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TLRI Report Confirms No 'Unintended Consequences' from Transgender Law Reforms

The TLRI has confirmed nation-leading transgender reforms have none of the ‘unintended consequences’ Attorney General Archer warned of.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Jun 2020

Looking Out for LGBTI Tasmanians

The Tasmanian Greens believe every Australian has the right to be treated equally. Action on equality is essential for a healthy, accepting society.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Policies  |  25 Jan 2018

Federal Religious Freedom Bill

Suicide rates and self-harm amongst LGBTI people, particularly young people and transgender people, is significantly higher than the average populations.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 Sep 2019

Passage of Historic Gender Reforms

The sky over Tasmania will not fall in following the passage of landmark human rights reforms through the Tasmanian Parliament this afternoon.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Apr 2019

Gender Reform Laws Must be Debated Next Week

Tasmania’s Upper House has passed nation-leading legislation that will end entrenched bureaucratic discrimination against transgender people.  

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

Pride Parade, Taiwan, Statement of Climate Change, Taiwan

I just wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the heart and the spirit of our fellow island democracy Taiwan.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Nov 2018

Shameful, Dangerous Liberal Fear-mongering on Human Rights Reform

The Tasmanian Liberals are demonstrating their dangerous fear and ignorance of transgender and intersex Tasmanians.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Nov 2018

Justice And Related Legislation (Marriage Amendments) Bill 2018

We know that life for transgender and intersex people can be extraordinarily hard. You can face discrimination, vilification, transphobia.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Nov 2018

Justice And Related Legislation (Marriage Amendments) Bill 2018

In the mid-1980s I did a university degree, part of which involved a women's studies course.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Nov 2018

Archer Must Stop Whipping Up Fear and Loathing

Attorney-General, Elise Archer, is fanning the flames of transphobia through her dishonest statements on changes to the Births, Deaths and Marriages Act. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Nov 2018

Justice And Related Legislation (Marriage Amendments) Bill 2018

We have before us a bill which is the bare minimum reflection of what the people of Australia told their parliaments to do last year.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Oct 2018

Still Work to be Done on LGBTI Equality

Hundreds of Tasmanians refused to let thunder and rain dampen their rainbow spirits today at the annual TasPride march through Hobart.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Jan 2018

Marriage Equality - National Survey

The ABS is sending out postal votes for the survey on marriage equality because Prime Minister Turnbull did not have the courage to allow for a free vote.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Sep 2017

Anti-Discrimination Act Amendments - Effect on LGBTI Community

There are real concerns about the harm the debate on this survey will have on LGBTI Australians, particularly young people.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Aug 2017

Legislative Council Rejects Weakened Anti-Discrimination Laws

In a victory for a just, fair, kind Tasmania, the Legislative Council has rejected the Hodgman Liberals' divisive attempt to weaken the Anti-Discrimination Act.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Aug 2017

Liberals Entrench Legal Discrimination Against Transgender Tasmanians

The Liberals tonight voted down the Greens' Births Deaths and Marriages Registration (No Forced Divorce) Amendment Bill 2014.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Aug 2017

Hodgman Government Caves to Extreme Right and Axes Safe Schools

The Hodgman Government's decision to scrap funding for the Safe Schools' program is a sure sign the Government has caved in to pressure from Senator Abetz.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Apr 2017

Liberals Cynically Delay Two Controversial Bills Hoping MLC Mix Will Change

Outside the Liberal Cabinet, there is almost zero support for these Bills and a high degree of understanding about the damage they could cause if passed.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Apr 2017

Safe Schools

The Liberal Party has cowered to the conservative ideologues within its ranks by supporting a motion to ban ‘Safe Schools’, at the recent state conference.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Nov 2016

Hodgman Must Scrap Anti-Discrimination Act Changes

It is well past time for the Premier to step in and remove the Anti-Discrimination (Amendment) Bill 2016 from his government’s legislative agenda.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Nov 2016

Liberals Cave to Extreme Right on Safe Schools

At their State Council meeting today, the Tasmania Liberals passed a Motion to abolish the Safe Schools program.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  5 Nov 2016

Time for Liberals to Abandon Anti-Discrimination Changes

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

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

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

Premier Hodgman Not Standing By Past Comments on Anti-Discrimination

Last year in the Premier stated "I believe our society and democracy thrives on the basis of freedom of speech that is not unfettered".

