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Tasmanian Premier issues apology for past gay convictions

Tasmanian Premier issues apology for past gay convictions

Tasmania’s LGBTIQ community have celebrated Premier Will Hodgman today for offering an apology to those convicted under past discriminatory laws against homosexuality and cross-dressing. Premier Hodgman will issue the apology this afternoon, coinciding with a debate on a bill to overturn historical convictions. The move also comes just before the 20th anniversary of the decriminalisation […]

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Tasmanian Premier hints at watering down of anti-discrimination laws

Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman has indicated that his government will consider making changes to the state’s anti-discrimination laws ahead of the federal government’s proposed marriage plebiscite. Speaking at a budget estimates hearing on Monday the Premier said he was considering changing the state’s laws. “We want people on both sides of the debate to have […]

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Marriage rallies around Australia draw big crowds

Marriage rallies around Australia draw big crowds

Perth wasn’t the only city to have rally for marriage equality over the weekend. Large crowds also turned out in Hobart, Sydney and Melbourne. A marriage equality rally in Hobart on Saturday afternoon (pictured) attracted such a large crowd it overflowed into surrounding streets. Tasmanian Premier, Will Hodgman, has supported the Federal Government allowing federal […]

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