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 occurring in Tasmania.”

“We are pleased the Government’s legislation is imminent and that there will be an opportunity for conversion survivors to comment on it over the Summer break.”

The Government has repeatedly promised to unveil a ban on conversion practices by year’s end.

Mr Croome also welcomed a motion from Labor Justice spokesperson, Ella Haddad, calling on the Government to release its draft legislation immediately.

The motion was tabled in Parliament today and emphasises the on-going harm inflicted by conversion practices in Tasmania.

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

For more information contact Rodney Croome on 0409 010 668.