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WA government’s lack of action on conversion therapy in the spotlight

WA government’s lack of action on conversion therapy in the spotlight

The Western Australian government has been asked to take legislative action against conversion therapy. The government is currently holding a parliamentary inquiry into the operation of Esther House, a substance abuse facility that has been accused of using suppression and change practices as part of their treatment program. Previous clients of the facility have shared […]

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New YPN project looks at LGBTIQA+ experiences of high school

New YPN project looks at LGBTIQA+ experiences of high school

The Youth Pride Network (YPN) has launched a new project, looking at the experiences of LGBTIQA+ young people in Western Australian high schools. This report, the latest in their series of ‘State of Play’ reports, will provide an overview of the current experiences in the Western Australian education system and provide recommendations for improvement for […]

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Living Proud seek LGBTQIA+ input ahead of Mental Health Act review

Living Proud seek LGBTQIA+ input ahead of Mental Health Act review

The WA Mental Health Commission are set to undertake a review of our state’s Mental Health Act, and local LGBTQIA+ organisations are seeking input from our communities. Living Proud WA, in partnership with TransFolk of WA, WAAC, GRAI, Youth Pride Network, Rainbow Futures WA and Pride WA, are hosting consultation sessions in the coming weeks. […]

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Youth Pride Network & YACWA oppose Religious Discrimination Bill

Youth Pride Network & YACWA oppose Religious Discrimination Bill

Two major organisations representing young people in Western Australia have outlined their opposition to the Morrison Government’s Religious Discrimination Bill, joining their voices with a number of groups and individuals standing against the legislation. Youth Pride Network (YPN) and the Youth Affairs Council of WA (YACWA) have tabled submissions to the current parliamentary committee examination […]

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Have your say on changes to WA’s Equal Opportunity Act

Have your say on changes to WA’s Equal Opportunity Act

The Western Australian Law Reform Commission released its Discussion Paper which reviews the state’s Equal Opportunity Act (1984) earlier this year. WA Attorney General John Quigley announced that the government will commence a review of the state’s Equal Opportunity laws back in 2018, including those which allow schools to expel students and fire teachers who […]

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Inclusive Education WA funding ends without renewal

Inclusive Education WA funding ends without renewal

Inclusive Education WA (IEWA), Western Australia’s rebranded version of the Safe Schools program, will no longer be funded after October 31st 2020. In 2018, the program announced a new name following criticism from conservative groups after its initial launch, state election campaigns and throughout the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey. The WA Department of Education has confirmed that the […]

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WA Youth Minister announces 3 year funding for Youth Pride Network

WA Youth Minister announces 3 year funding for Youth Pride Network

WA’s Minister for Youth Dave Kelly has revealed today that the Youth Pride Network (YPN) will receive 3 years of funding to expand its work as Western Australia’s first LGBTIQA+ youth advocacy body. Formed in 2017, the YPN is an organisation created by and for LGBTIQA+ young people aimed at using systemic advocacy to create […]

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Join Youth Pride Network for a potluck dinner this Friday

Join Youth Pride Network for a potluck dinner this Friday

LGBTQIA+ advocacy group Youth Pride Network (YPN) are hosting a potluck dinner at Perth City Farm this Friday. YPN are inviting you to join them for dinner and enjoy some great food while connecting with the local community. YPN committee member and event organiser Jack Meakins says everyone of all ages is welcome to come […]

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Youth Pride Network set their sights on WA’s 2021 state election

Youth Pride Network set their sights on WA’s 2021 state election

LGBTQIA+ youth advocacy group Youth Pride Network (YPN) have set their sights on the next state election, and the organisation wants to hear what issues young LGBTQIA+ West Australians want on the agenda. YPN have launched a survey to gauge the needs and aspirations of LGBTQIA+ folks in WA under the age of 25, as […]

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Youth Pride Network share concerns over ANZ #LoveSpeech campaign

Youth Pride Network share concerns over ANZ #LoveSpeech campaign

Local LGBTIQ+ youth advocacy group Youth Pride Network have added their voice to those speaking out against ANZ’s latest Mardi Gras campaign. ANZ’s #LoveSpeech campaign released to coincide with Sydney Mardi Gras garnered much criticism upon its release last week, featuring young LGBTIQ+ people repeating uncensored slurs in videos spread across social media. Speaking to OUTinPerth, […]

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