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Greens Urge MLCs to Amend Begging Bill

The Greens urge MLCs to vote against the increased police ‘move on’ powers in Section 5 of the government’s Begging Bill.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Sep 2020


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Premier Needs to Stand Up to PM on Pandemic Income Supports

Premier Peter Gutwein needs to muscle up to the Prime Minister to prevent tens of thousands of Tasmanians from being driven to below the breadline.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Jul 2020


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Real Youth Survival Report Demands Tripartisan Push to Raise Newstart and Youth Allowance

Young Tasmanians need a unity ticket across parties to get the Morrison Government to hear the case for an increase in Newstart and Youth Allowance.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Oct 2019


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Glenorchy RSL Club Closure

Cassy O'Connor moves a motion regarding the close of the Glenorchy RSL, the the Liberals' use of the Glenorchy RSL during the election campaign.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 Jul 2019


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Minister Ferguson Does the Right Thing on Begging

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Jun 2019


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First Home Owner Grant Amendment Bill 2019

It is apt that we are debating a housing affordability bill in a week that has been dominated by questions on the response to housing and homelessness.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Jun 2019


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Estimates Reply - Minister Jaensch

There is a surge in the budget allocation that runs out next year for child safety services.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 Jun 2019


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Security And Investigations Agents Amendment Bill 2018

We have heard a range of views presented in the community through the media, through email, some phone calls, and there is a range of views.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Nov 2018


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Police Offences Amendment (Begging) Bill 2018

Cassy O'Connor delivers a Second Reading speech for the Greens' Police Offences Amendment (Begging) Bill, to remove the offence of begging in Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Oct 2018


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

The Tasmanian Parliament will have the opportunity to eliminate the criminal offence of begging in Greens’ Private Members’ Time next week.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Oct 2018


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Begging for Fairness, Greens Move to End Classist Crime

The Greens tabled a bill today that would end the classist persecution of the poor by removing the crime of begging from the statute books.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Sep 2018


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Housing - Confidence in Minister for Housing

Hobart has become Australia's least affordable capital city - the hardest place to both find and afford a home in the rental market.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 May 2018


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Fair Approach to Fines Needed

The Tasmanian Greens support calls from Community Legal Centres for Tasmania to change the way fines are structured.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Oct 2017


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Government Must Support Tasmanians in Need Not Punish Them

The recent Australian Council of Social Services' 'Poverty in Australia' report that states 13.3% of Australians live below the poverty line.

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


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Police Offences Act making Criminals of the Destitute and Homeless

There is a provision in the Police Offences Act which effectively makes criminals of the destitute and homeless.

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


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Government Ministers Urged to Support Decriminalisation of Begging in Tasmania

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Oct 2016