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Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 February 2020
Tags: Affordable Housing, Housing, Housing Crisis, Public Housing, Short Stay Accommodation, Rent Caps

Housing Inquiry Report Confirms Need for Major Reform

A substantial increase in funding for social housing, rent reform and curbs on short stay accomodation are essential to tackling Tasmania’s deepening housing crisis.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 February 2020
Tags: takayna / Tarkine, Native Forest Logging, Forests, Protest

Forest Defenders Making a Difference in takayna

The presence of activists in takayna/Tarkine is clearly making a big impact on planned logging operations in the region.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 February 2020
Tags: Commissioner for Children and Young People, Children, Young People, Mental Health

Wellbeing of Young Tasmanians

Today’s Investing in the Wellbeing of Tasmania’s Children and Young People report released by the Commissioner for Children and Young People paints a mixed picture of our Tasmania’s progress on the wellbeing of young Tasmanians.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 February 2020
Tags: takayna / Tarkine, Forests, Native Forest Logging, Climate Emergency, Bushfires, Extinction

Takayna/Tarkine Logging Madness Increases Climate and Bushfire Risk

The logging of ancient rainforest ecosystems in the Tarkine is utterly unjustifiable on environmental, social and economic grounds, yet it is accelerating under the Gutwein Government. 


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Rosalie Woodruff MP - 6 February 2020
Tags: Health, Reproductive Health, Surgical Terminations

Ugly Liberal Anti-Abortion Ideology Continues

The ideological anti-abortion position of the Liberal Party is clearly on display by their continued refusal to provide surgical termination procedures for any woman through the public hospital system. It’s very sad, but not surprising, this denial of service is affecting women from the north and northwest most severely.


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Rosalie Woodruff MP - 6 February 2020
Tags: Health, Royal Hobart Hospital, WorkSafe, Water Quality

Serious Lead Levels Demand Health Investigation

High levels of lead detected in the water supply for the new Royal Hobart Hospital K-Block building is deeply concerning news.


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Rosalie Woodruff MP - 6 February 2020
Tags: Pill Testing, Health, Drug Policy, Festivals

Liberals Still Holding Back Pill Testing

Festivals like Party in the Paddock want to make sure they provide the safest possible environment to their patrons, but the Liberal Party is standing in their way.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 February 2020
Tags: Native Forest Logging, Climate Emergency, takayna / Tarkine

Gutwein Must Intervene in Tarkine Destruction

The logging industry’s destruction of ancient rainforest in the takayna/Tarkine region is the first major test for Tasmania’s new Premier and Climate Change Minister Peter Gutwein.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 February 2020
Tags: Democracy, Political Donations, Transparency, Electoral Reform

Major Parties Cash in on Secret Millions

Two years after the gambling industry bankrolled the Tasmanian Liberals’ election win, today’s Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) annual donations returns reveal vested interests are still pouring funds in to the Liberal and Labor parties with very little transparency.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 January 2020
Tags: Parks, Lake Malbena, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Parks EOIs

Liberals Must Release Details of All EOI Proposals

Tasmanians have a right to know what their government is doing on their behalf – especially when it comes to public lands.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 January 2020
Tags: Climate Emergency, Fuel Reduction Burns, Bushfires

Does Peter Gutwein Believe Eric or the Experts?

Senator Eric Abetz’s attempts to blame the Greens for this season’s bushfires is unsurprising given he has made a career out of deceitful, green-bashing politics.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 January 2020
Tags: Invasion Day, Climate Emergency, Bushfires, Aboriginal Tasmanians

Time To Really Listen to Aboriginal Land Managers

In an age of climate and biodiversity emergency, as fires still burn here and on the mainland, it’s critical we draw on Aboriginal knowledge of burning practices to better manage bushfire risk. 


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 January 2020
Tags: Rosny Hill, Parks, Parks EOIs, Clarence City Council

Rosny Hill Development Approval

The approval of plans to privatise the Rosny Hill Recreation Area is a slap in the face to the local community.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 January 2020
Tags: Pokies, Tasmanian Hospitality Association, Political Donations

Gutwein Must Rethink Pokies in his 'Compassionate' Tasmania

In his first statement as Premier, Mr Gutwein said he wanted a more compassionate Tasmania, where no one gets left behind. If this is what the new Premier really wants, he needs an immediate rethink on pokies.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 January 2020
Tags: Climate Emergency, Governance, Cabinet, Political Leadership

Election of Premier Gutwein

The change of Liberal leadership - and consequently Premier - is an opportunity for the party to clean the decks and walk away from dangerous, divisive policy to genuinely be a government for all Tasmanians.


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