Category: Politics

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]