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Luke Bolton on why he’s part of the X team

Luke Bolton on why he’s part of the X team

Luke Bolton is Nick Xenophon Team’s lead candidate for the senate in Western Australia. The former chef turned communications professional sat down with OUTinPerth to outline why he thinks he has a lot to offer voters at this election. Bolton describes himself as someone who has always been politically engaged, but not someone to bore […]

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Shorten still supports Safe Schools Coalition

Shorten still supports Safe Schools Coalition

Labor leader Bill Shorten has restated his support for the Safe Schools Coalition anti-bulling program during a media conference in Sydney this morning. “When it comes to Safe Schools, the approach that Labor has taken is that we do support the provision of anti-bullying programs in our school system. “I know that there were a […]

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Candlelight vigil highlights education as the key to fighting HIV stigma

Candlelight vigil highlights education as the key to fighting HIV stigma

Liberal Senator Dean Smith spoke at Perth’s annual candlelight vigil to remember those people who lost their lives due to HIV/AIDS. Senator Smith said the event was a time to remember and celebrate those we had loved and lost,¬†and those who live with the virus. “For all the progress that has been made in Australia […]

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Professor Gillian Triggs calls for more education about human rights

Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, visited Perth earlier this week and delivered the inaugural Curtin University Human Rights Lecture. Speaking to the theme ‘Re-imagining Human Rights in Australia’ Professor Trigg cited increased education about the topic as an essential element in improving Australia’s understanding of how human rights should be […]

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Save Safe Schools supporters speak out at Perth rally

Parents, teachers and students joined politicians today to call for the reinstatement of the Safe Schools program. The rally in Perth’s Murray Street mall attracted hundreds of supporters, while a counter protest from the Reclaim Australia movement played out nearby. Police stood between the two groups keeping the peace. Joey Cookman McAuley was the first […]

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Save Safe Schools WA to hold rally against federal cuts

Save Safe Schools WA to hold rally against federal cuts

A Western Australian organisation have condemned the Federal Government for cutting millions from the anti-bullying Safe Schools Coalition after pressure from conservative MPs. Save Safe Schools WA oppose the Turnbull Government’s decision to pull integral components from the program, and the announcement that Safe Schools funding will be cut from 2017. A review of the […]

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Victoria reaffirms its commitment to Safe Schools

Victoria reaffirms its commitment to Safe Schools

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has reaffirmed his state’s support for the LGBTIQ anti-bulling program. Andrews posted a copy of a letter from the state’s education Minister James Merlino to his federal counterpart Simon Birmingham rejecting the findings of the recent review of the program. In the letter Merlino said the federal government was conducting a […]

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Can you help the campaign to Save Safe Schools?

Can you help the campaign to Save Safe Schools?

Are you interested in helping the ‘Save Safe Schools’ Campaign? Interested community members are invited to attend an organising meeting meeting at the Perth activist centre on Saturday afternoon. The meeting will focus on organising the next rally to show support for the Safe Schools Coalition program. The rally is scheduled for April 23rd. The […]

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Amanda Rishworth: Safe Schools Coalition was doing good work

Labor’s shadow assistant minister for education has voiced support for the Safe Schools Coalition describing it as a good program. “It was a good program, it was a program that was delivering resources to students who needed it, and it was about reducing bullying and harassment of kids struggling with their sexuality and gender identity.” […]

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‘Pride School’ to open in USA for LGBTIQ kids

‘Pride School’ to open in USA for LGBTIQ kids

A private school that targets the needs of LGBTIQ students is set to open in Georgia as an alternative to mainstream education. Atlanta Pride School will cater for students from kindergarten to year 12, under the guidance of founder¬†Christian Zsilavetz. Zsilavetz, who is both a seasoned educator and transgender, told the AAP kids and staff […]

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