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Media Release - 14 August 2020

Air View of Houses

COVID Rental Protections Must Be Extended

The government must recognise the ongoing difficulties faced by Tasmanian tenants and extend the state’s residential rental protections beyond October 1.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Housing, Affordable Housing, Rent Caps, Coronavirus, Tenant Rights


Media Release - 10 August 2020

Container Deposit Machine

Industry-run container deposit scheme a worst-case scenario for Tasmania

The Greens are calling on the Tasmanian Government to rule out handing control of the container deposit scheme to the beverage industry. 
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Container Deposit Scheme, Environment, Recycling, Waste


Media Release - 8 August 2020

kunanyi / Mount Wellington

MWCC Contemptuous of Planning Process and Public Input

Proponents of a private cable car on the publicly owned summit of Kunanyi/Mt Wellington are treating the planning system and people of Hobart with contempt.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: kunanyi/Mt Wellington, Cable Car, Planning


Media Release - 6 August 2020

Lonely Child

Minister Must Explain COVID Child Safety Response

The Minister for Human Services must explain why vulnerable children were unable to access safe accommodation or key support services during COVID restrictions.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Child Safety, Children, Vulnerable Children, Coronavirus


Media Release - 4 August 2020

Planning Documents

TasNetworks Needs to Go Back to the Drawing Board

TasNetworks has again failed to address community and environmental concerns with its revised proposed NW transmission line route.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: TasNetworks, Planning


Media Release - 3 August 2020

Doctor with Face Mask

Hear the Collective Sigh of Relief Across Tasmania

The vast majority of Tasmanians will be relieved the state’s tough border measures will be in place until at least the end of the month.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Coronavirus, Border Restrictions


Media Release - 3 August 2020

Homeless Man

Government Must Commit to Ending Homelessness Crisis

The Gutwein government must commit to a comprehensive plan to end the homelessness crisis.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Affordable Housing, Housing Crisis, Homelessness


Media Release - 31 July 2020

Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

Premier Needs to Stand Up to PM on Pandemic Income Supports

Premier Peter Gutwein needs to muscle up to the Prime Minister to prevent tens of thousands of Tasmanians from being driven to below the breadline.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Coronavirus, Poverty, Cost of Living


Media Release - 30 July 2020

Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

Archer Needs to Commit to More Protection for Victims of Family Violence

More than a year has passed since a Coroner’s report detailed the case for enacting a standalone offence of non-fatal strangulation.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Family Violence, Legislation, Justice


Media Release - 28 July 2020

Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Wilderness Defenders Will Never Give Up on Lake Malbena

The development at Halls Island in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park is a travesty of proper process.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Lake Malbena, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, National Parks, Parks EOIs, Parks


Media Release - 28 July 2020

Justice, Scales and Gavel

Elise Archer Should Know Prison is No Place for a Child

Tasmania’s Attorney General, Elise Archer, chaired a meeting of her federal, state and territory counterparts yesterday which again failed Australian children.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Ashley Youth Detention Centre, Youth Justice, Aboriginal Tasmanians


Media Release - 25 July 2020

Hospital Bed

Workers Submitting to NW Inquiry Need Protection Guarantee

The opening of submissions for the Independent Inquiry into the NW outbreak is welcome, but the government must guarantee protection for all who provide input.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Coronavirus, North West Tasmania, Health


Media Release - 24 July 2020

Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Hapless DPIPWE Secretary Reduced to Pleas for Departmental Loyalty

DPIPWE Secretary, Tim Baker, has been reduced to begging disaffected staff to show loyalty to Parks Manager, Jason Jacobi.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Lake Malbena, National Parks, Parks EOIs, Walls of Jerusalem National Park, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area


Media Release - 24 July 2020

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Barnett is a Disgrace

Guy Barnett is whipping up fear and loathing in the community over forests, with unfounded allegations over tree spiking.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Forests, Environment, Climate Emergency, Native Forest Logging


Media Release - 23 July 2020

Prison, Man Gripping Bars

Liberal Prison Chaos Failing Community

After six years in government, it is clear the Liberals’ approach to crime and justice is failing on every front.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Justice, Corrections, Risdon Prison, Crime


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