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Resignation of the Commissioner for Children

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens' Leader 

It is a sad day for Tasmania's children and young people with the sudden resignation of Commissioner, Mark Morrissey.

Over three years in the position, Mr Morrissey has been the strongest possible advocate for all Tasmania's children and young people, but most specifically those at risk of neglect, abuse, homelessness and a child safety system that is failing them.

Tasmania is losing the experience and skills of a dedicated, highly qualified professional in a portfolio that is crying out for strong advocacy. 

Youth At Risk Strategy Undermined by 'Tough on Crime' Liberals

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens' Leader and Human Services spokesperson 

The Tasmanian Greens welcome the belated release of the government's Youth at Risk Strategy.  It contains a strong foundation for improving the lives of young Tasmanians, but risks being undone by the Liberals' 'tough on crime' policies that will drive more young Tasmanians into the youth justice and adult corrections' system.

The strategy is compromised by the Liberals' flawed, populist sentencing policies and a failed detention model for young offenders.

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