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Government should serve Tasmanians, not vested corporate interests. We must have a strong, representative and functional democracy free of corruption and deals behind closed doors.

Tasmania has the weakest political donation laws in the country. We don’t have State-specific disclosure laws nor do we ban donations from vested interests. Tasmanian voters go to the ballot box in the dark about which corporations and vested interests have donated to political parties.

Donations from vested interests like the former Gunns Ltd and the Federal Group have had a corrupting influence on democracy and good governance in Tasmania. To ensure our democracy can no longer be corrupted, Tasmania must adopt stricter political donation laws.

We are also still suffering from the reduction in House of Assembly seats from 35 to 25. This reduction has led to reduced representation, poorer policy outcomes, a smaller talent pool to select Ministers from, and a small and ineffective backbench.

Tasmania must restore the number of seats in the House of Assembly.

 

What Can I Do?

There is currently a review of the Electoral Act 2004. A final report is now overdue. You can write to the Premier and Attorney-General and demand that they finalise the report and include -

1. a ban on corporate donations;

2. mandatory real-time disclosure on cumulative donations exceeding $1,000;

3. expenditure caps for election campaigns; and

4. a cap on donations of $3,000 per donor.

After the final report, there will be consultation on a draft bill - you will also be able make your views known then.

A Greens' bill to restore the House of Assembly to 35 seats has finished being considered by a select committee, whcih recommended that the bill be passed by the Parliament. You can write to the Premier and Leader of the Opposition and demand they support this bill.

 

In Parliament and the Media


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Labor’s Donations Reform Won’t Take Dirty Money Out of Polit...

It’s good to see Labor come to the party on electoral donations law reform in Tasmania. It’s a pity, however, that they stopped at the door.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 13 July 2020


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Greens Stand Alone on Major Projects Legislation

Labor declared their hand on the contentious Major Projects Bill today - they’ll be backing in the Liberals.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 3 June 2020


Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Legislative Council Election Deferral Should Have Been Dealt...

The Greens recognise the strong public health grounds behind the Director of Public Health’s decision to defer Legislative Council elections.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Sunday, 5 April 2020


Parliament House, Tasmania

Cassy O'Connor Premiers Address Reply

Madam Deputy Speaker, I rise on behalf of the Tasmanian Greens to deliver my response to the Premier's Address on the state of the state.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Speech  |  Wednesday, 4 March 2020


Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Donations Disclosure Laws

The Government appears to have walked away from any strengthening of Tasmania's nation-leading weakest donations disclosure laws.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 4 March 2020


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Gutwein Delaying Donations Reform, Scared of a Fair Fight

Tasmania has the weakest donations disclosure laws in the country. In Parliament today, the Premier showed again he has no interest in fixing them.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 4 March 2020


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Greens Refer Barnett, Archer and WorkSafe CEO to Integrity C...

The Tasmanian Greens have today written to the Integrity Commissioner asking him to investigate allegations of the serious misconduct.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 27 February 2020


Protest, Climate Emergency

Court Vindicates Forest Defenders' Right to Peaceful Pr...

Today’s decision by the Magistrates Court to uphold the Bob Brown Foundation’s Appeal against the government’s protest ban is very welcome news.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 26 February 2020


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Select Committee on the House of Assembly Restoration Bill R...

The Committee found there is strong support for the restoration of the House of Assembly to 35 Members from a broad range of stakeholders. 
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 25 February 2020


Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Gutwein Must Commit to Donations Reform

Tasmanians worried about the state of our democracy would have been even more worried after listening to Premier Peter Gutwein on ABC Radio this morning.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 14 February 2020


Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Major Parties Cash in on Secret Millions

Today’s Australian Electoral Commission annual donations returns reveal vested interests are still pouring funds in to the Liberal and Labor parties.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 3 February 2020


Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

Gutwein Must Rethink Pokies in his 'Compassionate'...

In his first statement as Premier, Mr Gutwein said he wanted a more compassionate Tasmania, where no one gets left behind.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 22 January 2020


Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

THA Quid Pro Quo Continues

The next installment of the Tasmanian Hospitality Association’s quid pro quo has been unveiled by their Liberal partners in government.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 9 December 2019


Parliament House, Tasmania

Priorities of Government

Rosalie Woodruff speaks during the Adjournment on the Government's prioritisation of political legislation over meaningful policies.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Speech  |  Wednesday, 27 November 2019


Protest, Climate Emergency

Anti-Protest Legislation

Cassy O'Connor rises on the adjournment to criticise the Government's anti-protest legislation.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Speech  |  Wednesday, 27 November 2019


Protest, Climate Emergency

Liberals, Ogilvie Vote to Gag Democracy

If it wasn’t chilling enough for the Liberals to erode democratic rights with anti-protest laws, today they gagged debate on the legislation itself.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 28 November 2019


Protest, Climate Emergency

Greens Call on TCCI to Withdraw Support for Draconian Anti-P...

