By Rodney Croome – Opinion – The Examiner
In the mid 1990s, Tasmania’s Liberals screamed “state rights” when Canberra moved to override our law criminalising homosexuality.
Tasmanian Premier, Ray Groom, blasted Canberra declaring “I want to see the states unite to stop the Commonwealth Government”.
But now Tasmania’s Liberals are quietly acquiescing as Canberra prepares to override the state Anti-Discrimination Act to allow humiliation and intimidation against LGBTIQ people and others.
It looks like the Liberals never really cared about the right of the Tasmanian people to make our own laws. It looks like they only care about giving bigots and bullies a green light.