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Premier Hodgman Not Standing By Past Comments on Anti-Discrimination

Last year in the Premier stated "I believe our society and democracy thrives on the basis of freedom of speech that is not unfettered".

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Sep 2016

Liberal Government Removes 'Reasonableness' from Anti-Discrimination Laws in Favour of the Church

In the final draft amendments the word 'reasonably' was removed in relation to the exemption provided for religious purposes under the act.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Sep 2016

Changes to Anti-Discrimination Act Divisive

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Aug 2016

Concern About Teen Challenge at Meander

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Jun 2016

LGBTI Issues: Ultimate Support for a Simple Life

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jun 2016

Non-Denominational Interfaith Prayer

In the ACT the prayer has been replaced with a silent reflection and in the US Congress there is a rotation between prayers of different faiths.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016

Children's Commissioner Questions School Discrimination

Tasmania's Commissioner for Children has expressed concern about allowing religious schools to discriminate against students of different backgrounds.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Nov 2015

Liberals Risk Contravening Constitution Act

It is likely that the Tasmanian government’s Anti-discrimination Amendment Bill 2015 is in breach of the Tasmanian Constitution Act 1934.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  21 Apr 2015

Anti-Discrimination & Schools

The government's intention to allow religious schools to discriminate against non-religious children is inconsistent with discrimination laws and human rights.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  8 Apr 2015

School Chaplains

The Minister for Education has backed down under pressure from Christopher Pyne by failing to stand up against the new rules for school chaplains.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  4 Nov 2014

Hodgman Needs to Intervene

The Tasmanian Greens called on Premier Hodgman to join them in condemning the small-minded, xenophobic comments of Senator Jacqui Lambie.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Sep 2014