You are here

Electoral Reforms

Cassy O'Connor MP

Cassy O'Connor MP  -  Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Tags: Electoral Reform, Democracy


Will you bring electoral reform legislation to parliament before Tasmanians go to the polls, whenever that is?



Madam Speaker, I thank the Leader of the Tasmanian Greens for that question. I am not going to speculate on the date of an election. I have made that perfectly clear -

Ms O'Connor - Stop gaslighting us and answer the question.

Mr GUTWEIN - I have made that perfectly clear. I am not going to be led into an answer of when or not there may -

Ms O'CONNOR - Point of order, Madam Speaker. Before the Premier tries to not answer this question again and scurry back to his chair, we asked a question which was a yes/no answer. He cannot deflect by pretending it was about when the election might be. This is about electoral reform legislation and a previous promise to bring it to the parliament.

Madam SPEAKER - Thank you, Leader of the Greens. Unfortunately, it is not a point of order.

Mr GUTWEIN - As I said in my previous answer, we have a legislative program which we intend to bring to the parliament. However, I will not be drawn, as much as the Leader of the Opposition wants me to be, on when the election may be.