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Coronavirus

Rockliff’s Heartless Covid Betrayal

The Premier’s ardent support of National Cabinet’s decision to remove mandatory Covid isolation is a betrayal of Tasmanians.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Sep 2022


Person with Disability with his Parents

Disability Services – Disability Action Plans

what is the Government doing to ensure that progress towards an accessible justice system in Tasmania is achieved through the Disability Justice Plan 2017 2020?

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Jun 2022


Coronavirus

Disability Services – Covid Safety

What advice has been provided to disability service providers that enable them to prevent COVID-19 transmission in disability settings?

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Jun 2022


Houses, Construction

State Development, Construction and Housing – Universal Housing Design Principles

Are you able to tell the committee how many of those homes adhere to the universal housing design principles as outlined in the strategy?

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Jun 2022


Parliament House, Tasmania

Infrastructure and Transport – Wheelchair-Accessible Taxis

The target for this year is that they will remain at 68. Why is this number so low?

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Jun 2022


Coronavirus

COVID-19 - Risk for People with Disability

As of today, we have total of 1825 reported COVID-19 cases in the wider Tasmanian community.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Mar 2022


Person with Disability with his Parents

ROGS Data Confirms Liberals Failing Tasmanians with a Disability

Today’s Report on Government Services data shows Tasmania lagging behind the rest of the nation in delivering support to people with disability.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Jan 2022


Justice, Scales and Gavel

On International Day of People with Disability, Tasmania's Attorney General has Abandoned State's Disability Protections

Protections for people living with a disability are under threat from a High Court case with its origins in Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Dec 2021


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Citta Hobart Pty Ltd and Anor v Cawthorn Follow-up

We have here the notice of filing in the High Court of Australia lodged by Citta Hobart Pty Ltd and Anor.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Nov 2021


Parliament House, Tasmania

Citta Hobart Pty Ltd and Anor v Cawthorn

This case, Citta Hobart Pty Ltd & Anor v Cawthorn, has huge implications for state anti-discrimination acts and the people they seek to protect.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Nov 2021


Parliament House, Tasmania

Citta Hobart Pty Ltd and Anor v Cawthorn

In 2016, the Premier's Disability Advisory Council asked for a briefing from Treasury on the disability compliance in the Parliament Square precinct.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 Nov 2021


Person with Disability with his Parents

Disability Services - Disability Access

People living with disabilities shouldn't have to put up with this to make a complaint. What are you doing to fix this situation, minister?

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Sep 2021


Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Disability Services - Form Accessibility

Can you please tell me what was the result of this review, and what percentage of forms are now accessible in the health service and the whole of government?

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Sep 2021


Person with Disability with his Parents

Disability Services - NDIS and Equipment Access

What happens is that when children make an application to the NDIS, the process often takes between six months and a year.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Sep 2021


Person with Disability with his Parents

Education - Disability Funding

How many students with disability are currently enrolled in Tasmanian schools, including those who don't receive funding under the reasonable adjustment model?

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Sep 2021


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Citta Hobart Pty Ltd & Anor v Cawthorn - Tasmanian Government Intervention

The Government is siding with a developer discriminating against people with a disability in a court case.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 Mar 2021


Prison, Barbed-Wire Fence

Custodial Inspector Amendment (OPCAT) Bill 2020

On 21 December 2017, Australia ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Submission  |  11 Dec 2020


Prison, Man Gripping Bars

Attorney-General and Justice – OPCAT

There is a concern that if this moves to the custodial inspector areas such as aged care and the disability sector would not be within their purview.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Nov 2020


Doctor with Patient

Mental Health and Wellbeing – ADHD Support

ADHD is the most prevalent childhood neurodevelopmental disorder and the estimates range but it's around 4 per cent.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Nov 2020


Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Disability and Community Development – Accessible Government Forms

On viewing the Patient Transport Access Scheme website, there is still a pdf which is not able to be read by reader software.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Nov 2020


Person with Disability with his Parents

Tasmanians With Disability Let Down in Reshuffle

An estimated 10,600 Tasmanians will now be eligible to receive services and supports with the rollout of the full National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Jul 2019


Person with Disability with his Parents

Disability Services Amendment Bill 2019

Madam Speaker, I am pleased to speak on the Disability Services Amendment Bill 2019. This was my first legislation as a minister, the Disability Services Bill.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 May 2019


Person with Disability with his Parents

Funding for Disability Support Services

Funding for the state's three advocacy bodies for Tasmanians with disability runs out on 30 June this year.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Apr 2019


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

National Disability Insurance Scheme - Funding

The federal budget surplus relies heavily on a $6.4 billion underspend on the National Disability Insurance Scheme over this year and next.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Apr 2019


Person with Disability with his Parents

Petrusma Needs to Come Clean on NDIS, Commit to Advocacy Funding

Tasmanians living with a disability are missing out on key services as a result of a shocking underspend on the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Apr 2019


Person with Disability with his Parents

Disability Education Snapshot Shows Liberals' Continued Failure

Today’s snapshot from The Tasmanian Disability Education Reform Lobby continues to paint a picture of chronically underfunded class rooms.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  28 Aug 2017


Person with Disability with his Parents

Greens Call for Better Support for Students with Disabilities

In Greens’ Private Members Time this week, we’ll move to affirm the rights of all Tasmanian students to a quality education.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  10 Apr 2017


Person with Disability with his Parents

NDIS Being Weakened by Turnbull Government

Concerns are growing about the Federal Government tightening the screws on the National Disability Insurance Scheme with participants increasingly losing out.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Nov 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


Gender Equality

Hodgman Abandons LGBTI Tasmanians and other Groups to Risk of Hate Speech

The Premier demonstrated his weakness and the utter hypocrisy of his Party today.

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


Gender Equality

Changes to Anti-Discrimination Act Divisive

Current exemptions under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 apply to academic, artistic, scientific or research purposes or any purpose in the public interest.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Aug 2016


Person with Disability with his Parents

NDIS Certainty Welcome

The Tasmanian Greens warmly welcome the announcement today of details on the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Dec 2015


Classroom, Students with Raised Hands

E-School is Safe

The Greens welcome the news that Minister Rockliff has back-flipped on a previous announcement to cut staff numbers to the Tasmanian E-School.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  26 Nov 2015


Person with Disability with his Parents

Rockliff Avoids Tough Questions on Students Living With Disabilities

The Liberals are not even prepared to commit to implementing the recommendations of the task force they established.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Aug 2015


Person with Disability with his Parents

Education Minister Needs to Find Compassion for Vulnerable Children

Education Minister Rockliff today wouldn’t rule out implementing the remaining recommendations of the Ministerial Taskforce, but wouldn’t commit to it either.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  20 Aug 2015


Person with Disability with his Parents

Fund Students with Disabilities

Minister for Education Jeremy Rockliff must guarantee not to reduce funding available to support students with disabilities for the 2015 school year.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  16 May 2014