You are here

Royal Commission on Institutional Responses to Childhood Sexual Abuse

Justice, Scales and Gavel

Education – Sexual Abuse Claims

James Griffin had been working between 1986 and 1997 at UTAS as a maintenance officer. That was before he worked at the Launceston General Hospital.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Nov 2020

Justice, Scales and Gavel

Premier – Commission of Inquiry

We are really only just beginning to scratch the surface of a much deeper wound as it relates to the treatment of children in some places in Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Nov 2020

Justice, Scales and Gavel

Commission of Inquiry into Child Abuse in State Institutions

The announcement of a Commission of Inquiry into the sexual abuse of children and young people in the care of the State is both welcome and overdue.  

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Nov 2020

Education, Textbook and Laptop

Greens Welcome Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in State Schools

The Greens welcome the Deputy Premier and Education Minister’s announcement of an independent inquiry into child sexual abuse in state schools.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Aug 2020

Child, Shadow

Justice Legislation Amendment (Organisational Liability for Child Abuse) Bill 2019

This bill is a response to the royal commission's Redress and Civil Litigation Report which came out at the end of 2017.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Sep 2019

Child, Shadow

Criminal Code and Related Legislation Amendment (Child Abuse) Bill 2018

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse shocked the nation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Jul 2019

Child, Shadow

Mandatory Reporting of Offences of Child Sexual Abuse

​​​​​​​The Catholic Church in Tasmania has vowed to defy law reform that would remove the protections on the confessional.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Jun 2018

Child, Shadow

Liberals Must Listen to Survivors and Church Leaders and Commit to National Redress Scheme

While the Liberals drag their heels, Tasmania church leaders have joined forces to call for the State to join the National Child Abuse Redress Scheme.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Apr 2018

Child, Shadow

Greens Commit to Redress Scheme for Victims of Institutional Child Abuse

The Greens are committed to funding the State's contribution to the scheme, estimated at $13 million over the next decade.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Feb 2018

Child, Shadow

Hodgman Must Commit Tasmania to National Redress Scheme

The Turnbull Government today introduced legislation to establish a Commonwealth civil redress scheme for survivors of past abuse in institutional settings.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Oct 2017

Child, Shadow

Premier's Refusal to Commit to National Redress Scheme for Survivors of Past Abuse

In Estimates today, the Premier refused to state that his government is committed to contributing towards the national redress scheme.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Jun 2017