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Have you got a story tell? Funding grants available to help

Have you got a story tell? Funding grants available to help

Have you got a story about diversity to tell? Giving circle The Channel have four grants of $2,500 to award to people who have interesting stories to share about diversity within the queer community. There’s looking for projects that are willing to agitate and push for change, are smaller and community-led, take an inter-sectional approach, […]

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State govt increase support for LGBTI+ mental health ahead of postal survey

Deputy Premier Roger Cook has today announced the McGowan Government will increase support for mental health services that support the LGBTI+ community ahead of the federal government’s postal survey on marriage equality. The Minister for Health and Mental Health revealed in a press release that his department cannot ignore the effect of the postal survey […]

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Protecting LGBTI students added to WA Labor policy

Protecting LGBTI students added to WA Labor policy

WA Labor have endorsed a policy to protect LGBTI students at the party’s state conference. A new clause outlining the party’s commitment to anti-bullying programs was added to WA Labor’s education policy. Andy Skinner, the President of Rainbow Labor, told the conference that young LGBTI people needed support programs that stopped bullying on the basis […]

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Two worthy LGBTI projects move ahead after getting funding

Two worthy LGBTI projects move ahead after getting funding

The first round of grants from giving circle group The Channel have been announced. The philanthropic organisation raises funds from its members and then awards them to projects that benefit LGBTIQ+ people. Hosted by the Gay and Lesbian Foundation of Australia, The Channel members have picked two projects from a competitive field of applicants. For […]

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Liberal Senator James Paterson wants to cut funding to arts and sport

Liberal Senator James Paterson wants to cut funding to arts and sport

Liberal senator James Paterson has put forward a suggestion on how the government can save money and bring down the deficit. Senator Paterson wants the National Gallery to sell off one of their most expensive paintings – Jackson Pollock’s Blue Poles. The senator also argues that Australian Post should be privatised, and funding to the arts […]

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Poll shows most Aussies want marriage equality resolved in Parliament

Poll shows most Aussies want marriage equality resolved in Parliament

The latest Essential Poll on the issue of marriage equality has revealed that most Australians support equal marriage rights and would prefer to see it delivered by Parliament, not a plebiscite. The poll shows that 53% of Australians would expect Federal Parliament to allow a free vote to legislate for marriage equality, should the proposed […]

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Australian Christian Lobby welcomes public funding for campaign

Australian Christian Lobby welcomes public funding for campaign

The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) has welcomed the news that the government will provide $7.5 million towards campaigns advocating both for and against marriage equality. Appearing on ABC radio, ACL managing director Lyle Shelton said the amount being provided was “a bit low”, but it would allow the group to promote their message to a […]

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Cabinet creates plebiscite date, offers funding and sets rules

Cabinet creates plebiscite date, offers funding and sets rules

The national plebiscite on allowing same sex couples to marry would take place on February 11th 2017 under a plan taken to cabinet last night. The February 11th date would allow the plebiscite vote to be held before the Western Australian election which is scheduled to occur in early March. Details of how the plebiscite […]

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