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Youth Pride Network set their sights on WA’s 2021 state election

Youth Pride Network set their sights on WA’s 2021 state election

LGBTQIA+ youth advocacy group Youth Pride Network (YPN) have set their sights on the next state election, and the organisation wants to hear what issues young LGBTQIA+ West Australians want on the agenda. YPN have launched a survey to gauge the needs and aspirations of LGBTQIA+ folks in WA under the age of 25, as […]

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Will Joe Francis replace Mathias Cormann in federal parliament?

Will Joe Francis replace Mathias Cormann in federal parliament?

Former Liberal state member Joe Francis is reportedly eyeing up a return to politics and is sounding out colleagues to see if he has their support to replace Western Australian senator Mathias Cormann. Cormann announced he would resign as Finance Minister and retire from politics at the end of the year bringing the curtain down […]

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Former US politician Aaron Schock comes out as gay

Former US congressman Aaron Schock has shared that he is gay. The Republican politician served in the US congress from 2009 to 2018. During his time in Congress, the representative from Illinois voted against gay rights and allowing protections for LGBTIQ+ people. He now says he regrets those choices. Schock revealed his sexuality in a […]

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Just.Equal pledges to put LGBTI issues on the election agenda

Just.Equal pledges to put LGBTI issues on the election agenda

The national LGBTIQ lobby group, just.equal, says it will seek commitments from all main parties to priorities identified by the LGBTIQ community. Following the announcement of a federal election for May 18th, just.equal spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said the group was aware of the issues concerning LGBTI people. “In August last year we surveyed the LGBTI […]

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Politicians in no rush to address forced divorce for transgender people

Politicians in no rush to address forced divorce for transgender people

This week marks one year since Australia said YES to marriage equality. In a little over a month’s time, it’ll be a full year since the federal parliament finally passed the laws allowing same-sex couples to wed. While same sex couples have been able to move forward, plan weddings and celebrate their relationships – transgender […]

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Greens WA call on state government to address religious exemptions

Greens WA call on state government to address religious exemptions

The Greens spokesperson for Sexuality and Gender Identity Alison Xamon is urging the WA government to act on the immediate issue of religious exemptions. The MLC is also calling for the McGowan Labor government to commit to a comprehensive response to addressing discrimination in Western Australia, following the release of the Equal Opportunity Commission’s Annual […]

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Christine Forster set to run for Malcolm Turnbull’s Sydney seat

Christine Forster set to run for Malcolm Turnbull’s Sydney seat

Marriage equality advocate Christine Forster has put her hand up to run in the federal seat of Wentworth upon the resignation of former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The sister of Tony Abbott has told media today she plans on running for Liberal party pre-selection in the blue ribbon seat of Wentworth. “It’s a difficult situation […]

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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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Robert Simms vies for top spot on Greens SA senate ticket

Robert Simms vies for top spot on Greens SA senate ticket

Former Greens Senator Robert Simms has put his hand up for the top preselection spot on the party’s South Australian Senate ticket ahead of the next federal election. The out politician lost his seat in the 2016 double dissolution election, and is now hoping to take the top spot for his party in South Australia […]

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Government releases findings of LGBTI aged care strategy review

Government releases findings of LGBTI aged care strategy review

The Turnbull Government have released a review of aged care for LGBTI+ Australians, following the implementation of an inclusive strategy five years ago. The National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Ageing and Aged Care Strategy was designed in consultation with LGBTI+ groups and advisors to ensure “equitable access to high-quality, culturally appropriate aged care […]

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