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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

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

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

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

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

Disability in Education Teachers Survey 2017

The TDERL provides parents of students living with disability in Tasmanian schools a voice. Their aim is to ensure that all Tasmanian students living with disability have equal access to a quality education in Tasmania.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Sep 2017

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

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, and the responsibility of the State Government to provide it.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  10 Apr 2017

NDIS Being Weakened by Turnbull Government

On this International Day of People with Disability, 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

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 and for their inspiring words at the launch today.

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

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. On the one hand he was speaking against sexist language at the launch of a report into the impact of family violence on children, while on the other, tabling...

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

Changes to Anti-Discrimination Act Divisive

The current exemptions under section 55 of 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

NDIS Certainty Welcome

The Tasmanian Greens warmly welcome the announcement today of details on the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) two and a half years after this life-changing and positive reform came in to effect in Tasmania.

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

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

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 he established, but wouldn’t commit to it either.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  20 Aug 2015

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