Questions in Parliament

Kristie Johnston, Question to Parliament – 8 March 2022.

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Thank you Mr Speaker.

My question is to the Minister for Women.

As the Minister would be aware, today is International Women’s Day. It is a day where we are asked to imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. And on today we are called to work together to forge women’s equality.

Sadly though for trans women, there is not much to celebrate as they are under attack from Senator Clare Chandler’s divisive, hurtful and utterly unnecessary ‘Women in Sports Bill’.

Minister, the Premier and Sports Minister have both recently said that they do not support Senator Chandler’s Bill.

Will you now also add your voice, as Minister for Women, condemning this bill and will you stand up and defend the rights of all women, both trans and cis?

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