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Celebrating Cultural Diversity

Policies - The Tasmanian Greens believe that proper funding for multicultural organisations and grants enrich community life to...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Mar 2018

Adjournment - Nigerian Community in Tasmania, Public Inauguration

Parliamentary Activity - Madam Speaker, I too, want to echo the sentiments expressed by the Attorney-General and my colleague, the member for Clark and warmly congratulate the Nigeria Community in Tasmania Inc. for their incorporation.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Oct 2019

Migrant Resource Centre in Launceston

Parliamentary Activity - Andrea Dawkins MP to move -That the house –1.     Recognise the work of the Migrant Resource Centre in Launceston, who deliver services and provide support to humanitarian entrants, migrants and culturally and linguistically diverse...

Andrea Dawkins - 17 Aug 2017

Labor and Liberals Vote Down Parliamentary Prayers Change

Media Release - It was disappointing that both Labor and the Liberals voted down the Greens' attempt to modernise State Parliament's Standing Orders.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 Aug 2017

Time to Rethink Parliamentary Prayers

Media Release - The daily Tasmanian Parliamentary recitation of the Lord’s Prayer no longer reflects contemporary Tasmanian society, which is multicultural and multi-faith.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Aug 2017

Questions to Be Answered on Multicultural Grants

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens' LeaderIn Harmony Week, the Liberals need to explain why a very modest Multicultural Grants funding round has allocated $5000 towards a Christian celebration of Easter in Launceston that does not appear to meet...

- 22 Mar 2017

Another Weak Response from Premier Hodgman

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderComments made at a rally in support of mutual respect and tolerance by Her Excellency, the Governor, Kate Warner, should have been strongly backed by the Premier.Instead, we've witnessed another weak...

- 24 Oct 2016

Parliament No Place for Hatred and Bigotry

Parliamentary Activity - Thursday 15 September 2016Andrea Dawkins MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Condemns the dangerous, divisive and hate prompting maiden speech delivered by Queensland One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson on 14 September 2016 in the...

- 15 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

Support for Asylum Seekers During World Suicide Awareness Week

Parliamentary Activity - Wednesday 14 September 2016[6.16 p.m.]

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Sep 2016

Appeal to Premier for Support of Hazara People

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 23 August 2016[5.59 p.m.]Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I rise to make a personal appeal to the Premier on behalf of the Hazara people living in Tasmania.  I have friends in the Hazara community for...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 Aug 2016

Changes to Anti-Discrimination Act Divisive

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 Aug 2016

International Migration Strategy Needed to Growth Rural and Regional Tas

Parliamentary Activity - Notes the recently released report from the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) indicating regional Australia is missing out on potential population growth by failing to attract international migrants.

Andrea Dawkins - 17 Aug 2016

Australia's Asylum Seeker Shame

Parliamentary Activity - Wednesday 17 August 2016Cassy O'Connor MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Acknowledges with shame that Australia has been detaining asylum seekers offshore on Nauru and Manus Island under the direction of the Federal Liberal...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Aug 2016

Parliament Still Waiting for Anti Racist Laws

Media Release - Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens’ LeaderThe violent bashing of a Hobart taxi driver should be condemned by political and community leaders in the strongest terms.Unless we speak out against racism and prejudice at every turn, nothing will change...

- 21 Jun 2016

Multicultural Friends of Parliament

Parliamentary Activity - Wednesday 25 May 2016[6.11 p.m.]

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 May 2016

Non-Denominational Interfaith Prayer

Parliamentary Activity - Ms DAWKINS (Bass) - Madam Speaker, tonight I rise to give comment on opportunities for further inclusion in the parliamentary ritual with regard to the recitation of the Lord's Prayer every morning.  Not all parliaments continue the...

Andrea Dawkins - 3 May 2016

Australia's Immigration Policy Brutal

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes with a heavy heart that a young Somali refugee has set herself alight on Nauru, the second refugee to self-immolate in the past week.(2)           Mourns the very recent death...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 May 2016

Political and Social Conflict Over Environment a Focus for Stompin

Parliamentary Activity - Ms DAWKINS (Bass) - Madam Speaker, I rise today to report on the latest Stompin performance at the Spring Bay Mill.  The Panorama journey started in the car on the way to Triabunna with a podcast.  Atmospheric electronica enmeshed with...

- 26 Apr 2016

Students teach anti-racism attitudes

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF (Franklin) - I want to draw this House's attention to a fantastic event that happened last week during lunchtime here in the Parliament reception hall.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 23 Sep 2015

Love Makes a Way

Parliamentary Activity - NOTICE OF MOTIONThat this House:1.     Condemns the federal Liberal government for their inhumane asylum seeker policy, particularly their "turn back the boats" rhetoric;2.     Understands that the callous approach taken by the Liberal...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Aug 2015