Questions in Parliament

Kristie Johnston, Question to the Premier – 10 November 2022

By November 10, 2022No Comments

Thank you Mr Speaker.

My question is to the Premier.

Premier, tonight I am proudly hosting a public forum in Parliament’s Reception Room organised by Equality Tasmania to dispel the harmful myths that are circulating in the community about the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute’s proposed ban on conversion practices. I hope to see you there.

Premier, as you yourself have advocated, we need to ban harmful conversion practices but there is a concerted campaign from the Australian Christian Lobby to torpedo this important legislative reform.

Published in the Mercury for the last two days has been a full page ad authorised by the Australian Christian Lobby that threatens your government members if they support your position on the ban. The ad is untruthful, misleading, insulting, disrespectful and hurtful to the LGBTQI+ community and all those who love and support them.

Premier will you join me in condemning the Australian Christian Lobby’s hurtful campaign?

And Premier will you put stop to this kind of nasty and vicious political advertising and introduce truth in advertising laws?

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