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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


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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


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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


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Syrian and Iraqi Families Welcome, Resettlement Process Unclear

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  4 Nov 2016


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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


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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


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International Migration Strategy Needed to Growth Rural and Regional Tas

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Aug 2016


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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


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Safe Haven Investment Welcome, Delay Questioned

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


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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


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Students teach anti-racism attitudes

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Sep 2015


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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


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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


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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


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Safe Haven Enterprise Scheme

Liberal New South Wales Premier Baird is following in the footsteps of genuine Liberal leaders by helping victims of conflict and persecution make new lives.

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


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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


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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