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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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Calls for Tas Attorney-General to release advice on gender laws

Calls for Tas Attorney-General to release advice on gender laws

Tasmanian LGBTIQ+ advocates have written to the state’s Attorney-General Elise Archer, calling for the public release of all advice received on Tasmania’s gender laws. The calls come as a response to a report from The Australian, which reveals Attorney-General Archer received advice from conservative advocate Patrick Parkinson, after a resounding endorsement of the state’s gender laws […]

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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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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 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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Liberal senator Claire Chandler faces anti-discrimination complaint

Liberal senator Claire Chandler faces anti-discrimination complaint

Senator Claire Chandler has revealed she’s been called before the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commission over an opinion piece published in a newspaper and subsequent email she penned outlining her opposition to transgender women participating in sport. In the piece Senator Chandler shared her view that transgender women should not be allowed to participate in women’s sport, […]

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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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