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Lynn MacLaren puts her hand up for a return to politics

Lynn MacLaren puts her hand up for a return to politics

Former State MLC Lynn MacLaren has confirmed she will be standing for pre-selection to replace retiring federal senator Rachel Siewert. Senator Siewert recently announced she’ll be retiring at the next election, having served in the parliament since 2004. MacLaren served several terms in the Western Australian parliament, she first joined the parliament in February 2005 when […]

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WA Greens Senator Rachel Siewert to retire at next federal election

WA Greens Senator Rachel Siewert to retire at next federal election

Long-serving West Australian senator for the Greens, Rachel Siewert, has announced she will not contest the next federal election. Senator Siewert’s term was set to expire at the next federal election, and the co-deputy Greens leader has revealed she will be retiring from politics before the next round of senators are elected. Serving our state […]

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Greens: $41.5 mil postal survey savings must fund mental health

Greens: $41.5 mil postal survey savings must fund mental health

The Government Mid-Year Economic Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) has revealed that the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey came in $41.5 million under budget. The Greens are calling for those savings to go towards mental health services for LGBTIQ+ Australians, after the government held a national debate on the community’s right to marry. Greens LGBTIQ+ spokesperson Senator […]

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Senate urges govt to redirect $20m postal survey savings to mental health

Senate urges govt to redirect $20m postal survey savings to mental health

Following the success of Senator Dean Smith’s marriage bill in the upper house today, the Senate has also passed a motion calling for money not spent on the postal survey to be redirected to mental health services. The motion put forward by the Australian Greens urges the government to move the $20 million allocated for, […]

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Senate shows support for LGBTIQ community on R U OK? Day

Senate shows support for LGBTIQ community on R U OK? Day

The Senate has passed a motion voicing support for LGBTIQ people on R U OK? Day, and encourages all Australians to reach out to their queer family and friends and check on how they are faring during the marriage debate. The motion was put forward by Greens’ senators Rachel Siewert and Janet Rice. It asked […]

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Senator Rachel Siewert urges young West Aussies to get enrolled

Senator Rachel Siewert urges young West Aussies to get enrolled

Greens Senator for Western Australia Rachel Siewert is calling on Western Australians to enrol and update their details with the Australian Electoral Commission before the deadline in two days time. “I cannot urge young West Aussies strongly enough to enrol to vote before the August 24th deadline in the lead up to the postal plebiscite […]

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Traditional marriage sticker greets visitors to Royal Show

Perth’s annual Royal Show has become the latest battle ground in the marriage equality debate. A sticker declaring that marriage should solely be between a man and a woman has been spotted on a traffic sign outside the family focused community event. The Greens senator Rachel Siewert has raised concern about young LGBTIQ people having […]

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Richard Di Natale: The Greens are a serious political force

The Greens senators made themselves available to prospective voters this week by setting up pop-up offices in Forrest Place. Leader Dr Richard Di Natale was joined by senators Rachel Siewert and Scott Ludlum, and the party’s candidates for the upcoming federal election. Shopper and office workers on their lunch break had the opportunity to sit […]

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Watch the Videos: Love in Perth

Watch the Videos: Love in Perth

Did you get to hear all the speeches at the Love in Perth rally earlier this month. If you were way down the back, or unable to make it to the rally, now you can watch all the speeches. Hear what Ingrid Cumming, Sally Rugg, Joey Cookman McCauley, Stephanie Hastings, Ivan Hinton Teoh, Brian Greig, […]

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Thousands brave rain for Perth marriage equality rally

Thousands brave rain for Perth marriage equality rally

Looming storm clouds and steady rain did not deter over 5,000 people from attending the Love in Perth rally in support of marriage equality. Russell Square in Northbridge was aglow with colourful costumes, vibrant posters and hearty chanting against the dreary grey skies. GetUp and Australian Marriage Equality, who co-organised the event, announced that Perth […]

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