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COVID-19 Racing and Animal Welfare Support

The Greens are glad to hear the government have placed a deliberate focus on the welfare of greyhounds and horses not currently racing because of COVID-19.

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


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Animal Welfare Must be Protected Through COVID-19

The decision to restrict the movements of Tasmanians is full of challenges but it’s required to save lives.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Apr 2020


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Liberal Lies on Animal Welfare

Racing Minister, Jane Howlett’s defence of the government's record on animal welfare is pathetic.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Mar 2020


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Australia Receives a 'D' for Animal Welfare

The announcement that Australia has scored a 'D' in the Animal Protection Index will dismay every Tasmanian who cares about the welfare of animals.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Mar 2020


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2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee - Tasracing

Full transcript of the Tasracing Pty Ltd hearings in the 2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee.

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


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Animal Welfare Amendment (Reformation) Bill 2018

A bill for An Act to amend the Animal Welfare Act 1993 for banning factory farming, greyhound racing, rodeos, and enacting other animal welfare reforms.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Greens Bill  |  20 Sep 2018


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Justice for Animals in Our Care

The Tasmanian Greens believe that cruel, outdated practices including greyhound racing, rodeos, and battery hen farming should be banned.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Policies  |  23 Feb 2018


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Greens Table Bill to Strengthen Animal Rights

Tasmania’s animal welfare laws fail to protect the rights of animal to live free from cruelty and neglect, placing emphasis on the profits of industry. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Sep 2018


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Greyhound Unmuzzling Changes Welcome

The Greens welcome the government’s amendment to the Dog Control Act that will allow rehabilitated greyhounds to be muzzle-free.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  2 Nov 2017


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Greyhound Muzzling Changes Welcome

As a result of community pressure on amendments to the Dog Control Act Tasmania's greyhounds are now on the pathway to becoming muzzle free.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  5 Jun 2017


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Hundreds Rally to End Greyhound Cruelty

Hundreds rallied on Parliament Lawns today to call for an end to greyhound racing in Tasmania.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  9 Apr 2017


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Baird as Weak as Hodgman on Greyhound Welfare

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  11 Oct 2016


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Animal Welfare Act to Include Mental Suffering as Abuse

The Animal Welfare Act Review recommended amending the Animal Welfare Act 1993 to clarify that pain and suffering includes Mental suffering.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Sep 2016


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Greyhound Report Disappointing, Greens Call for Ban

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  14 Sep 2016


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Greyhound Racing Ban

In the wake of the New South Wales Premier, Mike Baird, passing legislation to ban greyhound racing, Andrea Dawkins asks the Premier if he will do the same.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Aug 2016


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Liberals and Labor on Wrong Side of History on Greyhounds

The greyhound racing industry has lost its social licence. Both Labor and the Liberal parties are on the wrong side of history.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  24 Aug 2016


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Cruel and Weak-Will Liberals Ignore Greyhound Deaths

The Premier's response in Question Time today to the 1,608 greyhounds who have been killed over the past three years was heartless.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  24 Aug 2016


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Mass Greyhound Deaths Indictment on Industry

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  19 Aug 2016


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Correction: Deceased Greyhound List

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  18 Aug 2016


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Deceased Greyhounds List a Snapshot of Industry

TasRacing has released the names of 16 greyhounds reported deceased for the first six months of this year.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  17 Aug 2016


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Call for Tripartite Support for Ban on Greyhound Racing with Exit Strategy

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Aug 2016


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Greyhound Re-homing Won't Erase Cruelty

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  15 Aug 2016


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Rally Reinforces Public Opposition to Greyhound Cruelty

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  24 Jul 2016


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Public Distaste for Greyhound Racing

More than half of Australians want greyhound racing banned, according to the national Essential Research poll released today.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  19 Jul 2016


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Tasmania Must Follow NSW Greyhound Racing Ban

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


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Greens Table Petition to End Greyhound Cruelty

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  16 Jun 2016


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Greyhound Racing Industry

The Report is a good start in reforming the animal welfare standards of greyhound racing in Tasmania, but we have got a major task ahead of us.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Mar 2015


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Greyhound Parliamentary Inquiry One Step Closer

The Tasmanian Greens tabled a Notice of Motion to establish a Joint House Parliamentary Inquiry into practices in Tasmania's greyhound racing industry.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Mar 2015


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State Greyhound Racing Industry Inquiry

A Greens' Motion to establish a Joint House Parliamentary Inquiry into Tasmania's greyhound racing industry looks set to pass the House of Assembly this month

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Mar 2015


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Greyhound Inquiry Pressure Grows

The Labor Opposition are sounding weak and indecisive on the need to properly investigate animal welfare standards in the greyhound industry.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Feb 2015


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State Greyhound Inquiry Concerns

The Tasmanian Greens will move to establish a joint House Inquiry into the greyhound racing industry when Parliament resumes in March.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Feb 2015


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State Greyhound Live Baiting Inquiry

The Minister has shied away from an independent investigation into whether or not gross animal cruelty in happening in the greyhound racing industry.

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


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Greyhound Cruelty Needs Independent Investigation

Minister Rockliff must guarantee that any Tasmanian greyhound industry investigation into live baiting is independent and transparent.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Feb 2015