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Senator Louise Pratt reflects on one year of marriage equality

Senator Louise Pratt reflects on one year of marriage equality

Western Australian Senator and Shadow Minister for Equality Louise Pratt has shared her thoughts on the advent of marriage equality since Australia voted Yes last year. Senator Pratt says the Liberal Government should never have put Australians in the position of having to debate and vote on the fundamental right for a consenting adult to […]

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Greens: We celebrate the ‘Yes’ vote, but we shouldn’t have had it

Greens: We celebrate the ‘Yes’ vote, but we shouldn’t have had it

The Greens have released a statement celebrating the first anniversary of the ‘Yes’ vote on marriage equality, while also condemning the harm caused to the LGBTIQ+ community by the postal survey. Greens LGBTIQ+ spokesperson Senator Janet Rice said the anniversary is a cause for celebration, but we should never have had the postal survey in […]

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Maylands ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ event attracts homophobic comments

Maylands ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ event attracts homophobic comments

Recently launched local business Rabble Books and Games has been a welcome addition to the Eighth Avenue shopping precinct in Maylands. Situated is the heartlands of Perth’s queer community, it has been embraced by local rainbow families who have finally been able to easily get books that show representations of different kinds of families. The […]

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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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Senate passes motion to work towards ending conversion therapy

Senate passes motion to work towards ending conversion therapy

The Senate has passed a motion this week urging the federal government to work with states and territories to stop the practice of conversion therapy aimed at the LGBTIQ+ community. The motion put forward by Greens Senator Janet Rice calls on the Morrison government to work with other government leaders to outlaw the dangerous ‘therapies’. […]

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Labor says Morrison showed a lack of leadership on conversion therapy

Labor says Morrison showed a lack of leadership on conversion therapy

The opposition has described Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s brush off of concerns about gay conversion therapy as a failure of leadership. In a joint media release from Catherine King the Shadow Health Minister, Julie Collins, Labor’s spokesperson on Mental Health and Equality spokesperson Senator Louise Pratt (pictured) said the opposition voiced it’s support for banning […]

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Louise Pratt says PM’s voting record is worrying to LGBTI Australians

Louise Pratt says PM’s voting record is worrying to LGBTI Australians

Louise Pratt, Labor’s Shadow Minister for Equality, says its understandable that many LGBTI Australians are worried about Scott Morrison’s elevation to Prime Minister. “Many LGBTI Australians have reached out to tell me their concerns about Scott Morrison’s appointment as Prime Minister. I share their concerns.” Senator Pratt said in a statement today. The longstanding gay […]

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Labor’s Senator Louise Pratt takes on Equality portfolio

Labor’s Senator Louise Pratt takes on Equality portfolio

Western Australian senator Louise Pratt is taking on a new responsibility, she’s now Labor’s Assistant Shadow Minister for Universities and Equality. Senator Pratt replaces Queensland’s Terri Butler who was previously the spokesperson on issues relating to equality. THe senator said she was excited to be taking up the new role. “I am excited to be […]

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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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