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House of Assembly, Tasmania

Attorney-General and Justice - Nazi Iconography and Memorabilia

Victoria's Attorney-General, Jaclyn Symes, has recently announced that the Victorian government will be banning the display of Nazi iconography.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Sep 2021


Law Books

Attorney-General and Justice - Anti-Discrimination Act

The largest group of complaints under section 17(1) are on the basis of disability, something that's never mentioned by the federal government or the ACL.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Sep 2021


Classroom, Students with Raised Hands

Education - Discrimination

How many discrimination complaints have been lodged with Equal Opportunity Tasmania against the DoE or its teachers in the past 12 months, if any?

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Sep 2021


LGBTI Flags

Coroner's Office - Recognition of Legal Status of Relationships

In 2015 Mr Ben Jago was refused the status of senior next of kin by the Tasmanian Coroner, despite having that status under the Relationships Act.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Mar 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


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Feb 2020


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Integrity Commission referral of Archer, Barnett and Cocker

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Submission  |  27 Feb 2020


Religion, Book

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


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

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


Religion, Book

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


Multicultural, Hands on Hands

Auction of Nazi Memorabilia

In Launceston today, Nazi memorabilia including a Hitler Youth belt buckle and a SS ring will be sold at auction.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Aug 2019


Multicultural, Hands on Hands

Nazi Memorabilia Auction

News that Nazi memorabilia is being auctioned in Tasmania against the wishes of the Jewish community is of deep concern.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Aug 2019


Parliament House, Tasmania

Endorsed Liberal Candidate for Lyons - Comments made on Facebook

Posts bearing Ms Whelan's name have said hateful and Islamophobic things, including that women who support Islam should be mutilated and sold as slaves.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 May 2019


LGBTI Flags

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


Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

Premier Can't Keep Pointing the Finger at McQuestin

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


LGBTI Flags

Anti-Discrimination Act Amendments - Effect on LGBTI Community

There are real concerns about the harm the debate on this survey will have on LGBTI Australians, particularly young people.

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


LGBTI Flags

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.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Aug 2017


LGBTI Flags

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.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Aug 2017


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Liberals Cynically Delay Two Controversial Bills Hoping MLC Mix Will Change

Outside the Liberal Cabinet, there is almost zero support for these Bills and a high degree of understanding about the damage they could cause if passed.

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


Gender Equality

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


Four Young People Sitting on Ledge

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


LGBTI Flags

Time for Liberals to Abandon Anti-Discrimination Changes

Only one of 80 submissions to government supported changes to the State's anti-discrimination law.

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


LGBTI Flags

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.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Oct 2016


LGBTI Flags

Anti-Discrimination Act Changes Must be Ditched

The Anti-Discrimination Act (Amendment) Bill 2016 is still going through the second reading stages in the Tasmanian House of Assembly. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Oct 2016


LGBTI Flags

Anti-Discrimination Act Changes are Dangerous

The exemption provided on religious grounds in the amendment Bill will send a dangerous message out into the community.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Sep 2016


LGBTI Flags

Sham Consultation on Anti-Discrimination Act Changes

We understand amendments to the State's anti-discrimination laws will shortly land in Parliament, after very little consultation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Sep 2016


Multicultural, Hands on Hands

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


LGBTI Flags

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


LGBTI Flags

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


LGBTI Flags

Hodgman Confirms Plan to Weaken Anti-Discrimination Laws

Hodgman's proposed changes to the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 are a 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


Gender Equality

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


LGBTI Flags

Unconvincing Anti-Discrimination Act Changes

Anti-Discrimination Commissioner, Robin Banks, told Estimates today that there was no need for change.

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


Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Premier Flags Weaker Anti-Discrimination Pre-Plebiscite

The government has been lobbied by the Australian Christian Lobby to weaken protections in the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Jun 2016


LGBTI Flags

Greens Will Fight Weakening of Anti-Discrimination Act

The provisions in the Anti-Discrimination Act are reasonable and ensure Tasmanians are not subject to discrimination on the basis of their sexuality.

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


Religion, Book

Children's Commissioner Questions School Discrimination

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

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


Classroom, Students with Raised Hands

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


Classroom, Students with Raised Hands

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


Religion, Book

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