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Welcome back Facebook readers, here’s what you missed

Welcome back Facebook readers, here’s what you missed

Welcome back Facebook readers, while we could not post any stories to Facebook for over a week, our team has kept on reporting the news and sharing information about what’s going on in our local community. If you’d like to ensure you never miss any of the news posted to OUTinPerth sign up for our […]

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Facebook apologises for banning charity and health pages

Facebook apologises for banning charity and health pages

On Thursday morning Australia’s awoke to discover that tech-giant Facebook had banned all Australian news sources from its platform. Now the social media company says it’s sorry for it’s over-zealous approach. The dramatic move was a salvo in the companies war with the Morrison government over proposals that online social media and search engine behemoths […]

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OUTinPerth statement on Facebook Australian news ban

OUTinPerth statement on Facebook Australian news ban

The team at OUTinPerth are shocked and dismayed to have been targeted by Facebook in their ban on news content. Australians awoke this morning to discover the social media behemoth had banned Australians from viewing any form of news information across the social media platform. OUTinPerth, the small news organisation that has served Western Australians […]

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Facebook and Instagram add new features for Mardi Gras

Facebook and Instagram add new features for Mardi Gras

Facebook and Instagram will launch a whole range of new features to their platforms today to allow Australians to celebrate their Pride during the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Facebook and Instagram’s Your Voice Matters campaign aims to celebrate LGBTQ+ stories and communities, empowering queer expression, and fostering safety across the platforms. Instagram will also […]

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Legally Speaking: A definition of defamation

Legally Speaking: A definition of defamation

Defamation is a wild beast. It’s hard to understand and even more difficult to explain how it works. It is the Khloe Kardashian of the legal world. Here is the black and white: for something to be defamatory a person must be able to prove that someone has published a matter, as defined in the […]

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Introducing #Postboxselfie – Post your vote. Post your selfie.

We’ve all had this farce of a Marriage Equality Survey foisted upon us and most of us are pretty disappointed that our civil rights are being put to a voluntary, non-binding, $122M survey. So why not have some fun with it, and make the most of a terrible situation? Introducing: #postboxselfie When was the last […]

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Candidate gets attention after linking homosexuality and pedophillia

Candidate gets attention after linking homosexuality and pedophillia

Diane Teasdale, an independent candidate running for federal parliament in the Victorian seat of Murray, has suddenly got a lot of attention after she outlined her opposition to marriage equality on her official Facebook page. In her Facebook post Teasdale make tenuous links between homosexuality and pedophilia, and noted her observations about the push for […]

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Shorten concerned plebiscite will spur homophobia in Australia

Shorten concerned plebiscite will spur homophobia in Australia

Labor leader Bill Shorten has said he’s concerned that the government’s plan for a plebiscite on marriage equality will lead to increased levels of homophobia in Australia. The Prime Minister and the leader of the Opposition faced off against each other in the third debate of the election campaign, this time it was an online […]

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Is anything private?

Is anything private?

OPINION   The author Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez said; “All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret.” But in Australia in 2016 are we struggling to recognise the line between the first two? Are we just left with public and secret? Many people rightly felt that academic Roz Ward, the founder of the Safe Schools Coalition, […]

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Safe Schools Coalition’s Roz Ward resigns from government advisory role

Safe Schools Coalition’s Roz Ward resigns from government advisory role

Roz Ward, the co-founder of the Safe Schools Coalition program which aims to stop LGBTIQ+ students from being bullied in the education system has resigned from  educational advisory role with the Victorian government. Ward’s resignation follows a news report stating that she had described the Australian flag as “racist” in a private Facebook post. Gender […]

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