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Justice Legislation Amendment (Organisational Liability for Child Abuse) Bill 2019

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy's second reading speech for the Justice Legislation Amendment (Organisational Liability for Child Abuse) Bill 2019, implementing a range of recommendations from the Royal Commission on Institutional Responses to Childhood Sexual...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 Sep 2019

Criminal Code and Related Legislation Amendment (Child Abuse) Bill 2018 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Madam Deputy Speaker, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse shocked the nation. It revealed in the most appalling and confronting detail the systemic abuse of children who were entrusted to religious...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 30 Jul 2019

Justice And Related Legislation (Marriage Amendments) Bill 2018 - Legislative Council Amendments - full debate

Parliamentary Activity - It is extremely important that this House recognises it has a responsibility to deal with this amended legislation today. It has been rigorously examined by both Houses of the Tasmanian Parliament and a majority of members in both Houses...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 Apr 2019

National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2018 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Mr Deputy Speaker, it has been a long, traumatic and painful journey to this point where we are debating the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2018.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 28 Aug 2018

Catholic Care Funding

Parliamentary Activity - The single biggest beneficiary of public funding in your portfolio is Catholic Care which, according to its most recent annual report, received more than $7 million in government funding last year.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 Jun 2018

Mandatory Reporting of Offences of Child Sexual Abuse

Parliamentary Activity - ​​​​​​​The Catholic Church in Tasmania has vowed to defy law reform that would remove the protections on the confessional and ensure priests mandatorily report instances of child sexual abuse.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 Jun 2018

Liberals Must Listen to Survivors and Church Leaders and Commit to National Redress Scheme

Media Release - While the Hodgman Liberals continue to drag their heels, Tasmania church leaders have joined forces to call for the State to join the National Child Abuse Redress Scheme.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 Apr 2018