Category: Conversion practices

CONVERSION BAN ELECTION COMMITMENT SOUGHT

Equality Tasmania will seek commitments from all parties and independents to an effective ban on conversion practices in the lead up to the state election on March 23rd. The commitment is one of many being sought in an LGBTIQA+ community survey sent to parties and independents. Spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said, “Conversion practices continue to cause […]

NEW CAMPAIGN CALLS FOR TASMANIAN CONVERSION BILL TO BE SCRAPPED

Equality Tasmania has launched a new campaign calling on the State Government to scrap its conversion practices bill and draft a new version. The campaign will dispel myths about a ban on conversion practices and encourage Tasmanians to sign an Open Letter to the Government. Equality Tasmania spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said, “The Government’s bill has […]

Christian Schools Wrong on Conversion Law

Equality Tasmania says Christian Schools Australia and Australian Association of Christian Schools are wrong to say conversion legislation is “a solution in search of a problem”. Spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said, “National and local research, including research commissioned by the Tasmanian Government, shows that 5% of LGBTIQA+ have been through formal conversion practices.” “Half of young LGBTIQA+ […]

TAS GOV CONVERSION BILL PANNED 

“It is really disappointing that after so much heart-felt advocacy by survivors, so much ground-breaking research and so many well-developed recommendations from the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute, the Government has come up with such useless legislation.” – Rodney Croome Equality Tasmania has again slammed a State Government bill unveiled yesterday that purports to ban conversion practices. […]

CONCERN CONVERSION BILL WILL ALLOW PRACTICES TO CONTINUE

“This is the kind of bill you would draft if you wanted to appear to ban conversion practices without actually banning them.” – Rodney Croome Equality Tasmania says a bill against conversion practices, released today by the Tasmanian Government, will allow such practices to continue. The Government’s bill took eighteen months to draft following the release of a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

ADVOCATES FEAR GOV’T BACKSLIDING ON CONVERSION BAN

Equality Tasmania fears the State Government is backsliding on its commitment to ban conversion practices.  Today in Budget Estimates, Premier Jeremy Rockliff said he wants conversion legislation to protect rights such as “freedom of speech” and “prayer” adding that legislation will be introduced in this term of Government (which ends in June 2025).   Equality Tasmania spokesperson, […]