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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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Labor urged to end discrimination excemptions in faith-based schools

Labor urged to end discrimination excemptions in faith-based schools

LGBTI+ advocates are calling on the federal opposition to remove discrimination exemptions for faith-based schools in light of their recent commitment to increase funding to such institutions. The Australian Labor Party recently pledged to increase funding for religious schools by $250 million. Veteran LGBTI+ activist Rodney Croome says these schools should be held to the […]

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Review | Raul is by the pool and the water is fine

Review | Raul is by the pool and the water is fine

Raul By The Pool | Ramp @ The Ice Cream Factory | til Feb 25th | ★ ★ ★  “Shit, is this funny or not?” was my mate’s stellar, and pretty apt response, when I asked him what he’d thought about the show. Two other guys at a urinal trough chimed in with a few opinions of […]

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Review | Sudden Skies are cloudy in a bold and experimental piece

Review | Sudden Skies are cloudy in a bold and experimental piece

Sudden Skies | The Blue Room | til Feb 24th | ★ ★  Sometimes my friends and I play a game where we point out random objects on the street, a trolley for example, and deconstruct it, coming up with elaborate and patently false ideas of what it could mean. Maybe it’s the English teacher in […]

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Review | Larry Dean defeats the stand-up cynic with Fandan

Review | Larry Dean defeats the stand-up cynic with Fandan

Larry Dean – Fandan | The Gold Digger | til Feb 18th | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ I was recently told that you can almost always tell a show is going to be bad by the promotional images. Apparently the rule of thumb is that if it features somebody needlessly pulling an awkward face, or their body […]

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Review | Gavin Nicklette celebrates the female voices of pop

Review | Gavin Nicklette celebrates the female voices of pop

Gavin Nicklette: That’s What She Said | Little Creatures Next Door | Feb 11th | ★ ★ ★ ¾ I’m exhausted – I’m fresh off my first ever divorce party. Unsure of the etiquette surrounding the event, I join in with the others and we drink. And we keep drinking. Then suddenly it’s Sunday – my car’s […]

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Review | Regan Lynch attempts to do it in public

Review | Regan Lynch attempts to do it in public

Regan Lynch Does It In Public | The Deluxe | til Feb 4 | ★ ★ Regan Lynch takes to the stage in an attempt to plumb the depths of his sex life, but for what reason? I honestly couldn’t say. Suffering from a lack of an ongoing narrative or wider commentary, Lynch’s one-man comedy-cabaret show […]

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Maintaining the rage against political and religious conservatives

Maintaining the rage against political and religious conservatives

In the euphoria about finally getting marriage equality in Australia, readers of OUTinPerth may not have noticed (or forgotten) that the Prime Minister, (apparently as a way of trying to silence conservatives in his party and the broader community) has formed an expert panel to examine religious freedom in Australia – led by former MP […]

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Tanya Plibersek: Labor has no plans to stop gay teachers from being fired

Tanya Plibersek: Labor has no plans to stop gay teachers from being fired

The federal Labor party has declared that it has no plans to introduce protections that would prevent LGBTI people being fired from their jobs if they work for a religious organisation. Deputy Leader Tanya Plibersek made the declaration in response a pre-budget submission released by the National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC). In their submission the NCEC […]

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McGowan promises to look into loopholes that allow gay teachers to be fired

McGowan promises to look into loopholes that allow gay teachers to be fired

Premier Mark McGowan says he doesn’t agree with a WA school’s decision to end the employment of a gay teacher and promises his government will look into the loop holes in WA’s anti-discrimination laws that allow it to happen. On Monday OUTinPerth reported that school teacher Craig Campbell had been let go by the school […]

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