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Greens call on state govt to ensure funding for LGBTI+ mental health

WA Greens are calling on the state government to ensure mental health and suicide prevention organisations that support the LGBTIQA+ community are adequately funded ahead of the government’s postal survey on marriage. Mental health spokesperson Alison Xamon MLC last night told Parliament she was deeply concerned the spike in calls for mental health and suicide […]

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Save Safe Schools: Protesters urge federal govt to fight bullying

Save Safe Schools: Protesters urge federal govt to fight bullying

Last Saturday, Perth’s Murray Street Mall was filled with supporters of the Safe Schools anti-bullying program – calling for its continuation across the nation. Though WA’s new Labor government have vowed to retain and fund the program once federal funding ends, the Save Safe Schools WA and supporters are urging the federal government and other […]

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Global Day of Action: Equal Love WA lead Pride March

Global Day of Action: Equal Love WA lead Pride March

Last weekend, dozens of protesters gathered in Forrest Place in conjunction with others across the country to march against Australia’s lack of marriage equality and discriminatory anti-LGBTQIA+ laws around the world. Organised by local advocates Equal Love WA, speakers including federal Labor Senator Sue Lines, Carolyn Smith of United Voice, and My Kitchen Rules alum Jordan Bruno. Opening […]

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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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WA Labor promises to quash historic convictions for LGBTI people

WA Labor promises to quash historic convictions for LGBTI people

WA Labor leader Mark McGowan has announced that if he wins next year’s state election he’ll introduce legislation to quash historical convictions for LGBTI people convicted of crimes that would not be illegal today. Labor said WA legislation lags behind other states when it comes to correcting past discrimination against LGBTI people. Earlier this year […]

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WA Labor pledge to fund Safe Schools if elected

WA Labor pledge to fund Safe Schools if elected

♦ WA Labor pledges to fund Safe Schools Coalition program if elected ♦ Shadow Minister Sue Ellery describes the program as a lifesaver Shadow Education Minister Sue Ellery announced today the a McGowan Labor government in WA would fund the Safe Schools Coalition program. Ellery was speaking at a political rally in central Perth this […]

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Mark McGowan: Ready To March

Mark McGowan: Ready To March

When the Pride parade works its way down William Street on Saturday November 21st Labor leader Mark McGowan will be seeing the parade from a new perspective. Having watched the parade for many years this year McGowan will be in it. “I’ve seen the Pride parade lots of times, but I’ve never participated before.” Mr […]

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WA Labor to move marriage equality motion today

WA Labor to move marriage equality motion today

The Western Australian Labor Party are due to introduce a motion in state Parliament today supporting marriage equality, calling for the Federal Government to act now. WA Labor Leader Mark McGowan believes it is time for the Australian Government to make a decisive move on the issue, rather than stalling with a plebiscite. “This is […]

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Senator Louise Pratt Moved to Second Spot

Senator Louise Pratt Moved to Second Spot

Senator Louise Pratt has retained a spot on Labor’s Senate ticket. Following a vote at the WA Labor Executive meeting this evening Senator Pratt was voted into the second spot, moving down from the first place she previously held. In place of Pratt, the party voted in Unionist Joe Bullock leader of the right wing […]

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