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Media Release - 30 September 2022

Coronavirus

Rockliff’s Heartless Covid Betrayal

The Premier’s ardent support of National Cabinet’s decision to remove mandatory Covid isolation is a betrayal of Tasmanians.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Health, COVID-19, Disability


Media Release - 29 September 2022

Coal

New Coal Mine Disaster for Tasmania?

The proposed new coal mine for Fingal is a looming Tasmanian climate disaster
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Coal, Climate Change, Hydrogen, Greenhouse Gas Emissions


Media Release - 28 September 2022

Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

Support for Pokies Harm Minimisation, For Now

The Greens are pleased an amended motion calling on all parties and MPs to support card-based pokies harm reduction measures was agreed to in Parliament today.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Pokies, Health, Tasmanian Hospitality Association, Federal Group


Media Release - 28 September 2022

Classroom, Students with Raised Hands

Greens Stand in Solidarity with Education Staff

​​​​​​​The Greens proudly stand with the Australian Education Union, teachers, and support staff who stopped work and rallied around the state this morning
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Education, Schools, Teachers


Submission - 27 September 2022

Law Books

Child and Youth Safe Organisations Bill 2022

We note this bill is substantially more detailed than the 13-page threadbare draft Child Safe Organisations Bill 2020.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Children and Young People, Legislation, Royal Commission on Institutional Responses to Childhood Sexual Abuse


Media Release - 27 September 2022

House of Assembly, Tasmania

What Happened to Rockliff’s Government of Heart?

The Premier continues to insist on his plan to build an unnecessary $750 million plus football stadium – despite massive community backlash.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Macquarie Point, Housing, Health, Hospitals, Ambulance Ramping, Teachers


Media Release - 27 September 2022

Sad Horse

Welfare Report Confirms Racing Industry Failing to Meet Basic Standards

The Sykes Report into animal welfare in thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing is another damning indictment on the industry.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: TasRacing, Office of Racing Integrity, Greyhound Racing, Horse Racing, Animal Welfare


Opinion - 24 September 2022

Parliament House, Tasmania

2022 Tasmanian Greens’ State Conference; Leaders' Address

Hello fellow Greens from all corners of this beautiful island lutruwita/Tasmania and welcome to the Tasmanian Greens’ Covid-safe State Conference for 2022. 
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Political Leadership


Media Release - 21 September 2022

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

Wilderness Defenders Will Never Give Up on Lake Malbena

Overwhelmingly, Tasmanians don’t support privatisation of protected areas and they reject what this opportunist developer is offering.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Lake Malbena, Parks EOIs, National Parks, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Walls of Jerusalem National Park, Aboriginal Heritage


Media Release - 18 September 2022

AFL

Stadium Plan Insulting to Tasmanians in Need

he secretly decided mega-million dollar stadium plan for Macquarie Point is an insult to every Tasmanian who can’t afford their rent or is living in a tent.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: AFL, Health, Housing, Cost of Living, Macquarie Point, Stadium


Media Release - 16 September 2022

Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

THA Tantrum Confirmation Gambling Industry Banks on Pokies Addiction

The Greens welcome the Rockliff Government’s decision to put people first and introduce mandatory pre-commitment cards for poker machines.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Pokies, Gambling Industry, Tasmanian Hospitality Association, Federal Group


Media Release - 11 September 2022

Hospital Bed

Rockliff Painfully Out of Touch on Surgeries

Jeremy Rockliff’s attempt to diminish the extent of his government’s failure to deliver elective surgery shows how out of touch he has become
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Health, Health Crisis, Elective Surgery


Media Release - 7 September 2022

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Greens’ Whistleblower Legislation Passes Lower House

The Greens are proud to see our Bill to fix the Public Interest Disclosures Act 2002 pass the House of Assembly this evening.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Whistleblowers, Parliament, Integrity Commission


Media Release - 7 September 2022

Tasmanian Devil

Jaensch Marks Threatened Species Day with More Dithering on Devils

On Threatened Species Day, we hear 220 Tasmanian devils have been killed on the state’s roads in the last year.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Threatened Species, Tasmanian Devil, Roads, Native Wildlife, Environment


Media Release - 6 September 2022

Mining

Time For Mining Corporations to Pay their Fair Share

Felix Ellis was happy to brag about mining royalties today but failed to tell Tasmanians they have been ripped off to the tune of $125 million.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Mining


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