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Commissioner for Children and Young People

Leaders Must Listen to Young People in COVID-19 Rebuild

Media Release - The Greens welcome the Commissioner for Children and Young People’s 'Listening to Children and Young People in Tasmania Report 2019'.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 May 2020

Wellbeing of Young Tasmanians

Media Release - Today’s Investing in the Wellbeing of Tasmania’s Children and Young People report released by the Commissioner for Children and Young People paints a mixed picture of our Tasmania’s progress on the wellbeing of young Tasmanians.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Feb 2020

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

Adjournment - Commissioner Children and Young People Ambassador Program

Parliamentary Activity - Madam Speaker, following on from what the minister for Education was talking about then, I take the opportunity to talk about the Commissioner Children and Young People's outstanding Ambassador Program.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 Oct 2019

Commissioner for Children's Advice on Strip Searches

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens welcome the Commissioner for Children and Young People’s advice to government and recommendations around strip searches of children and young people.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 7 May 2019

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Conflicts of Interest

Parliamentary Activity - Public faith in the institutions of government, of parliament, of ministerial decisions and of departmental officers must be upheld. It is a fair assessment that it has been eroded under this Government.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Nov 2018

Appointment of the New Commissioner for Children and Young People

Media Release - There are few roles within government as important as the independent Commissioner for Children and Young People.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 Nov 2018

Actions of Minister Petrusma

Parliamentary Activity - We have just heard the Minister for Human Services try to justify not telling parliament the truth over the wellbeing of 11 at-risk children.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 8 Aug 2017

Resignation of the Commissioner for Children

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Aug 2017

Liberals Forging Ahead with Anti-Discrimination Changes Despite Morrissey's Concerns

Parliamentary Activity - The Anti-Discrimination Commissioner, the Law Society, community legal centres, Civil Liberties Australia and LGBTI advocates do not support your attempt to weaken protections in the Anti-Discrimination Act

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 Sep 2016

Children and Family Violence

Parliamentary Activity - I thought I would take this opportunity, seeing these remarkable young women in the Chamber, to thank them so much for the work they do and for their inspiring words at the launch today.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Sep 2016

Minister Evades Question on Number of Children Waiting for Family Violence Counselling

Parliamentary Activity - Former Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty, will today launch the Commissioner for Children's report, Children and Young People's Unique Experience of Family Violence.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Sep 2016

Wicked Campers Condemned Across the Board for Misogynistic Slogans

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 3 May 2016Cassy O'Connor MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes the promotion of violence against women through sexist and misogynistic language is completely unacceptable in our community.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 May 2016