Latest media releases

Media releases

Media statement by Sarah Bolt, Anti-Discrimination Commissioner in response to comments by Archbishop Julian Porteous on Religious Discrimination Bill

September 2019 - Religious Discrimination Bill would create an uneven playing field (PDF, 268.9 KB)

Media statement regarding the proposed Federal Government's Religious Discrimination Bill 2019

Media statement on welcome changes to the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 in relation to gender identity

Media release regarding the Rally for Kindness held on 7 December 2018

Media statement by Sarah Bolt, Anti-Discrimination Commissioner in response to reports of racist comments and graffiti targeting individuals standing for election in local government elections

Media Statement released by Australian Council of Human Rights Authorities (ACHRA)

August 2018 - Commissioners reject racist policies espoused by Queensland Senator
(DOCX, 19.9 KB)

Media alert regarding the 'Racism. It Stops with Me' roundtable event in Hobart

Media release by Human Rights Week Organising Committee - Human Rights Week Awards

Media release by Australian Council of Human Rights Authorities (ACHRA) - Human rights bodies call for protection of human rights on Manus Island.

Media release by Sarah Bolt, Anti-Discrimination Commissioner seeking information on the display of Neo-Nazi posters.

Media release by Sarah Bolt, Anti-Discrimination Commissioner encouraging all members of the community to show respect and tolerance during the period of the Australian marriage law postal survey.

Other media releases

Media releases

2016 - 17

Media release by Australian Council of Human Rights Agencies (ACHRA) in relation to the Uluru Statement.

June 2017 - Australia's human rights bodies tell political leaders: Uluru Statement 'cannot be ignored'
(PDF, 161.1 KB)

Media release by Sarah Bolt, Anti-Discrimination Commissioner commenting on proposed amendments to section 17(1) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998.

Media release by Vanessa Goodwin, Attorney-General announcing Sarah Bolt as Tasmania's new Anti-Discrimination Commissioner.

January, 2017 - Bolt to be new Anti-Discrimination Commissioner (PDF, 116.6 KB)

2015 - 16

22 March 2016
Communique -  Disability Justice Strategy for Tasmania Project Meetings (DOCX, 273.8 KB)

12 February 2016

Media release announcing the launch of the consultation on Legal recognition of sex and gender diversity in Tasmania: Options for amendments to the Births, Deaths and Marriages Act 1999.

18 December 2015
Statement from the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner in relation to the complaint made by Martine Delaney about the booklet, Don’t Mess With Marriage. (DOCX, 472.0 KB)

3 December 2015
Tasmanians continue to showcase their unwavering commitment to Human Rights (DOC, 57.0 KB)

10 November 2015
Equal Opportunity Tasmania (DOCX, 35.1 KB)

2014 - 15

Commissioner welcomes abolition of mandatory medical assessments of older drivers (DOC, 44.5 KB)

Redressing past wrong: expunging historic criminal records for consensual homosexual sexual activity (DOC, 43.0 KB)

2013 - 14

Amendments improve discrimination processes and protections (DOC, 42.0 KB)

Forty years in support of Aboriginal Rights (DOC, 41.5 KB)

‘Racism. It stops with me’ signing of the pledge  (DOC, 42.5 KB)

2012 - 13

Report It! (DOC, 46.0 KB)

Launch of the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner’s Annual Report 2011-12 (DOC, 45.0 KB)

Join Jackson Bird in taking the Pledge to stop racism  (DOC, 46.5 KB)

2011 - 12

Commissioner welcomes removal of barriers to older drivers (DOC, 43.5 KB)

Launch of the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner’s Annual Report 2010–11 (DOC, 53.0 KB)

Overdue to give people with disability a fair go in work (DOC, 44.0 KB)

Congratulations to Tasmania’s People of Australia Ambassadors (DOC, 44.0 KB)

Using social media to promote women’s rights (DOC, 45.0 KB)

Join the Harmony (DOCX, 369.7 KB)

Race Relations Round Table Communique (DOC, 43.5 KB)

Celebrating Idaho Day – International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (DOC, 48.5 KB)