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ECU revoke former MPs honorary doctorate following ongoing criticism

ECU revoke former MPs honorary doctorate following ongoing criticism

Edith Cowan University have today revealed they will be revoking an honorary doctorate for former WA MP Barry House following ongoing criticism from community advocates, students and staff. Local LGBTQIA+ advocacy group Busselton Pride Alliance (BPA) had first raised concerns over the honorary doctorate with the university in May, highlighting House’s history of homophobic comments […]

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ECU to reassess Barry House honour after further concerns raised

ECU to reassess Barry House honour after further concerns raised

Edith Cowan University have confirmed they will be renewing their assessment of a recent honour for former MP Barry House for his service to Western Australian Parliament. Local LGBTQIA+ advocacy group Busselton Pride Alliance (BPA) had first raised concerns over the honorary doctorate with the university in May, highlighting House’s history of homophobic comments and […]

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Protests planned at ECU over former MP Barry House’s latest comments

Protests planned at ECU over former MP Barry House’s latest comments

Busselton Pride Alliance (BPA) has announced they will hold protest rallies across all three Edith Cowan University campuses during Orientation Week in July. Organisers say ECU students and members of the LGBTIQ+ community across WA will gather to denounce the university’s recent decision to give an honorary doctorate to former MP Barry House. They claim […]

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LGBTQIA+ rights advocates disappointed with ECU response

LGBTQIA+ rights advocates disappointed with ECU response

LGBTQIA+ rights advocates have expressed their disappointment with Edith Cowan University (ECU) after the educational organisation said it would allow an honorary degree presented to former politician Barry House to remain in place. Busselton Pride Alliance (BPA) have expressed their dismay at ECU after the university announced on Tuesday that despite community opposition, it would […]

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Advocates call on ECU to scrap honour for former MP with anti-LGBTQ+ past

Busselton Pride Alliance are urging Edith Cowan University to scrap an Honorary Doctorate it recently gave to a former Liberal MP unless he apologises for his record of homophobic comments. In April, Edith Cowan University bestowed an Honorary Doctorate unto former South West MLC Barry House (pictured) for ‘passionate advocacy for the people and region […]

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