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Calls for Mental Health Minister to tackle conversion practices

Calls for Mental Health Minister to tackle conversion practices

LGBTIQA+ rights organisation just.equal says Western Australia’s Mental Health Minister Stephen Dawson has provided a response to their concerns about conversion and suppression practices, but advocates say his answer is “vague”. The Minister has responded to a letter from just.equal sent in May, which asked for greater detail about what the McGowan government was doing […]

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What is the point of LGBTI members of parliament? Where are you when we need you?

What is the point of LGBTI members of parliament? Where are you when we need you?

OPINION: Paul-Alain Hunt, former president of Pride WA Recently Maylands MP Lisa Baker gave a speech in parliament to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of CAMP, the state’s first LGBTI lobby group. Gee, that’s nice. But where the hell has Baker been on more urgent topics? A hate-bus of religious fundamentalists is currently touring the state […]

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Mark McGowan reveals his ministerial team for second term

Mark McGowan reveals his ministerial team for second term

Premier Mark McGowan has revealed his ministerial team for his second term in government. “My Cabinet team worked extremely hard during our first term and our second term will be no different.” the Premier said. “The next four years are very important for our State as we continue our strong recovery from COVID-19, with a […]

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The Greens’ Alison Xamon asks why we don’t monitor hate crimes

The Greens’ Alison Xamon asks why we don’t monitor hate crimes

The Greens’ MP Alison Xamon has asked the government why we don’t keep track of the level of hate crimes in Western Australia. The Greens spokesperson for Multicultural Affairs, Sexuality and Gender Diversity said she was dismayed by the inadequacy of the Government’s response to the question she asked in parliament earlier this week. Xamon […]

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McGowan Labor government reveals new cabinet

McGowan Labor government reveals new cabinet

Western Australia’s new Labor government have released the names of their new cabinet members, as well as their portfolios in the new line up. Mark McGowan and his deputy Roger Cook have retained their leadership positions in the government change, while Sue Ellery and out MP Stephen Dawson take charge in the Legislative Council. Presenting the […]

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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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Perth shows support for Orlando

Hundreds of people attended Perth’s candlelight vigil to remember and honour the victims of the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Forty nine members of the local community stood before a crowd of over 500 people, each holding a sign with the name and photograph of one of the victims of the […]

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Save Safe Schools WA to hold rally against federal cuts

Save Safe Schools WA to hold rally against federal cuts

A Western Australian organisation have condemned the Federal Government for cutting millions from the anti-bullying Safe Schools Coalition after pressure from conservative MPs. Save Safe Schools WA oppose the Turnbull Government’s decision to pull integral components from the program, and the announcement that Safe Schools funding will be cut from 2017. A review of the […]

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Government amends Safe Schools program after Federal review

The Federal Government have announced changes to the Safe Schools anti-bullying program in light of a review led by Professor Bill Louden. Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham (pictured left) has announced a number of changes to the program, including restricting specific resources to counselling sessions, editing lesson plans and greater parental involvement. Mr Birmingham said […]

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Oh what a night! Connections’ 40th birthday

Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi opened Connections Nightclub’s 40th birthday celebrations on Saturday night. In her speech the Lord Mayor recalled spending time at the club in her youth, and paid tribute to the late Holly Wood who often accompanied her to the venue. Holly Wood, a veteran entertainment writer for The Sunday Times, passed away […]

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