Monthly Archives: September 2020


Update on discrimination complaint

Liberal Senator for Tasmania Claire Chandler has called on the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner to immediately dismiss the complaint and allow free discussion on safety and fairness in women’s sports, following the last-minute cancellation of tomorrow’s conciliation hearing. The Commissioner today cancelled the conciliation hearing set for tomorrow after Senator Chandler refused to sign a confidentiality agreement which would have prevented her speaking about the complaint process. “I’ve made clear from [...]

By |2020-09-30T06:03:14+00:00September 30th, 2020|

Upgraded Avoca playground officially opened

Children and families in the Avoca community and surrounds will get much enjoyment and play-time out of the newly upgraded Avoca playground, which was officially opened today. Liberal Senator for Tasmania, Claire Chandler, said the Morrison Coalition Government committed $50,000 to the $106,680 project through the Community Development Grants Program. “The new playground features a tractor and trailer play unit, acknowledging the town’s agricultural ties, swing sets with modern [...]

By |2020-10-21T00:10:07+00:00September 29th, 2020|

Update on discrimination complaint

I have written to Tasmania’s Anti-Discrimination Commissioner to reiterate that I will not be withdrawing, retracting, modifying or apologising for my comments on women’s sport and women’s facilities. Earlier this month I received a direction from the Commissioner to attend a ‘conciliation’ conference because she had accepted a complaint about my advocacy for fairness and safety in women’s sport and for women alone to be able to access female-only [...]

By |2020-09-23T00:09:37+00:00September 23rd, 2020|

Building new irrigation schemes in Tasmania

The Australian and Tasmanian Governments are delivering jobs and investment for Tasmania’s agricultural sector with the preferred design option for the Fingal Irrigation Scheme launched today. Liberal Senator for Tasmania Claire Chandler said the $49.37 million scheme would deliver 12,600 megalitres of high-surety irrigation water to farmers along the South Esk River between Fingal and Powranna. “This is fantastic news for farmers and their workers in the region who [...]

By |2020-10-21T00:14:38+00:00September 18th, 2020|

Incat can provide local option for Spirits

Liberal Senator Claire Chandler has used a speech in the Senate to support a Tasmanian solution for the future of passenger transportation across Bass Straight. Speaking to the Senate during a recent Parliamentary sitting, Senator Chandler said local boatbuilder, Incat, could provide an option where a locally built catamaran could be added to the Spirit of Tasmania route. “One option available is to keep the two existing Spirits, which [...]

By |2020-10-21T00:18:21+00:00September 14th, 2020|

Morrison Government supporting Men’s and Women’s Sheds

Men’s Sheds make an important community contribution in over 50 locations across Tasmania, and the Morrison Government has made legislative changes to further support the amazing work they do. Last year the Morrison Coalition Government made a commitment to assist the hundreds of Men’s and Women’s Sheds across the country by granting Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status in recognition of the invaluable work they do in our communities. This [...]

By |2020-09-10T01:33:29+00:00September 2nd, 2020|

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