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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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Love in Perth rally: Senator Rachel Siewert

Greens Senator Rachel Siewert delivered a stirring speech calling out the ignorance of marriage equality opponents. “We are living through history and the bile and the bigotry and the homophobia we’re hearing is the death throes of the homophobic minority before we achieve marriage equality! The Bernardis, the Abbotts, the Abetz’s are wrong! Their love […]

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Senator Rachel Siewert: The time is now

Senator Rachel Siewert: The time is now

Ahead of the Love in Perth: Rally for Marriage Equality on Sunday, Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert shares her thoughts on the campaign for marriage equality. There is a saying about campaigning that the hardest bit is just before you win, remember the Berlin Wall (well I’m sure some of you do) and the intensity […]

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