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A Level Playing Field

The Tasmanian Greens support funding and infrastructure parity between women and mens sports.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Policies  |  21 Feb 2018

Estimates Reply - Minister Petrusma

We asked the Minister for Women if she was on the Expenditure Review Committee and the answer we received is that Cabinet matters are a matter for Cabinet.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Jun 2019

Violence against Women

This kind of victim and slut shaming, as it is known, distrust and manipulation of fact, only creates fear among women and girls in our community.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Oct 2018

Youth Speaking Out on Issues

There has been so much in the news over the past couple of weeks over the federal Liberal Party bullying attitude towards women in politics.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Sep 2018

Compulsory Union Membership Motion

It is clear that there are overt efforts to make sure that people who work for the Labor Party are members of the Labor Party and members of a union.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Sep 2018

Ferguson makes Ideology Policy

The Fair Work dispute between Cricket Australia and an employee has again brought the Tasmanian abortion access crisis to national attention.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Jul 2018

Women in Politics

I believe the federal leadership chaos of the past week reveals what a problem the conservative parties in Australia have with women in politics.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Aug 2018

Reproductive Health Services for Women

Under the Liberals in Government, the rights of women in Tasmania have gone backward.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2018

Hodgman Must Intervene on Reproductive Choice for Tasmanian Women

The Liberals have once again let their ideology rule policy, confirming surgical terminations will remain severely restricted.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 May 2018

Women in the Dark Over Terminations Policy

It has been revealed that Tasmanian public hospitals will still perform surgical terminations with a referral from a General Practitioner.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Apr 2018

Liberals Must Act on Reproductive Health

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.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Jan 2018

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

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Mar 2017

Senator Abetz's Comments on President-Elect Donald Trump

In his glowing praise of US president-elect Trump the day after the election, Liberal Senator Eric Abetz claimed a win for the conservatives, crowing about the election of a man who on the evidence is a sexist, racist, homophobic, lying...

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Nov 2016

Baby Steps for Tasmania's Parliament

Today's announcement by House of Assembly Speaker, Elise Archer, that babies will be no 'strangers' in our House, is warmly welcomed.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Nov 2016

Hodgman Fails to Condemn Abetz's Cheerleading of Sexist Trump

In Question Time today, Premier Hodgman let down Tasmanian women and girls by refusing to condemn Liberal powerbroker, Senator Abetz, for his glowing celebration of President-elect Donald Trump's win in the U.S. election.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Nov 2016

Premier Suggests Sit-Down to Smooth Over Hidding Bullying Incident

The Premier cited advice from the Solicitor-General and the Department of Premier and Cabinet to deny there had been any breach of the ministerial code of conduct. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 Oct 2016

Children and Family Violence

I thought I would take this opportunity, seeing these remarkable young women in the Chamber, to thank them so much for the work they do and for their inspiring words at the launch today.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Sep 2016

Hodgman Abandons LGBTI Tasmanians and other Groups to Risk of Hate Speech

The Premier demonstrated his weakness and the utter hypocrisy of his Party today. On the one hand he was speaking against sexist language at the launch of a report into the impact of family violence on children, while on the other, tabling...

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Sep 2016

Changes to Anti-Discrimination Act Divisive

The current exemptions under section 55 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 apply to academic, artistic, scientific or research purposes or any purpose in the public interest.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Aug 2016

Commemorate Life of Voula Delios

I rise tonight to echo the sentiments of those in the community who have commemorated the life of Voula Delios, the North Hobart grocer who was stabbed to death whilst working in her store on 23 July.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Aug 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

Investment in Family Violence Perpetrator Program Welcome

Human Services Minister, Jacquie Petrusma, is on the right track with the announcement today of a funded program to treat men who are violent towards women and children.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Aug 2016

Ministers on Notice to Ensure All Checks Are Done With Teen Challenge

Teen Challenge Tasmania has received approval from the Meander Valley Council to establish their ‘Home of Hope’ at the former school site.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Jun 2016

Teen Challenge Won't Welcome Everyone to Meander Rehab Centre

When the state decided to sell the site, Teen Challenge saw an opportunity and orchestrated the outcome which has now been presented.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Jun 2016

National Council of Women of Tasmania

he National Council of Women of Tasmania celebrated its 117th annual report for its 118th year this year.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 May 2016

Tasmanian Women's AFL Team

Once there is a women's national AFL league, they will grow a whole new audience for sport in Australia as we see women given an opportunity to shine.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 May 2016

Wicked Campers Condemned Across the Board for Misogynistic Slogans

The promotion of violence against women through sexist and misogynistic language is completely unacceptable in our community.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016

New AFL Chief Welcome

Football is a great unifying force in our community. It brings together people from all walks and runs of life, regardless of background, geography, religion, ethnicity and gender.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Apr 2016

Call for a Tasmanian Women's Footy League

Football is a rare unifying force that bridges divides of class, geography, religion, ethnicity, political affiliation and gender.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Apr 2016

State of the State Address in Reply

Madam Speaker, I have read a fair portion of the histories, including Professor Henry Reynolds’ landmark work, ‘The Fate of a Free People’, and recognise that a systemic erasure of Aboriginal Tasmanians in the birth records took place.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Mar 2016

Family Violence and the Link with Animal Cruelty

We have learnt from the survivors of violence about the implicit nature of our society's acceptance of that violence.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Mar 2016

Tasmania Can Lead on Women's Football

The Australian and Tasmanian Greens have identified an opportunity for Tasmania to have a team in the AFL’s national women’s league, and have written to Premier Will Hodgman and Opposition Leader Bryan Green offering to work with them to...

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

Sentencing Report on Family Violence

The long-awaited report of the Sentencing Advisory Council (SAC) in to the sentencing of family violence offenders reinforces the Tasmanian Greens' position that making victims of violence an accessory to breaches of Family Violence Orders...

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Dec 2015

Appointments Welcome, Still No GBE Gender Balance

The announcement today of two new women appointed to the Board of the Motor Accidents Insurance Board (MAIB) is a welcome step forward, but Tasmania's state owned businesses still perform poorly on gender equality.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Dec 2015

Rosalie Woodruff New Greens Member for Franklin

The Tasmanian Greens Party Room is delighted at news late today that Dr Rosalie Woodruff has been elected on countback to fill Senator-designate, Nick McKim’s seat in Franklin.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Aug 2015

Family Violence Plan a Significant Step Forward

Tasmania has taken a significant step forward to make our community safer for women and children with the release today of the Family Violence Action Plan.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Aug 2015

Rosie Batty's Call for Investment in Schools Must be Heeded

It was an enormous privilege to meet and talk with Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty, in Hobart today.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Aug 2015

Real Leadership needed to Appoint More Women onto Boards

Increasing women on boards in Tasmania is crucial to gender equity across the community, as well as balanced decision making.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Jul 2015

Gender Equality in the Australia Defence Force

Reaffirms that it is a real man who can stand up for women and against their denigration, and that real men understand men and women are equal.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 May 2015

First Tasmanian Female Governor

The Tasmanian Greens warmly welcome the historic appointment of Professor Kate Warner AM as Tasmania’s first female governor.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  10 Nov 2014