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Media Release - 22 January 2021

Prison, Man Gripping Bars

Liberal Policies Filling Jails, Increasing Aboriginal Incarcerations, Clogging Courts

The latest ROGS data on Justice again confirms the State has gone backwards, socially, under the Liberals.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Justice, Prisons, Corrections, Police, Crime, Aboriginal Tasmanians, Community Safety

Media Release - 20 January 2021

Lonely Child

Damning ROGS Data in Housing, Homelessness, Child Safety and Youth Justice

Vulnerable Tasmanians are being left behind by the Gutwein Government.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Housing, Homelessness, Child Safety, Recidivism, Health, Community

Media Release - 18 January 2021

Homeless Man

Deloitte Report Confirms Need to Keep Tenancy Protections in Place

The Deloitte Economic Business Outlook confirms the end of JobKeeper, along with JobSeeker supplements, will hurt Tasmania more than other states & territories.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Housing, Homelessness, Jobs, Unemployment, Tenant Rights, COVID-19

Media Release - 17 January 2021

Homeless Man

Two Weeks Before Rental Protections Expire To Leave Tenants More Vulnerable

The Premier must extend rental protections to avoid major social fallout while the economy is still struggling and a deadly virus rages across the globe.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Affordable Housing, Housing Crisis, Housing

Media Release - 15 January 2021

Homeless Man

New Figures Show Deepening Housing Crisis

The latest Human Services Dashboard figures reveal Tasmania’s housing crisis is deepening.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Affordable Housing, Housing, Housing Crisis, Housing Waiting List, Public Housing

Media Release - 15 January 2021

Hospital Bed

HealthStats Update Paints Alarming Picture

Today’s updates to the HealthStats dashboard paint a bleak picture of a government failing to adequately look after its citizens.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Health

Media Release - 14 January 2021

Aboriginal Flag

Gutwein Government Quietly Reverses Road Plan Over palawa Mass Grave

A hugely significant Aboriginal cultural heritage site, and suspected scene of a colonial massacre, will be protected from road expansion plans.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Aboriginal Heritage, Aboriginal Tasmanians

Media Release - 14 January 2021

Air View of Houses

Labor Needs to Stand with Tenants

Tasmanian Labor needs to take a position on the looming expiry of COVID-19 emergency tenancy protections on 31 January.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Affordable Housing, Housing, Housing Crisis, COVID-19, Rent Caps

Opinion - 8 January 2021

Parliament House, Tasmania

US Chaos Reinforces Fragility of Democracy

Frenzied Trump supporters storming the US Capitol - in what can only be described as a violent insurrection - has shaken the foundations of democracy worldwide.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Democracy

Media Release - 8 January 2021

Ambulance, Interior

Privacy Failure Requires Urgent Investigation

The massive privacy incursion in to the lives of every Tasmanian who’s called an ambulance since last November is inexcusable. 
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Health, Ambulances, Privacy

Media Release - 2 January 2021

Doctor with Face Mask

Greens Question Lack of Border Restrictions

The Greens, like the majority of Tasmanians, appreciate the efforts of the Gutwein Government and public health officials to keep Tasmanians safe in 2020.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: COVID-19, Health

Media Release - 15 December 2020

Planning Documents

Marinus Bluster Says Nothing

The Liberals’ latest Marinus Link announcement again fails to give any important information about who would pay for a second interconnector.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: marinus link

Media Release - 12 December 2020

Homeless Man

Gutwein Government Leaving Homeless Tasmanians Out in the Cold

The latest Australian Institute of Health and Welfare research reveals less than half the homeless Tasmanians looking for shelter received it in the past year.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Homelessness, Housing Crisis, Housing

Submission - 11 December 2020

Prison, Barbed-Wire Fence

Custodial Inspector Amendment (OPCAT) Bill 2020

On 21 December 2017, Australia ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Human Rights, Corrections, Justice, Disability, Aged Care

Submission - 11 December 2020

Fallow Deer

Draft Wild Fallow Deer Management Plan Pre-Release Submission

Fallow deer are an invasive species with a devastating impact on the landscape, and as such should have their protections rescinded.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Deer, Invasive Species, Environment, Primary Industries, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area


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