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Minister Ferguson Does the Right Thing on Begging

Media Release - The Greens warmly welcome Police Minister, Michael Ferguson’s announcement that he will introduce legislation to remove the offence of begging from the statutes.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Jun 2019

Parliament Set to Debate Greens' Bill to Eliminate Crime of Begging

Media Release - The Tasmanian Parliament will have the opportunity to eliminate an antiquated and discriminatory criminal offence of begging in Greens’ Private Members’ Time next week. The provision, based on Victorian-era assumptions about the ‘criminal...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Oct 2018

Government Must Support Tasmanians in Need Not Punish Them

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O’Connor to move—That the House:—(1) Notes with heavy hearts the recent Australian Council of Social Services' 'Poverty in Australia' report that states 13.3% of Australians live below the poverty line.(2) Understands that 731,300...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 Oct 2016