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Greens Refer Barnett, Archer and WorkSafe CEO to Integrity Commission

The Tasmanian Greens have today written to the Integrity Commissioner asking him to investigate allegations of the serious misconduct.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Feb 2020

Integrity Commission referral of Archer, Barnett and Cocker

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Submission  |  27 Feb 2020

Federal Religious Freedom Bill

Suicide rates and self-harm amongst LGBTI people, particularly young people and transgender people, is significantly higher than the average populations.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 Sep 2019

Federal Religious Freedom Laws

The religious freedom laws will override Tasmania's anti-discrimination law and hurt this community.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 Sep 2019

Federal Religious Freedom Laws - Government Response

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

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

Archer Must Stop Whipping Up Fear and Loathing

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  |  Media Release  |  1 Nov 2018

Premier Can't Keep Pointing the Finger at McQuestin

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  |  Media Release  |  1 Nov 2017

Anti-Discrimination Act Amendments - Effect on LGBTI Community

Since the postal survey was announced, we are already hearing reports of the very loved and wanted children of same-sex couples being described as the stolen generation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Aug 2017

Legislative Council Rejects Weakened Anti-Discrimination Laws

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  |  Media Release  |  17 Aug 2017

Liberals Entrench Legal Discrimination Against Transgender Tasmanians

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  |  Media Release  |  16 Aug 2017

Liberals Cynically Delay Two Controversial Bills Hoping MLC Mix Will Change

Facing 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 after the 3 May Legislative Council...

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Apr 2017

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

Tasmanian women and girls will welcome moves to ban from the State's roads vehicles which display offensive, sexist signage.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Mar 2017

Liberals Cave to Extreme Right on Safe Schools

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

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  5 Nov 2016

Time for Liberals to Abandon Anti-Discrimination Changes

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 track.

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

Anti-Discrimination Amendment Bill

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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Oct 2016

Anti-Discrimination Act Changes Must be Ditched

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  |  Media Release  |  11 Oct 2016

Anti-Discrimination Act Changes are Dangerous

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  |  Media Release  |  21 Sep 2016

Parliament No Place for Hatred and Bigotry

No Parliamentarian or community leader should ever stand by and allow minority or community groups to be singled out and vilified.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Sep 2016

Sham Consultation on Anti-Discrimination Act Changes

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  |  Media Release  |  19 Sep 2016

Appeal to Premier for Support of Hazara People

The Hazara people are among the most persecuted of minorities.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Aug 2016

Liberals Release Draft Amendments to Weaken Anti-Discrimination Act

The Liberal Government has released divisive, potentially dangerous and completely unnecessary proposed changes to the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Aug 2016

Premier Letting Down Vulnerable Tasmanians with Anti-Discrimination Changes

Tasmania's equal opportunity commissioner believes your plan to weaken the Anti-Discrimination Act in the lead up to a possible plebiscite is excessive. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Aug 2016

Hodgman Confirms Plan to Weaken Anti-Discrimination Laws

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  |  Media Release  |  17 Aug 2016

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

Teen Challenge Tasmania has received approval from the Meander Valley Council to establish their ‘Home of Hope’ at the former school site.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Jun 2016

Teen Challenge Won't Welcome Everyone to Meander Rehab Centre

When the state decided to sell the site, Teen Challenge saw an opportunity and orchestrated the outcome which has now been presented.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Jun 2016

Unconvincing Anti-Discrimination Act Changes

After 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 change.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Jun 2016

Premier Flags Weaker Anti-Discrimination Pre-Plebiscite

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  |  Media Release  |  6 Jun 2016

Greens Will Fight Weakening of Anti-Discrimination Act

During debate on marriage equality last night, the Premier and a number of Liberal MPs flagged possible changes to these legal protections, allegedly in the interests of free speech.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Nov 2015

Children's Commissioner Questions School Discrimination

Tasmania's Commissioner for Children has expressed concern about allowing religious schools to discriminate against students of different religious and cultural backgrounds.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Nov 2015

Anti-Discrimination & Schools

The government's intention to allow religious schools to discriminate against non-religious children is inconsistent with discrimination laws and human rights.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  8 Apr 2015

Anti Discrimination Act School Amendments Concerns

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

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  19 Mar 2015

Hodgman Needs to Intervene

The Tasmanian Greens called on Premier Hodgman to join them in condemning the small-minded, xenophobic comments of Senator Jacqui Lambie.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Sep 2014