Equality Tasmania says a NSW Government ban on conversion practices, introduced today, highlights flaws in the bill unveiled by the Tasmanian Liberal Government in December. 

Spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said,

“The NSW legislation is a stark contrast to the weak and self-defeating legislation unveiled by the Tasmanian Liberal Government last year.”

“The NSW bill has none of the loopholes of the Tasmanian bill that will allow conversion practices to continue, and unlike the Tasmanian bill the NSW law makes provision for the kind of education programs that help stop those practices.”

“We urge the Liberal Party to redraft its bill in the light of NSW’s legislation, and we urge whichever party that forms government after the March 23rd Tasmanian election to introduce an effective ban as quickly as possible.”

“With other states moving ahead on this reform Tasmania risks becoming a haven for conversion practitioners from interstate.”

Labor and the Greens have both committed to introduce comprehensive legislation based on the expert recommendations of the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute as soon as possible after the election.

For more on the NSW bill: 


The Liberal, Labor and Greens’ responses to Equality Tasmania’s election survey can be found here: 


For a copy of this statement on the web, click here

For more information contact Rodney Croome on 0409 010 668.