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Hodgman Government Caves to Extreme Right and Axes Safe Schools

The Hodgman Government's decision to scrap funding for the Safe Schools' program is a sure sign the Premier and Education Minister have caved in to pressure from Senator Abetz, and the extreme Right within their ranks.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Apr 2017

Safe Schools

The Liberal Party has cowered to the conservative ideologues within its ranks by supporting a motion to ban ‘Safe Schools’, at the recent state conference.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Nov 2016

Liberals Cave to Extreme Right on Safe Schools

At their State Council meeting today, the Tasmania Liberals passed a Motion to abolish the Safe Schools program.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  5 Nov 2016

LGBTI Issues: Ultimate Support for a Simple Life

Mr Deputy Speaker, I rise tonight to respond to parliamentary secretary Mr Barnett's adjournment speech last evening on Safe Schools and his continued attack on LGBTI issues in this Parliament.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jun 2016

Safe Schools Must Not Be Cut or Watered Down

The Safe Schools Program is more than an anti-bullying measure, it’s a resource for teachers to help educate and avoid the conditions which foster bullying in the first place.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  19 Mar 2016

Saving Lives from Suicide

An investment of $3M to boost mental health services and a more holistic approach to identifying and supporting at-risk Tasmanians are a very good start.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Mar 2016

More State Support for Safe Schools Needed

Minister Rockliff and the state government should send Prime Minister Turnbull a strong message, by increasing support for the Safe Schools program.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  28 Feb 2016

More Schools Should Be Safe Schools

The federal government's attack on the Safe Schools Coalition is threatening the safety of young LGBTI people in Tasmania.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  24 Feb 2016