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Labor Matter of Public Importance - Family Violence

Parliamentary Activity - Yesterday in Franklin Square women and men came from all over Tasmania to rally for International Women's Day. We heard from Her Excellency, the Governor, we heard from Jess Munday from Unions Tasmania, but we also heard from a woman...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Mar 2020

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Family Violence

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Nov 2019

A Secure, Affordable Place to Call Home

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 Feb 2018

Labor Motion - Family Violence Counselling and Support Service Funding and Staffing

Parliamentary Activity - When a victim of family violence or sexual assault reaches out for help, makes that phone call, seeks that counselling service and support, as a parliament and as a society we need to make sure that support is there at that critical point...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Sep 2019

Family Violence Reforms Bill 2018 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I indicate that the Greens will be supporting the legislation, and to acknowledge the work the Attorney-General and her department have put into a bill that significantly reflects...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 Oct 2018

Premier Suggests Sit-Down to Smooth Over Hidding Bullying Incident

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Oct 2016

Children and Family Violence

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) -  Madam Speaker, Mr Jaensch will need to be a bit quicker off his seat because I know he has some special guests in here today from Project O at Wynyard.  I know he wanted to attend the launch...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Sep 2016

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

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for HEALTH, Mr FERGUSON

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 20 Sep 2016

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

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for HUMAN SERVICES, Mrs PETRUSMA

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Sep 2016

Children Exposed to Family Violence Slipping Through Large Service Gaps

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Human Services spokespersonFormer Australia of the Year, Rosie Batty launched the Commissioner for Children’s report, ‘Children and Young People’s Unique Experience of Family Violence' today.

- 20 Sep 2016

Housing Waiting List Soars Under Liberals

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Human Services spokespersonUnder the Liberal Government, the public housing waiting list has soared over the past two years. Every one of the 3,708 Tasmanians waiting for a house have a story to tell...

- 2 Sep 2016

Investment in Family Violence Perpetrator Program Welcome

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader Human Services Minister, Jacquie Petrusma, is on the right track with the announcement today of a funded program to treat men who are violent towards women and children.This work is a necessary part of...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 2 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

Concern About Teen Challenge at Meander

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, that was a really unsavoury response from the member for Lyons, Mr Barnett.  What he describes as a rant, because it doesn't fit with his view of the world and his set of...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 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

Family Violence and the Link with Animal Cruelty

Parliamentary Activity - Ms DAWKINS (Bass) - Mr Deputy Speaker, in 2015 one of the lessons learned is that of the breadth of family violence in our communities. We have learnt from the survivors of violence about the implicit nature of our society's acceptance of...

Andrea Dawkins - 8 Mar 2016

Sentencing Report on Family Violence

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Women spokespersonThe long-awaited report of the Sentencing Advisory Council (SAC) in to the sentencing of family violence offenders reinforces the Tasmanian Greens' position that making victims of...

- 7 Dec 2015

Film Festival a Breath of Fresh Air for Launceston

Parliamentary Activity - BREATH OF FRESH AIR FILM FESTIVAL   [6.06 p.m.]Ms DAWKINS (Bass) - Madam Speaker, I too am rising to speak about the Breath of Fresh Air film festival. This year's BOFA kicked off for me with the Sprout's Cross Pollinate conference. The...

- 17 Nov 2015

Family Violence Plan a Significant Step Forward

Media Release - Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens LeaderTasmania 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.

- 13 Aug 2015

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

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderIt was an enormous privilege to meet and talk with Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty, in Hobart today, alongside my colleagues, Minister for Women, Jacquie Petrusma, and Shadow Attorney General, Lara...

- 4 Aug 2015

Budget Reply Speech

Parliamentary Activity - [11.57 a.m.]Ms O'CONNOR (Denison) - 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Jun 2015

Sport Raising Awareness of Violence against Women

Parliamentary Activity - 1.    Notes that NRL team Paramatta launched its  No More initiative at their game on the 17th May to raise awareness of violence against women;2.    Notes that at the game the players and fans linked arms to demand an end to family...

- 27 May 2015