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ROCKLIFF’S CONVERSION BAN COMMITMENT WELCOMED

Equality Tasmania has welcomed a commitment from Premier Jeremy Rockliff to unveil a ban on conversion practices in the next few days. Mr Rockliff made the commitment while speaking to journalists this morning. Equality Tasmania spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said, “A ban on conversion practices is urgent because we know these cruel and damaging practices are still […]

ADVOCATES THANK TAS SENATORS WHO VOTED DOWN ANTI-TRANS BILL

Equality Tasmania has thanked those Tasmanian senators who today voted down a bill banning affirming health care for young trans people, and has said it will seek to meet those in favour of giving the bill further consideration. Tasmanian Labor and Green senators, plus Lambie Network senators Jacqui Lambie and Tammy Tyrrell, voted against the bill being […]

DISAPPOINTMENT OVER TAS GOV’T FAILURE TO TABLE CONVERSION BAN

Equality Tasmania is deeply disappointed the State Government has failed to fulfill its promise to table a ban on conversion practices before the end of the parliamentary year.  Speaking to Parliament’s Gender and Equality Committee on October 12th, Attorney-General, Guy Barnett, committed to tabling legislation by the end of the year. However, he confirmed yesterday […]

CALL ON TAS GOV TO UNVEIL CONVERSION BAN AS PARL SET TO RISE

Equality Tasmania has called on the State Government to introduce its proposed conversion practices ban before State Parliament rises at the end of this week.  The Government promised to unveil its legislation before the end of the year.  Spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said, “Conversion practices cause deep harm and are being perpetrated right now in Tasmania. We […]

TAS GOV’T REFUSES FINANCIAL REDRESS FOR VICTIMS OF FMR ANTI-GAY & ANTI-TRANS LAWS

CALL ON LABOR, GREENS AND INDEPENDENTS TO ENSURE JUSTICE IS DONE  Equality Tasmania has called on Labor, the Greens and independents to support financial redress for victims of the state’s former laws against homosexuality and cross-dressing after the State Government refused. Attorney-General, Guy Barnett, has introduced updates to legislation that allows victims of the former laws to […]

FEDERAL ANTI-TRANS BILL CONDEMNED

“Tasmanians do not want to co-parent with politicians like Senator Antic.” – Rodney Croome Equality Tasmania says a bill flagged by South Australian Senator, Alex Antic, banning gender affirming health care for young people will harm young trans people and infringe on parental rights. Spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said, “Study after study shows that gender affirming health care saves […]

LEGAL AND COMMUNITY GROUPS SUPPORT REDRESS FOR HISTORICAL GAY AND TRANS CONVICTIONS

Tasmanian community and legal groups have united in support of financial redress for those convicted under Tasmania’s former laws against homosexuality and cross-dressing. The Tasmanian Council of Social Services, Tasmania’s Community Legal Services, the Tasmanian Women’s Legal Service and Equality Tasmania have all called for the reform “to rectify past injustice” In an article in […]

Assurance sought on conversion ban

Equality Tasmania wants an assurance from Premier Jeremy Rockliff and acting Attorney-General, Michael Ferguson, that a ban on conversion practices will still be introduced by the end of the year. The group’s call comes in the wake of the resignation from parliament of former Attorney-General, Elise Archer, who was working on conversion legislation. Equality Tasmania […]

TASMANIA ADOPTS NEW AND INCLUSIVE REFERENCES TO INTERSEX PEOPLE

Advocates have welcomed amendments that update references to people with sex variations across existing Tasmanian laws and make those references more inclusive. Intersex Peer Support Australia Tasmanian representative, Simone-lisa Anderson, said definitions relating to intersex people have been outdated and narrow. “It is vital that people with sex variations can be sure of equal inclusion […]