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Parliament House, Tasmania

Repatriation Flight Welcome, Gutwein Government Should Also Welcome Afghanis

We encourage the Gutwein Government to make it clear to the Federal Government those fleeing Afghanistan are welcome, and we stand ready to accept refugees.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Aug 2021

Multicultural, Hands on Hands

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

Multicultural, Hands on Hands

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

Multicultural, Hands on Hands

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

Religion, Book

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

Multicultural, Hands on Hands

Questions to Be Answered on Multicultural Grants

The Liberals need to explain why a very modest Multicultural Grants funding round has allocated $5000 towards a Christian celebration of Easter.

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

Multicultural, Hands on Hands

Another Weak Response from Premier Hodgman

Comments made 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

Gender Equality

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.

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

Multicultural, Hands on Hands

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

Multicultural, Hands on Hands

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

Gender Equality

Changes to Anti-Discrimination Act Divisive

Current exemptions under 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

Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

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

Air View of Houses

Multicultural Friends of Parliament

The specific purpose of the Multicultural Friends of Parliament was to listen to the concerns and to the views of communities.

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

Religion, Book

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

Art Gallery

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. 

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Apr 2016

Multicultural, Hands on Hands

Students teach anti-racism attitudes

The presentation by the Students Against Racism group is a fantastic initiative that has been running since 2008.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Sep 2015