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 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

Children and Family Violence

I thought I would take this opportunity, seeing these remarkable young women in the Chamber, to thank them so much for the work they do.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Sep 2016

Anti-Discrimination Act Changes are Dangerous

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

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

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

Liberals Weakening Anti-Discrimination Laws

Condemns the Hodgman Liberal Government for their plans to weaken the Anti-Discrimination Act, rush consultation and ignore community concerns in the process.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Sep 2016

Sham Consultation on Anti-Discrimination Act Changes

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

Liberals Release Draft Amendments to Weaken Anti-Discrimination Act

The Liberal Government has released divisive, potentially dangerous and completely unnecessary proposed changes to the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Aug 2016

Changes to Anti-Discrimination Act Divisive

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Aug 2016

Premier Letting Down Vulnerable Tasmanians with Anti-Discrimination Changes

Tasmania's equal opportunity commissioner believes your plan to weaken the Anti-Discrimination Act in the lead up to a possible plebiscite is excessive. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Aug 2016

Hodgman Confirms Plan to Weaken Anti-Discrimination Laws

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Aug 2016

Liberals Set to Weaken Protection for LGBTI Tasmanians Pre-Plebiscite

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Aug 2016

Barnett Must Leave His Prejudices at the Cabinet Door

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Jul 2016

Ministers on Notice to Ensure All Checks Are Done With Teen Challenge

Teen Challenge Tasmania has received approval from the Meander Valley Council to establish their ‘Home of Hope’ at the former school site.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Jun 2016

Teen Challenge Won't Welcome Everyone to Meander Rehab Centre

When the state decided to sell the site, Teen Challenge saw an opportunity and orchestrated the outcome which has now been presented.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Jun 2016

Unconvincing Anti-Discrimination Act Changes

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

Premier Flags Weaker Anti-Discrimination Pre-Plebiscite

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Jun 2016

Seniors Who Identify as LGBTI: Support in Aged Care

17 May 2016 was International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 Jun 2016

LGBTI Issues: Ultimate Support for a Simple Life

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jun 2016

Support for Equality in Sport

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Apr 2016

Safe Schools Must Not Be Cut or Watered Down

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  19 Mar 2016

More State Support for Safe Schools Needed

Minister Rockliff and the state government should send Prime Minister Turnbull a strong message, by increasing support for the Safe Schools program.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  28 Feb 2016

More Schools Should Be Safe Schools

The federal government's attack on the Safe Schools Coalition is threatening the safety of young LGBTI people in Tasmania.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  24 Feb 2016

Apology and Expungement of Convictions Welcome

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Dec 2015

Marriage Equality Motion Passes

In a largely respectful and moving conscience debate late today, Tasmania's Parliament has sent a strong message for support for marriage equality to Canberra.

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

Marriage Equality

Equal marriage would be the most important step our country could take to end discrimination against LGBTI Australians.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Aug 2015

Anti Discrimination Act School Amendments Concerns

If religious schools use Mr Rockliff's blanket exemption to discriminate on religious grounds they should hand back every single dollar of government funding.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  19 Mar 2015

Marriage Equality in the Air on Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is for all lovers, regardless of gender or sexual identity, but shamefully the same cannot be said for marriage laws in Australia.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  14 Feb 2015

International Day against Homophobia

Greens Justice spokesperson Nick McKim MP called on Sam Newman to apologise for his unacceptable comments criticising affection expressed by a same-sex couple.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  15 May 2014