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Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

Draft Code of Practice - Fuel Price Reporting

This will require fuel retailers to - largely in real time - provide information to motorists about the retail price of petrol through their outlet.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Aug 2020


Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

Premier Needs to Stand Up to PM on Pandemic Income Supports

Premier Peter Gutwein needs to muscle up to the Prime Minister to prevent tens of thousands of Tasmanians from being driven to below the breadline.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Jul 2020


Green Economics

Gutwein Government Will Have to Follow WA's Lead on Waiving Fees and Charges

Stimulating the local economy to buffer it from COVID-19 is important but the Gutwein Government needs to do more to support low income people.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Mar 2020


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Barnett Misleads Over Pensioner Payment Advice

Energy Minister, Guy Barnett, today wilfully refused to answer questions in GBE hearings on the $125 pre-election payout to pensioners.

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


Homeless Man

Fair Approach to Fines Needed

The Tasmanian Greens support calls from Community Legal Centres for Tasmania to change the way fines are structured.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Oct 2017


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Liberals Attempt to Buy Votes with Pensioner Payments

The Liberals’ announcement of a $150 one-off payment to aged pensioners is a cynical attempt to buy votes.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Oct 2017


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Liberals Mislead Tasmanians over TEELS Scheme

The Energy Minister confirmed the Westpac credit card scheme the Liberals have fraudulently badged as a cost of living measure won't cost the government a cent.

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


Green Economics

Real Cost of Living Relief in Greens' Alternative Budget

Our Alternative Budget allocates more than $6 million each year to genuine cost of living measures that produce long term savings to households.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  29 May 2017


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

A State Budget Bloated with Pork

The more you look at this Budget, the more cynical you become.  It’s very clear that it is designed to help the Liberals buy their way to the next election.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 May 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Liberals Caught Out Misleading on Energy Costs

Today the Treasurer confirmed he expects power prices will rise under his Government after the 1st of July.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 May 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Liberals' Pre-Election Tinkering on Energy

The Hodgman Government has shied away from the hard work of restructuring how power prices are set in Tasmania.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  2 May 2017


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Westpac's Return on Investment for Donations to Tasmanian Liberals?

Having scrapped the Labor Green Government's free energy efficiency scheme, The Liberals have adopted a Harvey Norman style credit scheme to be run by Westpac.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  2 May 2017


Water Reservoir

Courtney's Water Fail

Tasmania’s ailing water and sewerage infrastructure needs to be dealt with as a matter of urgency.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  24 Apr 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Tasmanians Lose Out On Power Bills

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Dec 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Businesses Win at Expense of Low Income Households

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Dec 2016


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Energy Sector Reforms Insufficient

Tasmanian families will pay more for their power than they should despite the state moving to full retail competition (FRC) today.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  1 Jul 2014