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Respect For Tasmania's First People

Policies - The Tasmanian Greens support changing the date of Australia day, working towards Treaty, establishing Reconciliation...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Mar 2018

National Sorry Day

Media Release - National Sorry Day is an opportunity to reflect on the wrongs that have yet to be righted for the palawa/pakana people of Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 May 2019

Reconciliation Council of Tasmania Launch

Media Release - There is new hope for reconciliation between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Tasmanians, with the establishment of the Reconciliation Council of Tasmania today.  

Cassy O'Connor MP - 9 Aug 2017

Abetz Comments on 26 January Disrespectful and Divisive

Media Release - Liberal Senator Eric Abetz does not appear to be able to help himself, using disrespectful and divisive language to put the case for maintaining 26 January as our national day.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 Jan 2017

Public Holiday to Recognise our First People - 'Reconciliation Day'

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O’Connor to move—That the House:—(1) Congratulates the ACT Government on their decision to hold Australia's first public holiday that recognises our First People, 'Reconciliation Day'.(2) Recognises that Australia Day is a deeply...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 Oct 2016

Tasmania Needs Reconciliation Day

Parliamentary Activity - That the House:—(1) Congratulates the ACT Government on its decision to hold Australia's first public holiday that recognises the Nation’s First People.(2) Notes that Reconciliation Day will be trialled in 2017, and will then replace...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 Aug 2016

Australia Day No Celebration for Tasmania's First People

Media Release - Each year, on the 26th of January, Australia is a nation divided by its history. While many Tasmanians celebrate with pride, our First People feel only the pain of a country taken at the point of a gun.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Jan 2016