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How secure is Safe Schools Coalition’s future?

The election of the McGowan government brought a sigh of relief for supporters of the Safe Schools Coalition anti-bullying program. While the Barnett government had voiced complete opposition to the program, the newly elected Premier has been steadfast in his commitment. The fight to protect the program, ensuring that young LGBT Western Australians were not […]

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Greens candidate Aeron Blundell-Camden speaks up for Safe Schools

The Greens Candidate for the seat of Canning in the July 2nd federal election brings an expert opinion to the debate over the Safe Schools Coalition program. Aeron Blundell-Camden is a former school psychologist with first hand experiences of how bullying affects school students. At last weekend’s ‘Save Safe Schools’ rally in central Perth the […]

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Playwright Kyle Kash: I was bullied

Playwright Kyle Kash: I was bullied

Playwright Kyle Kash has spoken out about his experiences of being bullied in a Perth High School. Kash told the crowd at Saturday’s ‘Save Safe Schools’ about his personal experience. Kash said not long into his secondary education he was targeted by other students because of his perceived sexuality. Attending a metropolitan public school in […]

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Photographer says United Patriots Front misuse of her images is vile

Photographer says United Patriots Front misuse of her images is vile

Photographer Marziya Mohammedali is annoyed that photographs she took at the Save Safe Schools WA rally on Saturday have been re-purposed by the far right group the United Patriots Front. The anti-Islam group counter-protested the rally on Saturday shouting abuse at the LGBTI community members. Now they’ve posted Mohammedali’s photos to their social media page. Alongside […]

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Education Minister Peter Collier no need for LGBTI anti-bullying program

Education Minister Peter Collier has ruled out any future support for the Safe Schools Coalition anti-bullying program from the Barnett government. Yesterday the opposition announced that a future McGowan Labor government would supply funding on a state level to allow the anti-bullying program that protects LGBTIQ+ students to continue. Last month the federal government removed […]

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Competing protests at Save Safe Schools rally

Competing protests at Save Safe Schools rally

Protesters from Equal Love and the Socialist Alternative stood on one side of a row of police as they faced off with a small group of counter-protesters from Reclaim Australia and the United Patriots Front. Saturday afternoon in the Murray Street Mall saw three simultaneous protests, with Save Safe Schools WA campaigning for the proposed […]

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Save Safe Schools supporters speak out at Perth rally

Parents, teachers and students joined politicians today to call for the reinstatement of the Safe Schools program. The rally in Perth’s Murray Street mall attracted hundreds of supporters, while a counter protest from the Reclaim Australia movement played out nearby. Police stood between the two groups keeping the peace. Joey Cookman McAuley was the first […]

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WA Labor pledge to fund Safe Schools if elected

WA Labor pledge to fund Safe Schools if elected

♦ WA Labor pledges to fund Safe Schools Coalition program if elected ♦ Shadow Minister Sue Ellery describes the program as a lifesaver Shadow Education Minister Sue Ellery announced today the a McGowan Labor government in WA would fund the Safe Schools Coalition program. Ellery was speaking at a political rally in central Perth this […]

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Confusion over ‘Save Safe Schools’ rally

Confusion over ‘Save Safe Schools’ rally

♦ Save Safe Schools WA accuse members of Equal Love WA of hijacking their event ♦ Concern raised over influence of the Socialist Alternative ♦ Far right group asks supporters to “muscle up” and attend counter-protest The coalition of individuals and organisations leading tomorrow’s ‘Save Safe Schools’ protest appears to have fractured just 24 hours […]

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Reclaim Australia launch counter protest over Save Safe Schools

Reclaim Australia launch counter protest over Save Safe Schools

Far right protest group Reclaim Australia have launched a counter-protest against this Saturday’s Save Safe Schools Rally. The Save Safe Schools rally is being held on Saturday afternoon in the Murray Street Mall. The political protest will be calling for federal government to return the national program that aims to prevent bullying of LGBTIQ+ students […]

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