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Parliament House, Tasmania

Collaborative Local Government Reform Process Abandoned by Jaensch

Minister Jaensch’s announcement he is dismantling collaborative, cross-party local government reform discussions is a disgusting display of base politics.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Sep 2021

Wrest Point Casino, Federal Group, Tasmania

Leaders' Debate

Peter Gutwein and Rebecca White having a Leaders debate, organised by the Property Council at Wrest Point casino, says everything about their priorities.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Apr 2021

Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Right to Information

We have the evidence from the Ombudsman's report that Tasmania is the most secretive of all states and territories in Australia.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 Dec 2020

Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Open and Transparent Government - Ombudsman's Annual Report

Government agencies don't seem to give sufficient weight to the fact that the act creates a legally enforceable right to information.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Nov 2020

Public Meeting, Town Hall

COVID-19 - Restrictions on Local Government

We are concerned that local government meetings continue to remain closed to the public, to constituents who have issues to raise.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 Nov 2020

Pile of Woodchips

Minister Barnett Struggles with Truth, it's There in Black and White

Minister Guy Barnett’s constant refusal to be honest is disrespectful to both the Tasmanian people and their democratic processes. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Sep 2020

Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Sessional Orders Amendment

We will be proposing a further amendment to the Sessional Orders over and above what is presented to us here today.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Sep 2019

Parliament House, Tasmania

Labor and Liberals Vote Against Question Time Clean Up

Both Labor and the Liberals voted against the Greens’ move to clean up Question Time and restrict the amount of time Ministers can waffle on.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Sep 2019

Corruption, Handing over Envelope


We have talked to the Premier at the Estimates table and asked him questions in here about continuing to use the loophole in the Right to Information Act.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Oct 2018

Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Code of Conduct for Members of Parliament - Report by Joint Standing Committee on Integrity

One of the first major pieces of work that the Integrity Commission did was to develop those draft codes of conduct.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Aug 2018

Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Hodgman Must Act on Integrity Commission Recommendations, For Once

With the Hodgman Liberals in the spotlight over claims of nepotism and misconduct, the Integrity Commission’s recommendations released today are overdue.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Dec 2017

Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

Hodgman's Chickens Coming Home to Roost

In the last sitting week of Parliament under the Hodgman Liberals, all the Premier’s chickens are coming home to roost.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Nov 2017

Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Buck Stops with Hodgman on Conflicts of Interests in State Service

Throughout this term of government, the Liberals have shown a disregard for proper process and the avoidance of conflict of interest within their own ranks.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Nov 2017

Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Liberals Refuse to Back Donations Reform

The Premier has failed to be transparent about a $30 000 donation from a Chinese owned company which ASIO warned about in 2015.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Nov 2017

Corruption, Handing over Envelope

TasTAFE Investigation Highlights Need for Crime of Misconduct in Public Office

The investigation into TasTAFE has highlighted the need for there to be a crime of misconduct in public office on the Tasmanian statutes.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  5 Jul 2017

Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Greens Welcome New Integrity Commission CEO

The Tasmanian Greens welcome the overdue appointment of a new CEO to head the State's Integrity Commission.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Apr 2017

Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Public Accounts Committee - Appearance of Treasurer

The Treasurer reached a new low last week, effectively telling the Public Accounts Committee that he is not answerable to them.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 Apr 2017

Shaking Hands

Secret, Closed Door Deals through Office of Coordinator General

The Tasmanian people have a right to know about major development proposals that impact on their communities and the environment.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Sep 2016

Parliament House, Tasmania

Greens' Motion of No Confidence in the Premier

We have no confidence in the Premier's capacity to lead an open, accountable and honest government.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Jun 2016

Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Political Interference in Right to Information with Loophole

There is a persistent problem during this term of government, with Ministers avoiding being caught by the laws by delegating decision making to their staff.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Jun 2016

Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Transparency on Education Secretary's Appointment Crucial

The government needs to be completely open about the appointment of the new Secretary of the Department of Education.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  23 Dec 2015

Shaking Hands

China Deals Clear as Mud

The Liberals pontificated all through question time about their open-for-business motto but still failed to answer questions about deals with Chinese entities.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Nov 2015

Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Groom Latest Example of Parliamentary Contempt

Minister Groom is the latest offender in the Liberal's contempt for transparent governance and ministerial accountability.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Oct 2015

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Arrogant Hodgman Regime

The Hodgman government’s first parliamentary sitting session has seen accountability and transparency plummet to a historic low.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  27 Jun 2014