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MPs have a few different ideas on what happens if the postal vote is cancelled

MPs have a few different ideas on what happens if the postal vote is cancelled

Liberal MPs have a few different ideas on what might happen if the High Court rules the postal survey on marriage is invalid. Senator Ian McDonald has told Sky News that there is no way the government would move to having a free vote in parliament on the issue, and it was essential that the […]

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Tony Abbott proposes taking plebiscite to the next election

Tony Abbott proposes taking plebiscite to the next election

Tony Abbott thinks the government should stick with the current policy of a plebiscite, and even take it to the next election. “If it was good to put to the people at the last election, I don’t see why it wouldn’t be good to put it to the people at the next election,” Abbott told Sydney […]

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Israel reschedules election due to clash with Britney Spears concert

Israel has reschedule their upcoming election because the date clashes with a Britney Spears concert. The poll was scheduled for July 3rd, but it’s had to be pushed back a day due to accommodate Britney’s tour. “We delayed the vote one day, to July 4. We couldn’t hire enough security for the election because of […]

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The Greens’ Lynn MacLaren loses seat as final votes counted

The Greens’ Lynn MacLaren loses seat as final votes counted

Two weeks after the state election, the final results are known with The Greens’ Lynn MacLaren losing her spot in the Legislative Council. The final line up for the South Metro region is three spots to the Labor party with Kate Doust, Sue Ellery and Pierre Yang. The Liberal’s Nick Goiran and Simon O’Brien have […]

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Joe Francis loses his seat in Jandakot

Joe Francis loses his seat in Jandakot

Liberal MP Joe Francis has conceded defeat after failing to secure enough votes to keep in parliament. The Minister for Emergency Services, Veterans, Fisheries and Corrective Services had hoped to scrape over the line but as counting of the votes progressed his opponent Labor’s Yaz Mubarakai surged ahead. On election night there had been speculation that […]

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West Australian LGBTI advocates welcome election results

Local advocates of the LGBTI community have welcomed Labor’s victory in Saturday’s state election, describing the result as “a triumph against bigotry.” Long-term LGBTI advocate Damian Douglas-Meyer says the relentless campaign by anti-gay groups and religious MPs to vanquish the Safe Schools anti-bullying program had failed. Liberal MPs Peter Abetz and Joe Francis posted videos […]

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Mark McGowan delivers victory speech after landslide election win

Mark McGowan delivers victory speech after landslide election win

Premier-elect Mark McGowan has delivered his first public speech since Labor’s election win tonight, with a nod to his opponent Colin Barnett. “Western Australia is truly a wonderful state,” McGowan began. “The greatest people, in the greatest state, in the greatest country in the world.” An expatriate of New South Wales, McGowan used much of […]

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Liberal MP Joe Francis called out over Safe Schools claims

Liberal MP Joe Francis called out over Safe Schools claims

Joe Francis voices opposition to Safe Schools Liberal MP Joe Francis appeared on Perth radio station 6PR earlier this week saying politicians should always tell the truth, but advocates for the Safe Schools anti-bullying program say Francis and other Liberal MP’s are not being honest when they describe the program. Labor and The Greens have […]

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OUTinPerth LGBTIQ Election Forum: What did we learn?

OUTinPerth LGBTIQ Election Forum: What did we learn?

Ahead of the state election here in Western Australia, LGBTIQ voters had the opportunity to discuss local issues with representatives of Labor, the Liberals and the Greens at a forum hosted by OUTinPerth at The Court Hotel. Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren, Maylands MLA Lisa Baker of WA Labor and federal Liberal Senator Dean Smith took to […]

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More flyers opposing Safe Schools hit Perth mailboxes

More flyers opposing Safe Schools hit Perth mailboxes

Perth homes have been hit by multiple interest groups arguing against the Safe Schools coalition program in the final days before the state election. OUTinPerth readers have reported receiving flyers published by the Australian Christian Lobby and activist group All Kids Matter. Now a third flyer produced by the National President of the Democratic Labor […]

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