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A Level Playing Field

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 Feb 2018

Estimates Reply - Minister Petrusma

Parliamentary Activity - We asked the Minister for Women if she was on the Expenditure Review Committee of Cabinet and the answer we received from Mrs Petrusma is that Cabinet matters are a matter for Cabinet.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 Jun 2019

Violence against Women

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I rise tonight to speak on behalf of women and girls everywhere, to acknowledge the contribution of the Deputy Leader of the Opposition last night and to acknowledge that Ms O'...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 Oct 2018

Liberal Private Members Time - Compulsory Union Membership Motion

Parliamentary Activity - That the House -

Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 Sep 2018

Ferguson makes Ideology Policy

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 31 Jul 2018

Adjournment - Women in Politics

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I wanted to make a brief contribution this evening on the subject of women in politics and I am sure it is a subject you take great interest in given that you now preside over a...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 28 Aug 2018

Reproductive Health Services for Women

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, we thought it was time this House had a serious debate about access to reproductive health services for women in Tasmania. This has been a matter of some controversy and...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 May 2018

Hodgman Must Intervene on Reproductive Choice for Tasmanian Women

Media Release - The Liberals have once again let their ideology rule policy, confirming surgical terminations will remain severely restricted in the public hospital system and women will still be forced to travel interstate for procedures.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 May 2018

Women in the Dark Over Terminations Policy

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Apr 2018

Liberals Must Act on Reproductive Health

Media Release - 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 - 12 Jan 2018

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

Media Release - 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'...

- 9 Mar 2017

Senator Abetz's Comments on President-Elect Donald Trump

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN[10.31 a.m.]

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Nov 2016

Baby Steps for Tasmania's Parliament

Media Release - 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 - 15 Nov 2016

Hodgman Fails to Condemn Abetz's Cheerleading of Sexist Trump

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderIn 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...

- 15 Nov 2016

Premier Suggests Sit-Down to Smooth Over Hidding Bullying Incident

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Oct 2016

Children and Family Violence

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) -  Madam Speaker, Mr Jaensch will need to be a bit quicker off his seat because I know he has some special guests in here today from Project O at Wynyard.  I know he wanted to attend the launch...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Sep 2016

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

Media Release - 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 - 20 Sep 2016

Changes to Anti-Discrimination Act Divisive

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 Aug 2016

Commemorate Life of Voula Delios

Parliamentary Activity - [6.03 p.m.]Ms DAWKINS (Bass) - Madam Speaker, 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...

- 16 Aug 2016

Refugees and Women Well Represented at Olympics

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 16 August 2016Cassy O'Connor MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Recognises the 31st Summer Olympics are being held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.(2)           Notes that for the first time there is a refugee team competing, with...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 Aug 2016

Investment in Family Violence Perpetrator Program Welcome

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader 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.This work is a necessary part of...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 2 Aug 2016

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

Parliamentary Activity - Andrea Dawkins MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes:—(a)           that in December 2014 the Minister for Education and Training, Hon. Jeremy Rockliff MP, announced the closure of the former Meander Primary School at Meander;

- 16 Jun 2016

Teen Challenge Won't Welcome Everyone to Meander Rehab Centre

Parliamentary Activity - Ms DAWKINS (Bass) - Madam Speaker, I rise to speak about the future of the old Meander Valley School under the management of an organisation named Teen Challenge.  When the state decided to sell the site, Teen Challenge saw an opportunity...

- 15 Jun 2016

National Council of Women of Tasmania

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 24 May 2016

Tasmanian Women's AFL Team

Parliamentary Activity - Wednesday 4 May 2016[6.09 p.m.]

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 May 2016

Wicked Campers Condemned Across the Board for Misogynistic Slogans

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 3 May 2016Cassy O'Connor MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes the promotion of violence against women through sexist and misogynistic language is completely unacceptable in our community.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 May 2016

New AFL Chief Welcome

Media Release - 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 - 29 Apr 2016

Call for a Tasmanian Women's Footy League

Parliamentary Activity - Wednesday 27 April 2016NOTICE OF MOTIONCassy O'Connor MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes that football is a rare unifying force that bridges divides of class, geography, religion, ethnicity, political affiliation and gender.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Apr 2016

State of the State Address in Reply

Media Release - 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 - 15 Mar 2016

Family Violence and the Link with Animal Cruelty

Parliamentary Activity - Ms DAWKINS (Bass) - Mr Deputy Speaker, in 2015 one of the lessons learned is that of the breadth of family violence in our communities. We have learnt from the survivors of violence about the implicit nature of our society's acceptance of...

Andrea Dawkins - 8 Mar 2016

Tasmania Can Lead on Women's Football

Media Release - 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 - 16 Feb 2016

Sentencing Report on Family Violence

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Women spokespersonThe 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...

- 7 Dec 2015

Appointments Welcome, Still No GBE Gender Balance

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Women spokespersonThe 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...

- 1 Dec 2015

Rosalie Woodruff New Greens Member for Franklin

Media Release - 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 - 17 Aug 2015

Family Violence Plan a Significant Step Forward

Media Release - Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens LeaderTasmania 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.

- 13 Aug 2015

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

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderIt was an enormous privilege to meet and talk with Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty, in Hobart today, alongside my colleagues, Minister for Women, Jacquie Petrusma, and Shadow Attorney General, Lara...

- 4 Aug 2015

Real Leadership needed to Appoint More Women onto Boards

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Womens spokespersonIncreasing women on boards in Tasmania is crucial to gender equity across the community, as well as balanced decision making. Sadly, the 50% target by 2020 is aspirational only...

- 1 Jul 2015

Gender Equality in the Australia Defence Force

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 26 May 2015

First Tasmanian Female Governor

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

Kim Booth - 10 Nov 2014