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Affordable Housing

Housing Inquiry Report Confirms Need for Major Reform

Media Release - 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.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Feb 2020

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Housing Affordability

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor discusses the housing crisis, homelessness, rental affordability and under-investment in public housing in Labor's Matter of Public Importance on housing affordability.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Nov 2019

Homes for all Tasmanians

Policies - The Tasmanian Greens plan to increase public housing expenditure, provide first home buyers with a stamp duty exemption...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Jan 2018

A Secure, Affordable Place to Call Home

Policies - The Tasmanian Greens know Housing is a fundamental human right, yet more and more Tasmanians are being left out in the...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 Feb 2018

Liberals' Housing performance

Parliamentary Activity - I am certain that every person here wants to see more good homes built for Tasmanians who need them, but you do not achieve it by pulling this sort of manoeuvre on a sitting day when it is not private member's time.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 8 Aug 2019

Rent Capping

Parliamentary Activity - We all know, the evidence is there right in front of us, that Hobart is now the least affordable capital city in Australia. This is coupled with the fact that, broadly, Tasmania is the poorest state in the Commonwealth.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Aug 2019

Greens Push for Parliament to Tackle Rent Gouging Succeeds

Media Release - Housing availability and affordability in Tasmania is getting worse, pushing more people in to homelessness.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Aug 2019

Rent Increases - Regulation

Parliamentary Activity - The Tenants' Union of Tasmania makes it clear that as a result of the housing crisis some landlords are gouging tenants, which is driving up homelessness rates.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 6 Aug 2019

First Home Owner Grant Amendment Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - It is particularly apt that we are debating a housing affordability bill in a week that has been dominated by questions of the Government and our society's response to housing and homelessness.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 Jun 2019

Housing Crisis

Parliamentary Activity - The Government today stands accused by one of their own of 'not giving a shit about the homeless'.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Jun 2019

Short Stay Accommodation Bill 2018 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I am very pleased to speak on behalf of the Leader of the Tasmanian Greens, Ms O'Connor, who has been very passionate on the issue of housing and everything that can be done to mitigate the housing...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 May 2019

Labor Motion - Select Committee into Housing Affordability

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, they are not very strong words from a minister who should be supporting every possible constructive move he can to find ways to resolve the unmitigated crisis in housing that people across Tasmania...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 May 2019

Roads And Jetties Amendment (Management Of State Highways In Cities) Bill 2018 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, we will support the Roads and Jetties Amendment (Management of State Highways in Cities) Bill 2018 but we do so with a very profound sense of ho hum. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 Nov 2018

HOUSING LAND SUPPLY BILL 2018 Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I indicate that the Greens will be supporting this legislation. We have received a very thorough briefing from the head of the Planning Policy Unit and the secretary of the...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 Jul 2018

HOUSING LAND SUPPLY BILL 2018 Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I indicate that the Greens will be supporting this legislation. We have received a very thorough briefing from the head of the Planning Policy Unit and the secretary of the...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 Jul 2018

Domain Figures Confirm Escalating Housing Emergency

Media Release - Hobart rents are now rivalling Melbourne’s, in figures released today by Domain.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Apr 2018

Labor Housing Policy Won't Tackle Housing Crisis

Media Release - The Labor Party's announcement on three new builds to tackle the housing crisis is woefully inadequate.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 Jan 2018

Bold plan to prioritise affordable homes for Tasmanians

Media Release - Air BNB short stay accommodation will be restricted to Tasmanian owner operators, ensuring interstate and overseas investors won’t profit at the expense of locals, under the first of the Tasmanian Greens’ housing policy initiatives...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Dec 2017

Multicultural Friends of Parliament

Parliamentary Activity - Wednesday 25 May 2016[6.11 p.m.]

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 May 2016

Federal Budget 2016: Tasmanian Homeless Left Out in the Cold

Parliamentary Activity - Economist Saul Eslake confirms Tasmania is not receiving increased funding for affordable housing unlike every other state, which is getting an increase.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 May 2016

Federal Budget 2016: Premier Says Eslake, TasCOSS, Anglicare Are Wrong

Parliamentary Activity - Economist Saul Eslake agrees that Tuesday's budget contains little for Tasmania, and the Tasmanian Council of Social Services and Anglicare have given the federal budget a big thumbs down.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 May 2016

Premier's Failure in Canberra Sees Tasmania Left Off the Budget Map

Parliamentary Activity - There was nothing in the Federal Budget for Tasmania's education system, no extra funding for years 5 and 6 of Gonski.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 May 2016

Homes Amendment Bill - 2nd Reading Speech

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Denison) -

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 Mar 2016

Ministerial Disrespect in Housing Title Giveaway

Media Release - The Minister for Human Services showed a complete lack of respect for one of Tasmania's most prominent community organisations in her attempt to justify the government's public housing giveaway in Question Time this morning.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 Oct 2015

Greens to Scrutinise Public Housing Giveaway in Parliament

Media Release - Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader and Human Services spokespersonThe Greens will move in Parliament this week for the Hodgman Government to put on hold its plan to give away up to $125 million worth of Housing Tasmania homes, until it can...

- 11 Oct 2015