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Syrian and Iraqi Families Welcome, Resettlement Process Unclear

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  |  Media Release  |  4 Nov 2016

Refugees and Women Well Represented at Olympics

For the first time there is a refugee team competing, with 10 individuals who have fled from conflict in South Sudan, Ethiopia and Syria in the 31st Summer Olympics are being held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Aug 2016

Safe Haven Investment Welcome, Delay Questioned

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  |  Media Release  |  5 Jul 2016

Students teach anti-racism attitudes

The presentation by the Students Against Racism group is a fantastic initiative that has been running since 2008 where students visit high schools and talk to people about their life.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Sep 2015

Asylum Seekers Welcome, but We Can Do More

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  |  Media Release  |  9 Sep 2015

Investment in Housing Needed to Meet Local and Refugee Need

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  |  Media Release  |  7 Sep 2015