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Key Tasmania Aboriginal Representative Group Expresses No Confidence in Jaensch

The Premier has no choice but to remove Roger Jaensch from the Aboriginal Affairs portfolio.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Apr 2023

Parliament House, Tasmania

Trade – Portfolio Responsibilities

In this portfolio you have no legislation to administer, attend no cross-jurisdictional meetings as minister and administer no outputs in the Budget.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Jun 2022

Parliament House, Tasmania

Cabinet Announcement

The new Gutwein Cabinet is a mixed bag.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 May 2021

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Strategic Growth – Purview of Portfolio

We do not understand why Strategic Growth has a mandate for improving only social and economic outcomes across the state.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Nov 2020

Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

Treasury – Expenditure Review Committee of Cabinet

In Estimates last year, the Treasurer was asked who was on the Expenditure Review Committee of Cabinet. He was asked again in question time on 12 June 2019.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Nov 2020

Parliament House, Tasmania

Premier – Number of Portfolios

There are 36 portfolios shared amongst nine ministers, including portfolios like, for example, Strategic Growth, which as does not administer a single act.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Nov 2020

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Jaensch is Trying to Gaslight Tasmanians over Cabinet Decision

Finally out of hiding from the media for a week, Roger Jaensch told ABC Mornings, ‘no decision was made’ to weaken tenancy protections prior to the pandemic. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Oct 2020

Protest, Climate Emergency

Election of Premier Gutwein

The change of Liberal leadership is an opportunity for the party to walk away from divisive policy to genuinely be a government for all Tasmanians.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Jan 2020

Parliament House, Tasmania

Mr Brooks - Offer of Resignation

Did Mr Brooks offer his resignation to you following his performance at the Estimates table and subsequent public shaming?

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Nov 2018

Parliament House, Tasmania

Standards of Ministerial Behaviour

Ms Courtney concealed a conflict of interest from the premier for a month and was rewarded for her bad behaviour with another ministry.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Nov 2018

Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Clouds Still Hang Over Storm Bay Expansion Approval

Tasmanians don’t know what the relationship between the former-Minister and her then-Secretary has had to do with this approval.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Oct 2018

Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Climate Change Ignored in Cabinet Reshuffle

The world is getting hotter and extreme weather events are impacting on Tasmania, yet the Premier is not reinstating the Climate Change portfolio.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Mar 2018

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Liberal Cabinet Reshuffle

With no viable options on his limited backbench, the Premier has had to pull Elise Archer from the Speaker's chair in order to maintain his Cabinet.

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

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Resignation of Matthew Groom

The resignation of Matthew Groom from Cabinet and from Parliament at the next election highlights the need to restore the numbers in the House of Assembly.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Sep 2017

Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Premier Failing to Act on Bullying Allegation

A female Member of Parliament has made a very serious allegation of bullying and intimidation against a male Minister in the Premier's Cabinet.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Sep 2016

Logged Forest, Tarkine

Barnett Must Leave His Prejudices at the Cabinet Door

Premier Hodgman has chosen the same person who led the witch hunt into the sale of the Triabunna woodchip mill as their new Minister for Resources.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Jul 2016


Premier's Rant After Question About Chief of Staff and Brooks Debacle

Despite clear evidence of a member of Cabinet knowingly misleading Parliament the Premier did not sack him.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Jun 2016

Parliament House, Tasmania

Premier Hodgman Misleads Parliament to Protect Disgraced Ministers

The Premier has told Parliament he accepts Mr Brooks' explanation that he only used his MSS email address for personal purposes.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Jun 2016

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Backbenchers Eye Off Disgraced Brooks Ministries

The Premier is now a Cabinet minister down and there is surely jockeying for the position amongst the enthusiastic Dorothys on your backbench.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Jun 2016

Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Premier Still Defending Dishonest Adam Brooks

It is now six days since the former mining minister told four distinct lies to the Estimates committee.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Jun 2016

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Ministers Continually Misleading Parliament

Last year the Premier stood by the Energy minister, Matthew Groom, when he knowingly mislead Parliament.  Last week it was Mr Brooks.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Jun 2016

Parliament House, Tasmania

Brooks' Resignation Keeps Spotlight on Premier

Four days after Mr Brooks deliberately sought to mislead the Estimates Committee, the Premier has yet to acknowledge the facts.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Jun 2016


Not Enough Transparency over New Minister's Business Interests

The new Minister for Mining, Adam Brooks is already in an awkward position in relation to his current business interests.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Feb 2016

Logged Forest, Tarkine

Tough Choices Ahead for Minister Gutwein

The new Minister for Forests will need to have the courage to make the tough choices Paul Harriss clearly didn't want to make.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Feb 2016

Bushfire, Burned Forest

Premier Misses Opportunity to Replace Groom

The Premier has missed a golden opportunity to place the Energy portfolio in the hands of a competent Minister in this time of energy crisis.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Feb 2016

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China Delegation - Conduct of Mr Brooks, Member for Braddon

The rumour mill is alive with stories of the Parliamentary Secretary, Mr Brooks', conduct on the recent trip to China.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 May 2015