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WA Opera forced to cancel ‘Star Navigator’ for a second year running

WA Opera forced to cancel ‘Star Navigator’ for a second year running

Heartbreakingly the WA Opera has been forced to cancel the production of Tim Finn’s debut opera Star Navigator (Ihitai ‘Acei’a) for the second year running. The new work was scheduled to be performed in early August, but the closing of borders between New Zealand and Australia, due to the most recent Covid-19 outbreak on the east coast […]

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Australian musician Benedict shares haunting new track ‘Wake Up’

Australian musician Benedict shares haunting new track ‘Wake Up’

Melbourne based singer songwriter Benedict has shared their new single Wake Up, described as an anthemic call to action that speaks on behalf of all humanity, calling for understanding and peace. The track was produced by Dean Tuza (Stella Donnelly, The Rubens, Mossy) and mixed by legendary NYC-based producer Lee Groves (Madonna, Depeche Mode). Speaking […]

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Ellen DeGeneres reveals COVID-19 diagnosis on social media

Ellen DeGeneres reveals COVID-19 diagnosis on social media

Comedian and day time talks host Ellen DeGeneres has revealed she has tested positive for Covid-19. “I want to let you all know that I tested positive for Covid-19. Fortunately, I’m feeling fine right now,” the 62-year-old posted to social media. “Anyone who has been in close contact with me has been notified, and I […]

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What’s going on with Madonna, Dr Demon Sperm, and dangerous quackery

What’s going on with Madonna, Dr Demon Sperm, and dangerous quackery

Madonna’s Instagram account has been flagged for sharing false information about COVID-19, the music superstar seems to have removed the post, and remained silent as her fans express their disappointment that she had begun sharing conspiracy theories. Earlier this week the 61 year old musician shared a video from Dr Stella Immanuel who alleged that […]

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Charities may struggle in wake of COVID-19 leading to job losses, closures

Charities may struggle in wake of COVID-19 leading to job losses, closures

A new report launched by Social Ventures Australia (SVA) and the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) forecasts that more than 200,000 jobs in the charity sector could be lost as a result of the COVID-19 crisis if financial supports, such as JobKeeper and lease and loan deferrals, come to an end in October. The report, Will […]

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NSWGLRL release findings of LGBTIQ+ COVID-19 community survey

NSWGLRL release findings of LGBTIQ+ COVID-19 community survey

New South Wales Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby (NSWGLRL) have released the findings of a community survey examining the effects of COVID-19 on the LGBTIQ+ community. Beginning in May, NSW GLRL surveyed the state’s LGBTIQ+ community on demographics, employment, mental health, wellbeing, relationships and healthcare. NSW GLRL co-convener Jack Whitney says the results show the […]

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LGBTIQ+ mental health study shows need for more support funding

LGBTIQ+ mental health study shows need for more support funding

A new study from the University of Tasmania focusing on the health and social needs of LGBTIQ+ folks in a COVID-19 world has shone a light on the need for increased funding and accessibility of services. The Australian first conducted by UTas researchers surveyed LGBTIQ+ Tasmanians and revealed concerns surrounding mental health, loneliness, health care […]

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Pride WA announce virtual dance parties, committee changes and future plans

Pride WA announce virtual dance parties, committee changes and future plans

Pride WA have delivered an update today, outlining some of their plans for 2020 and bidding farewell to two members of the committee. In an email to members, Pride WA Secretary Curtis Ward has addressed the ongoing COVID-19 situation, and how that may effect this year’s events calendar. “We are in no doubt that PrideFEST […]

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The questions for Corrective Services Minister Fran Logan

The questions for Corrective Services Minister Fran Logan

The WA AIDS Council, the National Association of People Living With HIV (NAPWHA) and the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) have all raised concern over the WA government’s Prison Amendments Bill 2020. The leading HIV organisations in Australia have described the McGowan government as ignoring science in relation to the bill. OUTinPerth has put […]

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Concern that HIV bill will be rushed through under the guise of COVID-19

Concern that HIV bill will be rushed through under the guise of COVID-19

The chair of the WA AIDS Council has raised concern that the controversial Prison Amendments bill will be rushed through parliament under the guise of COVID-19. The WA Legislative Council is set to debate the bill this afternoon. Health experts have raised alarm over the introduction of the bill that will allow prison officials to […]

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