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Greens call on state govt to ensure funding for LGBTI+ mental health

WA Greens are calling on the state government to ensure mental health and suicide prevention organisations that support the LGBTIQA+ community are adequately funded ahead of the government’s postal survey on marriage. Mental health spokesperson Alison Xamon MLC last night told Parliament she was deeply concerned the spike in calls for mental health and suicide […]

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Greens call for LGBTIQ asylum seekers on Manus to be brought to Australia

Greens call for LGBTIQ asylum seekers on Manus to be brought to Australia

The Greens have called on the federal government to allow LGBTIQ asylum seekers on Manus Island to be settled in Australia following news the detention centre will close in October this year. The party questioned immigration officials in senate estimates this week, highlighting the risks faced by queer asylum seekers on Manus Island. Greens spokesperson […]

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Peter Dutton takes aim at QANTAS CEO Alan Joyce over marriage equality

Peter Dutton takes aim at QANTAS CEO Alan Joyce over marriage equality

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has fired off another round of criticism aimed at Australian companies supporting marriage equality. This afternoon Dutton gave a speech to a Liberal National Party conference in Queensland and took aim at Alan Joyce, the prominent gay CEO of QANTAS. “Mr Joyce is an exceptional CEO — he’s a good person […]

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LGBTIQ State Election Forum at The Court this Tuesday

Ahead of the WA state election on March 11, OUTinPerth and The Court Hotel are teaming up to give voters the opportunity to ask politicians about LGBTIQ issues that are important to them. Labor’s Lisa Baker MLA and Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren along with figures from other parties will be available to answer your questions […]

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Senate committee reach consensus on path to marriage equality

Senate committee reach consensus on path to marriage equality

A cross-party Senate committee tasked with examining the government’s proposed bill to enable marriage equality have reached a consensus on the best way to move forward. In what Greens Senator Janet Rice has described as an “unprecedented show of collaboration”, the report opens the door to a new bill to be introduced to parliament. The […]

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AEC equipment already purchased for failed plebiscite plan

AEC equipment already purchased for failed plebiscite plan

The Australian Electoral Commission have revealed that supplies for the government’s now defunct plebiscite plan have already been purchased. A recently established Senate Committee conducting an inquiry into marriage equality has heard that the AEC have ordered a range of now unnecessary supplies including stationary, ID badges and other equipment for polling. The commission also […]

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Perth MP Tim Hammond on why he cannot support a plebiscite

As the debate over the future of marriage equality continues in parliament and across the country, the House of Representatives have today passed the government’s proposed plebiscite bill sending it to face the Senate where it will inevitably fail to pass through the blockade consisting of Derryn Hinch, The Nick Xenophon Team, The Greens and […]

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Greens call on parliament to move forward on marriage equality

Greens call on parliament to move forward on marriage equality

The Australian Greens have celebrated the announcement today that Labor will not support the government’s proposed plebiscite legislation in parliament. Greens leader Senator Richard Di Natale is urging supporters of marriage equality to work together on a cross-party bill. “Let’s be clear. Marriage equality isn’t doomed. Tony Abbott’s divisive plebiscite is doomed. All three leaders […]

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Janet Rice: PM should consider the mental health of LGBTI people

Janet Rice: PM should consider the mental health of LGBTI people

On World Mental Health Day, the Greens have urged the Turnbull government to consider the potential harm of a marriage equality plebiscite. Senator Janet Rice said the government should be supporting people’s mental health rather than creating a political situation that jeopardises it. “World Mental Health Day is an opportunity time to foster good mental […]

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Greens to Labor: Stop dragging out plebiscite debate

Greens to Labor: Stop dragging out plebiscite debate

  As debate over the fate of the government’s proposed plebiscite on marriage equality continues, the Greens are calling on the federal opposition to stop “playing politics.” The future of the public vote is still in question, as the Coalition government show no signs of budging on the policy they took to the election to […]

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