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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.

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.

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


Survey, Filling out Sheet

Disability in Education Teachers Survey 2017

The TDERL provides parents of students living with disability in Tasmanian schools a voice.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Sep 2017


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

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


Gender Equality

Changes to Anti-Discrimination Act Divisive

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


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