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Renewed calls for WA to update anti-discrimination laws

Renewed calls for WA to update anti-discrimination laws

Advocates for Western Australia’s LGBT community have launched a campaign to repeal the last piece of anti-homosexual legislation under State law. They are calling on the McGowan Government to close a loophole in the State’s Equal Opportunity Act which allows private schools to sack LGBTI teachers, expel LGBTI students and refuse to enrol children from […]

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Cory Bernardi steps up campaign to delay marriage legislation

Cory Bernardi steps up campaign to delay marriage legislation

Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi has stepped up his campaign pushing for the government to delay looking at any changes to the marriage legislation. Senator Bernardi argues that despite having just held a $120 million dollar national survey on the issue the government should not consider discussing the issue in parliament. Senator Bernardi argues that […]

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Both sides of marriage debate thank their supporters

Both sides of marriage debate thank their supporters

Advocates on both side of the debate have thanked their supporters as the Australian Bureau of Statistics closes the national survey on marriage. The Australian Bureau of Statistics Office in Perth was the final place that survey forms could be submitted, it stopped taking forms at 4:30pm today. Earlier the government organisation revealed that 12.6 […]

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Last chance to submit marriage survey forms

Last chance to submit marriage survey forms

The Equality Campaign is reminding supporters they have one last chance to vote YES for marriage equality — by hand delivering their postal survey forms by tomorrow afternoon. With the deadline now passed to return the forms by post, the only option left for the majority of eleventh-hour voters is to personally deliver forms to […]

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ABS reveals seventy seven percent of Australians have returned marriage forms

ABS reveals seventy seven percent of Australians have returned marriage forms

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed the latest statistics on the marriage postal survey, sharing that a massive 77 percent of Australians have taken part in the process. The Equality Campaign has welcomed the latest estimate of forms received and reminded YES voters that forms can be posted this week and still arrive in […]

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Comedian John Oliver rips into Australia’s marriage postal survey

Comedian John Oliver rips into Australia’s marriage postal survey

Comedian John Oliver has delivered a cutting take down of Australia’s marriage postal survey. Addressing Australia’s process for delaying marriage equality on his show Last Week Tonight, Oliver described the $120 million dollar process as the biggest waste of money since the last Baz Luhrmann film. In Oliver’s sights are Liberal MPs Kevin Andrews and Tony […]

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Mark McGowan ready to apologise for historical gay convictions

Mark McGowan ready to apologise for historical gay convictions

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan will formally apologise to Western Australian men who were convicted under laws from when homosexuality was illegal in the state. The government will introduce legislation this week to allow people convicted under the former laws to have their record wiped clean. While homosexuality was decriminalized in 1990, and prosecutions for […]

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Hastie calls for more robust protections after being labelled a ‘homophobe’

Hastie calls for more robust protections after being labelled a ‘homophobe’

The President of Rainbow Labor WA has been criticised for calling Liberal MP Andrew Hastie a “homophobe”. The conservative MP has criticised the comments that were made at a marriage equality event, and said they are example of why greater protections will be needed for freedom of speech if the ‘Yes’ campaign are successful in […]

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Ian Thorpe urges people to return their marriage survey forms

Ian Thorpe urges people to return their marriage survey forms

Olympian Ian Thorpe has urged people to vote ‘yes’ in the marriage equality survey and get their completed forms in the mail by Friday to ensure they make it back to the Australian Bureau of Statistics in time to be counted. Thorpe said he was optimistic that the marriage survey would return a ‘yes’ result […]

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Cory Bernardi argues that marriage legislation should not be rushed in

Cory Bernardi argues that marriage legislation should not be rushed in

Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi has argued that any legislation to allow same sex marriage will have to be carefully considered by the parliament, and may take some time before it could actually become law. Last week Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull restated his belief that if the marriage postal survey returned a ‘yes’ vote, the […]

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