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First gay indigenous MP Chansey Paech gives maiden speech

Voters in the Northern Territory have elected Australia’s first openly gay indigenous man to office, voting for Chansey Paech to represent the state seat of Namatjira. The Labor MP and former Alice Springs town councillor told the chamber in his maiden speech that he is proud to represent Australia’s diversity. “Madam Speaker, I am young, I […]

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Barnaby Joyce: Nobody has really been insulted by marriage debate

Barnaby Joyce: Nobody has really been insulted by marriage debate

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has dismissed concerns about the mental health of the LGBTI community in relation to the government’s proposed plebiscite on marriage equality. Speaking to ABC radio this morning Joyce said nobody had been insulted by the debate over marriage equality. “The idea that this will cause a huge ardent debate – […]

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Indigenous leaders concerned about plebiscite

Indigenous leaders concerned about plebiscite

Indigenous leaders have raised concerns that the government’s handling of the marriage equality plebiscite will have a negative flow-on effect to the referendum on indigenous constitutional recognition. Professor Marcia Langton has told Fairfax Media that she’s worried that a vitriolic plebiscite campaign would set the tone for the referendum planned for 2017. “I don’t think […]

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Rachel Siewert: Support needed for Aboriginal mental health services

Rachel Siewert: Support needed for Aboriginal mental health services

OPINION Anyone that lives or works in Central Australia would tell you that Alice Springs Pride holds the same sense of excitement that comes with Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. I was in Alice Springs in the lead up to 2015 celebrations and across town cafes were proudly plastered in posters promoting events that […]

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The Black Rainbow Living Well Foundation Achieves Fundraising Success

The Black Rainbow Living Well Foundation Achieves Fundraising Success

The Black Rainbow Living Well Foundation has recently announced that its fundraising campaign has been a success. The new initiative was launched to create a foundation to deliver support to indigenous LGBTI people and provide suicide prevention strategies. A crowdsource fundraising campaign was launched to fund the Black Rainbow Living Well Foundation through the website […]

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New Foundation to Support Indigenous LGBTI People

New Foundation to Support Indigenous LGBTI People

  A new initiative has been launched to create a foundation to deliver support to indigenous LGBTI people and provide suicide prevention strategies. A crowdsource fundraising campaign has been launched to fund the Black Rainbow Living Well Foundation through the website StartSomeGood. Founder Dayemon Bonson told OUTinPerth that the organisation’s aim will be to raise […]

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