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Wicked Campers' Move Welcome But What About Weakening of Anti-Discrimination Law?

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens' Leader 

Tasmanian women and girls will welcome moves to ban from the State's roads vehicles which display offensive, sexist signage.

The most obvious example of this in recent times has been Wicked Campers' vehicles, which are often emblazoned with revolting images and words that demean women and girls. 

The Greens will support this legislation, but we'll also be pointing out the lack of consistency in the Liberals' approach to discrimination.

Hodgman Fails to Condemn Abetz's Cheerleading of Sexist Trump

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader

In Question Time today, Premier Hodgman let down Tasmanian women and girls by refusing to condemn Liberal powerbroker, Senator Abetz, for his glowing celebration of President-elect Donald Trump's win in the U.S. election.

Mr Trump's comments about women are sexist and his behaviour condones sexual violence.

When political leaders sing his praises it sends a strong message to the community that sexism will be ignored and tolerated.

Investment in Family Violence Perpetrator Program Welcome

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader 

Human Services Minister, Jacquie Petrusma, is on the right track with the announcement today of a funded program to treat men who are violent towards women and children.

This work is a necessary part of stemming the frightening rates of domestic and family violence in Tasmania.

The work of the community sector in delivering support, counselling, housing and access to services for abused women and their children is essential but it can't treat the causes of violence against women and children.

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