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Religious leaders defend Andrew Hastie after interference accusations

Religious leaders defend Andrew Hastie after interference accusations

A number of religious leaders have spoken out against accusations that Liberal Canning MP Andrew Hastie was urging churches not to vote Labor in order to protect religious freedom. In January, the MP held talks with WA religious leaders alongside Liberal senator Amanda Stoker and WA’s Australian Christian Lobby head Peter Abetz. Attendee Father Ian Mabey […]

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Business leaders have a chance to hear from Sir Bob Geldof

Business leaders have a chance to hear from Sir Bob Geldof

Perth’s business leaders will get a chance to hear Sir Bob Geldof speak when he makes an appearance at a business lunch for HBF and The West Australian in October. The Live Aid founder will be speaking about his challenge for business and community leaders in “a world devoid of moral leadership.” The lunch will […]

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The West’s cartoonist makes transgender bathroom joke

The West’s cartoonist makes transgender bathroom joke

The West Australian has printed a political cartoon poking fun at the transgender community and bathroom use. The image, created by long-serving cartoonist Alston, depicts a man telling a woman she is politically incorrect for using a urinal. The woman responds that “it’s LGBTI sanctioned and culturally inclusive… besides, I’m a man!” This is not […]

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Reports of alleged HIV transmission by WA sex worker highlight stigma

Reports of alleged HIV transmission by WA sex worker highlight stigma

Health groups and representatives of the sex worker industry have joined together to highlight sensationalist media reports. The West Australian have printed a report of an alleged HIV transmission by a transgender sex worker last year. The article, entitled ‘Transgender hooker accused of spreading HIV’, highlights that an “alleged victim” was diagnosed with HIV late […]

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Underage teen met men on Grindr, 6 men guilty of assault

Underage teen met men on Grindr, 6 men guilty of assault

Six men have been charged with sexual assault of a teenage boy, who was under the age of consent. Four of the men met the teenager online using phone dating app Grindr. The West Australian has reported that six men have avoided a jail sentence for having sex with the now 16 year old. The […]

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