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Collision Course for High Court

Tasmania’s draconian Anti Protest Law is heading for a High Court challenge after the Government voted against a Greens bill to repeal the legislation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 May 2016

Hodgman Running Scared from High Court on Anti-Protest Laws

The Government has promised that the laws would not apply to mum and dad protestors, but at Lapoinya not only mums were charged but grandads as well.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 May 2016

Greens Will Move to Repeal Draconian Anti-Protest Laws

A retired anaesthetist, two nurses and a local builder arrested under draconian Liberal anti-protest laws at Lapoinya are exactly the kind of Tasmanians who Minister Harriss pledged would not be targeted when the Bill was before Parliament...

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Feb 2016

Incompetent, Divisive Forests Minister Must Resign

Resources Minister, Paul Harriss, is presiding over a debacle in his portfolio and all of it, his own making.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Jan 2016

Draconian New Protest Laws Used at Lapoinya

More than 70 concerned residents and community members gathered to stand up for the Lapoinya forest, to protest the roading and forestry operations.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  19 Jan 2016