LGBTIQ advocates have welcomed the unopposed election of Peter Gutwein as the new Tasmanian Premier, with Jeremy Rockliff as his Deputy.
Equality Tasmania spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said,
"Whenever the Liberal Party has had a conscience vote on LGBTIQ equality, Peter Gutwein has voted in favour, while Jeremy Rockliff has been a strong supporter of LGBTIQ inclusion."
"We hope to meet Mr Gutwein soon to make the case for him taking strong and effective leadership when it comes to greater inclusion and equity for LGBTIQ Tasmanians."
Mr Croome said a number of LGBTIQ law and policy issues are likely to be on Mr Gutwein's desk before the next election including a ban on conversion practices and sufficient funding for support services.
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