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Vulnerable Children

Hodgman's Child Safety Leadership Failure

Media Release - 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 - 27 Jun 2019

Child Protection Not Safe From Gutwein's Cuts

Media Release - The Treasurer has refused to commit the government to quarantining the child protection system from the so-called ‘efficiency dividend’ after his Premier yesterday confirmed the Tourism Tasmania marketing budget would be quarantined.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 Jun 2019

Appointment of the New Commissioner for Children and Young People

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 Nov 2018

Child Safety Services - Resourcing

Parliamentary Activity - Two people were so concerned about this baby's welfare they alerted Child Safety Services, yet 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 - 17 Oct 2017

Resignation of the Commissioner for Children

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Aug 2017

Liberals Treat Public's Right to Know with Contempt

Media Release - Late yesterday, the Tasmanian Greens finally received the response to a Right to Information request we lodged on the 22nd of November last year.  It was almost three months behind the timeframe for the release of information under the Act...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 Mar 2017

Liberals Break Right to Information Law

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 8 Mar 2017

Premier Hodgman Undercuts Human Services Minister on Child Protection

Media Release - Premier Will Hodgman yesterday used weasel words to suggest his government would in fact not be implementing and funding all seven of the Commissioner for Children and Young People's recommendations, directly contradicting his Minister for...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Feb 2017

Commissioner for Children's Report Exposes Urgent Need for Funding

Media Release - The report into Tasmania’s crisis-driven child protection and out of home care system by the Commissioner for Children and Young People demands urgent attention.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 Jan 2017

Still Too Many Unanswered Questions on Safe Pathways

Media Release - Five months after concerns were first raised with the government about the treatment of vulnerable children in the care of for-profit provider, Safe Pathways, many questions remain unanswered.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Jan 2017

No Role for Profit Making in Child Protection

Media Release - Chronic, systemic underfunding of child protection in Tasmania has laid the ground for businesses to profit from the abuse and neglect of children who are in the Out of Home Care system.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 Nov 2016