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Justice, Scales and Gavel

Greens Welcome Belated Commitment on Non-Fatal Strangulation Laws

The Tasmanian Greens welcome the Liberal and Labor parties committing to make non-fatal strangulation a stand-alone offence. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Apr 2021


Handgun with Bullets

Greens Release Plan for Strong Gun Laws, Safer Communities

All Tasmanians should feel safe in their community. Strong firearms laws ensure people are protected.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Apr 2021


Womens March, 'A Woman's Place is In the Resistance' Sign

Struggle for Equality and Justice Continues for Women and Girls

The crowning of Tasmanian, Grace Tame, as Australian of the Year has sparked a sequence of events and national conversation that is galvanising women and girls.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Mar 2021


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Abolition of Family Court

The Morrison Government’s decision to abolish the Family Court puts Tasmanian women and children fleeing family violence at greater risk.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Feb 2021


Magistrates Court

Greens Welcome Family Violence Order Fee Removal

The Greens welcome the Premier’s announcement the application fees for Family Violence Orders will be removed. This move will potentially save lives.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Dec 2020


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Attorney-General and Justice – Non-Fatal Strangulation

Coroner Olivia McTaggart's report documents a range of instances where the man who murdered Ms Eaton engaged in acts of strangulation against women.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Nov 2020


Police Officers in High Visibility Vests

Police, Fire and Emergency Management – Family Violence Procedure

Minister, on 21 October the Commissioner of Police replied to some of our inquiries relating to the findings of the coroner into the death of Ms Olga Neubert.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2020


Police Officers in High Visibility Vests

Prevention of Family Violence

The fee associated with obtaining a private intervention order in Tasmania is $32.40 plus $15 for photocopying. For some women that is a barrier.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Nov 2020


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Offence of Non-fatal Strangulation - Law Reform

It has been well over a year since coroner Olivia McTaggart recommended the creation of a new standalone offence for non-fatal strangulation.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Aug 2020


Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

Archer Needs to Commit to More Protection for Victims of Family Violence

More than a year has passed since a Coroner’s report detailed the case for enacting a standalone offence of non-fatal strangulation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Jul 2020


Police Officers in High Visibility Vests

Family Violence

Yesterday in Franklin Square women and men came from all over Tasmania to rally for International Women's Day.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 Mar 2020


Police Officers in High Visibility Vests

Family Violence

Cassy O'Connor speaks on Labor's Matter of Public Importance on family violence.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2019


Houses, Construction

A Secure, Affordable Place to Call Home

The Tasmanian Greens know Housing is a fundamental human right, yet more and more Tasmanians are being left out in the cold.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Policies  |  23 Feb 2018


Police Officers in High Visibility Vests

Family Violence Counselling and Support Service Funding

As a parliament and as a society we need to make sure support is there at that critical point in time for the victims of family violence and sexual assault.

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


Gender Equality

Violence against Women

This kind of victim and slut shaming, as it is known, distrust and manipulation of fact, only creates fear among women and girls in our community.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Oct 2018


Police Officers in High Visibility Vests

Family Violence Reforms Bill 2018

We have gender equality in the Tasmanian Parliament. Women and girls are encouraged to aspire to success and to be treated equally.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Oct 2018


Gender Equality

Premier Suggests Sit-Down to Smooth Over Hidding Bullying Incident

The Premier cited advice from the Solicitor-General and DPAC to deny there had been any breach of the ministerial code of conduct. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 Oct 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


Drugs

Health Minister Blames Former Government for Two Years of Inaction on Ice Epidemic

A dangerous increase in crystal methamphetamine use in Tasmania is now strongly suggestive of an epidemic.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Sep 2016


Lonely Child

Minister Evades Question on Number of Children Waiting for Family Violence Counselling

Former Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty, will today launch the Children and Young People's Unique Experience of Family Violence report.

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


Lonely Child

Children Exposed to Family Violence Slipping Through Large Service Gaps

Rosie Batty launched the Commissioner for Children’s report, ‘Children and Young People’s Unique Experience of Family Violence' today.

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


Homeless Man

Housing Waiting List Soars Under Liberals

Every one of the 3,708 Tasmanians waiting for a house have a story to tell about homelessness or housing stress.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Sep 2016


Gender Equality

Investment in Family Violence Perpetrator Program Welcome

The Human Services Minister is on the right track with the announcement today of a funded program to treat men who are violent towards women and children.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Aug 2016


Drugs

Concern About Teen Challenge at Meander

Ms Dawkins is representing people in the community who are concerned that an overtly faith‑based organisation will be working with vulnerable young people.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Jun 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


Gender Equality

Family Violence and the Link with Animal Cruelty

We have learnt from the survivors of violence about the implicit nature of our society's acceptance of that violence.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Mar 2016


Gender Equality

Sentencing Report on Family Violence

The long-awaited report of the Sentencing Advisory Council (SAC) in to the sentencing of family violence offenders reinforces the Tasmanian Greens' position.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Dec 2015


Gender Equality

Family Violence Plan a Significant Step Forward

Tasmania has taken a significant step forward to make our community safer for women and children with the release today of the Family Violence Action Plan.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Aug 2015


Gender Equality

Rosie Batty's Call for Investment in Schools Must be Heeded

It was an enormous privilege to meet and talk with Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty, in Hobart today.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Aug 2015


Green Economics

Budget Reply Speech

While the Liberals have been slapping themselves on the back about what a terrific Budget it is, it has been roundly condemned by the community sector.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 Jun 2015


Gender Equality

Domestic Violence Funding

The Premier has claimed that your Budget delivers for women at risk of men's violence,.

Nick Mckim  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 Jun 2015


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Laborials Block Greens' Amendments to Gun Laws

The government’s refusal to support a proposed Greens’ amendment to require spousal notification of gun applications is a missed opportunity.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  25 Mar 2015


Drugs

Beat Ice and Save Lives

Last night's Four Corners program revealed the devastation or Ice is wreaking on individuals and families in North and North West Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Oct 2014