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Women - Transgender Discrimination

I want to build on that line of questioning a little bit and acknowledge, minister, your sincerity in responding to transgender Tasmanians.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Sep 2021

Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Attorney-General and Justice – Birth Certificate Changes

The TLRI noted the very positive impacts that birth certificate changes have had on the lives on transgender Tasmanians.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Nov 2020


Mental Health and Wellbeing – Birth Certificate Reforms

That bill which passed last year was strongly supported by the trans community and is part of a suite of measures removing the stigma.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Nov 2020

Parliament House, Tasmania

TLRI Report Confirms No 'Unintended Consequences' from Transgender Law Reforms

The TLRI has confirmed nation-leading transgender reforms have none of the ‘unintended consequences’ Attorney General Archer warned of.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Jun 2020


Justice And Related Legislation (Marriage Amendments) Bill 2018 - Legislative Council Amendments - full debate

It is extremely important that this House recognises it has a responsibility to deal with this amended legislation today.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Apr 2019


Passage of Historic Gender Reforms

The sky over Tasmania will not fall in following the passage of landmark human rights reforms through the Tasmanian Parliament this afternoon.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Apr 2019


Births, Deaths and Marriages Act - Legislative Reform

There are alarmingly high suicide and self-harm rates amongst transgender adolescents as a result of the stigma and discrimination they face.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Apr 2019

Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Gender Reform Laws Must be Debated Next Week

Tasmania’s Upper House has passed nation-leading legislation that will end entrenched bureaucratic discrimination against transgender people.  

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Apr 2019


Liberal Party - Progressive Policy Obstacles

We note the presence of Senator Abetz in this building during the two days that amendments to the Births, Deaths and Marriage Act were on the agenda.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Nov 2018


Shameful, Dangerous Liberal Fear-mongering on Human Rights Reform

The Tasmanian Liberals are demonstrating their dangerous fear and ignorance of transgender and intersex Tasmanians.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Nov 2018


Justice And Related Legislation (Marriage Amendments) Bill 2018

We know that life for transgender and intersex people can be extraordinarily hard. You can face discrimination, vilification, transphobia.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Nov 2018


Justice And Related Legislation (Marriage Amendments) Bill 2018

In the mid-1980s I did a university degree, part of which involved a women's studies course.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Nov 2018


Archer Must Stop Whipping Up Fear and Loathing

Attorney-General, Elise Archer, is fanning the flames of transphobia through her dishonest statements on changes to the Births, Deaths and Marriages Act. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Nov 2018


Liberals Entrench Legal Discrimination Against Transgender Tasmanians

The Liberals tonight voted down the Greens' Births Deaths and Marriages Registration (No Forced Divorce) Amendment Bill 2014.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Aug 2017

Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Greens Table No Forced Divorce Bill

The Greens today tabled their Births Deaths and Marriages Registration (No Forced Divorce) Amendment Bill 2014.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  16 Oct 2014