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Sale of Nazi Memorabilia

Media Release - In another act of hurt towards Tasmania’s Jewish community, a Launceston auction house again plans to auction off memorabilia associated with one of the most brutal, murderous regimes of the twentieth century.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 May 2020

Greens Bid Farewell Robin Banks as Anti-Discrimination Commissioner

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens pay tribute to outgoing Anti-Discrimination Commissioner, Robin Banks, and wish her the very best for the future.  During her time in the role, Robin gave a voice to the disempowered and a listening ear to the unheard.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 Jan 2017

Anti-Discrimination Amendment Bill

Parliamentary Activity - First the Australian Greens and now federal Labor have vowed to block the plebiscite legislation being debated in federal parliament today because of the risk of harm to LGBTI people.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Oct 2016

Anti-Discrimination Act Changes Must be Ditched

Media Release - Federal Labor's decision to join the Australian Greens in rejecting the proposed national plebiscite on marriage equality now leaves the Hodgman Government with no basis for proceeding with changes to Tasmania's Anti-Discrimination Act...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Oct 2016

Liberals Forging Ahead with Anti-Discrimination Changes Despite Morrissey's Concerns

Parliamentary Activity - The Anti-Discrimination Commissioner, the Law Society, community legal centres, Civil Liberties Australia and LGBTI advocates do not support your attempt to weaken protections in the Anti-Discrimination Act

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 Sep 2016

Liberal Government Removes 'Reasonableness' from Anti-Discrimination Laws in Favour of the Church

Parliamentary Activity - Can you explain why, in the final draft amendments, the word 'reasonably' was removed in relation to the exemption provided for religious purposes under the act?

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 Sep 2016

Anti-Discrimination Act Changes are Dangerous

Media Release - The removal of the word ‘reasonably’ from the final draft of proposed amendments to the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 is proof that Premier, Will Hodgman, is being driven by the hard Right in his Party, just like his Federal colleague,...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 Sep 2016

Hodgman Abandons LGBTI Tasmanians and other Groups to Risk of Hate Speech

Media Release - The Premier demonstrated his weakness and the utter hypocrisy of his Party today. On the one hand he was speaking against sexist language at the launch of a report into the impact of family violence on children, while on the other, tabling...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Sep 2016

Sham Consultation on Anti-Discrimination Act Changes

Media Release - If amendments to the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 are tabled this week it will be an indictment on Premier Hodgman, who has caved in to the extremists in his Cabinet and the Australian Christian Lobby.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 Sep 2016