Perth, Western Australia, is currently experiencing a local issue surrounding the new lord mayor, Basil Zempilas. The speaker, identified as a gender critical voice, believes that this situation provides a valuable lesson in conducting debates and avoiding emotional and tribalistic arguments. They argue that feminists should focus on effective communication and continue to promote diversity within feminist perspectives. The speaker also shares their personal negative opinion of Basil Zempilas and provides some context about Perth’s local celebrity culture. It is mentioned that the situation is gaining attention due to the upcoming state election and Zempilas’s involvement as a major media figure, such as a sports journalist for Channel Seven and a radio host. The speaker emphasizes the significance of the issue within the local context of Perth and its media landscape.