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Time To Really Listen to Aboriginal Land Managers

Media Release - In an age of climate and biodiversity emergency, as fires still burn here and on the mainland, it’s critical we draw on Aboriginal knowledge of burning practices to better manage bushfire risk. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Jan 2020

Respect For Tasmania's First People

Policies - The Tasmanian Greens support changing the date of Australia day, working towards Treaty, establishing Reconciliation...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Mar 2018

Turnbull Government Australia Day Bullying of Councils

Media Release - The Turnbull Government is trying to bully Tasmanian councils into bending to the conservatives' ideological will and refusal to respect the pain felt by the First People every 26 of January.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Aug 2017

Hodgman Should Follow Hobart City Council's Australia Day Example

Media Release - The Greens welcome Hobart City Council's decision to review their Australia Day celebrations and write to the Federal Government about changing the date.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 Apr 2017

Abetz Comments on 26 January Disrespectful and Divisive

Media Release - Liberal Senator Eric Abetz does not appear to be able to help himself, using disrespectful and divisive language to put the case for maintaining 26 January as our national day.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 Jan 2017

Public Holiday to Recognise our First People - 'Reconciliation Day'

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O’Connor to move—That the House:—(1) Congratulates the ACT Government on their decision to hold Australia's first public holiday that recognises our First People, 'Reconciliation Day'.(2) Recognises that Australia Day is a deeply...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 Oct 2016

Tasmania Needs Reconciliation Day

Parliamentary Activity - That the House:—(1) Congratulates the ACT Government on its decision to hold Australia's first public holiday that recognises the Nation’s First People.(2) Notes that Reconciliation Day will be trialled in 2017, and will then replace...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 Aug 2016

Australia Day No Celebration for Tasmania's First People

Media Release - Each year, on the 26th of January, Australia is a nation divided by its history. While many Tasmanians celebrate with pride, our First People feel only the pain of a country taken at the point of a gun.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Jan 2016