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Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre

Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Amendment Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor delivers a second reading speech for the Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Amendment Bill 2019, which seeks to make broad offences relating to impeding business activities.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Nov 2019

Place Names Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Madam Speaker, the House and the minister will be well aware that when this bill was first tabled we raised a number of concerns about its content, the justification for it and particularly in relation to the proposed section 13, which is...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 Oct 2019

takayna/Tarkine - Opening of Four-wheel Drive Tracks

Parliamentary Activity - The Government's plan to re-open tracks through ancient, irreplaceable Aboriginal heritage in the takayna/Tarkine has been dealt a major blow with the federal environment department rejecting the state's proposed measures to mitigate the...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Oct 2017

Taxpayer Money Wasted on Shameful Tarkine Tracks Court Case

Parliamentary Activity - The Liberals' decision to reopen the 4WD tracks along the Tarkine coast and then engage in a lengthy, taxpayer funded court process against the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre flies in the face of 'resetting the relationship' with Aboriginal...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 Sep 2016

takayna/Tarkine Still Under Threat

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Agrees that the takanya, or Tarkine, is a place of deep cultural significance to Tasmanian Aboriginal people and recognised globally as a region of outstanding cultural value.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 Aug 2016

Federal Budget 2016: Libs Cut TWWHA Management Funding by $3.4m

Parliamentary Activity - The 2016 Federal Budget confirmed a $3.4M cut to management of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) in 2016-17, with the funding for management of the TWWHA extension flatlining to zero in 2018-19.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 May 2016

Liberals Determined to Damage and Divide on Aboriginal Heritage

Media Release - Tasmanian taxpayers will fork out for expensive lawyers to support the Hodgman Government’s bid to persuade the full bench of the Federal Court that off road vehicles won’t damage priceless Aboriginal heritage in the Tarkine.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 Mar 2016

Rylah's Divisive Comments Do Nothing to Reset the Relationship

Media Release - When Braddon MP, Joan Rylah, tabled her Notice of Motion in Parliament yesterday it was designed to divide the Tasmanian Aboriginal community, over the Liberals' plan to re-open 4WD tracks in Arthur Pieman Conservation Area.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 Mar 2016

Liberals fail Leadership Test

Media Release - Discussions around treaty need to be entered into with an open mind and an open heart, but Premier Hodgman it would seem is just like the rest of them; happy to live off the fat of the land and provide only token gestures of land returns.

Kim Booth - 1 May 2014