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Eric Abetz to leave parliament after failing to secure enough votes

Eric Abetz to leave parliament after failing to secure enough votes

Tasmanian senator Eric Abetz appears to have reached the end of his political career. With the senate votes in Tasmania counted the final seat was awarded to Tammy Tyrell from the Jaquie Lambert Network. Senator Abetz was bumped down to the third spot on the Liberal’s senate ticket despite him having serving in the parliament […]

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Tasmanian advocates welcome end of Claire Chandler’s sports bill

Tasmanian advocates welcome end of Claire Chandler’s sports bill

Tasmanian advocates have welcomed the election results in their state, hailing the end of the divisive legislation brought forward by the previous government. Equality Tasmania is celebrating the demise of the Morrison Government’s Religious Discrimination Bill and Senator Claire Chandler’s bill allowing discrimination against transgender women in sport. “Many Tasmanians will breath a sigh of […]

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Equality Tasmania call on PM to tackle LGBTIQA+ discrimination

Equality Tasmania call on PM to tackle LGBTIQA+ discrimination

Tasmanian LGBTIQA+ advocates say Tasmania will be the biggest loser if the Morrison Government’s Religious Discrimination Bill is re-introduced and have called on the Prime Minister to show what policies he has that will reduce levels of discrimination against LGBTIQA+ people and the mental ill-health discrimination leads to. The call comes after Scott Morrison’s commitment […]

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Tasmania marks 25 years since decriminalisation of homosexuality

Tasmania marks 25 years since decriminalisation of homosexuality

Tasmania marked the 25th anniversary of the state’s decriminalisation of homosexuality with a special event at Government House. The event was organised by Out Tennis and hosted by the Governor, Hon Barbara Baker AC. Governor Baker said the passage of the laws in 1997 was a significant moment for Tasmania. “On Thursday 1 May 1997 […]

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On This Gay Day: In 1997 Homosexuality is decriminalised in Tasmania

In 1997 Tasmania became the last Australian jurisdiction¬†to decriminalise¬†homosexuality On this day in 1997 Tasmania passed laws which decriminalised homosexuality. The campaign to change the laws had run for several decades and came 22 years after South Australia became the first Australian state to change the laws. Australia’s journey to decriminisation was a slow process. […]

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Discrimination protections and mental health on election agenda

Discrimination protections and mental health on election agenda

Tasmanian LGBTIQ equality advocates say their focus during the federal election will be to protect the state’s Anti-Discrimination Act from being weakened by Canberra, as well as appropriate funding for LGBTIQ mental health services. Equality Tasmania spokesperson, Rodney Croome (pictured), said while the Religious Discrimination Bill had been shelved, Tasmanians would be looking for guarantees […]

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Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein praised for LGBTQIA+ support

Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein praised for LGBTQIA+ support

Retiring Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein has been praised for his support for LGBTIQA+ communities during his two decades of public service. The Liberal Premier made a shock announcement on Monday that he would be retiring from politics. Rodney Croome on behalf of Equality Tasmania said Gutwein had a long history of supporting inclusion and equity. […]

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Tasmania’s premier Peter Gutwein announces he’s quitting politics

Tasmania’s premier Peter Gutwein announces he’s quitting politics

Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein has made the surprise announcement that he is quitting politics. At a press conference this afternoon Gutwein said “I’ve focused on everyone else’s family, I know want to spend some time focusing on my own.” The Premier said the last two years had been particularly tough and he no longer had […]

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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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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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