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Seven seats are up for election.

ACL Questionnaire Responses

Name
&
Party
Parental rights Families can counsel children Holistic care Faith leaders offer support Educational professionals offer support Oppose criminalisation of parents and others Independent Inquiry 
Lara Alexander
Lara Alexander,
Independent
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Julie Sladden, Liberal
Mark Brown
Mark Brown,
Independent
Name
&
Party
Ban Govt funds for Dark Mofo Remove the word ‘offence’ from Section 17 Defence of religious proclaiming Inquiry into sexually explicit kids books Ban sexually explicit kids books in libraries Ban Drag Queen Story Times Performers such as Drag Queens should have an educational qualification 
Lara Alexander
Lara Alexander,
Independent
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Julie Sladden, Liberal
Mark Brown
Mark Brown,
Independent
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Lara Alexander, Independent Candidate for Bass

Lara Alexander
  • Do you believe that performers who deliver Drag Queen Story Time sessions should have a teaching qualification or similar?
    Yes and a Working with Vulnerable People Card.

My actions in relation to the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute Report which seeks to affect parental rights and mandate gender affirming treatment:

  1. On behalf of Bass constituents, I sponsored a petition in June 2022. No other Bass MP, Liberal or Labor, indicated their willingness to sponsor the petition.

I believed it was my duty to ensure that a thorough discussion of the relative merits of all the recommendation contained in the TLRI report, could take place.

The petition requested the House to:

  1. Assist gender confused children and others by protecting the rights of parents, health practitioners and others as they seek best outcomes; and
  2. Support a rigorous and impartial community consultation being conducted prior to the drafting of any legislation, to include discussions with health practitioners, legal experts, religious and ethnic community leaders.
  • In October 2022 I hosted a meeting of the ‘Freedom of Speech Alliance’ organised at Parliament House.

I support freedom of speech and I believe it was important to allow parents, doctors and other specialists, members of the LGB community, to discuss their concerns around the need for a wider community consultations on the issues of parents’ rights and the capacity to seek best, unrestricted medical support for gender confused children.

Julie Sladden, Liberal Candidate for Bass

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  • Do you believe that performers who deliver Drag Queen Story Time sessions should have a teaching qualification or similar?
    Yes, although a WWVP card would be appropriate.  A uniform approach should be taken ie would all storytime tellers require a teaching qualification or similar eg community members, pastors, etc

Mark Brown, Independent Candidate for Bass

Mark Brown
  • Do you believe that performers who deliver Drag Queen Story Time sessions should have a teaching qualification or similar?
    No, as I think it could set an unnecessary precedent for other ‘non-teachers’ e.g. those teaching RE/SRE, chaplains etc.

Seven seats are up for election.

Seven seats are up for election.

Seven seats are up for election.

ACL Questionnaire Responses

Name
&
Party
Parental rights Families can counsel children Holistic care Faith leaders offer support Educational professionals offer support Oppose criminalisation of parents and others Independent Inquiry 
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Aldo Antolli,
Liberal
Name
&
Party
Ban Govt funds for Dark Mofo Remove the word ‘offence’ from Section 17 Defence of religious proclaiming Inquiry into sexually explicit kids books Ban sexually explicit kids books in libraries Ban Drag Queen Story Times Performers such as Drag Queens should have an educational qualification 
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Aldo Antolli,
Liberal

Aldo Antolli, Liberal Candidate for Franklin

Aldo Antolli
  • Will you support a ban on State Government assistance for Dark Mofo?
    Dark Mofo: I do not know what assistance the State offers, for example funding towards public safety to manage the event?, but I am not in favour of the Dark Mofo mood, theme and focus. I have long said I would prefer a family friendly winter festival with lights and attractions that offends no-one – similar to what they have in Europe.
  • Will you support amendments to the Anti-Discrimination Act to:
    a) Remove the term ‘offence’ from Section 17?
    I am not an expert in this section of law, but if you are referring to the subjective term ‘being offended’ then I would support changing that to be more objective.
    b) Provide a defence of religious proclamation based on the beliefs of a particular faith?
    Yes, provided one’s religious beliefs do not break the law.

Seven seats are up for election.

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