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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.

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


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.

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

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

Homeless Man

Housing Waiting List Soars Under Liberals

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

Gender Equality

Investment in Family Violence Perpetrator Program Welcome

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

Gender Equality

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


Concern About Teen Challenge at Meander

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

Wicked Campers Condemned Across the Board for Misogynistic Slogans

The promotion of violence against women through sexist and misogynistic language is completely unacceptable in our community.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 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

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

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

Family Violence Leave

The best way to tackle the issue of men’s violence against women is to change community expectations, cultural attitudes and to address gender inequality.

Nick Mckim  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 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

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

Rise for Olga

39 women have been killed by men in Australia this year.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 May 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


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