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Zak Kirkup quits politics after losing the election and his own seat

Zak Kirkup quits politics after losing the election and his own seat

WA Liberal leader Zak Kirkup has declared his time in politics is over and it’s time to hand over the reins to the next generation. Kirkup was elected to parliament at the 2017 election and elevated to the role of leader just months out from the state election, but as the votes were tallied on […]

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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┬ápolice, aged care and education topped the […]

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Zak Kirkup acknowledges Liberals have no chance of winning election

Zak Kirkup acknowledges Liberals have no chance of winning election

Politicians aren’t known for honesty and straight talking, but WA Liberal leader Zak Kirkup has given a spin-free assessment of the upcoming WA election admitting there’s no chance his party can win government in the March poll. In an unprecedented move the Liberal leader has all but conceded just days after the polls opened for […]

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Victorian government passes ‘gold-standard’ conversion therapy ban

Victorian government passes ‘gold-standard’ conversion therapy ban

The Andrews government in Victoria has successfully passed its bill banning conversion therapy after a late night parliamentary debate. The┬áChange and Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill, which makes it illegal to try to suppress or change another person’s sexuality or gender identity, passed the Legislative Council 27 votes to nine late on Thursday night. The […]

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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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Liberal leader Zak Kirkup stops candidate speaking about her views

Liberal leader Zak Kirkup stops candidate speaking about her views

Liberal leader Zak Kirkup has stepped in and stopped Victoria Park candidate Amanda-Sue Markham from answering questions about her views on homosexuality. At a media call this morning Channel Nine reporter Jacqueline Robson asked Markham about her husband’s publicly shared views on homosexuality, but before she could respond the leader stepped in and stopped her […]

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Dawesville MP Zak Kirkup to be new leader of WA Liberals

Dawesville MP Zak Kirkup to be new leader of WA Liberals

Zak Kirkup is set to be the new leader of the WA Liberals, with his opponent dropping out of the race ahead of this morning’s party meeting. Shadow Health Minister Kirkup was set to face off against Shadow Treasurer and former Barnett cabinet member Dean Nalder today, until Nalder withdrew from contention with a statement […]

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Dean Nalder and Zak Kirkup nominate for the Liberal leadership

Dean Nalder and Zak Kirkup nominate for the Liberal leadership

Dean Nalder and Zak Kirkup have both put their hands up to be the next leader of the WA Liberal party after the shock resignation of Liza Harvey. On Sunday morning Harvey announced she’s vacate the leadership role and allow new blood to take the party to the state election in March 2021. Harvey said […]

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