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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

Justice for Survivors of Past Abuse

Policies - The Tasmanian greens believe that the State's contribution to the National Redress Scheme for survivors of past abuse...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 Feb 2018

Out-of-Home Care Monitoring and Oversight

Parliamentary Activity - Can you explain to the House why almost three years after the Safe Pathways scandal and subsequent strong recommendations from the then Commissioner for Children and Young People, Mark Morrisey, there is still no effective monitoring and...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 Oct 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

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

Limitation Amendment Bill 2017 Proclamation

Parliamentary Activity - Call on the Liberals to immediately proclaim the Limitation Amendment Bill 2017.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 May 2018

Royal Commission - National Redress Scheme

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN Recommendation 88 of the final report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was that, 'State and territory governments should implement these recommendations...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 May 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

Greens Commit to Redress Scheme for Victims of Institutional Child Abuse

Media Release - The Premier's refusal to commit to the national redress scheme for victims of past sexual abuse, along with Labor's silence on the issue, are a slap in the face to the estimated 1,750 Tasmanian survivors who would be eligible under the...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 9 Feb 2018

Greens Commit to Redress Scheme for Victims of Institutional Child Abuse

Media Release - The Premier's refusal to commit to the national redress scheme for victims of past sexual abuse, along with Labor's silence on the issue, are a slap in the face to the estimated 1,750 Tasmanian survivors who would be eligible under the...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 9 Feb 2018

Hodgman Must Commit Tasmania to National Redress Scheme

Media Release - The Turnbull Government today introduced legislation to establish a Commonwealth civil redress scheme for survivors of past abuse in institutional settings.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Oct 2017

Hodgman Government Failing Survivors of Past Childhood Sexual Abuse

Media Release - The Hodgman Government is letting down Tasmanian victims of past sexual abuse by failing to allocate funds in this year's Budget towards the National Redress Scheme, a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 Jun 2017

Federal Budget Funds Sexual Abuse Redress Scheme, State Must Follow

Media Release - The Greens welcome news the Federal Government will provide the $33.4 million as the Commonwealth's contribution to the national redress scheme for victims of institutionalised sexual abuse.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 May 2017

State Support For National Redress Program Needed

Media Release - A national redress scheme for victims of institutionalised sexual abuse was a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 9 May 2016