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Multicultural Affairs

Celebrating Cultural Diversity

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Policies  |  1 Mar 2018

Nigerian Community in Tasmania, Public Inauguration

I warmly congratulate the Nigeria Community in Tasmania Inc. for their incorporation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Oct 2019

Greens Commit to Increase Multicultural Grants and Tackle Racism

Tasmania’s growing diversity of communities will be strengthened through increased multicultural grants funding and investment in anti-racism programs.

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

Migrant Resource Centre in Launceston

Migrant Resource Centre in Launceston deliver services and provide support to humanitarian entrants, migrants and culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Northern Tasmania.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Aug 2017

Labor and Liberals Vote Down Parliamentary Prayers Change

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  |  Media Release  |  16 Aug 2017

Time to Rethink Parliamentary Prayers

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  |  Media Release  |  7 Aug 2017

Questions to Be Answered on Multicultural Grants

In 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 the program guidelines.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Mar 2017

Another Weak Response from Premier Hodgman

Comments 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.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Oct 2016

Parliament No Place for Hatred and Bigotry

No Parliamentarian or community leader should ever stand by and allow minority or community groups to be singled out and vilified.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Sep 2016

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

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  |  Media Release  |  20 Sep 2016

Support for Asylum Seekers During World Suicide Awareness Week

It is important we find the words and the ways as a community to talk about suicide and the devastating toll it has on people's lives.

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

Appeal to Premier for Support of Hazara People

The Hazara people are among the most persecuted of minorities.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Aug 2016

Changes to Anti-Discrimination Act Divisive

The current exemptions under section 55 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 apply to academic, artistic, scientific or research purposes or any purpose in the public interest.

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

International Migration Strategy Needed to Growth Rural and Regional Tas

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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Aug 2016

Australia's Asylum Seeker Shame

Australia has been detaining asylum seekers offshore on Nauru and Manus Island under the direction of the Federal Liberal Government.

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

Parliament Still Waiting for Anti Racist Laws

The violent bashing of a Hobart taxi driver should be condemned by political and community leaders in the strongest terms.

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

Multicultural Friends of Parliament

The specific purpose of the Multicultural Friends of Parliament was to listen to the concerns and to the views of those many people and communities who make Tasmania a dynamic and multicultural community where peoples from over 170...

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 May 2016

Non-Denominational Interfaith Prayer

In the ACT the prayer has been replaced with a silent reflection and in the US Congress there is a rotation between prayers of different faiths.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016

Australia's Immigration Policy Brutal

A young Somali refugee has set herself alight on Nauru, the second refugee to self-immolate in the past week.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016

Political and Social Conflict Over Environment a Focus for Stompin

The Panorama journey started in the car on the way to Triabunna with a podcast.  Atmospheric electronica enmeshed with mechanical sounds set the scene to the inspiration behind Panorama.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Apr 2016

Students teach anti-racism attitudes

The presentation by the Students Against Racism group is a fantastic initiative that has been running since 2008 where students visit high schools and talk to people about their life.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Sep 2015

Love Makes a Way

The callous approach taken by the Liberal Party - and backed by the Labor Party - is much to the abhorrence of humanists Australia-wide.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Aug 2015