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Labor attempts to silence discussion on women’s sport

Liberal Senator for Tasmania Claire Chandler has called for Anthony Albanese to reject slurs by Labor Senators against women who acknowledge biological sex as a reality and have concerns about safety and fairness in women’s sport. “In the Senate last week, I spoke about the findings of World Rugby that biological males playing women’s rugby present a 20-30 per cent increase in the risk of injury to female competitors. These [...]

By |August 31st, 2020|

Opinion Piece: Too quick to knock local Spirit build

The state government’s decision to try to involve Australian and Tasmanian boatbuilders in the Spirit of Tasmania replacement project displays a welcome intent to support local manufacturing. Over the past few months I’ve been conducting a Tasmania Back in Business campaign which has involved meeting and speaking with business and industry, local government and everyday Tasmanians about how we can recover from the COVID-19 economic crisis and capitalise on opportunities [...]

By |July 30th, 2020|

Opinion piece: Official: “Sport Australia has not defined the term ‘woman’”

Should women and girls have to share change rooms and toilets with people with male genitals? Is it okay for biological males to win women’s sporting events? Should a male sex offender be housed in a women’s prison because they identify as a woman? If you answered no to those questions, I’m sure that you’re in agreement with the vast majority of Australians. On the other hand, there is a [...]

By |July 24th, 2020|

Women’s safety concerns must be addressed by Sporting bodies

Research by World Rugby suggesting that female players are at a greatly increased injury risk if they are forced to compete against biological males should be of concern to all Australian sporting bodies. According to media reports today*, a World Rugby working group has found that: There is likely to be “at least a 20-30% greater risk” of injury when a female player is tackled by someone who has gone [...]

By |July 20th, 2020|

Opinion piece: Big names spark turning point against free speech attacks

The recent publication of an open letter signed by 150 writers and academics in defence of free speech offers a glimmer of hope that we can put a stop to the anti-democratic cancel culture which has taken root in many corners of society. The letter, published in Harper’s Magazine, represents a long overdue acknowledgement from those who have built careers within the arts and academia that freedom of speech is [...]

By |July 20th, 2020|

Improved road safety and a smoother Midlands journey with Perth Link Roads project complete

The Perth Link Roads project is now complete, improving safety and efficiency for all road users along this busy section of the Midland Highway, and providing a safer environment through the township of Perth. The project has delivered a divided dual lane highway around the western side of Perth, connecting in to Illawarra Road, and joining the Midland Highway at the South Esk Bridge. This is the final link in [...]

By |July 15th, 2020|

Drought Communities Program projects approved for Break O’Day and Glamorgan Spring Bay

Communities in Break O’Day and Glamorgan Spring Bay will benefit from $2 million in additional Liberal National Government funding to support community infrastructure and other drought-relief projects through the expanded Drought Communities Program. 11 projects across the two municipalities will improve community amenity by investing in a range of local infrastructure upgrades. Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud MP said the program would create jobs in communities [...]

By |July 1st, 2020|

Funding boost for local councils

The Morrison Coalition Government has today announced the establishment of a new $500 million Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program, and bringing forward $1.3 billion of the 2020-21 Financial Assistance Grant payment to assist local governments across Australia. Liberal Senator for Tasmania, Claire Chandler, said local councils in Lyons will receive funding as part of the $500 million infrastructure program, which is focused on supporting local jobs and businesses, and [...]

By |May 22nd, 2020|

Regional Agricultural Show Grants program

Three Tasmanian show societies in Lyons will benefit from funding provided through the Morrison Government’s Regional Agricultural Show Grants program. Liberal Senator for Tasmania, Claire Chandler, congratulated the Brighton Agricultural Society Inc, the Longford Show Society, and the Midlands Agricultural Association on their successful grant applications. “Agricultural shows are such an important aspect of our regional communities, and the Morrison Coalition Government is proud to support this rural tradition,” Senator [...]

By |May 8th, 2020|

OPINION PIECE – Looking to our strengths during the COVID-19 recovery

In the coming weeks and months, the attention of Tasmanians and Australians will increasingly turn to the recovery plan for both our economy and our way of life following COVID-19. Of course, we will have to remain continually vigilant in protecting the community and each other from COVID-19 infections, right up until a vaccine is available. However, the commitment and discipline shown by the overwhelming majority of Tasmanians over the [...]

By |May 3rd, 2020|
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