The Greens have today written to the TCCI asking them to withdraw their support for the Workplace (Protection from Protestors) Amendment Bill. 
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 19 November 2019


Protest, Climate Emergency

Hodgman Liberals Marching Tasmania Towards a Police State

The Liberals are determined to stifle the right to peaceful protest in Tasmania.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 14 November 2019


Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Sessional Orders Amendment

We will be proposing a further amendment to the Sessional Orders over and above what is presented to us here today.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Speech  |  Tuesday, 24 September 2019


Pills

Labor Party Plans for Future

This is a highly political and silly motion in the way it is drafted.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Speech  |  Wednesday, 11 September 2019


Hobart Private Hospital

Hobart Private Hospital - Healthscope Lease Terms

Rosalie Woodruff questions the Minister for Health over the terms of the new Healthscope Lease.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 4 September 2019


Protest, Climate Emergency

Incitement of Violence on Hong Kong Protesters Must be Conde...

The Tasmanian Council for the Promotion of the Peaceful Reunification of China (CPPRC) appears to be openly inciting violence.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 13 August 2019


University of Tasmania

Pro-Beijing Forces on UTAS Campus Tear Down Lennon Wall

Cassy O'Connor speaks out over pro-Beijing students tearing down the symbolic Lennon Wall at UTAS.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 8 August 2019


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Donations Disclosure Laws

Tasmanians still do not know how many millions the gambling industry poured into the election campaign in order to guarantee profits until 2043.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Tuesday, 6 August 2019


Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

Liberals and Labor in Lock Step on Pokies

The lies and corruption at the heart of the 2018 State Election were laid bare by the sudden closure of the Glenorchy RSL a fortnight ago.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 31 July 2019


Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

Tasmanian Battlers Continue to Bleed Money to Federal Group

The latest Tasmanian Gaming Commission data reveals that in the month of April alone, $1.5 million was poured into the EGMs in Glenorchy.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 10 July 2019


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Federal Election 2019 Results

We cannot congratulate the Prime Minister for the result at the federal election because it was a result that reflects deep divisions in the community.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Speech  |  Wednesday, 22 May 2019


Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Electoral Amendment Bill 2019

Rosalie Woodruff delivers a Second Reading speech for the Electoral Amendment Bill 2019.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Legislation  |  Thursday, 21 March 2019


Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Electoral Amendment Bill 2019

Cassy O'Connor delivers a Second Reading speech for the Electoral Amendment Bill 2019.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Legislation  |  Thursday, 21 March 2019


Wrest Point Casino, Federal Group, Tasmania

Gambling Policy

Rosalie Woodruff raises the impacts of harming gambling policies in the Greens Matter of Public Importance debate.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Speech  |  Thursday, 21 March 2019


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Gambling Policy

Cassy O'Connor raises political interference in gambling policy from vested interests in the Greens Matter of Public Importance debate.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Speech  |  Thursday, 21 March 2019


Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

Gambling Policy

Cassy O'Connor questions the treasurer over tax reform proposals from Federal Group.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Speech  |  Thursday, 21 March 2019


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Electoral Donations Disclosure Framework

Cassy O'Connor questions the Premier over delays in delivering donation reforms.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Thursday, 21 March 2019


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Liberals Further Reveal Allergy to Donations Reform

This is ridiculous and subversive to a rigorous review process. It is more evidence of this Liberal Government’s allergy to transparency and accountability.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 18 February 2019


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Visa Cancellation of Liberal and Labor Donor Demands Repayme...

