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Parliament House, Tasmania

Veteran Affairs - Afghan Refugees

I've been personally approached by people who have served in Afghanistan who are extremely distressed by the chaotic unfolding of events.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Sep 2021

Doctor with Face Mask

Mental Health and Wellbeing - COVID-19

We have a load of 150 people or thereabouts, I understand, coming from the UK, who will be in hotel quarantine in Tasmania.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Sep 2021

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Premier - Afghanistan Refugees

Over the weekend Tasmania received ex pats to take the pressure off quarantine facilities interstate for Afghans fleeing from the Taliban.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Sep 2021

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Afghanistan - Humanitarian Tragedy

The Taliban's history is defined by brutal repression, particularly towards minority groups and women and girls.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 Sep 2021

Mental Health, Man on Couch

Support for Tasmanian Businesses and Workers

We have all known people, if not ourselves, who have lost their incomes and whole livelihoods.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 Aug 2021

Multicultural, Hands on Hands

Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast

I had the great pleasure this morning of attending the Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast along with a my colleagues from across the political spectrum.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Aug 2018

Multicultural, Hands on Hands

Manus Island Detainees

At this moment there are more than 600 desperate asylum seekers on Manus Island being denied food, water, shelter and safety by Peter Dutton.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Nov 2017

Multicultural, Hands on Hands

Premier Fails to Condemn Federal Liberals over Manus Island Emergency

Premier Hodgman has failed compassionate Tasmanians by remaining silent about the human rights emergency unfolding on Manus Island.

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

Multicultural, Hands on Hands

Syrian and Iraqi Families Welcome, Resettlement Process Unclear

Tasmanians have been waiting more than a year since the Premier first promised refugees from Syria and Iraq a new home in the State.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  4 Nov 2016

Multicultural, Hands on Hands

Support for Asylum Seekers During World Suicide Awareness Week

It is important we find the words and the ways as a community to talk about suicide and the devastating toll it has on people's lives.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Sep 2016

Multicultural, Hands on Hands

Appeal to Premier for Support of Hazara People

The Hazara people are among the most persecuted of minorities.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Aug 2016

Multicultural, Hands on Hands

Safe Haven Investment Welcome, Delay Questioned

The Greens welcome the investment in settlement services for Safe Haven Enterprise Visa holders, who have left everything to flee conflic.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Jul 2016

Multicultural, Hands on Hands

Students teach anti-racism attitudes

The presentation by the Students Against Racism group is a fantastic initiative that has been running since 2008.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Sep 2015

Multicultural, Hands on Hands

Asylum Seekers Welcome, but We Can Do More

Prime Minister Abbott's announcement that Australia will take 12,000 new asylum seekers from Syria is very welcome, but as a nation, we can do more.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Sep 2015

Multicultural, Hands on Hands

Investment in Housing Needed to Meet Local and Refugee Need

The Liberals need to invest a sizeable portion of the projected half a billion dollars in GST windfall into the supply of social and affordable housing.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Sep 2015

Multicultural, Hands on Hands

Asylum Seekers Haven

Taking in asylum seekers is a moral and legal obligation. Where better to process asylum seekers than in the welcoming arms of Tasmania?

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  10 Nov 2014

Multicultural, Hands on Hands

Call to Reopen Pontville Detention Centre

The growing calls for the reopening of Pontville to facilitate more humane onshore processing of asylum seekers are welcome and timely.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  23 Oct 2014