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WA’s commitment to ending conversion practices welcomed

WA’s commitment to ending conversion practices welcomed

LGBTIQA+ rights groups have welcomed the announcement from Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan regarding banning conversion therapy practices. Ending Conversion Practices WA said they were heartened by the Western Australian Government’s announcement that it intends to criminalise practices that seek to change or suppress an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity. “We have a vision for […]

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Report recommends WA bring in laws against conversion therapy

Report recommends WA bring in laws against conversion therapy

BREAKING NEWS A report into the activities at Perth’s religious based facility Esther House has highlighted Western Australia’s lack of legislation specifically outlawing conversion practices and suppression practices that aim to change a person’s sexuality or gender. The report from parliament’s Education and Health Standing Committee looked into complaints and allegations concerning the Esther Foundation […]

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Petition urges further protections in overhaul of Equal Opportunity Act

Petition urges further protections in overhaul of Equal Opportunity Act

Local LGBTQIA+ advocacy group Rainbow Futures WA have welcomed the news that the McGowan Government will be overhauling the state’s Equal Opportunity Act, but say more can be done to bring us in line with the east coast on LGBTQIA+ protections. In 2019, the Attorney General John Quigley asked the LRCWA to provide advice and […]

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WA government’s lack of action on conversion therapy in the spotlight

WA government’s lack of action on conversion therapy in the spotlight

The Western Australian government has been asked to take legislative action against conversion therapy. The government is currently holding a parliamentary inquiry into the operation of Esther House, a substance abuse facility that has been accused of using suppression and change practices as part of their treatment program. Previous clients of the facility have shared […]

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No action on trans and intersex rights from WA Government

No action on trans and intersex rights from WA Government

Western Australia’s Attorney General John Quigley has confirmed the McGowan Government has not ‘fully considered’ a report on trans and intersex rights which was tabled in 2018. Project 108: Final Report: Review of Western Australian legislation in relation to the registration or change of a person sex and/or gender status relating to sex characteristics was the […]

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On This Gay Day: The McGowan Government was elected in 2017

The McGowan Government comes to power in 2017 Western Australia saw a change of government on this day in 2017 when Mark McGowan lead Labor to victory over the Liberal Barnett government. Described as a landslide election result the Labor won 41 of the 59 seats in Legislative Assembly, the largest majority government result in […]

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Perth tradie fined for making threats to Premier Mark McGowan

Perth tradie fined for making threats to Premier Mark McGowan

A Perth tradie, who found Premier Mark McGowan’s mobile number and then sent a threatening message that included homophobic slurs, has been fined $3,000 after appearing in Armadale Court on Tuesday. Zayvier Tanner Rose, 20, pleaded guilty to making a statement that indicated a threat. His lawyer admitted that Rose had left a message for […]

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Patrons asked to not take out mask frustration on hospitality workers

Patrons asked to not take out mask frustration on hospitality workers

People are being asked to not take out their frustrations about Covid-19 mask rules on hospitality workers. The call follows reports of several incidents where bar and restaurant workers have been threatened and intimidated by patrons. The Australian Hotels Association (WA) is urging disruptive and argumentative patrons to respect WA’s hospitality staff and remember that […]

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John Carey promoted to new role in cabinet reshuffle

John Carey promoted to new role in cabinet reshuffle

The member for Perth, John Carey, has been given additional responsibilities as Premier Mark McGowan announced a cabinet reshuffle on Friday. Carey picks up the additional responsibility of solving homelessness across Western Australia, alongside his existing roles as Minister for Housing, Lands and Local Government. The new role sees Carey continue to rise in political ranks, […]

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Peaceful protest outside RAC Arena as thousands flock to ACL event

Peaceful protest outside RAC Arena as thousands flock to ACL event

A small group of protesters from the LGBTIQA+ communities gathered outside RAC Arena on Saturday night as thousands of Western Australians flocked to The Truth Of It, a presentation from the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL). The presentation sees Martyn Iles, the Australian Christian Lobby’s Managing Director, answering questions about faith, politics and morality. Sharing the name […]

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