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Anti-Discrimination Act

Compulsory Union Membership Motion

It is clear that there are overt efforts to make sure that people who work for the Labor Party are members of the Labor Party and members of a union.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Sep 2018

Tasmania Needs a Charter of Human Rights

The Greens will bring Tasmanian law into the 21st century and protect Tasmanian individuals and communities with a Charter of Human Rights.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Feb 2018

Anti-Discrimination Act Amendments - Effect on LGBTI Community

There are real concerns about the harm the debate on this survey will have on LGBTI Australians, particularly young people.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Aug 2017

Legislative Council Rejects Weakened Anti-Discrimination Laws

In a victory for a just, fair, kind Tasmania, the Legislative Council has rejected the Hodgman Liberals' divisive attempt to weaken the Anti-Discrimination Act.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Aug 2017

Hodgman Government Caves to Extreme Right and Axes Safe Schools

The Hodgman Government's decision to scrap funding for the Safe Schools' program is a sure sign the Government has caved in to pressure from Senator Abetz.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Apr 2017

Liberals Cynically Delay Two Controversial Bills Hoping MLC Mix Will Change

Outside the Liberal Cabinet, there is almost zero support for these Bills and a high degree of understanding about the damage they could cause if passed.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Apr 2017

Hodgman Must Scrap Anti-Discrimination Act Changes

It is well past time for the Premier to step in and remove the Anti-Discrimination (Amendment) Bill 2016 from his government’s legislative agenda.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Nov 2016

Liberals Cave to Extreme Right on Safe Schools

At their State Council meeting today, the Tasmania Liberals passed a Motion to abolish the Safe Schools program.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  5 Nov 2016

Time for Liberals to Abandon Anti-Discrimination Changes

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Oct 2016

Anti-Discrimination Amendment Bill

First the Australian Greens and now federal Labor have vowed to block the plebiscite legislation being debated in federal parliament today.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Oct 2016

Anti-Discrimination Act Changes Must be Ditched

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Oct 2016

Liberal Government Removes 'Reasonableness' from Anti-Discrimination Laws in Favour of the Church

In the final draft amendments the word 'reasonably' was removed in relation to the exemption provided for religious purposes under the act.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Sep 2016

Children and Family Violence

I thought I would take this opportunity, seeing these remarkable young women in the Chamber, to thank them so much for the work they do.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Sep 2016

Anti-Discrimination Act Changes are Dangerous

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Sep 2016

Hodgman Abandons LGBTI Tasmanians and other Groups to Risk of Hate Speech

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Sep 2016

Liberals Weakening Anti-Discrimination Laws

Condemns the Hodgman Liberal Government for their plans to weaken the Anti-Discrimination Act, rush consultation and ignore community concerns in the process.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Sep 2016

Sham Consultation on Anti-Discrimination Act Changes

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Sep 2016

On RUOK Day Liberals Should Rethink Anti-Discrimination Act Changes

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Sep 2016

Liberals Release Draft Amendments to Weaken Anti-Discrimination Act

The Liberal Government has released divisive, potentially dangerous and completely unnecessary proposed changes to the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Aug 2016

Changes to Anti-Discrimination Act Divisive

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Aug 2016

Premier Letting Down Vulnerable Tasmanians with Anti-Discrimination Changes

Tasmania's equal opportunity commissioner believes your plan to weaken the Anti-Discrimination Act in the lead up to a possible plebiscite is excessive. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Aug 2016

Hodgman Confirms Plan to Weaken Anti-Discrimination Laws

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Aug 2016

Liberals Set to Weaken Protection for LGBTI Tasmanians Pre-Plebiscite

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Aug 2016

Unconvincing Anti-Discrimination Act Changes

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Jun 2016

Premier Flags Weaker Anti-Discrimination Pre-Plebiscite

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Jun 2016

Greens Will Fight Weakening of Anti-Discrimination Act

The provisions in the Anti-Discrimination Act are reasonable and ensure Tasmanians are not subject to discrimination on the basis of their sexuality.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Nov 2015

Liberals Risk Contravening Constitution Act

It is likely that the Tasmanian government’s Anti-discrimination Amendment Bill 2015 is in breach of the Tasmanian Constitution Act 1934.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  21 Apr 2015

Anti Discrimination Act School Amendments Concerns

If religious schools use Mr Rockliff's blanket exemption to discriminate on religious grounds they should hand back every single dollar of government funding.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  19 Mar 2015