Tasmanian Liberal Party members have voted to pressure the state and federal governments to ensure “radical gender ideology” is not taught in schools.
Denison branch delegate Pat Gartlan said instruction on gender change and confusion was prevalent in schools around the nation and targeted children at a young age through storybooks and videos.
"Endorsing radical gender theory as a norm in public education will confuse children and parents, leading more children to present to gender reassignment," she said.
"Children are easily swept along by what is popular and the pressure to conform.
"They are at risk of lifelong damage from following along with this misguided radical gender ideology."
Mrs Gartlan said an American study claimed 97 per cent of gender-confused boys and 88 per cent of gender-confused girls would accept their biological sex once they went through puberty once given love and care.
She said gender resignment went against scientific logic and commonsense.
The motion was passed unanimously without debate.
Two motions on parliamentary reform were supported by conference delegates.
A youth wing of the party moved that the House of Assembly be boosted by 10 members to hold 35 seats.
Branch delegate Heath Whiley said the reduction of seats in 1996 had affected the democratic process and put unnecessarily strain on members through an increased workload, particularly for ministers.
The Liberals reneged on a deal to look at restoration of numbers on the lower house when they won government in 2014.
He said a boost in numbers would lead to an effective government, an effective backbench and an effective opposition.
The West Tamar branch moved a motion to instruct the government to give serious attention to a change from the Hare-Clark electoral system.
Under Hare-Clark, candidates fight against their fellow party members to win one of the five seats in each electorate.
The branch suggested single-member electorates might represent a more effective mechanism, replacing the current system which was introduced in 1896.
Members also discussed local government reform.
They voted in favour of a state government investigation on council amalgamations and for it to set policies and strategic plans for councils to follow.
They also voted for a change to the Local Government Act to state a mayoral candidate would need two years of council experience prior to seeking out the role.
HODGMAN ON SECOND TERM OF GOVERNMENT:
Premier Will Hodgman in his address to Liberal Party conference delegates on Sunday outlined the government’s second term agenda which focused primarily on health and continued economic development.
He said even though the budget was in a good position, he didn’t believe the job was yet done and the state would need to further develop international trade opportunities.
“We don’t believe this is anywhere near as good as it gets,” Mr Hodgman said.
“This rate opportunity of unprecedented growth will not be with us forever.”
He said the government had employed more than 100 doctors over their time in power, 500 more nurses and 70 more allied health professionals with 200 employed since the March election.
Mr Hodgman said since 2016, demand in the state’s emergency departments had risen by more than 7000 patients a year. He said this week training would start for the state's first medical search and rescue helicopter service which would include specialist treatment doctors.