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Grahame Morris suggests trans women in sport will see us targeted by Russia and China

Grahame Morris suggests trans women in sport will see us targeted by Russia and China

The discussion on transgender women and girls participation in sport to an unexpected turn this evening when former Liberal Party advisor Grahame Morris suggested it would see Russia and China target Australia on an international level. Morris, who was an advisor to Prime Minister John Howard, was appearing on The Project alongside Labor advisor Bruce Hawker where […]

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Calls for PM to adopt ‘Save Women’s Sports’ bill as government policy

Calls for PM to adopt ‘Save Women’s Sports’ bill as government policy

Conservative lobby group Family Voice Australia has called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to adopt Senator Claire Chandler’s ‘Save Women’s Sports’ bill as official government policy ahead of the federal election. The private member’s bill from Senator Chandler calls for the anti-discrimination laws to be amended to allow sporting groups to discriminate against transgender women […]

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Senator Claire Chandler vows to push ahead with Women’s Sport Bill

Senator Claire Chandler vows to push ahead with Women’s Sport Bill

Tasmanian Senator Claire Chandler admits there’s little chance the government will use the final days of the parliament to debate her ‘Save Women’s Sports’ bill, but she’s vowed to reintroduce it in the next term of government. The private member’s bill from Senator Chandler calls for the anti-discrimination laws to be amended to allow sporting […]

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Tasmania’s Minister for Women stands up for trans women in sport

Tasmania’s Minister for Women stands up for trans women in sport

Madeleine Ogilvie, Tasmania’s Minister for Women, has taken a stand against Senator Claire Chandler’s attempt to exclude trans women and intersex people from sport at a federal level. Responding to a parliamentary question from independent Member for Clark Kristie Johnston, Minister Ogilvie described the bill as “divisive, hurtful and utterly unnecessary.” Ogilvie’s response echoes the […]

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Australian Lawyers for Human Rights condemn Chandler’s sport bill

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights condemn Chandler’s sport bill

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) has condemned Tasmanian Senator Claire Chandler’s ‘Save Women’s Sports Bill’, as “divisive, completely lacking in any evidence-base and inconsistent with international human rights principles.” “The Bill is unnecessary because section 42(1) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 already allows people to be excluded from competing in sport, based on […]

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Review | Unlikely sommeliers taste glory in ‘Blind Ambition’

Review | Unlikely sommeliers taste glory in ‘Blind Ambition’

Blind Ambition | Dir: Warwick Ross | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★   It is a successful formula for documentary makers to follow a group of competitors who are destined for success, often against the odds, in their chosen field, whether it is spelling, singing, swimming, sprinting, skateboarding or tobogganing. This time the competition is the annual World Blind […]

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Flint voices her support for Chandler Bill saying it should cover children

Flint voices her support for Chandler Bill saying it should cover children

Retiring South Australian Liberal MP Nicole Flint has voiced her support for Senator Claire Chandler’s bill that would amend the Sex Discrimination Act so that sporting groups would be able to discriminate against transgender girls and women. Writing an opinion piece in The Australian, Flint said that is was clear that both men and young […]

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LGBTQIA+ sporting clubs dive into Sydney WorldPride 2023

LGBTQIA+ sporting clubs dive into Sydney WorldPride 2023

Football, hockey, basketball, roller derby, kickball, water polo, ten-pin bowling, squash, swimming, boxing, running, wrestling and more – a variety of LGBTQIA+ sporting organisations are ready to kick goals, score points and break their participation records next year, officially joining the Sydney WorldPride festival. Beloved organisations including Sydney Stingers and the Sydney Rams will join […]

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Bridget Archer says Claire Chandler is pushing a ‘vanity bill’

Bridget Archer says Claire Chandler is pushing a ‘vanity bill’

Liberal MP Bridget Archer has spoken out against Senator Chandler’s proposed bill that would allow discrimination against transgender women in the sporting arena. The outspoken MP said the legislation put forward by fellow Tasmanian was a “vanity bill”. Her criticism of the bill comes just days after it was endorsed by Prime Minister Scott Morrison. […]

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Claire Chandler can’t name one Tasmanian sports club who want her bill

Claire Chandler can’t name one Tasmanian sports club who want her bill

Senator Claire Chandler claims that her bill to prevent transgender women participating in sport is desperately needed, but she couldn’t name a single sporting group in her home state who support the bill. Earlier this week Prime Minister Scott Morrison have his endorsement to Senator Chandler’s bill which would amend the Sex Discrimination Act, saying […]

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