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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

Justice for Survivors of Past Abuse

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Policies  |  19 Feb 2018

Out-of-Home Care Monitoring and Oversight

Out-of-home care in Tasmania remains recklessly unregulated five-and-a-half years after the Liberal Party took government.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Oct 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

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

Catholic Care, 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.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Jun 2018

Limitation Amendment Bill 2017 Proclamation

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 May 2018

Royal Commission - National Redress Scheme

Recommendation 88 of the final report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was that.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 May 2018

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

While the Liberals 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

Greens Commit to Redress Scheme for Victims of Institutional Child Abuse

The Greens are committed to funding the State's contribution to the scheme, estimated at $13 million over the next decade.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Feb 2018

Hodgman Must Commit Tasmania to National Redress Scheme

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  |  Media Release  |  26 Oct 2017

Hodgman Government Failing Survivors of Past Childhood Sexual Abuse

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  |  Media Release  |  4 Jun 2017

Federal Budget Funds Sexual Abuse Redress Scheme, State Must Follow

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  |  Media Release  |  10 May 2017

State Support For National Redress Program Needed

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  |  Media Release  |  9 May 2016