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Churches say bill to ban sexual or gender conversion practices is too broad

Sarah Lansdown
By Sarah Lansdown
Updated August 22 2020 - 2:05am, first published August 21 2020 - 5:30pm
Vicar general of the Canberra Goulburn Archdiocese Father Tony Percy said the church wanted to ensure the legislation didn't criminalise parents who were counselling their children about gender dysphoria. Picture: Jamila Toderas

Chief Minister Andrew Barr has hit back at claims from religious groups that the definition of sexuality and gender identity conversion practices under a bill designed to outlaw these activities is too broad.

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Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email: sarah.lansdown@canberratimes.com.au

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