retiring from politics before the next round of senators are elected. Serving our state […]

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LGBTIQ+ advocates give ACT conversion therapy ban ‘7 out of 10’

LGBTIQ+ advocates give ACT conversion therapy ban ‘7 out of 10’

LGBTIQ+ advocates and conversion therapy survivors have welcomed the ACT’s ban on conversion practices, which passed the Legislative Assembly yesterday. The ACT has become the second Australian jurisdiction to address the issue, following Queensland’s legislation earlier this month. Spokesperson for LGBTIQ+ advocacy group just.equal and Canberra resident, Ivan Hinton-Teoh, said the ACT’s legislation is ‘far […]

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ACT Legislative Assembly passes ban on LGBTIQ+ conversion therapy

ACT Legislative Assembly passes ban on LGBTIQ+ conversion therapy

The Australian Capital Territory has passed a bill that will see LGBTIQ+ conversion therapies banned across the territory. The legislation has been passed two years after Chief Minister Andrew Barr’s government announced their intention to address the issue, and follows Queensland as the first state to outlaw the practice. Conversion therapy survivor Chris Csabs told […]

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Petition to fight Mark Latham’s anti-LGBTIQ+ education bill in NSW

Petition to fight Mark Latham’s anti-LGBTIQ+ education bill in NSW

A petition to prevent the passing of the One Nation-led Education Legislation Amendment Bill in New South Wales is circulating the internet, gathering national support. The petition has garnered almost 60,000 signatures over the last two weeks, demanding the Bill not pass New South Wales state parliament. “It is wrong, unfair and it is discrimination,” […]

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Qld conversion law shows resurgent prejudice is a threat we must stand up to

OPINION: Rodney Croome is a spokesperson for just.equal and Equality Tasmania. I know what it’s like to live in a state that is wrongly seen as backward on LGBTIQ rights and rarely has its successes celebrated. That’s why I was reluctant to buy into criticism of Queensland’s LGBTIQ conversion practices legislation, which local advocates are […]

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Conversion therapy survivors seek Premier’s pledge to strengthen ban

Conversion therapy survivors seek Premier’s pledge to strengthen ban

Survivors of LGBTIQ+ conversion therapy practices are urging Queensland’s Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to pledge to strengthen the state’s recent ban on conversion therapy should her government return to parliament after October’s state election. LGBTIQ+ advocates and conversion therapy survivors have raised concerns that the legislation rushed through parliament last week does not extend to religious […]

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Pauline Hanson calls for young transgender children to be removed from parents

Pauline Hanson calls for young transgender children to be removed from parents

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson says parents of young children who believe their child might be transgender should have their children taken off them. Senator Hanson appeared on the online political discussion program Pellowe Talk to chat about the Queensland government’s recent passing of a bill that outlawed gay conversion therapy. Senator Hanson said she would never […]

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Andrew Barr labels phone poll from Binary as “offensive nonsense”

Andrew Barr labels phone poll from Binary as “offensive nonsense”

The ACT’s Chief Minister Andrew Barr has labeled a robo-poll reportedly from anti-transgender organisation Binary as “offensive nonsense”. Barr took to his Twitter account on Monday night to condemn the automated phone survey as people in the ACT shared their thoughts on the receiving the poll. “Can confirm a burst of robo push-polling in Canberra […]

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Advocates say conversion therapy bill sets worrying precedent

Advocates say conversion therapy bill sets worrying precedent

  LGBTIQ advocates have slammed the legislation banning conversion practice that was passed last week by the Queensland Government last week, saying it will be “utterly ineffective.” The Palaszczuk Government had promised to ban the cruel and unscientific practice of trying to convert LGBTIQ people. However, under pressure from anti-LGBTIQ groups, it only outlawed such […]

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