After an extensive investigation of Mr Huang Xiangmo Australian officials have cancelled his permanent residency.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 6 February 2019


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

RTI Delays and Secrecy Routine Under Hodgman Liberals

The Hodgman Government’s shameful attachment to secrecy has been laid bare in the national media.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 14 January 2019


House of Assembly, Tasmania

House of Assembly Restoration Bill 2018

Rosalie Woodruff delivers a Second Reading Speech for the Greens' House of Assembly Restoration Bill 2018.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Legislation  |  Wednesday, 21 November 2018


Parliament House, Tasmania

House of Assembly Restoration Bill 2018

Cassy O'Connor delivers a Second Reading Speech for the Greens' House of Assembly Restoration Bill 2018.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Legislation  |  Wednesday, 21 November 2018


House of Assembly, Tasmania

House of Assembly Restoration Bill Select Committee

The Greens today moved to refer House of Assembly Restoration Bill to a Select Committee. Our referral has passed Parliament.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 21 November 2018


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Tasmania Bottom of the Nation on Transparency

The Liberals’ undermining of Tasmania’s democracy through heel-dragging on political donations has Tasmania lagging the nation.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 29 October 2018


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Media Guidelines for Parliament of Tasmania

The Parliament of Tasmania has issued media guidelines that prohibit journalists taking photographs of MPs who are not on their feet.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Thursday, 18 October 2018


Parliament House, Tasmania

Extended Dorothy Dixers Show Contempt for Tasmanians

Question Time this week has reached all new lows with close to half of the time taken up with self-congratulatory Dorothy Dixer questions.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 20 September 2018


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Former Liberal Party Treasurer 'Soft Corruption' C...

Statements from former Liberal Party Federal Treasurer and NSW MP, Michael Yabsley, confirm the urgent need for political donation reform in Tasmania.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 3 September 2018


Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Electoral Act Review Ignores the Issues

The Tasmanian Greens’ submission to the review of the State’s electoral laws calls for reform of Tasmania’s political donation rules.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 20 July 2018


Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

Political Donations

The Premier allowed his party to be bought and paid for by the gambling industry, accepting millions of dollars from vested interests.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 2 May 2018


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Donations Reform 'Review' a Cop Out

The beneficiary of Tasmania's weak donations' disclosure regime, Will Hodgman, has announced a year-long review into electoral reforms.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 3 May 2018


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Liberals' Foreign Investor Tax Tinkering at the Edges

The Liberals are playing catch up on the growing level of foreign ownership and influence in Tasmania.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 9 February 2018


Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Tasmania Needs a Charter of Human Rights

The Greens will bring Tasmanian law into the 21st century and protect Tasmanian individuals and communities with a Charter of Human Rights.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 1 February 2018


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Tasmanian Liberals Rake in Donations, Declare Less than a Qu...

The latest AEC disclosure returns reveal the Liberals pocketed $2.39 million in political donations but only declared the sources for $498 000.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 1 February 2018


Air View of Houses

Foreign Ownership and Influence

Almost 25% of our state’s agricultural land is under a level of foreign ownership, and foreign donors are making large donations to the Liberals.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 30 January 2018


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Greens Committed to Cleaning Up Tasmania's Democracy

For too long, corporate donors wanting to protect their profits have used the money they tip in to the old parties as leverage.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 29 January 2018


Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

Liberals' Pokies Policy the Worst Case Scenario for Com...

The Liberals policy will entrench the harm caused, and ignite a competitive marketplace for addiction.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

TEELS Westpac Credit Card Sham Costs Revealed

The Tasmanian Energy Efficiency Loan Scheme (TEELS) is nothing more than a Westpac credit card gimmick.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 6 December 2017


Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Liberals Must Update Electoral Boundaries Before State Elect...

Many Tasmanians are set to head to the polls in March and vote to elect local representatives who won't actually represent them for the Parliamentary term.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Sunday, 26 November 2017


Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

Liberals' 'Free Beer' Arrangement with THA Do...

The Liberals' arrangement with the Tasmanian Hospitality Association members funding their 'Pub Test' pre-election forums is wrong on so many levels.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 24 November 2017


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Federal Group - Election Campaign Donations

Andrea Dawkins asks the Premier whether he will rule out his party accepting donations from Federal Group.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Speech  |  Wednesday, 1 November 2017


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Pembroke Electorate - Liberal Party Campaign

The Premier refused to accept any responsibility for donations originating from a company ASIO has warned against accepting donations from.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 1 November 2017


Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

Pokies-Free Pembroke Petition Tabled

In Parliament this morning, ahead of the Pembroke by-election, the Greens tabled a petition expressing community concern about the impact of poker machines.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 2 November 2017


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Liberals Refuse to Back Donations Reform

The Premier has failed to be transparent about a $30 000 donation from a Chinese owned company which ASIO warned about in 2015.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 1 November 2017


Wrest Point Casino, Federal Group, Tasmania

Premier Deflecting on Donations from Federal Hotels

Pokies baron, Greg Farrell, has said his company will be offering donations to both Labor and the Liberals to help them “articulate” policy.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 1 November 2017


Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

Premier Can't Keep Pointing the Finger at McQuestin

The Premier simply refuses to take responsibility for the conduct and decisions of the political party he leads.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 1 November 2017


Public Meeting, Town Hall

Liberals' State Election Positioning at Expense of Demo...

