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Police Offences Amendment (Repeal of Begging) Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor delivers a second reading speech for the Police Offences Amendment (Repeal of Begging) Bill 2019, a bill that removes the offence of begging and provides unnecessary police powers to relocate persons who engage in certain...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 Nov 2019

Police Offences Amendment (Begging) Bill 2018

Greens Bill - A Bill for an Act to amend the Police Offences Act 1935.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Oct 2018

Minister Ferguson Does the Right Thing on Begging

Media Release - The Greens warmly welcome Police Minister, Michael Ferguson’s announcement that he will introduce legislation to remove the offence of begging from the statutes.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Jun 2019

Estimates Reply - Minister Ferguson

Parliamentary Activity - Chair, I will reflect on some of the enlightening conversations I had with the minister in his capacity as the Minister for Health.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 12 Jun 2019

Police Offences Amendment (Begging) Bill - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor delivers a Second Reading speech for the Greens' Police Offences Amendment (Begging) Bill, to remove the offence of begging in Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Oct 2018

Parliament Set to Debate Greens' Bill to Eliminate Crime of Begging

Media Release - The Tasmanian Parliament will have the opportunity to eliminate an antiquated and discriminatory criminal offence of begging in Greens’ Private Members’ Time next week. The provision, based on Victorian-era assumptions about the ‘criminal...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Oct 2018

Begging for Fairness, Greens Move to End Classist Crime

Media Release - The Greens tabled a bill today that would end the classist persecution of the poor by removing the crime of begging from the statute books.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Sep 2018

Government Must Support Tasmanians in Need Not Punish Them

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O’Connor to move—That the House:—(1) Notes with heavy hearts the recent Australian Council of Social Services' 'Poverty in Australia' report that states 13.3% of Australians live below the poverty line.(2) Understands that 731,300...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 Oct 2016

Police Offences Act making Criminals of the Destitute and Homeless

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for HUMAN SERVICES, Mrs PETRUSMA

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 Oct 2016

Government Ministers Urged to Support Decriminalisation of Begging in Tasmania

Media Release - The Greens today tabled legislation to amend the Police Offences Act 1935 to remove a throwback provision that makes criminals of people who feel they are forced to beg for money.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 Oct 2016