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Opinion - 8 December 2021

Man testing water in a river.

'Water is Life' - Mercury Talking Point

Given our dependence on fresh water, you’d think its careful management would be a top government priority. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: River Health, Water Quality, Derwent River, TasWater

Opinion - 1 May 2021

Parliament House, Tasmania

Greens Leader Cassy O'Connor MP Election Night Speech

On behalf of everyone who worked so hard on this campaign, I want to warmly thank every Tasmanian who put their trust in us today. We will not let you down.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Political Leadership

Opinion - 13 March 2021

Parliament House, Tasmania

Keynote Address - Greens State Conference

Keynote Address - Greens State Conference
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags:

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

Opinion - 10 November 2020

Pile of Woodchips

Forest Furnaces Are Not Renewable Energy

In a climate emergency, we have a scientific and moral imperative to decrease our carbon emissions to slow down the planet’s warming.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Biomass, Native Forest Logging

Opinion - 12 October 2020

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Why Truth Should Still Matter in Politics

To be a Minister of the Crown is a great honour and enormous responsibility. It requires the highest standard of integrity and honesty.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Misleading Parliament, Ministerial Accountability, Tenant Rights, Parliament

Opinion - 12 June 2020

Chinese Flag

Tasmania must resist influence and reduce reliance on China

Two news items in the past week should be a wake-up call to any remaining doubters that Tasmania is far too heavily dependent on China.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Democracy, Trade, China, Chinese Communist Party, Education, UTAS, COVID-19, Foreign Influence

Opinion - 2 June 2020

Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Major Projects Legislation

The ongoing fight against exploitation has involved countless instances of communities pushing back.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Major Projects, Aboriginal Tasmanians, Environment, Planning, COVID-19

Opinion - 15 April 2020

Mental Health, Man on Couch

Coronavirus - We're all in this Together

It’s a strange time for all of us. We’re coming to terms with fundamental changes to daily life and how the world operates.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: COVID-19, Community Safety, Community, Mental Health, Health

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