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Anti-trans group Binary petition against WA conversion therapy ban

Anti-trans group Binary petition against WA conversion therapy ban

Anti-transgender organisation Binary have launched a petition to block a conversion therapy ban in WA, claiming the McGowan Government are planning to introduce a bill similar to Victoria’s ‘gold-standard’ ban. Binary have a history of rallying against the rights, health and wellbeing outcomes of trans and gender diverse folks, as well as the wider LGBTQIA+ […]

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John Carey in line for Ministerial position following re-election

John Carey in line for Ministerial position following re-election

The Member for Perth, John Carey, is in line for a Ministerial position after being re-elected for a second term on the weekend. Carey won the seat back from the Liberals at the 2017 election ousting Eleni Evangel who held it for a single term. With a swing of 17.5 per cent on first preference […]

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Advocates call on Mark McGowan to set a timetable for LGBTI+ reforms

Advocates call on Mark McGowan to set a timetable for LGBTI+ reforms

Following the WA Labor Government’s thumping election victory, LGBTIQ advocates are seeking a meeting with Premier Mark McGowan to set a timetable for LGBTI law reform. just.equal WA spokesperson, Brian Greig, said WA had falled behind other states and attention was urgently needed. “It has been 20 years since a WA Labor government addressed comprehensive […]

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Mark McGowan vows to govern for all Western Australians

Mark McGowan vows to govern for all Western Australians

A triumphant Mark McGowan claimed victory in the Western Australian election thanking those who voted for his party, including the many people who probably “voted Labor for the first time in the lives” As the tallies flowed in on Saturday it quickly became clear not only was the McGowan government going to be returned for […]

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Labor wins the WA election, decimating the Liberal party

Labor wins the WA election, decimating the Liberal party

WA Premier Mark McGowan is celebrating a history making election win with a massive victory reducing the opposition to just a handful of seats. A Labor win had been expected since the start of campaign, and Liberal leader Zak Kirkup admitted there was no way his party could win a fortnight before polling day. Polls […]

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Rainbow Futures WA release LGBTQIA+ scorecard ahead of election

Rainbow Futures WA release LGBTQIA+ scorecard ahead of election

Local LGBTQIA+ advocacy group Rainbow Futures WA have teamed up with their national peers at Equality Australia to examine the results of their community survey ahead of this weekend’s election. The majority of all respondents said all government services need to do better when dealing with LGBTQIA+ people, but police, aged care and education topped the […]

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Labor responds to LGBTI+ issues just three days before election

Labor responds to LGBTI+ issues just three days before election

With just three days until the election, Premier Mark McGowan has today responded to just.equal’s policy survey on LGBTI issues. Read the full response here. Author of the survey, Brian Greig, said it was very disappointing that the government had sat on this survey for so long, indicating that it wanted to avoid both scrutiny […]

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Calls for McGowan and Kirkup to explain LGBTI+ policies

Calls for McGowan and Kirkup to explain LGBTI+ policies

LGBTI rights group just.equal are calling on the leaders of both major political parties to outline what their stance is on major issue of concern to LGBTI voters. The demand comes Liberal leader Zak Kirkup closed down questions from the media about the party’s candidate for Victoria Park, Amanda-Sue Markham, and her views on homosexuality. […]

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Perth Cultural Centre screen to be removed as part of revitalisation project

Perth Cultural Centre screen to be removed as part of revitalisation project

The giant LED screen that’s become a familiar fixture of the Perth Cultural Centre (PCC) has reached the end of its tenure, with a transformation of the precinct on the way. In a move approved by the Cultural Precinct Taskforce, founded in 2019, the removal of the screen will restore the view of the James […]

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Advocates say SA Libs expose WA Labor “furphy” on religious exemptions

LGBTI advocates in Western Australia are asking why the Liberal Government of South Australia is moving forward to scrap religious exemptions while the WA Labor Government says that it can’t. Maxine Drake, local spokesperson for national lobby group just.equal, said WA Attorney General John Quigley had repeatedly said he could not progress legislation in this […]

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