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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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Senator Dean Smith takes up role as ambassador for PFLAG Perth

Senator Dean Smith takes up role as ambassador for PFLAG Perth

The Western Australian branch of PFLAG, the Parent and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, marked their 28th anniversary over the weekend as committee members from across the group’s long history met at Senator Dean Smith’s West Perth office. PFLAG announced that Senator Smith had agreed to take on an Ambassador role for the organisation. Denise […]

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Marriage equality advocates share their joy at bill passing senate

Marriage equality advocates share their joy at bill passing senate

Advocates for marriage equality have welcomed the passage of Senator Dean Smith’s marriage bill through the senate. Gathering outside parliament just after the vote was held, politicians from all sides of the chamber said they were overjoyed that after more than a decade of campaigning, and a long drawn out postal survey process, the parliament […]

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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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Huge turnout for Yes! Festival in Perth

Huge turnout for Yes! Festival in Perth

Thousands of people met in Russell Square in Northbridge on Saturday to show their support for changing the marriage laws. Equal Love WA’s Yes! Festival saw presentations from community groups, performances from local artists and passionate speeches from marriage equality advocates. Labor Senator Louise Pratt told the crowd that it was essential that people encouraged […]

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Get out the vote! WA rallies for YES vote in Wellington Square

Get out the vote! WA rallies for YES vote in Wellington Square

Hundreds of people showed out to say YES to marriage equality in Perth’s Wellington Square today as Australia begins to vote on whether or not LGBTI+ people should be allowed to marry. Organiser Emma Gibbens warmed up the crowd with a magnetic positivity as supporters laid out their blankets, brandished their signs and twirled their […]

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Hundreds march on the streets of Perth for marriage equality

Hundreds of people took to the streets on Perth on Saturday to voice their support for marriage equality. The ‘winter vows’ rally saw a large crowd voicing their commitment to continue to fighting for the right for members of the LGBTIQ community to be able to wed. The public rally came as the issue of […]

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Equal Love rally in Perth’s CBD this Saturday

Equal Love rally in Perth’s CBD this Saturday

Perth LGBTIQ community, their families and friends will converge on the Murray Street mall on Saturday afternoon to rally for marriage equality. Speaking at the rally will be Equal Love’s Sam Cavallaro, Sally Rugg from GetUp, Greens MLC Alison Xamon, Labor’s Senator Louise Pratt, Anglican Minister Father Chris Bedding and transgender activist Jacqueline Blackburn. The […]

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