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Parliament House, Tasmania

Public Sector Wages

The mood in that crowd this morning was one of frustration and fury; a feeling of being undervalued. We were told teachers are burnt out.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Sep 2022


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Motion for Respect: Report into Workplace Culture in the Tasmanian Ministerial and Parliamentary Services

Eyes on behaviour is an important change but the most important change is the culture which we are all responsible for setting.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Sep 2022


Parliament House, Tasmania

Motion for Respect: Report into Workplace Culture in the Tasmanian Ministerial and Parliamentary Services

Every employee has the right to work in a safe, inclusive and respectful workplace.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Sep 2022


House of Assembly, Tasmania

State Service - Wage Negotiations

This Government has spot fires going off across the industrial landscape - nurses, firefighters, child safety workers, teachers.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Aug 2022


Parliament House, Tasmania

Public Sector Workforce - Industrial Action

For years your Government has taken for granted the many thousands of Tasmanians who keep this island and its essential services running.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Aug 2022


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Public Service Wage Rises

You must be aware of the enormous unsustainable pressure public sector workers across agencies such as health, education and child safety face each day.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Aug 2022


Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Police, Fire and Emergency Management – Workers’ Compensation

There is nearly 10 per cent of police who have some form of a workers' compensation claim.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Jun 2022


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Hospitality and Events – Wage Theft

Minister, has the Tasmanian Hospitality Association made any representation to you on the issue of wage theft?

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Jun 2022


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

The March 4 Justice happened in March this year on the back of the disgraceful, shameful behaviour in federal parliament.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Aug 2021


Parliament House, Tasmania

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

There has been vicarious trauma across the community amongst women and girls who have this nagging feeling that things are never going to change.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Aug 2021


Shaking Hands

Labor Abandons Casino and Venue Workers in Secret MOU with THA

Tasmanian Labor has abandoned employees at casinos, pubs and clubs in its indecent haste to lock in gambling industry donations and support.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Apr 2021


Protest, Climate Emergency

Greens Welcome Defeat of Draconian Anti-Protest Laws

The right to peaceful protest remains protected in Tasmania, following defeat of the Liberals’ draconian, unconstitutional anti-protest amendment Bill.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Mar 2021


Doctor with Face Mask

Government Fails Workers, Increases COVID Risk

The Government’s failure to pay hotel quarantine staff their promised wage supplements is unfair on workers, andpotentially puts the community at risk

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Mar 2021


Construction, Work Site

Underfunding WorkSafe Risks Lives

The Hodgman Government’s budget priorities are clearly affecting WorkSafe’s ability to employ the necessary staff to safeguard workers’ health and safety.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Aug 2019


Construction, Work Site

Workers Rehabilitation And Compensation Amendment Bill 2019

We start by acknowledging the spirit of this bill and we commend the Government's concern to support police who have been injured.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 May 2019


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Workers Rehabilitation And Compensation Amendment (Presumption As To Cause Of Disease) Bill 2019

This is a great step for Tasmania and for all people who are going through the process of healing or learning to live with post-traumatic stress.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Apr 2019