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Syrian and Iraqi Families Welcome, Resettlement Process Unclear

Media Release - The news that eight Syrian and Iraqi families have arrived in Tasmania is welcome, and it's been a long time coming.  Tasmanians have been waiting more than a year since the Premier first promised refugees from Syria and Iraq a new home in...

Andrea Dawkins - 4 Nov 2016

Refugees and Women Well Represented at Olympics

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 16 August 2016Cassy O'Connor MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Recognises the 31st Summer Olympics are being held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.(2)           Notes that for the first time there is a refugee team competing, with...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 Aug 2016

Safe Haven Investment Welcome, Delay Questioned

Media Release - The Greens welcome the investment in settlement services for Safe Haven Enterprise Visa holders, who have left everything to flee conflict, deprivation or persecution.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 Jul 2016

Students teach anti-racism attitudes

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF (Franklin) - I want to draw this House's attention to a fantastic event that happened last week during lunchtime here in the Parliament reception hall.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 23 Sep 2015

Asylum Seekers Welcome, but We Can Do More

Media Release - Prime Minister Abbott's announcement that Australia will take 12,000 new asylum seekers from Syria is very welcome, but as a nation, we can do more.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 9 Sep 2015

Investment in Housing Needed to Meet Local and Refugee Need

Media Release - The Liberals need to invest a sizeable portion of the projected half a billion dollars in GST windfall into the supply of social and affordable housing if we're to provide secure homes for desperate Syrian refugees as well as the almost...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Sep 2015