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Out of Home Care

Kids Come First, Every Time

Policies - The Tasmanian Greens want proper funding and support available in our child safety system.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 Feb 2018

Out-of-Home Care Monitoring and Oversight

Parliamentary Activity - Can you explain to the House why almost three years after the Safe Pathways scandal and subsequent strong recommendations from the then Commissioner for Children and Young People, Mark Morrisey, there is still no effective monitoring and...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 Oct 2019

Child Protection - Safe Pathways Still in Operation

Parliamentary Activity - An email sent to staff on 13 March makes clear that Safe Pathways is still doing business here, yet on 22 December last year the Minister said, 'No new placements would be made with Safe Pathways.'

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 Mar 2017

Premier Hodgman Undercuts Human Services Minister on Child Protection

Media Release - Premier Will Hodgman yesterday used weasel words to suggest his government would in fact not be implementing and funding all seven of the Commissioner for Children and Young People's recommendations, directly contradicting his Minister for...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Feb 2017

Commissioner for Children's Report Exposes Urgent Need for Funding

Media Release - The report into Tasmania’s crisis-driven child protection and out of home care system by the Commissioner for Children and Young People demands urgent attention.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 Jan 2017

RoGS Reinforces Government's Failure to Keep Vulnerable Children Safe

Media Release - The Report on Government Services (RoGS) chapter on child protection services released today illustrates enduring and serious issues that need to be sensitively examined and addressed.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 Jan 2017

Still Too Many Unanswered Questions on Safe Pathways

Media Release - Five months after concerns were first raised with the government about the treatment of vulnerable children in the care of for-profit provider, Safe Pathways, many questions remain unanswered.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Jan 2017

1000 Days in Which Vulnerable Children Have Been Put More At Risk

Media Release - The Liberals sure do have a hide, crowing about their response to vulnerable people over their 1000 days in office. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 8 Dec 2016

Petrusma's Child Protection Crisis

Media Release - The Performance Measures for Child Protection in the DHHS Annual Report make it clear the system designed to protect some of Tasmania's most vulnerable children, is in significantly worse shape than it was under the previous government.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Dec 2016

No Role for Profit Making in Child Protection

Media Release - Chronic, systemic underfunding of child protection in Tasmania has laid the ground for businesses to profit from the abuse and neglect of children who are in the Out of Home Care system.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 Nov 2016