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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

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 your federal colleague, Peter Dutton.

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

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

Syrian and Iraqi Families Welcome, Resettlement Process Unclear

The news that eight Syrian and Iraqi families have arrived in Tasmania is welcome, and it's been a long time coming.  Tasmanians have been waiting more than a year since the Premier first promised refugees from Syria and Iraq a new home in...

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  4 Nov 2016

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

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

International Migration Strategy Needed to Growth Rural and Regional Tas

Notes the recently released report from the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) indicating regional Australia is missing out on potential population growth by failing to attract international migrants.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Aug 2016

Australia's Asylum Seeker Shame

Australia has been detaining asylum seekers offshore on Nauru and Manus Island under the direction of the Federal Liberal Government.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Aug 2016

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 conflict, deprivation or persecution.

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

Australia's Immigration Policy Brutal

A young Somali refugee has set herself alight on Nauru, the second refugee to self-immolate in the past week.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016

Students teach anti-racism attitudes

The presentation by the Students Against Racism group is a fantastic initiative that has been running since 2008 where students visit high schools and talk to people about their life.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Sep 2015

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

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 if we're to provide secure homes for desperate Syrian refugees as well as the almost...

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

Love Makes a Way

The callous approach taken by the Liberal Party - and backed by the Labor Party - is much to the abhorrence of humanists Australia-wide.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Aug 2015

Safe Haven Enterprise Scheme

Tasmania is a warm-hearted and welcoming community.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 Jun 2015

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

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