Liberal Senator Claire Chandler
Liberal Senator Claire Chandler giving her maiden speech, 2019 (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Last night, the government’s youngest MP appeared at an online event alongside an international anti-transgender activist who has called gender reassignment surgery a “modern-day frontal lobotomy”.

Tasmanian Liberal Senator Claire Chandler was one of the headline guests of conservative Christian group FamilyVoice Australia’s "Gender Politics: Transgenderism" event on Monday night.

The other speaker was Walt Heyer, an American who de-transitioned from a woman and has since made a career out of promoting the idea that many people who transition regret the move. (Research shows that a minuscule amount of trans people express regret.)