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Tasmanian Liberal members vote to repeal transgender laws

Tasmanian Liberal members vote to repeal transgender laws

Tasmanian Liberal party members have voted in favour of repealing the state’s landmark laws on transgender recognition. At the party’s state conference this weekend party members voted to turn back the laws which were introduced in 2019, with delegates saying the legislation favoured a minority of people. According to local news outlet The Advocate conference delegate Andrea […]

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Calls for Tas Attorney-General to release advice on gender laws

Calls for Tas Attorney-General to release advice on gender laws

Tasmanian LGBTIQ+ advocates have written to the state’s Attorney-General Elise Archer, calling for the public release of all advice received on Tasmania’s gender laws. The calls come as a response to a report from The Australian, which reveals Attorney-General Archer received advice from conservative advocate Patrick Parkinson, after a resounding endorsement of the state’s gender laws […]

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Senator Claire Chandler says anti-discrimination laws infringe free speech

Senator Claire Chandler says anti-discrimination laws infringe free speech

Liberal Senator Claire Chandler says she’s puzzled that Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commission has warned her and her supporters that it’s an offence to hinder or offend their officers while they are conducting their investigations. The Tasmanian Senator has been asked to appear before the state’s Anti-Discrimination body after it received a complaint regarding an opinion piece […]

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Senator Claire Chandler will not apologise for comments on trans women

Senator Claire Chandler will not apologise for comments on trans women

Tasmanian Liberal Senator Claire Chandler says she will not be “withdrawing, retracting, modifying or apologising” for her comments on trans women in sport. The statement comes as the politician has been called before the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commission after a complaint was lodged over an opinion piece published in a newspaper and subsequent email outlining her opposition […]

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Liberal senator Claire Chandler faces anti-discrimination complaint

Liberal senator Claire Chandler faces anti-discrimination complaint

Senator Claire Chandler has revealed she’s been called before the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commission over an opinion piece published in a newspaper and subsequent email she penned outlining her opposition to transgender women participating in sport. In the piece Senator Chandler shared her view that transgender women should not be allowed to participate in women’s sport, […]

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Advocates push for stronger trans & intersex workplace protections

Advocates push for stronger trans & intersex workplace protections

LGBTIQ+ advocacy group just.equal have written to national leader as part of an ongoing campaign calling for stronger workplace protections for trans, gender diverse and intersex Australians. Spokesperson Brian Greig has told media the organisation has written to the Federal Minister and Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations, and the Secretary of the Australian Council of […]

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