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COVID-19 Budget Delay

Media Release - Saturday, 21 March 2020, Cassy O'Connor MP


Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Treasury spokesperson

The Greens are relieved the State Budget has been delayed. It’s the right decision in a time of deep social and financial uncertainty.

We will work cooperatively, applying necessary scrutiny, to ensure all essential financial legislation is dealt with efficiently in the meantime.

With disruption to Budget and to State Parliament, we hope the Gutwein Government will be open and inclusive of opposition parties.

We are outside of business as usual in every sense.

Facing the lethal threat of COVID-19, political leaders must work together to model social cohesion in a time of physical distancing, and look after the wellbeing of all Tasmanians.