The Minister for Local Government failed to explain why he is ordering a Glenorchy Council election for early January, but leaving the Huon Valley another year.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 19 October 2017


Protest, Climate Emergency

Right to Peaceful Protest Law - High Court Decision

The entire country now knows a bad law brought in by the Government has led to a landmark High Court decision affirming the right to peaceful protest.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Thursday, 19 October 2017


Protest, Climate Emergency

Workplace (Protection from Protestors) Act - High Court Chal...

In a massive slap in the face to the Government, the High Court has just ruled in favour Bob Brown's challenge to the Government's draconian anti-protest laws.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 18 October 2017


Protest, Climate Emergency

Liberal Anti-Protest Laws Condemned by High Court

The Liberals' draconian, undemocratic anti-protest laws have been found to be in breach of the Australian Constitution by the High Court.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 18 October 2017


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Premier Must Explain Why Liberals are Taking Chinese Money

The Premier must explain what influence has been bought by Chinese Communist Party linked businesses which donated to the Tasmanian Liberals last year.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 2 October 2017


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Resignation of Matthew Groom

The resignation of Matthew Groom from Cabinet and from Parliament at the next election highlights the need to restore the numbers in the House of Assembly.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Saturday, 23 September 2017


Wrest Point Casino, Federal Group, Tasmania

Liberals' 'Individual Responsibility, Corporate En...

Both the Premier and the Treasurer delivered a disappointing and underwhelming response to questions on the future of the Federal gambling monopoly.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 5 June 2017


Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

Liberal and Labor Parties Need to Reject Federal Group Donat...

With the Federal monopoly Deed due to formally expire in 2018 and end in 2019, now is a critical time for our democracy.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 9 May 2017


Wrest Point Casino, Federal Group, Tasmania

Pokies Deed Corruption Allegations Must be Heard by Parliame...

Tasmania Police will review their investigation into allegations of bribery and corruption following the fall of the Liberal Bethune Government in 1972.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 8 May 2017


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Westpac's Return on Investment for Donations to Tasmani...

Having scrapped the Labor Green Government's free energy efficiency scheme, The Liberals have adopted a Harvey Norman style credit scheme to be run by Westpac.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 2 May 2017


Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

Liberals Must Listen to Rev. Costello on Pokies

Rev. Tim Costello has openly named the pokies industry as a powerful vested interest, which runs government gambling policy across Australia.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 12 April 2017


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Liberals Need to Recommit to Restoring Parliament Numbers

The Greens welcome new Labor Leader, Rebecca White's support for restoring the numbers in the House of Assembly to 35.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 27 March 2017


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Donations' Disclosure Needed Before State Election

Following Prime Minister Turnbull's encouraging comments about exploring 'more timely' political donations disclosure, Premier Hodgman should follow suit.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 2 February 2017


Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Hare-Clark Electoral System

Hare-Clark electoral system is the fairest, most representative and democratic electoral system in the modern world.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Motion  |  Tuesday, 15 November 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  |  Tuesday, 15 November 2016


Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Premier Failing to Act on Bullying Allegation

A female Member of Parliament has made a very serious allegation of bullying and intimidation against a male Minister in the Premier's Cabinet.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 27 September 2016


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Hodgman Keeps Tasmanians in the Dark on Political Donations

The Tasmanian Liberal Party disclosed the names of just seven donors with total contributions of $145 000.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 14 September 2016


Parliament House, Tasmania

No Opportunity for Good Governance with Limited Numbers in t...

