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The Greens’ Alison Xamon asks why we don’t monitor hate crimes

The Greens’ Alison Xamon asks why we don’t monitor hate crimes

The Greens’ MP Alison Xamon has asked the government why we don’t keep track of the level of hate crimes in Western Australia. The Greens spokesperson for Multicultural Affairs, Sexuality and Gender Diversity said she was dismayed by the inadequacy of the Government’s response to the question she asked in parliament earlier this week. Xamon […]

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WA Greens call on McGowan Government to ban conversion therapy

WA Greens call on McGowan Government to ban conversion therapy

The WA Greens are urging the state government to ban LGBTI+ conversion therapy following an announcement by Victorian Labor Premier Daniel Andrews yesterday. Andrews was joined by Minister for Equality Martin Foley and Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos at Melbourne’s Midsumma Pride March, where he revealed the Victorian Government’s plan to prohibit LGBTI+ conversion practices […]

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Maylands ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ event attracts homophobic comments

Maylands ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ event attracts homophobic comments

Recently launched local business Rabble Books and Games has been a welcome addition to the Eighth Avenue shopping precinct in Maylands. Situated is the heartlands of Perth’s queer community, it has been embraced by local rainbow families who have finally been able to easily get books that show representations of different kinds of families. The […]

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Greens WA call on state government to address religious exemptions

Greens WA call on state government to address religious exemptions

The Greens spokesperson for Sexuality and Gender Identity Alison Xamon is urging the WA government to act on the immediate issue of religious exemptions. The MLC is also calling for the McGowan Labor government to commit to a comprehensive response to addressing discrimination in Western Australia, following the release of the Equal Opportunity Commission’s Annual […]

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Pridefest 2018 launches theme of ‘Together’

Pridefest 2018 launches theme of ‘Together’

Pride WA have launched the 2018 PrideFEST outlining new events and changes to the annual festival. The 2018 festival will embrace the theme ‘Together’. Speaking at a VIP Launch function at the State Theatre Centre on Monday night, Pride WA President Jeremy Wray shared his excitement about the upcoming festival saying he was confidence it […]

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Rodney Croome labels AG John Quigley’s statements as “nonsense”

Western Australian Attorney General is unable to say if the McGowan government will support proposed changes to the state’s Equal Opportunity Act because the results of the federal government’s review into religious freedom in Australia has not yet been released. Yesterday The Greens MP Alison Xamon put forward a bill to amend the Equal Opportunity […]

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Alison Xamon: Why WA’s Equal Opportunities Act needs to change

It remains lawful for private religious schools in Western Australia, including those receiving taxpayer funding, to sack lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer staff, simply because of who they are.  It is also legal for religious schools to expel LGBTIQ students and to refuse enrolment to the children of same sex parents. It has […]

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Renewed calls for WA to update anti-discrimination laws

Renewed calls for WA to update anti-discrimination laws

Advocates for Western Australia’s LGBT community have launched a campaign to repeal the last piece of anti-homosexual legislation under State law. They are calling on the McGowan Government to close a loophole in the State’s Equal Opportunity Act which allows private schools to sack LGBTI teachers, expel LGBTI students and refuse to enrol children from […]

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The Greens welcome Premier’s apology for historical convictions

The Greens welcome Premier’s apology for historical convictions

Greens spokesperson for Sexuality and Gender Identity Alison Xamon has welcomed Premier Mark McGowan’s apology from the Government to men convicted of homosexual offences prior to the decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1990. Xamon said the apology was long overdue and an important step forward. “The Greens have always stood for equal rights for LGBTI+ people […]

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Huge turnout for Yes! Festival in Perth

Huge turnout for Yes! Festival in Perth

Thousands of people met in Russell Square in Northbridge on Saturday to show their support for changing the marriage laws. Equal Love WA’s Yes! Festival saw presentations from community groups, performances from local artists and passionate speeches from marriage equality advocates. Labor Senator Louise Pratt told the crowd that it was essential that people encouraged […]

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