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Claire Chandler hopes colleagues will support her push to allow discrimination exemptions in sport

Claire Chandler hopes colleagues will support her push to allow discrimination exemptions in sport

While a lot of the discussion discrimination this week has focused around the recently introduced Religious Discrimination bill and long called for changed to the Sex Discrimination bill, Tasmanian Senator Claire Chandelier is hoping her coalition colleagues will voice support for her private members bill that will allow sporting bodies to discriminate against people who […]

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Claire Chandler announces bill allowing trans discrimination in sport

Claire Chandler announces bill allowing trans discrimination in sport

Liberal Senator Claire Chandler has announced that she plans to introduce a private members bill that will change Australia’s anti-discrimination laws so sporting activities can legally exclude transgender people. “Millions of Australian parents and grandparents have proudly watched their daughters’ and granddaughters’ sporting achievements: playing their first game, winning their first trophy, making their first […]

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Liberal senator Claire Chandler to appear alongside Walt Heyer

Liberal senator Claire Chandler to appear alongside Walt Heyer

Tasmanian Liberal senator Claire Chandler is set to appear at an online event alongside Walt Heyer, the American activist who argues that people who are transgender should be treated as having a psychological illness. Heyer transitioned in 1983, and lived as a woman for eight years, before transitioning back to living as man. He has […]

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Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination board accused of law breaking

Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination board accused of law breaking

The Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commission has been accused of breaking a state privacy law while it dealt with a complaint against Liberal Senator Claire Chandler (pictured). The suggestion that laws have been broken has been raised by The Australian newspaper. The Commission recently dealt with a complaint filed against Senator Chandler over comments she had made […]

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Matt Canavan says he jokes with colleagues about discrimination complaints

Matt Canavan says he jokes with colleagues about discrimination complaints

Liberal senator Matt Canavan has commented on the recent complaint against Tasmanian Senator Claire Chandler saying it was something the pair joked about during a recent catch-up. Senator Canavan made the comment on a YouTube video with Lyle Shelton, the former head of Australia’s No campaign against marriage equality. Shelton has recently launched a weekly […]

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Senator Claire Chandler says inclusive sport policies ignore evidence

Senator Claire Chandler says inclusive sport policies ignore evidence

Liberal senator Claire Chandler has hit out at recently announced inclusive policies by Australia’s leading sporting codes saying they are ignoring evidence about transgender women. Last week eight of Australia’s major sporting codes jointly announced new polices focusing on making sport inclusive for all people, and outlining how transgender men and women can also participate […]

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Complaint against Senator Claire Chandler has been withdrawn

Complaint against Senator Claire Chandler has been withdrawn

The complaint against Liberal senator Claire Chandler has been withdrawn after attempts at a conciliation process failed. A complaint had been lodged at the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commission by one of the senator’s constituents after she sent an email outlining her views about transgender women being allowed access to female bathrooms and change rooms. The exchange […]

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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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Senator says Tasmania’s anti-discrimination laws pave ‘road to tyranny’

Senator says Tasmania’s anti-discrimination laws pave ‘road to tyranny’

Victorian Liberal Senator James Paterson has written an opinion piece for The Australian published today, entitled Silencing dissent – now that’s a road to tyranny. The article is a response an anti-discrimination complaint made against his Tasmanian colleague, Senator Claire Chandler, who has been called before the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commission after complaints were filed over her recent article […]

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