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Commissioner for Children and Young People

Lonely Child

Child Safety at Brahminy Foundation

We can do this in Tasmania. It is a question of political will. We have to do better by these kids.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Oct 2020

Child, Shadow

Children’s Commissioner Must Have Oversight Over All Out-of-home Care

The Commissioner for Children and Young People’s oversight of the out-of-home care system is critical in making sure children are cared for properly.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Oct 2020

Four Young People Sitting on Ledge

Leaders Must Listen to Young People in COVID-19 Rebuild

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  |  Media Release  |  14 May 2020

Four Young People Sitting on Ledge

Wellbeing of Young Tasmanians

The Commissioner for Children and Young People paints a mixed picture of Tasmania’s progress on the wellbeing of young Tasmanians.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Feb 2020

Lonely Child

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

Four Young People Sitting on Ledge

Commissioner Children and Young People Ambassador Program

I will take the opportunity to talk about the Commissioner Children and Young People's outstanding Ambassador Program.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Oct 2019

Justice, Scales and Gavel

Commissioner for Children's Advice on Strip Searches

We welcome the Commissioner for Children and Young People’s advice to government on strip searches of children and young people.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 May 2019

Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Conflicts of Interest

Public faith in the institutions of government, of parliament, of ministerial decisions and of departmental officers must be upheld.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Nov 2018

Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Appointment of the New Commissioner for Children and Young People

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Nov 2018

Lonely Child

Actions of Minister Petrusma

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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Aug 2017

Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Resignation of the Commissioner for Children

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Aug 2017


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

There is a very real risk that as a result of the proposed amendments conduct which offends, humiliates or intimidates a child or young person may be permitted.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Sep 2016

Child, Shadow

Children and Family Violence

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.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Sep 2016

Lonely Child

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

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Sep 2016

Gender Equality

Wicked Campers Condemned Across the Board for Misogynistic Slogans

The promotion of violence against women through sexist and misogynistic language is completely unacceptable in our community.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016