Cassy questions the Premier over the TCCI's concerns that in a 25 seat parliament, there is a limited pool of talent from which to choose a minister.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Tuesday, 13 September 2016


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Premier Renegs on Restoration of House Numbers to 35

Cassy questions the Premier over why he dismissed the calls of the state's peak business body for a restoration of numbers of the House of Assembly.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Tuesday, 13 September 2016


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Call to Restore House of Assembly Numbers to 35

Cassy tables a motion calling for the number of Members in the House of Assembly be restored to 35.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Motion  |  Tuesday, 13 September 2016


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Real Time Disclosure of Political Donations Needed Now

Voters should know which corporate interests are donating how much to which political party in the lead up to an election.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Motion  |  Tuesday, 13 September 2016


Hobart Private Hospital

Old Parties Refuse to Support Real Time Donations Disclosure

The Greens are disappointed both the Liberal and Labor Parties joined together, once again, to vote against donation transparency and democratic process.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 14 September 2016


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Time to Restore the Numbers in Parliament

The Greens welcome the calls from the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry to restore the numbers in the Tasmanian Parliament.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 9 September 2016


Protest, Climate Emergency

Collision Course for High Court

Tasmania’s draconian Anti Protest Law is heading for a High Court challenge after the Government voted against a Greens bill to repeal the legislation.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 25 May 2016


Protest, Climate Emergency

Time to Scrap Liberals' Protest Laws

The decision by Tasmania Police to drop charges against Bob Brown is further evidence we'd be far better off without the Liberals' protester laws.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 18 May 2016


Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Regrettable First Day Back for Parliament

After a three month break, the entire resources and energy of State Parliament on today's return have been invested in a lengthy farce.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 8 March 2016


Parliament House, Tasmania

Dorothy Dix 'Good News' Milestone

The Liberals celebrated their 250th self-congratulatory Dorothy Dix in Question Time today.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 27 October 2015


Wrest Point Casino, Federal Group, Tasmania

Liberals Have No Mandate for Federal Deal

The Treasurer's Federal monopoly rhetoric in Parliament today remains empty and meaningless, despite its bombastic delivery.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 27 August 2015


Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

Gutwein Preparing to Roll Over to Federal

Treasurer Peter Gutwein made it clear he is prepared to do Federal Hotels' bidding and extend the destructive gambling monopoly deal beyond 2018.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 26 August 2015


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Democracy Still for Sale in Tasmania

The Attorney-General Vanessa Goodwin has washed her hands of any significant reform including restoring the House of Assembly to 35.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 10 June 2015


Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Senate Pre-selection Process

I can confirm that I have decided to nominate for pre-selection as a Senator for the Tasmanian Greens.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 11 May 2015


Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Senator Milne's Announcement

Christine is a champion of Tasmania, and of the planet, and can be absolutely proud of her legacy.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 6 May 2015


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Tribute to Christine Milne

Tasmanian Greens Leader Kim Booth MP today paid tribute to outgoing National Greens Leader Christine Milne.
Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 6 May 2015


Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Protect Parliament from Parties' Self-Interest

Parliamentary reform should always be driven by the aim of ensuring it is serving a strong healthy and robust democracy.
Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  Saturday, 5 April 2014


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

AEC Annual Disclosures Highlights Flaws

The Australian Electoral Commission’s 2013-14 disclosures have not revealed the true picture of who is funding whom.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 3 February 2015


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

End Donations Secrecy

Premier Will Hodgman must act on political donations disclosure as the Local Government Association of Tasmania adds to pressure for reform.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 21 January 2015


Protest, Climate Emergency

Anti-Protest Bill Passed-But Unworkable

People who care about a healthy democracy will be mourning the passage of the government's extreme anti-protest legislation.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 25 November 2014


Public Meeting, Town Hall

Time to Reform Local Council Elections

Electoral reform to provide for compulsory voting in local government elections and allowing electronic voting is needed.
Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 29 October 2014


Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Hare-Clark

Tasmania’s Hare-Clark system has long been recognised as the jewel in western democracies’ crown.
Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 13 October 2014


Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Political Donation Disclosure Reforms Stalled

The Attorney General has made it clear that the Hodgman government is going to continue to hide political donations.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 9 September 2014


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

State Political Donation Disclosure Reform

The upcoming Local Government elections again highlight the need for the disclosure of political donations in Tasmania.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 23 July 2014


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

End Corporate Welfare

The Hodgman regime needs to rethink its warped priorities and put an end to its compulsion to provide corporate welfare payouts.
Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 9 July 2014


Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Respect Voters' Decision

The Tasmanian Greens Party is clearly the only State political party prepared to respect the democratic will of the voters.
Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 27 May 2014


Parliament House, Tasmania

Parliamentary Resourcing

Greens Leader Nick McKim has challenged Will Hodgman to identify which law he is referring to that prescribes resourcing and parliamentary rights.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 28 March 2014