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Teacher loses his job after employer finds out he is gay

Teacher loses his job after employer finds out he is gay

After working as a high school teacher for three years Craig Campbell decided to switch to working as a relief teacher, aside from continuing on at the school he was part of the staff at, he also began teaching at a school that was close to his heart. It was the school he’d attended for […]

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OUTinPerth LGBTIQ Election Forum: What did we learn?

OUTinPerth LGBTIQ Election Forum: What did we learn?

Ahead of the state election here in Western Australia, LGBTIQ voters had the opportunity to discuss local issues with representatives of Labor, the Liberals and the Greens at a forum hosted by OUTinPerth at The Court Hotel. Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren, Maylands MLA Lisa Baker of WA Labor and federal Liberal Senator Dean Smith took to […]

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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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WA Labor promises to quash historic convictions for LGBTI people

WA Labor promises to quash historic convictions for LGBTI people

WA Labor leader Mark McGowan has announced that if he wins next year’s state election he’ll introduce legislation to quash historical convictions for LGBTI people convicted of crimes that would not be illegal today. Labor said WA legislation lags behind other states when it comes to correcting past discrimination against LGBTI people. Earlier this year […]

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Perth shows support for Orlando

Hundreds of people attended Perth’s candlelight vigil to remember and honour the victims of the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Forty nine members of the local community stood before a crowd of over 500 people, each holding a sign with the name and photograph of one of the victims of the […]

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WA local elections shake up council seats

WA local elections shake up council seats

WA local council election were held over the weekend, seeing a number of returning and new members alike across dozens of councils across the state. Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi retained her position, despite receiving much media attention in the lead up the election, due to a report revealing she had neglected to declare tens […]

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WA MPs call on Canberra to dump plebiscite policy

WA MPs call on Canberra to dump plebiscite policy

The Western Australian Legislative Assembly has passed a motion calling for their federal counterparts to dump the plan for a marriage plebiscite and allow a free vote on the issue of marriage equality. The resolution was put forward by Labor’s Lisa Baker (pictured) and sparked a wide ranging debate. Members of the house debated marriage […]

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ALP’s Lisa Baker to Introduce Same Sex Marriage Bill

ALP’s Lisa Baker to Introduce Same Sex Marriage Bill

Lisa Baker, the ALP member for Maylands has announced her intention to introduce a private members bill for marriage equality into the WA parliament in 2014. The politicians believes that the bill will have widespread support across party lines. “Not only in my party but across the parliament of WA the majority of our politicians […]

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Lisa Baker Calls on WA Parliament to Legislate on Marriage Equality

Lisa Baker Calls on WA Parliament to Legislate on Marriage Equality

Lisa Baker, the state Labor member for Maylands has called on her state parliamentary colleagues to  a cross-party working group to investigate Western Australia’s potential to develop a marriage equality bill. Speaking in parliament yesterday Baker said the time had come for marriage equality to be granted to LGBTI Western Australian’s who had fought long […]

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PM Gillard Visits WA Ballet

PM Gillard Visits WA Ballet

Prime Minister Julia Gillard visited the WA Ballet this afternoon, taking a tour of the company’s new Maylands headquarters. Accompanied by Defense Minister Stephen Smith and state member Lisa Baker, the PM watched a performance of the production ‘Genesis’ and visited the ballet’s costume department before chatting with the company’s performers. The WA Ballet moved […]

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