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Parliament House, Tasmania

Allegations against Member for Franklin, Mr David O'Byrne

I rise to express my disappointment that the member for Clark, Ms Haddad, did not feel fit to make a statement or an explanation to the House.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jul 2021

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Workplace Culture

Obviously we are here today because of the statement made by the member for Franklin yesterday about an alleged incident.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jul 2021

Parliament House, Tasmania

Workplace Culture

We thought it was important today that parliament be given an opportunity to discuss workplace culture.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jul 2021

Parliament House, Tasmania

Adam Brooks - Premier's Response to Issues Raised

The Premier failed at the first hurdle during the election campaign when two women came forward.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Jun 2021

Parliament House, Tasmania

If Gutwein Won’t Dump Brooks, Hopefully Braddon Will

The allegations of Braddon Liberal candidate and disgraced former Minister, Adam Brooks’ lying, forgery and catfishing are just awful.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Apr 2021

Womens March, 'A Woman's Place is In the Resistance' Sign

Women's Rights

Women in Australia are angry. We have had a gutful. We are sick of the false promises, we are sick of the crocodile tears, we are sick of the confected empathy.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Mar 2021

Parliament House, Tasmania

Cassy O'Connor Reply to Premier's Address

The world is in the grip of a pandemic and here in Tasmania, of course, there has been suffering.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Mar 2021

Womens March, 'A Woman's Place is In the Resistance' Sign

Right to Peaceful Protest

The March 4 Justice rally held at the beginning of this week was a powerful and historic moment.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Mar 2021

Womens March, 'A Woman's Place is In the Resistance' Sign

Liberal Party Misogyny

On Monday this week the women and girls of Australia marched for justice.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Mar 2021

Womens March, 'A Woman's Place is In the Resistance' Sign

Struggle for Equality and Justice Continues for Women and Girls

The crowning of Tasmanian, Grace Tame, as Australian of the Year has sparked a sequence of events and national conversation that is galvanising women and girls.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Mar 2021

Magistrates Court

Greens Welcome Family Violence Order Fee Removal

The Greens welcome the Premier’s announcement the application fees for Family Violence Orders will be removed. This move will potentially save lives.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Dec 2020

Parliament House, Tasmania

Women – Honour Roll

I'm interested in exploring whether there is going to be an effort to avoid the debacle of the last honour roll.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Nov 2020

Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Women – Reproductive Health

I couldn't discern from your answer where that left the commitment to a stand-alone service.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Nov 2020

Parliament House, Tasmania

Sport and Recreation - Women’s Cricket

In 2018 the Government made an election commitment to contribute towards Cricket Tasmania to lift the women's league game in significant part.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2020

Police Officers in High Visibility Vests

Prevention of Family Violence

The fee associated with obtaining a private intervention order in Tasmania is $32.40 plus $15 for photocopying. For some women that is a barrier.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Nov 2020

Justice, Scales and Gavel

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Tribute

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States by Bill Clinton, the then president, in 1993 at the age of 60.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Sep 2020

Women's Soccer Match

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

Gender Equality

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

Gender Equality

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

Gender Equality

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Sep 2018

Multicultural, Hands on Hands

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

Gender Equality

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Jul 2018

Womens March, 'A Woman's Place is In the Resistance' Sign

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

Gender Equality

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

Gender Equality

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

Womens March, 'A Woman's Place is In the Resistance' Sign

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

Gender Equality

Liberals Must Act on Reproductive Health

The closure of Tasmania’s only reproductive health clinic will place women seeking pregnancy termination in extremely difficult positions.

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

Gender Equality

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

Womens March, 'A Woman's Place is In the Resistance' Sign

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.

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

Gender Equality

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

Womens March, 'A Woman's Place is In the Resistance' Sign

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.

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

Gender Equality

Premier Suggests Sit-Down to Smooth Over Hidding Bullying Incident

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

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

Child, Shadow

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.

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

Gender Equality

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.

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

Gender Equality

Changes to Anti-Discrimination Act Divisive

Current exemptions under 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

Gender Equality

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.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Aug 2016

Gender Equality

Investment in Family Violence Perpetrator Program Welcome

The Human Services Minister 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

Gender Equality

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

Super Trawler Geelong Star

National Council of Women of Tasmania

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

Dr 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


New AFL Chief Welcome

Football is a great unifying force in our community. It brings together people from all walks and runs of life.

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

Bushfire, Burned Forest

State of the State Address in Reply

On behalf of the Tasmanian Greens MPs, I pay respect to the palawa/pakana people of Tasmania, to their treasured elders, past and present.

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

Gender Equality

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.

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

Gender Equality

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.

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

Spirit of Tasmania, TT-Line Vessel

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.

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

Gender Equality

Rosalie Woodruff New Greens Member for Franklin

The Tasmanian Greens Party Room is delighted 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

Gender Equality

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

Gender Equality

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

Gender Equality

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

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