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Report recommends WA bring in laws against conversion therapy

Report recommends WA bring in laws against conversion therapy

BREAKING NEWS A report into the activities at Perth’s religious based facility Esther House has highlighted Western Australia’s lack of legislation specifically outlawing conversion practices and suppression practices that aim to change a person’s sexuality or gender. The report from parliament’s Education and Health Standing Committee looked into complaints and allegations concerning the Esther Foundation […]

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TransFolk of WA receive $300,000 funding to support young people

TransFolk of WA receive $300,000 funding to support young people

TransFolk of WA have received $300,000 in funding to deliver support services for transgender, non-binary and gender diverse young people. Announcing the funding the government highlighted that transgender, non-binary and gender diverse  young people are at greater risk of mental health issues, including self-harm and suicide, than their cis-gendered youth. Youth Minister Dave Kelly made […]

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Youth Affairs Council receives new funding to support LGBTIQA+ youth

Youth Affairs Council receives new funding to support LGBTIQA+ youth

Youth Minister Dave Kelly has announced that the Youth Affairs Council of WA (YACWA) will receive funding of $275,000 to deliver a new grants program for the provision of support and inclusion services for LGBTQIA+ young people. Youth service providers and specialist LGBTQIA+ services will be able to apply for grants between $2,000 and $25,000 […]

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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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WA Youth Minister announces 3 year funding for Youth Pride Network

WA Youth Minister announces 3 year funding for Youth Pride Network

WA’s Minister for Youth Dave Kelly has revealed today that the Youth Pride Network (YPN) will receive 3 years of funding to expand its work as Western Australia’s first LGBTIQA+ youth advocacy body. Formed in 2017, the YPN is an organisation created by and for LGBTIQA+ young people aimed at using systemic advocacy to create […]

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