Review of the Religious Discrimination Bill 2019

Submission by the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner to the Australian Government Attorney-General's Department on the exposure draft of the Religious Discrimination Bill (2019) Cth, October 2019

ACHRA submission to the Australian Government regarding the Religious Freedom Bills

Submission by ACHRA (Australian Council of Human Rights Authorities) to the Australian Government's package of legislative reforms on religious freedom, September 2019.

Review of the Defence of Insanity in s16 of the Criminal code and Fitness to Plead

Submission by the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner to the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute Review of the Defence of Insanity in s16 of the Criminal Code and Fitness to Plead, May 2019.

Section 87 of the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Tas) Review

Submission by the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner in response to the WorkCover Tasmania Board's Review of Section 87 of the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Tas), April 2019.

Draft regulatory framework for the on-demand passenger transport industry

Submission by the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner in response to the Draft regulatory framework for the on-demand passenger transport industry in Tasmania, November 2018.

Draft regulatory framework for the on-demand passenger transport industry
(PDF, 161.4 KB)

Draft regulatory framework for the on-demand passenger transport industry
(DOCX, 222.6 KB)

Review of Community Visitor Schemes

Submission by the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner in response to the national Review of Community Visitor Schemes by the Department of Social Services, November 2018.  Westwood Splice, Independent Consultants are gathering information to inform the review.

Guardianship and Administration Act 1995 (Tas) Review

Submission by the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner to Tasmanian Law Reform Institute Review of the Guardianship and Administration Act 1995 (Tas), March 2018.

Religious Freedom in Australia

Submission by the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner to expert panel on Religious Freedom Protection in Australia, December 2017.

Review of Religious Freedom in Australia
(PDF, 574.0 KB)

Tasmanian Women's Strategy 2018-2020

Submission by the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner on Tasmanian Women's Strategy 2018-2020, October 2017.

Tasmanian Women's Strategy 2018-2020
(PDF, 451.8 KB)

Disability Framework for Action 2018-2020

Submission by the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner on the Disability Framework for Action 2018-2020, June 2017.

Whole of Journey Guide

Submission by the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner on the Whole of Journey Guide: A Guide for thinking beyond compliance to create accessible public transport journeys, May 2017.

Protecting and Strengthening Australia's Multiculturalism and Social Inclusion

Submission by the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner to the Senate Select Committee on protecting and strengthening Australia's multiculturalism and social inclusion, May 2017.

Taxi and Hire Vehicle Industries Regulatory Review

Submission by the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner on the Taxi and Hire Vehicle Industries Regulatory Review, March 2017.

Protecting Freedom of Religion or Belief

Submission by the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Inquiry into Protecting Freedom of Religion or Belief, January 2017.

Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill

Submission to the Senate Select Committee on the Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill, January 2017.

Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill (PDF, 432.7 KB)

Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill (DOCX, 246.6 KB)

Inquiry into Freedom of Speech

Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights Inquiry into Freedom of Speech, December 2016.

Human Rights Inquiry into Freedom of Speech (DOCX, 394.4 KB)

Response to August draft of the Anti-Discrimination Amendment Bill 2016

The Anti-Discrimination Commissioner has responded to the August draft of the Anti-Discrimination Amendment Bill 2016, which proposes to extend defences to conduct done for ‘religious purposes’ and change provisions dealing with rejection and dismissal of complaints made under the Act.

Anti-Discrimination Commissioner Response on the Anti-Discrimination Amendment Bill 2016 (PDF, 458.7 KB)

Anti-Discrimination Commissioner Response on the Anti-Discrimination Amendment Bill 2016 (DOCX, 260.7 KB)

Legal Recognition of Sex and Gender Diversity in Tasmania

Options paper from the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner seeking views on possible amendments to the Births, Deaths and Marriages Act 1999 (Tas) to ensure legal recognition of sex and gender diversity in Tasmania.

Treatment of Historic Records for Consensual Homosexual Sexual Activity

The Anti-Discrimination Commissioner has publicly released her final report on the Treatment of Historic Records for Consensual Homosexual Sexual Activity issue.  The report sets out recommendation for the State Government to consider and has been provided to the Attorney-General, the Hon Vanessa Goodwin.

Treatment of Historic Records for Consensual Homosexual Sexual Activity (PDF, 626 KB)

Treatment of Historic records for Consensual Homosexual Sexual Activity (DOC, 342.5 KB)