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Greens Refer Barnett, Archer and WorkSafe CEO to Integrity Commission

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens have today written to the Integrity Commissioner asking him to investigate allegations of the serious misconduct of Attorney-General Elise Archer, Resources Minister Guy Barnett, and WorkSafe CEO Mark Cocker.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Feb 2020

Integrity Commission referral of Archer, Barnett and Cocker

Submission - Referral of Attorney-General Archer, Minister Barnett, and WorkSafe Chief Executive Mark Cocker to the Integrity...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Feb 2020

Federal Religious Freedom Bill

Parliamentary Activity - As Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing, do you support your federal colleagues' push for the so-called religious freedom bill, which will make it easier for bigots to humiliate, harass, harm and hurt the mental wellbeing of LGBTI...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Sep 2019

Federal Religious Freedom Laws

Parliamentary Activity - Premier, the religious freedom laws being introduced by your federal colleagues will override Tasmania's anti-discrimination law and hurt this community as well as people with disability, women and members of racial and religious...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 Sep 2019

Federal Religious Freedom Laws - Government Response

Parliamentary Activity - Do you support the so-called religious freedom laws being put forward by your culture warrior colleagues in Canberra?

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Sep 2019

Archer Must Stop Whipping Up Fear and Loathing

Media Release - Attorney-General, Elise Archer, is fanning the flames of transphobia through her dishonest statements on changes to the Births, Deaths and Marriages Act. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Nov 2018

Premier Can't Keep Pointing the Finger at McQuestin

Media Release - Whether it’s on shady donations from foreign owned companies or the Federal Group, or dirty tricks in Pembroke, the Premier simply refuses to take responsibility for the conduct and decisions of the political party he leads.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Nov 2017

Anti-Discrimination Act Amendments - Effect on LGBTI Community

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN[10.12 a.m.]

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 Aug 2017

Legislative Council Rejects Weakened Anti-Discrimination Laws

Media Release - In a victory for a just, fair, kind Tasmania, the Legislative Council has rejected the Hodgman Liberals' divisive attempt to weaken the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 in the lead up to the postal survey on marriage equality.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Aug 2017

Liberals Entrench Legal Discrimination Against Transgender Tasmanians

Media Release - The Liberals tonight voted down the Greens' Births Deaths and Marriages Registration (No Forced Divorce) Amendment Bill 2014, despite knowing it forces loving couples to divorce if one partner is transgender and seeks to change their Birth...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 Aug 2017

Liberals Cynically Delay Two Controversial Bills Hoping MLC Mix Will Change

Media Release - Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens' LeaderFacing a storm of stakeholder and community condemnation and defeat in the Legislative Council, the Hodgman Liberals have cynically delayed debate on two divisive, contentious pieces of legislation until...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Apr 2017

Wicked Campers' Move Welcome But What About Weakening of Anti-Discrimination Law?

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens' Leader Tasmanian women and girls will welcome moves to ban from the State's roads vehicles which display offensive, sexist signage.The most obvious example of this in recent times has been Wicked Campers'...

- 9 Mar 2017

Liberals Cave to Extreme Right on Safe Schools

Media Release - At their State Council meeting today, the Tasmania Liberals passed a Motion to abolish the Safe Schools program.

Andrea Dawkins - 5 Nov 2016

Time for Liberals to Abandon Anti-Discrimination Changes

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader The revelation through Right to Information that only one of 80 submissions to government supported changes to the State's anti-discrimination law is further evidence that the Liberals are on the wrong...

- 20 Oct 2016

Anti-Discrimination Amendment Bill

Parliamentary Activity - First the Australian Greens and now federal Labor have vowed to block the plebiscite legislation being debated in federal parliament today because of the risk of harm to LGBTI people.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Oct 2016

Anti-Discrimination Act Changes Must be Ditched

Media Release - Federal Labor's decision to join the Australian Greens in rejecting the proposed national plebiscite on marriage equality now leaves the Hodgman Government with no basis for proceeding with changes to Tasmania's Anti-Discrimination Act...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Oct 2016

Anti-Discrimination Act Changes are Dangerous

Media Release - The removal of the word ‘reasonably’ from the final draft of proposed amendments to the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 is proof that Premier, Will Hodgman, is being driven by the hard Right in his Party, just like his Federal colleague,...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 Sep 2016

Parliament No Place for Hatred and Bigotry

Parliamentary Activity - Thursday 15 September 2016Andrea Dawkins MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Condemns the dangerous, divisive and hate prompting maiden speech delivered by Queensland One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson on 14 September 2016 in the...

- 15 Sep 2016

Sham Consultation on Anti-Discrimination Act Changes

Media Release - If amendments to the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 are tabled this week it will be an indictment on Premier Hodgman, who has caved in to the extremists in his Cabinet and the Australian Christian Lobby.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 Sep 2016

Appeal to Premier for Support of Hazara People

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 23 August 2016[5.59 p.m.]Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I rise to make a personal appeal to the Premier on behalf of the Hazara people living in Tasmania.  I have friends in the Hazara community for...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 Aug 2016

Liberals Release Draft Amendments to Weaken Anti-Discrimination Act

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderThe Liberal Government has released divisive, potentially dangerous and completely unnecessary proposed changes to the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998.

- 25 Aug 2016

Premier Letting Down Vulnerable Tasmanians with Anti-Discrimination Changes

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN[10.14 a.m.]

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Aug 2016

Hodgman Confirms Plan to Weaken Anti-Discrimination Laws

Media Release - Premier Hodgman's proposed changes to the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 are the sign of the power in the extreme Right in the Liberal Party and lobbying from the churches.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Aug 2016

Ministers on Notice to Ensure All Checks Are Done With Teen Challenge

Parliamentary Activity - Andrea Dawkins MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes:—(a)           that in December 2014 the Minister for Education and Training, Hon. Jeremy Rockliff MP, announced the closure of the former Meander Primary School at Meander;

- 16 Jun 2016

Teen Challenge Won't Welcome Everyone to Meander Rehab Centre

Parliamentary Activity - Ms DAWKINS (Bass) - Madam Speaker, I rise to speak about the future of the old Meander Valley School under the management of an organisation named Teen Challenge.  When the state decided to sell the site, Teen Challenge saw an opportunity...

- 15 Jun 2016

Unconvincing Anti-Discrimination Act Changes

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderAfter the Premier confirmed the government were considering changing the Anti-Discrimination Act yesterday, Anti-Discrimination Commissioner, Robin Banks, told Estimates today that there was no need for...

- 7 Jun 2016

Premier Flags Weaker Anti-Discrimination Pre-Plebiscite

Media Release - In Budget Estimates today, the Premier confirmed that his government has been lobbied by the Australian Christian Lobby to weaken protections in the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 in the lead up to a likely plebiscite on marriage equality.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 6 Jun 2016

Greens Will Fight Weakening of Anti-Discrimination Act

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderA conservative Liberal push to weaken Tasmania’s Anti-Discrimination Act will ring alarm bells among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex Tasmanians who are currently protected from offensive,...

- 19 Nov 2015

Children's Commissioner Questions School Discrimination

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Human Services spokespersonTasmania's Commissioner for Children has expressed concern about the Liberal Government's policy of allowing religious schools to discriminate against students of different...

- 17 Nov 2015

Anti Discrimination Act School Amendments Concerns

Media Release - If religious schools want to use Mr Rockliff's blanket exemption to discriminate on religious grounds they should hand back every single dollar of government funding they receive.

Nick Mckim - 19 Mar 2015