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Surrogacy debate adjourns with legislation sent to committee

Surrogacy debate adjourns with legislation sent to committee

The epic speech from Liberal MP Nick Goiran has come to an end, or at least a pause, as the Surrogacy Bill is sent to the legislation committee for further scrutiny. After speaking against the surrogacy bill for over 20 hours, the member for South Metro proposed the bill be referred to the Legislative Council’s […]

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Premier Colin Barnett shows his sense of humour at The Court

Premier Colin Barnett shows his sense of humour at The Court

Relaxed and showing his sense of humour, Premier Colin Barnett spoke about his government’s achievements during a campaign event at The Court Hotel last night. The event was organised by members of the LGBTI+ community for Eleni Evangel, the current member for Perth who faces a tough election battle against Labor’s John Carey. Following an […]

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Police Minister Liza Harvey stands by blood test law

Police Minister Liza Harvey says the government stands by it’s mandatory blood test laws for offenders who spit at police officers. On Friday leading HIV experts criticized the 2014 law brought in by the Barnett Government saying it had no basis in scientific fact. Currently an offender who spits at a police officer can be […]

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Grindr takes action on online drug sales

Grindr takes action on online drug sales

Hook-up app Grindr has made changes to it’s system to inhibit people from openly advertising drug sales in their profiles. WEHOville, based in West Hollywood highlighted the issue last month, and noted OUTinPerth’s report from earlier this year. The media attention lead to politicians from West Hollywood, where Grindr’s head offices are located, demanding a […]

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Should we be concerned about all the drug dealers on Grindr?

Should we be concerned about all the drug dealers on Grindr?

If a methamphetamine dealer set up a stall on the corner of your street, complete with a sign advertising their business and testimonials from satisfied clients, would it get your attention? Last year, Jay Morris, a gay man in NSW, suggested that the Australian government should shut down social networking sites like Grindr unless they […]

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Peter Abetz: Gender equality should apply to raising children

Peter Abetz: Gender equality should apply to raising children

Southern River MLA Peter Abetz has highlighted a WA government report that advocates for more women in business and argued that gender diversity is equally essential in the family. Mr Abetz highlighted to his followers on Facebook that the government’s ‘2015 Women’s Report Card’ argues that women should have equal representation in the workforce and […]

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Police Minister blames homelessness on charity groups’ performance

WA’s Police Minister has delivered a surprising assessment of the reason for the high number of homeless people on Perth’s streets. Government funded charities are not doing their jobs properly. “The accommodation is there, the support services are there, the not-for-profit groups are there, the money’s flowing into the system,” Ms Harvey told the ABC. […]

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