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Gutwein Government Must Investigate Brahminy Program, Bring Tasmanian Kids Home

The Gutwein Government needs to explain why it’s sending vulnerable young Tasmanians to a controversial and isolated Northern Territory intervention program.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Sep 2020


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Kids Come First, Every Time

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Policies  |  19 Feb 2018


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Out-of-Home Care Monitoring and Oversight

Out-of-home care in Tasmania remains recklessly unregulated five-and-a-half years after the Liberal Party took government.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Oct 2019


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Child Protection - Safe Pathways Still in Operation

An email sent to staff on 13 March makes clear that Safe Pathways is still doing business here.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Mar 2017


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Premier Hodgman Undercuts Human Services Minister on Child Protection

After the Safe Pathways scandal and evidence the State neglected children in its care, this is a completely unacceptable response from the Premier.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Feb 2017


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Commissioner for Children's Report Exposes Urgent Need for Funding

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Jan 2017


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RoGS Reinforces Government's Failure to Keep Vulnerable Children Safe

The 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  |  Media Release  |  24 Jan 2017


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Still Too Many Unanswered Questions on Safe Pathways

Five months after concerns were first raised with the government about the treatment of vulnerable children in the care of Safe Pathways, many questions remain.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Jan 2017


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

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Dec 2016


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Petrusma's Child Protection Crisis

In the past year, the average number of children waiting each day for a response from Child Protection has increased from 15.5 to 65.5.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Dec 2016


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No Role for Profit Making in Child Protection

Chronic, systemic underfunding of child protection in Tasmania has laid the ground for businesses to profit from the abuse and neglect of children.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Nov 2016