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just.equal reviews McGowan Government on LGBTI+ policy

just.equal reviews McGowan Government on LGBTI+ policy

OPINION: Brian Greig from just.equal looks over the McGowan Government’s contributions to the LGBTIQ+ communities during their first term in government.  The state Labor Government is coming to the end of its first term with an election due next March. It’s time to review its performance and lay out what we should expect if it […]

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Looking back at Peter Nattrass, the “Poofter Council” and Pride

Looking back at Peter Nattrass, the “Poofter Council” and Pride

Recent events have reminded Perth’s LGBTQIA+ communities of the long road that has been travelled to see Perth’s PrideFEST grow to become one of the biggest events in the city. The intersection between Pride, The Perth City Council, and politics has often been a space of discord.  Back in the 1990s Brian Greig was at […]

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Inclusive Education WA funding ends without renewal

Inclusive Education WA funding ends without renewal

Inclusive Education WA (IEWA), Western Australia’s rebranded version of the Safe Schools program, will no longer be funded after October 31st 2020. In 2018, the program announced a new name following criticism from conservative groups after its initial launch, state election campaigns and throughout the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey. The WA Department of Education has confirmed that the […]

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Binary phone poll hits local LGBTIQ+ community members

Binary phone poll hits local LGBTIQ+ community members

Western Australians have reported receiving an automated phone poll from anti-transgender organisation Binary, and just as has occurred in other states questions have been raised around the polls’ questions, which have been described as leading and out of context. Brendon Entrekin is one of the people who received the poll on Monday night, he was […]

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Advocates say WA govt show double standards on conversion therapy

Advocates say WA govt show double standards on conversion therapy

West Australian LGBTIQ+ advocates have accused the McGowan Government of double standards when tackling child abuse in religious organisations. Earlier this week, Community Services Minister Simone McGurk told The West Australian that the government had decided that state legislation aimed at improving the reporting of child abuse would focus on religious institutions “because as institutions those […]

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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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Advocates push for stronger trans & intersex workplace protections

Advocates push for stronger trans & intersex workplace protections

LGBTIQ+ advocacy group just.equal have written to national leader as part of an ongoing campaign calling for stronger workplace protections for trans, gender diverse and intersex Australians. Spokesperson Brian Greig has told media the organisation has written to the Federal Minister and Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations, and the Secretary of the Australian Council of […]

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Just.equal say Eden-Monaro result shows scare campaigns don’t work

Just.equal say Eden-Monaro result shows scare campaigns don’t work

National LGBTIQ+ lobby group, just.equal, say the anti-transgender ad campaign run against Labor ahead of the Eden-Monaro by-election has backfired, with Labor regaining the seat. In response, the group has called on the Coalition to repudiate anti-LGBTIQ+ election campaigning and for Labor to take a stronger stance against it. Kristy McBain, Labor’s candidate, has claimed […]

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Advocates urge McGowan to change WA law after US Supreme Court ruling

Advocates urge McGowan to change WA law after US Supreme Court ruling

LGBTIQ+ advocates in Western Australia are calling on Premier Mark McGowan to reassess state laws in light of the US Supreme Court’s decision to protect against workplace discrimination on the basis of sexuality and gender identity. Earlier this week, the US Supreme Court voted 6-3 that sexuality and gender based discrimination was covered by the […]

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just.equal: Folau supporters show double standards in van Diemen row

just.equal: Folau supporters show double standards in van Diemen row

National LGBTIQ+ advocacy group just.equal are drawing attention to the heated response to a tweet from Victoria’s Deputy Chief Health Officer last week. just.equal have highlighted that many high profile Australians, including the Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, have condemned Dr Annaliese van Diemen for comparing COVID-19 to the arrival […]

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