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

This bill is a response to the royal commission's Redress and Civil Litigation Report which came out at the end of 2017.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Sep 2019

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

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse shocked the nation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Jul 2019

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

It is extremely important that this House recognises it has a responsibility to deal with this amended legislation today.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Apr 2019

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

Mr Deputy Speaker, it has been a long, traumatic and painful journey to this point.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Aug 2018

Catholic Care Funding

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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Jun 2018

Mandatory Reporting of Offences of Child Sexual Abuse

​​​​​​​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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Jun 2018

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

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  |  Media Release  |  13 Apr 2018