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Rockliff Should Celebrate NAIDOC Week By Returning kooparoona niara ASAP

We urge Premier Rockliff to celebrate NAIDOC Week by getting on with truth-telling, Treaty and the return of lands in lutruwita.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Jul 2022


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Land Returns - Greens MPI

After the report on truth telling and treaty from Professors Warner and McCormack it's well understood Aboriginal people in lutruwita need much more than words.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Jun 2022


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Aboriginal Land Handbacks - Greens MPI

It is 17 years since the last lands were returned to Tasmanian Aboriginal people.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Jun 2022


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Aboriginal Land Council - Return of Lands in World Heritage Area

Will you show the Government is serious about the return of lands and commit yourself and the Premier to sitting down with the Aboriginal Land Council?

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Jun 2022


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Aboriginal Affairs – Land Returns

Minister, as you know, it is almost 20 years since any lands were formally returned through legislative process to the Tasmanian Aboriginal people.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Jun 2022


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Greens Move to Disallow kooparoona niara Proclamation

The path to reconciliation has been slow, painful and full of disappointment for Aboriginal Tasmanians.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Jun 2022


Lower Chasm Falls, Smoko Creek, in the Great Western Tiers, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Liberals Finally Move to Inadequately Protect Threatened Forests inside TWWHA

A decade after the TFA was signed and the TWWHA extended under the Labor Green government, the Liberals have moved to formally protect forests inside the TWWHA.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Jun 2022


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Greens Mourn Invasion Day with Tasmanian Aboriginal People

On this day across the nation, Aboriginal people mourn the loss of their country.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Jan 2022


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A Premier Serious About Resetting the Relationship Will Walk Away from Tarkine Tracks

It’s encouraging to hear Premier Gutwein sound genuine about reconciliation and land returns for this island’s First People.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Jun 2020


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Respect For Tasmania's First People

The Tasmanian Greens support changing the date of Australia day, working towards Treaty, establishing Reconciliation Day, and further land returns.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Policies  |  1 Mar 2018


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Estimates Reply - Minister Petrusma

We asked the Minister for Women if she was on the Expenditure Review Committee and the answer we received is that Cabinet matters are a matter for Cabinet.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Jun 2019


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Respect for First Peoples Connection to Country

The Aboriginal Land Council’s calls for the West Coast Aboriginal landscape to be returned should be heard by both the Federal and State Governments.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Oct 2018


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Return of Kings Run Shows Community Leadership

The return of the late, great Geoff King's takayna property to Aboriginal ownership is an historic moment.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Oct 2017


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Slow Progress on Resetting Relationship with Aboriginal Tasmanians

The Premier's commitment to 'reset the relationship' with Aboriginal Tasmanians is off to an uninspiring and noncommittal start.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Jun 2015


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Mabo Day

Mabo Day, which marked the 23rd anniversary of the landmark court case that made land rights possible for aboriginal Australians.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 Jun 2015