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Mark McGowan to be first WA Premier to march in Pride Parade

Mark McGowan to be first WA Premier to march in Pride Parade

Premier Mark McGowan will take the title of first WA Premier to march in the Pride Parade when he takes to the streets this year. McGowan also joined in the celebrations as Opposition Leader, marching with Rainbow Labor WA last year. The Premier says he is honoured to walk in unity with the LGBTIQ community. […]

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Hastie calls for more robust protections after being labelled a ‘homophobe’

Hastie calls for more robust protections after being labelled a ‘homophobe’

The President of Rainbow Labor WA has been criticised for calling Liberal MP Andrew Hastie a “homophobe”. The conservative MP has criticised the comments that were made at a marriage equality event, and said they are example of why greater protections will be needed for freedom of speech if the ‘Yes’ campaign are successful in […]

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Protecting LGBTI students added to WA Labor policy

Protecting LGBTI students added to WA Labor policy

WA Labor have endorsed a policy to protect LGBTI students at the party’s state conference. A new clause outlining the party’s commitment to anti-bullying programs was added to WA Labor’s education policy. Andy Skinner, the President of Rainbow Labor, told the conference that young LGBTI people needed support programs that stopped bullying on the basis […]

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Rainbow Labor denounce Labor MLC’s anti-Safe Schools article

Rainbow Labor denounce Labor MLC’s anti-Safe Schools article

An opinion piece penned by NSW Labor MLC Greg Donnelly printed in today’s Daily Telegraph has been condemned by members of Rainbow Labor for it’s anti-Safe Schools position. Mr Donnelly, who has spoken against LGBT equality many times during his tenure in NSW parliament, wrote that his opposition to the Safe Schools program is “absolute”. […]

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Labor pledge to appoint LGBT discrimination commissioner

Labor pledge to appoint LGBT discrimination commissioner

A Shorten Labor Government would appoint a full-time LGBTI Discrimination Commissioner to the Australian Human Rights Commission. The announcement was made this morning by Senator Penny Wong at a Rainbow Labor campaign launch in Melbourne. “The commissioner will ensure lesbians, gays, transgender and intersex Australians live in a safer, more secure and more inclusive society.” […]

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Labor’s Marriage Equality Bill Promise Welcomed

Labor’s Marriage Equality Bill Promise Welcomed

Labor Senator Louise Pratt, who has actively campaigned for a change to the marriage act, has welcomed the Prime Minister’s commitment to introduce a Marriage Equality bill within the first hundred days of a re-elected Rudd government. The Prime Minister made the commitment during Sunday night’s leader’s debate. “Marriage Equality will be an important issue […]

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PM Launches Alannah MacTiernan Campaign

Tonight Prime Minister Kevin Rudd made an appearance at Alannah MacTiernan’s official campaign launch, which took place at Mt Lawley Bowling Club. Alannah MacTiernan is running for the seat of Perth against Liberal candidate Darryl Moore – who last week caused controversy over an e-mail dispute with a constituent whilst discussing same-sex marriage. Senator Louise […]

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