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LGBTIQ State Election Forum at The Court this Tuesday

Ahead of the WA state election on March 11, OUTinPerth and The Court Hotel are teaming up to give voters the opportunity to ask politicians about LGBTIQ issues that are important to them. Labor’s Lisa Baker MLA and Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren along with figures from other parties will be available to answer your questions […]

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Rainbow Rights WA call on state government to erase past LGBTI+ convictions

Rainbow Rights WA call on state government to erase past LGBTI+ convictions

Newly formed LGBTI+ rights organisation Rainbow Rights WA have penned an open letter to Premier Colin Barnett urging the government to quash historical criminal convictions and apologise to the LGBTI+ people affected by discriminatory laws. In 1990, Western Australia removed laws that criminalised homosexuality but the convictions already delivered remain today on the records of many […]

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Greens urge Premier to tell PM there should be no plebiscite

Greens urge Premier to tell PM there should be no plebiscite

Western Australian Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren is urging Premier Colin Barnett to advise his Liberal colleagues in Canberra against holding a plebiscite. MacLaren’s call comes as Barnett recently told media he believes there is no need for a plebiscite, and that he is disappointed a public vote may coincide with the 2017 state election in WA. “I’ve […]

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Peter Abetz rules out any apology

Peter Abetz rules out any apology

Southern River MLA Peter Abetz has refused to apologise for his recent comments in the Western Australian parliament where he suggested that incoming federal senator Patrick Dodson would not be able to represent the traditional views of indigenous Australians. Senator Dodson was nominated by the Labor party as their replacement senator to fill the vacancy […]

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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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