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Liberal MP Joe Francis called out over Safe Schools claims

Liberal MP Joe Francis called out over Safe Schools claims

Joe Francis voices opposition to Safe Schools Liberal MP Joe Francis appeared on Perth radio station 6PR earlier this week saying politicians should always tell the truth, but advocates for the Safe Schools anti-bullying program say Francis and other Liberal MP’s are not being honest when they describe the program. Labor and The Greens have […]

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Premier Colin Barnett shows his sense of humour at The Court

Premier Colin Barnett shows his sense of humour at The Court

Relaxed and showing his sense of humour, Premier Colin Barnett spoke about his government’s achievements during a campaign event at The Court Hotel last night. The event was organised by members of the LGBTI+ community for Eleni Evangel, the current member for Perth who faces a tough election battle against Labor’s John Carey. Following an […]

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Toni Pikos-Sallie to stand in Southern River for The Greens

The Greens have announced that educator and multiculturalism advocate Toni Pikos-Sallie will be their candidate in the seat of Southern River. Pikos-Sallie will take on incumbent Liberal MP Peter Abetz and Labor’s candidate School team Terry Healy. One Nation had previously announced  anti-abortion crusader Michelle Meyers as their candidate for Southern River, but she has […]

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New Zealand to remove historic gay convictions

New Zealand to remove historic gay convictions

New Zealand will follow the United Kingdom and several Australian states by removing historical convictions for gay offences. Apologising to people who had been convicted, New Zealand’s Justice minister Amy Adams said people convicted of indecency, sodomy or providing a place for homosexual acts would have their criminal records wiped. The government has ruled out any […]

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Terry Healy on why he wants to be in parliament

Earlier this year we published an interview with Perth Abetz MLA, the member for Southern River, who outlined his opposition to marriage equality and his concerns about the Safe Schools program. In our December issue we hear from one of the aspiring politicians who hopes to unseat Abetz at the 2017 state election. Terry Healy wants […]

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Martin Foley is Victoria’s First Minister for LGBTI Equality

Martin Foley is Victoria’s First Minister for LGBTI Equality

Following Labor’s victory in Victoria’s recent state election, the new state government has appointed a minister for LGBTI equality. Martin Foley, MP of Albert Park since 2007 has been appointed to the position, making him the first government minister at a state or federal level in Australia to be given an LGBTIQ equality portfolio. The […]

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Greens MP Lynn MacLaren Retains Seat

Greens MP Lynn MacLaren Retains Seat

The 2013 State Elections have seen Liberals winning over seats in what is seen to be a wave of conservatism in Western Australia. Despite both Labor and the Greens copping the brunt of losses throughout the State, Lynn MacLaren has managed to retain her seat. MacLaren is the Greens Member of the Western Australian Legislative […]

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Hyde Predicted His Loss to Liberal

Hyde Predicted His Loss to Liberal

After twelve years of serving as Labor MP for the Perth electoral area, John Hyde is set to lose his seat to Liberal candidate Eleni Evangel. Having been the first openly gay man directly elected into a lower house in Australia, Hyde seemed disappointed at the loss, but unsurprised: “It’s puzzling that a minority of younger gay voters can […]

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Evangel’s Second Preference: Australian Christians

Evangel’s Second Preference: Australian Christians

In the lead up to the WA State Election, Liberal candidate for Perth Eleni Evangel has distributed flyers detailing how to preference your vote come voting day. What has caught the attention of some is that Evangel notably suggests voting for the Australian Christian candidate, Kevin Host, as second preference for the Legislative Assembly. Evangel […]

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State Election: On the Questions of Marriage

State Election: On the Questions of Marriage

With the State Election just around the corner, are you aware of who is running for your electoral area, and what they stand for? With multiple pieces of proposed marriage legislation before the parliament, what was formerly a federal issue has moved onto the political agenda at a state level. Listed below are some of […]

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