Equality Tasmania 2022 Election Survey


In recent years Tasmania's gold-standard LGBTIQA+ laws have come under threat from the federal government.
Ahead of the federal election on May 21st, Equality Tasmania asked parties and candidates whether they support Tasmania's existing laws. Here are the results:

The Questions:

Overriding Tasmanian discrimination legislation

1.  The Religious Discrimination Bill sought to override and weaken sections of the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Act.

Q. Will you commit to vote against any legislative provision that weakens existing protections under Tasmania’s gold-standard Anti-Discrimination Act?

Discrimination in faith-based schools

2.  Tasmanian law currently protects LGBTIQ+ students, staff and clients from discrimination in faith-based schools and services.

Q. Will you vote for an amendment to the federal Sex Discrimination Act to provide similar protections nationally?

Overriding Tasmanian gender legislation

3.  The Tasmanian Law Reform Institute has endorsed Tasmania’s gold-standard sex and gender recognition laws, however some federal members have called for them to be overridden and weakened.

Will you commit to vote against any such override or weakening?

Trans women and sport

4.  Tasmanian Senator Claire Chandler has introduced a Bill that would allow increased exclusion of transgender women and girls from women's sport, despite existing provisions working well for many years and no sporting code asking for such legislation. The Senator’s Bill sets a much lower standard than the strong discrimination protections for trans and gender diverse people that current exist in Tasmania.

Q: Will you vote against this or any other Bill that seeks to increase discrimination trans and gender diverse people.


The Responses

As yet, no response has been received from Australian Labor or the Liberal National Party.

Andrew Wilkie, independent, Clark

  1. Yes
  2. Yes
  3. Yes
  4. Yes

Tasmanian Greens, see more

  1. Yes
  2. Yes
  3. Yes
  4. Yes

 Jacqui Lambie Network logo.svgJacqui Lambie Network, see response here

The Local Party The Local Party

  1. Yes
  2. Yes
  3. Yes
  4. Yes

 The Labor Party has responded to our questions with the following letter: click here


Authorised by Rodney Croome on behalf of Just.Equal Australia, 26 Davey Street, Hobart


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