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The City of Perth is looking for everyday heroes to celebrate

The City of Perth is looking for everyday heroes to celebrate

Nominations for outstanding individuals or groups who have made a significant contribution to community life in 2021 are being sought by the City of Perth. Auspire – The Australia Day Council WA Community Citizen of the Year Awards provide an opportunity to acknowledge those people who have made a difference to the Perth community. City […]

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Plans for Perth Pride Hub feature in new City of Perth proposal

Plans for Perth Pride Hub feature in new City of Perth proposal

The City of Perth has adopted a new LGBTQIA+ inclusion plan and one of the proposals is to establish a Pride Hub within the City of Perth. Melbourne’s recently opened Pride Centre was an Australian first, backed by a $25 million investment from the state government, it brought together a wide array of LGBTIQ+ focussed […]

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City of Perth unanimously votes in favour of LGBTQIA+ inclusion plan

City of Perth unanimously votes in favour of LGBTQIA+ inclusion plan

The City of Perth Council has unanimously voted in favour of adopting an LGBTQIA+ inclusion plan put forward by their community advisory group. The group was formed in the wake of newly elected Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas making disparaging remarks about people who are transgender. Now the group has presented the council with a 34 […]

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City of Perth to vote on LGBTQIA+ plan as data shows safety concerns

City of Perth to vote on LGBTQIA+ plan as data shows safety concerns

The City of Perth council will this evening vote on the city’s LGBTQIA+ Plan, developed by the LGBTQIA+ Advisory Group formed earlier this year. The Advisory Group was formed in the wake of Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas’ offensive comments on trans, gender diverse and intersex bodies and identities made in October last year, with the […]

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City of Perth encourages LGBTIQ+ communities to engage in consultations

City of Perth encourages LGBTIQ+ communities to engage in consultations

The City of Perth is encouraging people to engage with its new consultative process either by attending an upcoming meeting or completing an online survey. The city’s newly formed LGBTQIA+ Advisory Group, in partnership with the City of Perth, are urging the broader LGBTQIA+ community, as well as community groups and service providers, to participate […]

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City of Perth seek feedback from LGBTQIA+ community

City of Perth seek feedback from LGBTQIA+ community

The City of Perth are calling for feedback from the local LGBTQIA+ community after the establishment of the council’s LGBTQIA+ Advisory Group. The group of sixteen was formed following a commitment from the City of Perth in response to community concern over Basil Zempilas’ election as Mayor in the wake of his transphobic comments last […]

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The Shelter Seat is back highlighting support for homeless people

Guerilla artists highlighting the plight of homeless people in the Perth city centre have installed another Shelter Seat. The park bench that can be transformed into a sleeping shelter for homeless people first appeared in Perth back in October. On the outside it features comments made by Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas back in 2019, where […]

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City of Perth will create LGBTIQ advisory group to help with diversity

City of Perth will create LGBTIQ advisory group to help with diversity

Councilors at the City of Perth will set up an LGBTIQ+ Advisory group to help make sure the city is inclusive in it’s actions and planning in the future. The group will also assist in the development of a new diversity and inclusion policy for the local government authority. The idea was put forward by […]

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TransFolk of WA hosting community consultation on City of Perth

TransFolk of WA hosting community consultation on City of Perth

TransFolk of WA are holding a community consultation, seeking input on their ongoing conversations with the City of Perth and the Lord Mayor. “It has been a challenging few weeks in the wake of Mr. Zempilas’ comments on 6PR radio,” TransFolk of WA said of the initiative. “TransFolk of WA has been in conversation with […]

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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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