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Marriage Equality

Justice And Related Legislation (Marriage Amendments) Bill 2018 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I rise to speak on the Justice and Related Legislation (Marriage Amendments) Bill 2018 and acknowledge the outstanding contribution we just heard from my colleague, the member for...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 Oct 2018

Marriage Equality - National Survey

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 Sep 2017

Anti-Discrimination Act Amendments - Effect on LGBTI Community

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN[10.12 a.m.]

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 Aug 2017

Legislative Council Rejects Weakened Anti-Discrimination Laws

Media Release - 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 1998 in the lead up to the postal survey on marriage equality.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Aug 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

Premier Hodgman Not Standing By Past Comments on Anti-Discrimination

Parliamentary Activity - Wednesday 21 September 2016Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN[10.27 a.m.]Last year in the debate on the House giving in-principle support for marriage equality you stated:

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 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

Liberals Weakening Anti-Discrimination Laws

Parliamentary Activity - Wednesday 14 September 2016Cassy O'Connor MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes the Liberal Government's plan to weaken Tasmania's Anti-Discrimination Act ahead of the divisive possible plebiscite on marriage equality that has...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 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

On RUOK Day Liberals Should Rethink Anti-Discrimination Act Changes

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderRUOK Day is an important reminder that reaching out to people in mental distress is something we can all do.  We can all ask our friends and people we care about if they are OK.  For a person experiencing...

- 8 Sep 2016

Liberals Release Draft Amendments to Weaken Anti-Discrimination Act

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderThe Liberal Government has released divisive, potentially dangerous and completely unnecessary proposed changes to the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998.

- 25 Aug 2016

Premier Letting Down Vulnerable Tasmanians with Anti-Discrimination Changes

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN[10.14 a.m.]

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Aug 2016

Hodgman Confirms Plan to Weaken Anti-Discrimination Laws

Media Release - Premier Hodgman's proposed changes to the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 are the sign of the power in the extreme Right in the Liberal Party and lobbying from the churches.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Aug 2016

Liberals Set to Weaken Protection for LGBTI Tasmanians Pre-Plebiscite

Media Release - The Premier has caved in to opponents of marriage equality and is overseeing changes to the State's anti-discrimination laws that will weaken protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-gender and intersex Tasmanians in the lead up to...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Aug 2016

Unconvincing Anti-Discrimination Act Changes

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderAfter the Premier confirmed the government were considering changing the Anti-Discrimination Act yesterday, Anti-Discrimination Commissioner, Robin Banks, told Estimates today that there was no need for...

- 7 Jun 2016

Premier Flags Weaker Anti-Discrimination Pre-Plebiscite

Media Release - In Budget Estimates today, the Premier confirmed that his government has been lobbied by the Australian Christian Lobby to weaken protections in the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 in the lead up to a likely plebiscite on marriage equality.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 6 Jun 2016

LGBTI Issues: Ultimate Support for a Simple Life

Parliamentary Activity - Mr Deputy Speaker, I rise tonight to respond to parliamentary secretary Mr Barnett's adjournment speech last evening on Safe Schools and his continued attack on LGBTI issues in this Parliament.

Andrea Dawkins - 1 Jun 2016

Marriage Equality Motion Passes

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderIn a largely respectful and moving conscience debate late today, Tasmania's Parliament has sent a strong message for support for marriage equality to Canberra.The Greens Motion to give in-principle support...

- 18 Nov 2015

Marriage Equality

Parliamentary Activity - NOTICE OF MOTIONThat this House:1.     Acknowledges the worldwide impetus in support of marriage equality;2.     Commends Greens Kingborough Councillor Richard Atkinson for introducing a motion in support of marriage equality;3.    ...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 Aug 2015

Marriage Equality

Parliamentary Activity - NOTICE OF MOTIONThat this House:1.     Acknowledges the over 1200 Tasmanians who packed Hobart's City Hall on 8th August 2015 in support of marriage equality in Australia;2.     Understands that equal marriage would be the most important...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 Aug 2015

US Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Equality Increases Pressure on Australia

Media Release - Nick McKim MP | Member for FranklinThe US Supreme Court's finding that state bans on gay marriage in the US are unconstitutional is a triumph for equality, and increases pressure on Australia to legislate for marriage equality.The dominos...

- 27 Jun 2015

Ireland Says Yes to Marriage Equality

Parliamentary Activity - Notes that in last Friday’s historic referendum on same sex marriage 62.1% of Irish voters said ‘yes’;

Nick Mckim - 26 May 2015