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Royal Commission on Institutional Responses to Childhood Sexual Abuse

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

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy's second reading speech for the Justice Legislation Amendment (Organisational Liability for Child Abuse) Bill 2019, implementing a range of recommendations from the Royal Commission on Institutional Responses to Childhood Sexual...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 Sep 2019

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

Parliamentary Activity - Madam Deputy Speaker, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse shocked the nation. It revealed in the most appalling and confronting detail the systemic abuse of children who were entrusted to religious...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 30 Jul 2019

Mandatory Reporting of Offences of Child Sexual Abuse

Parliamentary Activity - ​​​​​​​The Catholic Church in Tasmania has vowed to defy law reform that would remove the protections on the confessional and ensure priests mandatorily report instances of child sexual abuse.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 Jun 2018

Limitation Amendment Bill 2017 Proclamation

Parliamentary Activity - Call on the Liberals to immediately proclaim the Limitation Amendment Bill 2017.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 May 2018

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

Media Release - While the Hodgman Liberals continue to 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 - 13 Apr 2018

Greens Commit to Redress Scheme for Victims of Institutional Child Abuse

Media Release - The Premier's refusal to commit to the national redress scheme for victims of past sexual abuse, along with Labor's silence on the issue, are a slap in the face to the estimated 1,750 Tasmanian survivors who would be eligible under the...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 9 Feb 2018

Hodgman Must Commit Tasmania to National Redress Scheme

Media Release - 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 - 26 Oct 2017

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

Media Release - The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Childhood Sexual Abuse estimated 7500 Tasmanians who would be eligible for a national redress scheme at a cost to the State of around $13.5 million over the next decade.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 Jun 2017