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Parliament House, Tasmania

Queen Elizabeth II Condolence

I pay tribute to the Queen as a person. I admired her service to the community and her role; her kindness, and her steadfastness.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Sep 2022


Parliament House, Tasmania

Vale, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

I rise on behalf of the Greens to honour the long life of a great lady and leader of our times, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Sep 2022


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Roger Scholes - Tribute

I rise tonight to honour the life of a most beautiful and wildly creative soul Tasmanian soul, one of our greats, film maker and artist Roger Scholes.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Jun 2022


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Melva Truchanas - Tribute

Melva was a much-admired, feisty woman who loved Tasmania's wild places and campaigned to protect them throughout her long life.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jun 2022


Parliament House, Tasmania

Michael O'Neill - Tribute

I want to pay my respects and tribute to Michael O'Neill from the Huon Valley, who was killed in Ukraine last Wednesday.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 May 2022


Lake Pedder

Vale the Mighty Melva Truchanas

Wild Tasmania has lost one of its greatest champions with the death of Melva Truchanas.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 May 2022


Parliament House, Tasmania

Hillcrest Primary School Tragedy

The feeling across the island was one of utter disbelief and growing grief, the heartbreak, as this tragedy unfolded.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 Mar 2022


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Condolence Motion - Mary Willey

It is in part due to Mary Willey's courage that the Franklin River runs wild and free to this day.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 Mar 2022


Parliament House, Tasmania

Condolence Motion - Sir Max Bingham QC

Sir Max clearly was a man of great integrity, a truth teller, a decent man. One of the things that clearly offended him deeply was corruption and dishonesty.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 Mar 2022


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Olegas Truchanas’ Legacy Lives On

On 6 January 1972, world renowned photographer, Olegas Truchanas, died on the Franklin River in the wilderness he so loved.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Jan 2022


Parliament House, Tasmania

Hillcrest Primary School Tragedy

There are times when the English language is inadequate to describe the overwhelming sadness we feel.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Dec 2021


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Vale Peter Cundall

Lutruwita/Tasmania has lost one of its kindest, most engaging and feisty sons, with the death today of Peter Cundall

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Dec 2021


Parliament House, Tasmania

Carmel Maude Holmes - Former Member for the Electorate of Denison

On behalf of the Tasmanian Greens, I also celebrate the life and acknowledge the contribution, albeit too brief, in this place of the late Mrs Carmel Holmes.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Nov 2021


Art Gallery

Geoff Dyer - Tribute

There is a Geoff Dyer-shaped hole in the fabric of Salamanca where so many of us would have bumped into him and had a chat.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Oct 2020


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Tribute

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States by Bill Clinton, the then president, in 1993 at the age of 60.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Sep 2020


Parliament House, Tasmania

Anthony William (Tony) Fletcher

Tony Fletcher was a Tasmanian political legend - it is as simple as that. He was a larger-than-life character who left a lasting legacy.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Sep 2020


Parliament House, Tasmania

John Edward Green Condolence

John Green was a good man and, on behalf of Dr Woodruff and me, I pass on our very sincere condolences to his family, friends, and his Labor colleagues.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Sep 2020


Multicultural, Hands on Hands

Lebanon Disaster

Dr Woodruff and I both wish to pass on our sincerest condolences, which is not a strong enough word, and all the love in our hearts to the people of Lebanon.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Aug 2020


Parliament House, Tasmania

John Maxwell Beattie

It is very clear that in his 88 years, John Beattie lived a very full life and had a commitment to community life as well as political life.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 Jun 2020


Hospital Bed

Coronavirus Deaths a Tragic Reminder to Stay Home

On behalf of the Greens, I offer our heartfelt sympathies to the loved ones of the two Tasmanians who have lost their lives to the coronavirus.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Mar 2020


Parliament House, Tasmania

Cameron Goss Condolence

I extend our most heartfelt condolences to the family of Cameron Goss, to the people of Queenstown and also the Henty Mine community.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 Mar 2020


Parliament House, Tasmania

Honourable John Myles Bennett

I rise on behalf of the Tasmanian Greens to express our sincere condolences at the premature death of the honourable John Bennett.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Oct 2019


Parliament House, Tasmania

Honourable Timothy Andrew Fischer AC

Madam Deputy Speaker, on behalf of Dr Woodruff and me, I also want to take a moment to reflect on the life of, and pay tribute to, Tim Fischer.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 Sep 2019


Parliament House, Tasmania

Robert James Lee Hawke AC DCL Condolence Motion

I was in grade 11, 16 years old, when Bob Hawke was elected prime minister of this country. I remember, very strongly, that feeling of optimism.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 May 2019


Parliament House, Tasmania

Sri Lankan Easter Attacks

On behalf of the Greens I extend my sympathy, compassion and thoughts to the Sri Lankan community in Tasmania.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 May 2019


Multicultural, Hands on Hands

Christchurch Shootings

As Tasmanians we have a uniquely tragic understanding of what the people of New Zealand are going through now.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Mar 2019


Multicultural, Hands on Hands

Tribute to Whitlam

The passing of Gough Whitlam marks the end of a momentous era which left a deep mark on the nation’s political, cultural and social justice psyche.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  21 Oct 2014


Launceston, Tasmania

Tribute to Jeremy Ball

Greens Leader and Member for Bass Kim Booth MP today paid personal tribute to Launceston Deputy Mayor, Jeremy Ball.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  16 Sep 2014