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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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LGBTIQ+ conversion therapy promotion appears in Hobart

LGBTIQ+ conversion therapy promotion appears in Hobart

LGBTIQ+ advocates in Tasmania have raised concerns over a newspaper promoting harmful LGBTIQ+ ‘conversion therapy’ being delivered to residents of Hobart. Hobart resident and court journalist for The Mercury posted an image of the Challenge Good News Paper to Twitter on Tuesday 27th November. Wow. What the actual f*** is the Challenge Good News Paper? It arrived in […]

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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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Qld conversion law shows resurgent prejudice is a threat we must stand up to

OPINION: Rodney Croome is a spokesperson for just.equal and Equality Tasmania. I know what it’s like to live in a state that is wrongly seen as backward on LGBTIQ rights and rarely has its successes celebrated. That’s why I was reluctant to buy into criticism of Queensland’s LGBTIQ conversion practices legislation, which local advocates are […]

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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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LGBTI advocates urge politicians to discount the veracity of Binary survey

LGBTI advocates urge politicians to discount the veracity of Binary survey

Equality Tasmania say they’ve recently written to federal and state MPs exposing bias in a recent opinion poll released by anti-transgender group, Binary. Binary says its poll shows Australians want legislation to enshrine the right of parents to remove children from classes dealing with gender identity and will vote for political candidates who support such […]

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Tasmanian LGBTIQ+ advocates praise outgoing Premier Will Hodgman

Tasmanian LGBTIQ+ advocates praise outgoing Premier Will Hodgman

Tasmanian LGBTIQ community advocates have praised Will Hodgman, saying they hope the outgoing Premier’s successor will also support LGBTIQ equality and inclusion. After almost two decades in politics, the Liberal Premier of Tasmania made the surprise announcement yesterday that he would be stepping away from his role. “As we approach the halfway mark with two […]

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LGBTI+ advocates call on senate to stop Religious Discrimination Bill

LGBTI+ advocates call on senate to stop Religious Discrimination Bill

LGBTI+ advocates are calling on members of the senate to block the government’s proposed Religious Discrimination Bill, after the Attorney General released more information about the legislation yesterday. Speaking at the National Press Club, Attorney General Christian Porter highlighted that the bill would be expanded to include protections for religious hospitals and aged care facilities. […]

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