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Making it official: Lynn MacLaren and Sarah Holt-Foreman

South Metro MLC, Lynn MacLaren and her wife Sarah Holt-Foreman can’t wait to throw a big party and invite all their friends around to celebrate the couple’s recent nuptials. The politician and her partner recently flew to San Francisco to wed. For a few weeks, only a few close friends knew the happy news. MacLaren […]

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Equal Love marriage rally calls for parliamentary vote on marriage equality

Equal Love marriage rally calls for parliamentary vote on marriage equality

Hundreds of people gathered in Perth’s Murray Street Mall for a rally calling for marriage equality yesterday. While meetings like this one over the last year have had a focus on the government’s plan for a plebiscite, now that that policy appears dead in the water, the speakers returned to calling for the issue to […]

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Michael Kirby argues against the plebiscite

Michael Kirby argues against the plebiscite

Respected jurist Michael Kirby has spoken out against the Turnbull government’s proposed marriage plebiscite. The former High Court judge has made several media appearances this week arguing that it is the role of government to make decisions. Last night Kirby appeared on the ABC program ‘Lateline’ talking to host Emma Alberici. Kirby highlighted that there […]

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Greens urge Premier to tell PM there should be no plebiscite

Greens urge Premier to tell PM there should be no plebiscite

Western Australian Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren is urging Premier Colin Barnett to advise his Liberal colleagues in Canberra against holding a plebiscite. MacLaren’s call comes as Barnett recently told media he believes there is no need for a plebiscite, and that he is disappointed a public vote may coincide with the 2017 state election in WA. “I’ve […]

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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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Save Safe Schools WA to hold rally against federal cuts

Save Safe Schools WA to hold rally against federal cuts

A Western Australian organisation have condemned the Federal Government for cutting millions from the anti-bullying Safe Schools Coalition after pressure from conservative MPs. Save Safe Schools WA oppose the Turnbull Government’s decision to pull integral components from the program, and the announcement that Safe Schools funding will be cut from 2017. A review of the […]

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The Greens’ Lynn MacLaren to speak at snap action rally

The Greens’ Lynn MacLaren to speak at snap action rally

The Greens Lynn MacLaren is one of several speakers heading down to s snap rally in Perth this evening. The Stand Up for Safe Schools rally is taking place in the Murray Street Mall at 6pm. MacLaren has said that an attack on the Safe Schools Coalition could result in long-lasting damage to LBGTI youth, […]

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Protesters voice concern over new laws

Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of parliament house earlier this week to voice their opposition to the Barnett government’s proposed anti-protest laws. Labor leader Mark McGowan addressed the crowd and said sometimes governments don’t like what people are protesting about but the right to protest was fundamental to Australian values. Lynn MacLaren, The Greens […]

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Calls for Mandurah school to show more tolerance

Mark McGowan: Schools shouldn’t target children over who their parents are Opposition leader Mark McGowan has called for a Mandurah school that reportedly threatened to expel a 7 year old girl for mentioning that she had a gay parent to show greater tolerance. “We’re a diverse community, children have a diverse array of family relationships […]

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Green’s Launch ‘We All Say I Do’ Campaign

Green’s Launch ‘We All Say I Do’ Campaign

The Greens have launched a new campaign to support marriage equality ahead of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. The new campaign encourages people to take photos of themselves with “# I Do” written on their palms to show support for marriage equality. The photos are being collated on a Tumblr account. “Gay and […]

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