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Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I had the great pleasure this morning of attending the Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast along with a whole bevy of my colleagues from across the political spectrum.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 Aug 2018

Manus Island Detainees

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Nov 2017

Premier Fails to Condemn Federal Liberals over Manus Island Emergency

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Nov 2017

Syrian and Iraqi Families Welcome, Resettlement Process Unclear

Media Release - 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 - 4 Nov 2016

Support for Asylum Seekers During World Suicide Awareness Week

Parliamentary Activity - Wednesday 14 September 2016[6.16 p.m.]

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Sep 2016

Appeal to Premier for Support of Hazara People

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 23 August 2016[5.59 p.m.]Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I rise to make a personal appeal to the Premier on behalf of the Hazara people living in Tasmania.  I have friends in the Hazara community for...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 Aug 2016

International Migration Strategy Needed to Growth Rural and Regional Tas

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 17 Aug 2016

Australia's Asylum Seeker Shame

Parliamentary Activity - Wednesday 17 August 2016Cassy O'Connor MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Acknowledges with shame that Australia has been detaining asylum seekers offshore on Nauru and Manus Island under the direction of the Federal Liberal...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Aug 2016

Safe Haven Investment Welcome, Delay Questioned

Media Release - 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 - 5 Jul 2016

Australia's Immigration Policy Brutal

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes with a heavy heart that a young Somali refugee has set herself alight on Nauru, the second refugee to self-immolate in the past week.(2)           Mourns the very recent death...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 May 2016

Students teach anti-racism attitudes

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF (Franklin) - I want to draw this House's attention to a fantastic event that happened last week during lunchtime here in the Parliament reception hall.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 23 Sep 2015

Asylum Seekers Welcome, but We Can Do More

Media Release - 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 - 9 Sep 2015

Investment in Housing Needed to Meet Local and Refugee Need

Media Release - 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 - 7 Sep 2015

Love Makes a Way

Parliamentary Activity - NOTICE OF MOTIONThat this House:1.     Condemns the federal Liberal government for their inhumane asylum seeker policy, particularly their "turn back the boats" rhetoric;2.     Understands that the callous approach taken by the Liberal...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Aug 2015

Safe Haven Enterprise Scheme

Parliamentary Activity - NOTICE OF MOTIONThursday, 4 June 2015Cassy O’Connor MP on tomorrow to move -That this House:1.     Acknowledges that Tasmania is a warm-hearted and welcoming community;

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 Jun 2015