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Chinese Communist Party - Political Influence in Tasmania

In the news this week we have again seen more examples of the Chinese Communist Party's wide-reaching and multifaceted strategy.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Sep 2020

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Comment by Member for Clark, Ms Haddad

Ms Haddad should have the insight and the guts to apologise. Ms Haddad is consciously or unconsciously running Chinese Communist Party talking points.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Aug 2020

Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Trade Visit to China - Pulp and Paper Companies

Last December, the Minister embarked on a trade delegation to China where he met with representatives of at least two pulp and paper companies.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Jun 2020

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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  |  Opinion  |  12 Jun 2020

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COVID-19 Update

Some of us would have heard stories late last year of a mysterious virus coming out of Wuhan, China.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 May 2020

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Kangaroo Bay Foreshore Development - Office of Coordinator-General

The Kangaroo Bay foreshore, once public land, was sold to the Shandong Chambroad petrochemical company behind closed doors.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 May 2019

Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Coordinator-General - Right to Information Request for Release of Diary

The Coordinator-General is a public servant under the State Service Act. He is paid $446 000 to cosy up to business and trade in public assets.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 May 2019

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Liberal Motion -Tasmania Trade and Export Success

Part of the reason our exports do so well is the hard work of our producers and exporters, but also that the brand is strong.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Sep 2018

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Uyghur and Kazakh People - Human Rights Abuses

1 million people are incarcerated and 13 million are living in fear as a result of the Chinese Government brutally forcing them to renounce their Islamic faith.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Sep 2018

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China Trade Delegation - Timing

The trade mission was not scheduled in the six-week winter break or even in the most recent two-week gap between sittings.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Sep 2018

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Premier Absence from Parliament

​​​​​​​Management at the Royal is considering putting patients into alcoves, such is the level of chaos in Tasmania's health system.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Sep 2018

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China's Interest in Antarctica

As a Tasmanian, I was embarrassed by the Premier's ignorance. On Friday I described him as a fool, naïve, a coward or all of the above.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Sep 2018

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Gutwein in Denial on Chinese Government Concerns

Treasurer Gutwein accused Tasmanians of “baseless” concerns about the relationship between the Tasmanian Liberals and the Chinese Communist Government.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Sep 2018

Tasmanian Farm, Cows

Liberals Failing to Aid Dairy Farmers in Transition to Organic

The Minister for Primary Industries must take immediate steps to assist dairy farmers to succeed in very dire economic times.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Aug 2016

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Premier Risking Tasmania's Export Market

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Apr 2016

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

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Live Exports and ChAFTA

The practice of live export of cattle from Australia needs only to meet with international standards, not Australian standards.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Sep 2015

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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

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Value of Wilderness to Tasmania

The claims by the Premier, Will Hodgman, that his Trade Mission to China will be taking “Tasmania to the World” has been exposed as a sham.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  26 Mar 2015

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Chinese President's Visit

Improving international relations with our largest Asia-Pacific neighbour China is a welcome step forward.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  18 Nov 2014

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Hodgman Must Discuss Tibet

Premier Will Hodgman must commit to raising the Chinese government's continuing human rights abuses against the Tibetan people.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  21 Aug 2014