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Peter Abetz criticises the media over their coverage of marriage debate

Peter Abetz criticises the media over their coverage of marriage debate

Former state politician Peter Abetz argues that the media is not giving enough coverage that focuses on the flow-on effects of allowing same sex couples to marry. “I think the difficulty we generally have is the media, generally speaking, do not want the community to actually hear about the consequences.” Abetz told local community news […]

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How secure is Safe Schools Coalition’s future?

The election of the McGowan government brought a sigh of relief for supporters of the Safe Schools Coalition anti-bullying program. While the Barnett government had voiced complete opposition to the program, the newly elected Premier has been steadfast in his commitment. The fight to protect the program, ensuring that young LGBT Western Australians were not […]

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Terry Healy: “There is a beautiful big rainbow over Southern River”

Through out the election campaign Terry Healy spoke to Southern River residents about the issues that mattered most to them. A lack of new infrastructure in the region, which has seen a growing population, was one of their concerns. Employment prospects was another. Many former Fly In-Fly Out workers who had build modest homes in […]

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Peter Abetz out of state politics

Peter Abetz out of state politics

  Liberal MP Peter Abetz has conceded his seat of Southern River bringing to an end his time in state politics. The conservative MP told radio station 6PR that he had lost his seat, and if his seat has been lost, then the Barnett government had lost the election. Labor’s Terry Healy is the new […]

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Liberal MP Joe Francis called out over Safe Schools claims

Liberal MP Joe Francis called out over Safe Schools claims

Joe Francis voices opposition to Safe Schools Liberal MP Joe Francis appeared on Perth radio station 6PR earlier this week saying politicians should always tell the truth, but advocates for the Safe Schools anti-bullying program say Francis and other Liberal MP’s are not being honest when they describe the program. Labor and The Greens have […]

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Is Peter Abetz focused on federal issues rather than state politics?

Marriage equality organisation just.equal say voters in Southern River would probably be surprised to find out that their local member is spending his time campaigning against marriage equality during the state election. Peter Abetz, the incumbent Liberal MP for Southern River is a vocal campaigner against marriage equality. The MP has often spoken out about […]

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Toni Pikos-Sallie to stand in Southern River for The Greens

The Greens have announced that educator and multiculturalism advocate Toni Pikos-Sallie will be their candidate in the seat of Southern River. Pikos-Sallie will take on incumbent Liberal MP Peter Abetz and Labor’s candidate School team Terry Healy. One Nation had previously announced  anti-abortion crusader Michelle Meyers as their candidate for Southern River, but she has […]

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Terry Healy on why he wants to be in parliament

Earlier this year we published an interview with Perth Abetz MLA, the member for Southern River, who outlined his opposition to marriage equality and his concerns about the Safe Schools program. In our December issue we hear from one of the aspiring politicians who hopes to unseat Abetz at the 2017 state election. Terry Healy wants […]

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Labor’s fundraiser for progressive candidates pokes fun at Peter Abetz

Labor’s fundraiser for progressive candidates pokes fun at Peter Abetz

As the state election draws closer the Labor Party appear to have Southern River MLA Peter Abetz in their sights. Their latest fundraiser looks like it will poke quite a bit of fun at the politician who has outspoken views on marriage equality, the Safe Schools Coalition, and works hard to protect primary school running […]

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Peter Abetz MLA talks Safe Schools, religion and marriage equality

Southern River MLA Peter Abetz has declared he’s ready to stand at the forefront of the campaign to uphold traditional marriage. The former pastor entered politics in 2008 and has often spoken about his concerns about changing the definition of marriage. In recent months the MP has regularly promoted posts on his social media channels […]

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