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Tasmania


Transforming Tasmania

A group named the Tasmanian Coalition for Kids fighting the progression of legislation to benefit Tasmania’s transgender and gender diverse community has been accused of fearmongering ahead of this week’s Upper House debate on the laws. The Tasmanian Coalition for Kids is made up of the Catholic Archdiocese of Hobart, the Catholic Women’s League, members …

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Tasmania Ben Jago discrimination case

A gay man is crowdfunding to take the Tasmanian Government to court over discrimination he experienced after the death of his partner. Ben Jago’s partner of five years, Nathan Lunson, died by suicide in January 2015, and at the time Jago was told by Tasmania Police and the coroner’s office that he would not be …

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Ben Dudman

A gay Tasmanian man has written to three federal political leaders ahead of the federal election to call for changes to Australia’s blood donation policy, which effectively bans gay men from giving blood. Currently, Australian gay or bisexual men can only donate blood if they have not had male-to-male sex – including with a condom …

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Equality Australia

LGBTIQ advocates including new lobby group Equality Australia have welcomed the Victorian government’s pledge to tackle harmful “gay conversion therapy” in the state. Speaking at the Midsumma Pride March on Sunday, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said the practices were “bigoted quackery” and consultation would begin on legislation to prohibit the discredited and harmful practices. The …

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Assistant Treasurer Stuart Robert

Federal Assistant Treasurer Stuart Robert has said the federal government should intervene to stop state governments from making sex markers optional on birth certificates, but transgender advocates say the MP has misunderstood the legislation. Last month, Tasmania’s lower house passed legislation that would make the displaying of sex markers on birth certificates optional. The data …

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Scott Morrison religious freedom gay student Anti-Discrimination Laws

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been urged to meet meet transgender, gender diverse and intersex Tasmanians and their families after describing transgender law reform as “ridiculous”. On Tuesday night, nine historic changes aiming to remove discrimination against transgender and intersex people in the state’s Births, Deaths and Marriage Act passed the state’s Lower House, including …

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Transforming Tasmania

Tasmania is a step closer to become the first Australian jurisdiction to make the inclusion of sex markers on birth certificates optional, after the state’s Lower House passed the reforms. Nine historic changes put forward by Labor and Greens aiming to remove discrimination against transgender and intersex people in the state’s Births, Deaths and Marriage …

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Transforming Tasmania

Tasmanian Labor has walked back a commitment to remove sex markers from birth certificates, instead calling for parents being able to choose whether the information is recorded. Labor had previously joined the Tasmanian Greens in calling for gender markers to be removed from birth certificates in an Australian-first move to benefit transgender people, as the state’s …

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Anti-transgender stickers spotted in Tasmania have been slammed as a “hateful” response to a debate in the state around changes to birth certificates to benefit trans people. The stickers, shaped like penises and carrying the phrase “Women don’t have penises,” originated in the UK but have come to Australia, spotted by LGBTIQ advocates in Hobart. …

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Transforming Tasmania

Tasmanian LGBTIQ advocates have welcomed moves in the state to remove gender markers from birth certificates. Last week, the Tasmanian Liberal Government tabled amendments to legislation removing the need for transgender people to divorce their partners if they want to change their gender marker on their birth certificates. The reform is required by federal law …

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