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Federal Labor pledge $10m for Victorian Pride Centre if elected

Federal Labor pledge $10m for Victorian Pride Centre if elected

The Australian Labor Party have pledged to invest just over $10 million into the Victorian Pride Centre, should they be elected to government. The centre is the first of its kind in Australia, and is set to house eight major Victorian LGBTIQ+ organisations including JOY 94.9, Thorne Harbour Health (FKA: Victorian AIDS Council), the Australian […]

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NSW Parliament to hold Inquiry into historic LGBTI hate crimes

NSW Parliament to hold Inquiry into historic LGBTI hate crimes

New South Wales’ upper house have moved to establish a Parliamentary Inquiry into hate crimes against the LGBTI+ community in Sydney between 1970 and 2010. The multi-party Inquiry will be carried out by the Social Issues Committee, following calls from the community for such an inquiry into the murders of at least 88 people over […]

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Tasmanian Labor vote for Medicare-backed gender confirmation surgery

Tasmanian Labor vote for Medicare-backed gender confirmation surgery

Tasmania’s Labor Party have voted in support of Medicare-funded gender confirmation surgery at their state conference this week, Examiner reports. Speaking at the conference, Dana Endelmanis spoke of her lived experience as a transgender woman growing up in north western Tasmania. “Trans, intersex and non-binary Australians continue to be denied fundamental healthcare rights and continue to […]

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Rodney Croome labels AG John Quigley’s statements as “nonsense”

Western Australian Attorney General is unable to say if the McGowan government will support proposed changes to the state’s Equal Opportunity Act because the results of the federal government’s review into religious freedom in Australia has not yet been released. Yesterday The Greens MP Alison Xamon put forward a bill to amend the Equal Opportunity […]

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Former WA Labor Senator Joe Bullock joins Liberal Party

Former WA Labor Senator Joe Bullock joins Liberal Party

Former Western Australian Senator Joe Bullock has left the Australian Labor Party to join the Liberals. Now living in Tasmania the former senator says he has no intention of returning to parliament, but hopes to continue his political life as a member of the Tasmanian Liberal Party. The veteran Labor figure spent 39 years as […]

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Louise Pratt has “no plans to nominate currently” for the seat of Perth

Louise Pratt has “no plans to nominate currently” for the seat of Perth

Labor Senator Louise Pratt has told OUTinPerth that she has “no plans to nominate currently” for the seat of Perth following Tim Hammond’s surprise resignation last week. Hammond, who was elected to the inner city seat at the 2016 federal election, announced his intention to resign last week highlighting the toll the role was taking […]

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Louise Pratt tipped to run for seat of Perth in by-election

Louise Pratt tipped to run for seat of Perth in by-election

Western Australian senator Louise Pratt is rumoured to be heading to the seat of Perth in the upcoming by-election for the inner city seat. The by-election was triggered by the resignation of Tim Hammond at the beginning of May, who announced he would be stepping down from parliament to spend more time with his family. […]

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Tim Hammond resigns from parliament triggering by-election for Perth

Labor MP Tim Hammond has announced his resignation from federal parliament, citing family reasons. The move will trigger a by-election for the inner city seat of Perth. The the high profile lawyer, who was first elected to parliament at the 2016 election succeeding Alannah MacTiernan. Speaking to radio station 6PR this morning Hammond said the […]

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James Paterson critical of Labor plan to support queer friendly businesses

James Paterson critical of Labor plan to support queer friendly businesses

Liberal Senator James Paterson has spoken out against a proposal in the Labor party that would see a future Shorten government giving preference to businesses that don’t discriminate against LGBTIQ people. The proposal, which is up for debate at the party’s national conference in July, argues that government departments should give preference to suppliers “who ensure […]

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Mark McGowan to be first WA Premier to march in Pride Parade

Mark McGowan to be first WA Premier to march in Pride Parade

Premier Mark McGowan will take the title of first WA Premier to march in the Pride Parade when he takes to the streets this year. McGowan also joined in the celebrations as Opposition Leader, marching with Rainbow Labor WA last year. The Premier says he is honoured to walk in unity with the LGBTIQ community. […]

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