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Liberals Must Act on Reproductive Health

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens’ Leader

Today’s revelation that Tasmania’s only reproductive health clinic has closed will place women seeking a pregnancy termination in extremely difficult positions, particularly those in disadvantaged and regional areas.

Despite the passage of historic legislation decriminalising abortion in 2013, reproductive health options are narrowing for Tasmanian women, leaving them with too few accessible choices.

Tasmania now only has one private practitioner who can conduct surgical terminations, and only on a part time basis.

Wicked Campers' Move Welcome But What About Weakening of Anti-Discrimination Law?

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens' Leader 

Tasmanian women and girls will welcome moves to ban from the State's roads vehicles which display offensive, sexist signage.

The most obvious example of this in recent times has been Wicked Campers' vehicles, which are often emblazoned with revolting images and words that demean women and girls. 

The Greens will support this legislation, but we'll also be pointing out the lack of consistency in the Liberals' approach to discrimination.

Baby Steps for Tasmania's Parliament

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader

When the rules for Tasmania's House of Assembly were first written, they were written by men, for men and largely, about men.

To be fair, it simply didn't occur to them that women had a role to play in Parliament and that, from time to time, expectant and nursing mothers would be regulars in the Chamber.

Thankfully, much has changed since our founding fathers wrote their own rule book.  Today's announcement by House of Assembly Speaker, Elise Archer, that babies will be no 'strangers' in our House, is warmly welcomed.

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