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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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Politicians Join Forces to Celebrate Pride

Politicians Join Forces to Celebrate Pride

On Thursday November 20th, National MLC Martin Aldridge, Minister for Mental Health Helen Morton, Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren and Labor MLC Stephen Dawson held the event ‘Celebrating Pride at Parliament’. The evening was spent celebrating cross-party support for the LGBT community and discussing the future of queer rights including same sex marriage. Greens MLC Lynn […]

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Marriage Equality Bill Introduced in WA

Marriage Equality Bill Introduced in WA

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren has introduced a Marriage Equality Bill into the Western Australian Parliament today. The Same-Sex Marriage Bill 2013will allow the authorisation of celebrants and the registration of same-sex marriages via an amendment to the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1998. MacLaren described the introduction of the legislation as, “a major milestone […]

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Australia Celebrates First Same Sex Marriages

Australia Celebrates First Same Sex Marriages

Australia saw it’s first legal same sex marriages occur over the weekend when the Australian Capital Territory’s laws came into effect at midnight on Friday. Sixteen couples were wed on the laws in front of Parliament House. Amongst the first to take their vows was Western Australian couple Dennis Liddelow and Stephen Dawson. Liddelow, a […]

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