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Still Work to be Done on LGBTI Equality

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens’ Leader

Hundreds of Tasmanians refused to let thunder and rain dampen their rainbow spirits today at the annual TasPride march through Hobart.

With equal marriage now a reality in Australia, there was much to celebrate but as the rally heard from LGBTI young people and advocates today, discrimination, misunderstanding and exclusion remain a daily reality.

Mental Health Unit Rejected

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Health spokesperson

The Australian Medical Association leaves no room for doubt in their criticism of the Hodgman Liberal government’s plan to steamroll through a new acute mental health facility. If Health Minister Michael Ferguson continues to stonewall concerns from medical professionals, he risks placing people in acute mental distress in a dangerous environment.

Contempt of Court Risk Health Minister's Fault

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Health spokesperson 

The Minister for Health, Michael Ferguson, is potentially placing the Tasmanian Health Service in contempt of court.

Minister Ferguson has failed to properly resource the State's only secure mental health facility, the Wilfred Lopes Centre. Staffing levels are now so low the Centre cannot safely follow a Supreme Court order to admit a prisoner for care.


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