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AAP FactCheck dispel ‘criminalise parents’ claim from ACL in Tasmania

AAP FactCheck dispel ‘criminalise parents’ claim from ACL in Tasmania

AAP FactCheck has branded claims from the Australian Christian Lobby concerning the rights of parents in Tasmania as false. AAP FactCheck yesterday said the ACL’s claim that the Tasmanian Government “plan to criminalise parents who question their children’s wish to change gender” doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. The ACL claim that “parents who urge caution […]

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LGBTQIA+ advocates welcome new Tasmanian mental health initiatives

LGBTQIA+ advocates welcome new Tasmanian mental health initiatives

LGBTQIA+ advocacy group Equality Tasmania and mental health advocates Working It Out have applauded the State Government’s announcement of several important LGBTIQ+ mental health initiatives. Premier and Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing, Jeremy Rockliff, this week released the 2022-23 implementation plan for the state’s mental health strategy. The strategy identifies LGBTIQ+ Tasmanians as one […]

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Tasmanian doctors voice their support for conversion therapy bans

Tasmanian doctors voice their support for conversion therapy bans

Forty Tasmanian doctors have signed an open letter to Tasmania’s politicians in support of the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute’s recommendation for a ban on LGBTIQA+ conversion practices. The open letter was organised by GPs, Dr Miranda Hann and Dr Shannon Lovell-Greene. Dr Hann said conversion therapy and toehr change and suppression techniques can cause significant […]

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Tasmanian lesbian launches court challenge to discrimination laws

Tasmanian lesbian launches court challenge to discrimination laws

  Tasmanian Jessica Hoyle has started a fundraising campaign to launch a High Court challenge to Tasmania’s anti-discrimination laws. Launceston based Hoyle wanted to run a series of events for lesbians including drag king shows, drag king bingo and karaoke nights, but wanted to stipulate that any who born male was excluded from attending. In […]

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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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