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Fake Feminists Who Play Footsies with Nazis to Gather on Parliament Lawns

The Presiding Officers of Tasmania’s Parliament have regrettably decided to allow an anti-transgender hate group to rally on Parliament’s lawns tomorrow.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Mar 2023

Parliament House, Tasmania

Conversion Practices

You were reasonably clear: you do not support language that marginalises, discriminates against or demonises LGBTIQ+ people.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Nov 2022

Parliament House, Tasmania

Senator Alex Antic - Comments

The odious Senator Alex Antic, accused the ABC of 'grooming' over the reading of a book that tells young women it is okay to wear pants.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Nov 2022

Multicultural, Hands on Hands

Sale of Nazi Memorabilia

In another act of hurt towards Tasmania’s Jewish community, a Launceston auction house again plans to auction off Nazi memorabilia.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 May 2020

Multicultural, Hands on Hands

Auction of Nazi Memorabilia

In Launceston today, Nazi memorabilia including a Hitler Youth belt buckle and a SS ring will be sold at auction.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Aug 2019

Multicultural, Hands on Hands

Nazi Memorabilia Auction

News that Nazi memorabilia is being auctioned in Tasmania against the wishes of the Jewish community is of deep concern.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Aug 2019

Multicultural, Hands on Hands

Greens Bid Farewell Robin Banks as Anti-Discrimination Commissioner

The Tasmanian Greens pay tribute to outgoing Anti-Discrimination Commissioner, Robin Banks, and wish her the very best for the future.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Jan 2017


Anti-Discrimination Amendment Bill

First the Australian Greens and now federal Labor have vowed to block the plebiscite legislation being debated in federal parliament today.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Oct 2016


Anti-Discrimination Act Changes Must be Ditched

The Anti-Discrimination Act (Amendment) Bill 2016 is still going through the second reading stages in the Tasmanian House of Assembly. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Oct 2016


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

There is a very real risk that as a result of the proposed amendments conduct which offends, humiliates or intimidates a child or young person may be permitted.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Sep 2016


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

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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Sep 2016


Anti-Discrimination Act Changes are Dangerous

The exemption provided on religious grounds in the amendment Bill will send a dangerous message out into the community.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Sep 2016

Gender Equality

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

The Premier demonstrated his weakness and the utter hypocrisy of his Party today.

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


Sham Consultation on Anti-Discrimination Act Changes

We understand amendments to the State's anti-discrimination laws will shortly land in Parliament, after very little consultation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Sep 2016