Dr WOODRUFF question to PREMIER, Mr ROCKLIFF
We listened carefully to your state of the state Address and we are concerned at your silence on a commitment to legislate for prohibition of conversion practices in Tasmania. You have also allowed your backbencher, Ms Alexander, to host a meeting in parliament for fake feminists who want to support those practices. What has happened to your unwavering support for the LGBTIQ+ community? Have you buckled to the hard-right conservatives in your party room?
Today, trans Tasmanians will be subjected to vile public attacks from people who question their right to existence, people who have been supported by Nazis. Silence is not an option to combat haters.
Will you provide a rock-solid guarantee today that you will do the right thing by LGBTI+ Tasmanians and legislate to prohibit conversion practices in this term of government? Will you commit and provide us with a timeline for action?
Mr Speaker, I thank the member for her question. I made a number of public statements prior to the last election on my views around conversion practices and the banning of. The TLR report made some 16 recommendations, which we are working through, the Attorney General and I. My commitments have not changed and I will say it again. In my views on all matters regarding inclusivity, particularly around the LGBTIQ+ community, of which I consider myself an ally. In February this year I and the minister for Community Services proudly participated in the Tas Pride March with other representatives across the public service. You are well aware of my commitment to the reform of conversion practices and the banning of. Still committed to. You have asked a time frame around this term of parliament and I can commit to that time frame, as soon as practicable. We will go through the normal processes around legislation, consultation and those matters. My commitment still stands.