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Greens’ Support for Tasmanian AFL and AFLW Teams

Cassy O'Connor MP  -  Friday, 10 June 2022

Tags: AFL, Sport and Recreation, Housing Crisis, Health, Cost of Living, Stadium

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader

The Greens fully support a Tasmanian AFL and AFLW team. We are proud to be part of the joint political ticket for the AFL bid. 
Our firm support for the State’s AFL bid, however, did not include backing in a new stadium – and will not. 
Given the health, housing and cost of living crisis in Tasmania, we made it clear to the Premier and the AFL Taskforce that we did not support the proposed $750M floating stadium. 
Gil McLachlan must have a hide of steel, rocking up in Tasmania – while people are sleeping in freezing conditions in their cars, and in tents - and demanding we build a needless stadium. 
Tasmanians have been paying for rich Melbourne teams to play here, all without a pipedream stadium, in our great existing stadiums north and south. 

After years of sending our best and brightest players to the national league, as well as the millions the State has poured in to the Hawthorn and North Melbourne deals, we deserve more respect from the AFL.