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LGBTIQA+ rights petition presented at WA Parliament

LGBTIQA+ rights petition presented at WA Parliament

A petition signed by almost 3,000 members of WA’s LGBTIQA+ community and allies has been presented to politicians at Western Australia’s parliament. It calls on Legislative Council to inform itself of discriminatory laws which cause LGBTIQA+ people “preventable harm and disadvantage”, the petition will be tabled in the Legislative Council later today. Peter Foster, Member for […]

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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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LGBTIQA+ rights groups welcome WA anti-discrimination announcement

National and Western Australian LGBTIQA+ groups have welcomed the announcement by Western Australian Attorney General, John Quigley, that the government will amend the state’s Equal Opportunity Act, including to better protect LGBTIQA+ students and staff in religious schools. The commitment follows the tabling of the Law Reform Commission of Western Australia’s final report into the […]

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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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Living Proud seek LGBTQIA+ input ahead of Mental Health Act review

Living Proud seek LGBTQIA+ input ahead of Mental Health Act review

The WA Mental Health Commission are set to undertake a review of our state’s Mental Health Act, and local LGBTQIA+ organisations are seeking input from our communities. Living Proud WA, in partnership with TransFolk of WA, WAAC, GRAI, Youth Pride Network, Rainbow Futures WA and Pride WA, are hosting consultation sessions in the coming weeks. […]

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Have your say on changes to WA’s Equal Opportunity Act

Have your say on changes to WA’s Equal Opportunity Act

The Western Australian Law Reform Commission released its Discussion Paper which reviews the state’s Equal Opportunity Act (1984) earlier this year. WA Attorney General John Quigley announced that the government will commence a review of the state’s Equal Opportunity laws back in 2018, including those which allow schools to expel students and fire teachers who […]

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Pride in Peel join in growing opposition to ACL events in Western Australia

Pride in Peel join in growing opposition to ACL events in Western Australia

Pride in Peel have announced they stand with a growing number of local LGBTQIA+ groups in their opposition to the Australian Christian Lobby’s (ACL) attempts to host events around Western Australia. This week it was revealed that Perth Theatre Trust (PTT) have rejected applications from the ACL, who seek venues for their leader Martyn Iles’ The Truth Of […]

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Advocates praise Perth Theatre Trust for rejecting Australian Christian Lobby

Advocates praise Perth Theatre Trust for rejecting Australian Christian Lobby

Western Australian LGBTQIA+ advocates have announced their support for the Perth Theatre Trust (PTT) over their decision not to allow the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) to make use of their venues. It was revealed this week that the PTT had denied the ACL’s attempt to book the Albany Entertainment Centre this August as part of […]

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Rainbow Futures WA release LGBTQIA+ scorecard ahead of election

Rainbow Futures WA release LGBTQIA+ scorecard ahead of election

Local LGBTQIA+ advocacy group Rainbow Futures WA have teamed up with their national peers at Equality Australia to examine the results of their community survey ahead of this weekend’s election. The majority of all respondents said all government services need to do better when dealing with LGBTQIA+ people, but police, aged care and education topped the […]

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Greens: WA government must commit to removing religious exemptions

Greens: WA government must commit to removing religious exemptions

OPINION In the midst of the campaign for marriage equality in Australia three and a half years ago, the ‘gay wedding cake’ scenario quickly emerged as the international symbol of the simmering tensions between the campaign for rights for the LGBTIQ+ community, and religious rights. Cases of bakers in the US and the UK refusing […]

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