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Vulnerable Children

Minister Must Explain COVID Child Safety Response

The Minister for Human Services must explain why vulnerable children were unable to access safe accommodation or key support services during COVID restrictions.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Aug 2020

Hodgman's Child Safety Leadership Failure

The Premier and his Treasurer have conceded defeat on public sector wage negotiations and referred the matter to the Tasmanian Industrial Commission.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Jun 2019

Child Protection Not Safe From Gutwein's Cuts

The Treasurer has refused to commit the government to quarantining the child protection system from the so-called ‘efficiency dividend’.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Jun 2019

Appointment of the New Commissioner for Children and Young People

There are few roles within government as important as the independent Commissioner for Children and Young People.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Nov 2018

Child Safety Services - Resourcing

The evidence strongly suggests an under-resourced agency was unable to respond in time possibly to save the child's life.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Oct 2017

Resignation of the Commissioner for Children

It is a sad day for Tasmania's children and young people with the sudden resignation of Commissioner, Mark Morrissey.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Aug 2017

Liberals Treat Public's Right to Know with Contempt

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Mar 2017

Liberals Break Right to Information Law

The Liberals have instituted a culture of secrecy and contempt for Right to Information which is infecting the entire government.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Mar 2017

Premier Hodgman Undercuts Human Services Minister on Child Protection

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Feb 2017

Commissioner for Children's Report Exposes Urgent Need for Funding

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Jan 2017

Still Too Many Unanswered Questions on Safe Pathways

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Jan 2017

No Role for Profit Making in Child Protection

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Nov 2016