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Leaders' Debate


Cassy O'Connor MP

Cassy O'Connor MP  -  Thursday, 15 April 2021

Tags: Accountability, Political Leadership, Climate Emergency, Housing Crisis, Health Crisis, Federal Group

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader

The fact that Peter Gutwein and Rebecca White are having a Leaders debate, organised by the Property Council at Wrest Point casino, tells Tasmanians everything they need to know about the priorities of the major parties.

It’s all about toadying up to the top end of town while ignoring the big issues like climate and soaring rates of poverty in Tasmania.

Both Mr Gutwein and Ms White have allowed themselves to be stitched up by the Tasmanian Hospitality Association and Federal Group over the continuation of poker machines in pubs and clubs until 2043.

Both trip over themselves to prove to property developers that they’re more pro-business.

Neither have a plan for real climate action, and both support the continued deforestation and burning of this island’s landscapes.

We also haven’t heard a peep from either leader about their plans to tackle rising poverty rates.

If Tasmanians are looking for heart and vision from their political leaders, they won’t find it at Wrest Point at lunch time today.