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Alternative Budget 2019-20

Policies - Tasmanian Greens Alternative Budget for the financial year 2019-20.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 May 2019

Greens Refer Barnett, Archer and WorkSafe CEO to Integrity Commission

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens have today written to the Integrity Commissioner asking him to investigate allegations of the serious misconduct of Attorney-General Elise Archer, Resources Minister Guy Barnett, and WorkSafe CEO Mark Cocker.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Feb 2020

Integrity Commission referral of Archer, Barnett and Cocker

Submission - Referral of Attorney-General Archer, Minister Barnett, and WorkSafe Chief Executive Mark Cocker to the Integrity...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Feb 2020

Court Vindicates Forest Defenders' Right to Peaceful Protest

Media Release - Today’s decision by the Magistrates Court to uphold the Bob Brown Foundation’s Appeal against the government’s protest ban is very welcome news.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Feb 2020

Select Committee on the House of Assembly Restoration Bill Report Tabled

Media Release - The Committee found there is strong support for the restoration of the House of Assembly to 35 Members from a broad range of stakeholders – from the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) to the Tasmanian Council of Social...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 Feb 2020

Gutwein Must Commit to Donations Reform

Media Release - Tasmanians worried about the state of our democracy would have been even more worried after listening to Premier Peter Gutwein on ABC Radio this morning.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Feb 2020

Major Parties Cash in on Secret Millions

Media Release - Two years after the gambling industry bankrolled the Tasmanian Liberals’ election win, today’s Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) annual donations returns reveal vested interests are still pouring funds in to the Liberal and Labor...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Feb 2020

Adjournment - Priorities of Government

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff speaks during the Adjournment on the Government's prioritisation of political legislation over meaningful policies.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Nov 2019

Adjournment - Anti-Protest Legislation

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor rises on the adjournment to criticise the Government's anti-protest legislation.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Nov 2019

Liberals, Ogilvie Vote to Gag Democracy

Media Release - As if it wasn’t chilling enough for the Liberals to seek to erode the democratic rights of all Tasmanians with their anti-peaceful protest law, today they gagged debate on the legislation itself.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 28 Nov 2019

Workplace (Protection from Protesters) Repeal Bill 2019

Greens Bill - A bill for an Act to repeal the Workplace (Protection from Protesters) Act 2014 and to revoke certain legislative...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 28 Nov 2019

Greens Call on TCCI to Withdraw Support for Draconian Anti-Protest Laws

Media Release - The Greens have today written to the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) asking them to withdraw their support for the Workplace (Protection from Protestors) Amendment Bill. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 Nov 2019

Hodgman Liberals Marching Tasmania Towards a Police State

Media Release - The Liberals are determined to stifle the right to peaceful protest in Tasmania. At a time when young people are striking for climate, fighting for justice for Aboriginal people, standing up against new coal mines, protecting our carbon...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Nov 2019

Electoral Act Review Submission - Addendum

Submission - An addendum to the Tasmanian Greens Electoral Act review submission, dealing with matters pertaining to the High Court...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Feb 2019

Electoral Act Review Submission

Submission - The Tasmanian greens Submission to the Electoral Act review.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 Feb 2019

Local Government Legislation Review - Phase One

Submission - The Tasmanian Greens submission to phase one of the local government legislation review.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 Mar 2019

Democracy not for Sale

Policies - The Tasmanian Greens want to ban political donations from corporate donors and require real-time donation disclosure...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Feb 2018

A Watchdog With Teeth

Policies - The Tasmanian Greens believe that anti-corruption laws and institutions need to be strong for democracy to function...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 Feb 2018

Sessional Orders Amendment

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor moves to amend the sessional orders to provide for the following - "Notwithstanding the provisions of standing order 48, the Speaker shall ensure the time taken to ask a question does not exceed one minute and the time...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 Sep 2019

Local Government Legislation Review - Phase Two

Submission - The Tasmanian Greens submission to phase 2 of the Local Government Legislation review.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 Aug 2019

Incitement of Violence on Hong Kong Protesters Must be Condemned

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor speaks out over the Tasmanian Council for the Promotion of the Peaceful Reunification of China (CPPRC) reposting an article that states Hong Kong independence protesters should be ‘executed’.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 Aug 2019

Pro-Beijing Forces on UTAS Campus Tear Down Lennon Wall

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor speaks out over pro-Beijing students tearing down the symbolic Lennon Wall at UTAS.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 8 Aug 2019

Donations Disclosure Laws

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy questions the Premier on his positions on the Institute for the Study of Social Change's call for the disclosure of donations over $1000, third party disclosure, real-time donations disclosure, caps on expenditure, and public funding.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 6 Aug 2019

RTI Delays and Secrecy Routine Under Hodgman Liberals

Media Release - Tasmania bottoms the nation in information transparency, with updated Right to Information (RTI) figures revealed in today’s The Guardian, along with damning comments from the State Ombudsman.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Jan 2019

Tasmania Bottom of the Nation on Transparency

Media Release - The Liberals’ undermining of Tasmania’s democracy through heel-dragging on political donations and continued lack of commitment to transparency in government has Tasmania lagging the nation.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 Oct 2018

Media Guidelines for Parliament of Tasmania

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor questions the Premier over over-reaching media guidelines prohibiting journalists 'lingering in corridors and speaking to MPs', photographs being taken of divisions, disturbances in the Chamber and 'unparliamentary behaviour...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 Oct 2018

Extended Dorothy Dixers Show Contempt for Tasmanians

Media Release - Question Time this week has reached all new lows with close to half of the time allegedly reserved for scrutinising government Ministers taken up with self-congratulatory Dorothy Dixer questions.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Sep 2018

Donations Reform 'Review' a Cop Out

Media Release - The beneficiary of Tasmania's weak donations' disclosure regime at the last election, the Premier, Will Hodgman, has announced a year-long review into electoral reforms.  This is the political equivalent of looking like you are taking...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 May 2018

Liberals' Foreign Investor Tax Tinkering at the Edges

Media Release - The Liberals are playing catch up on the growing level of foreign ownership and influence in Tasmania. Cashed up overseas buyers are not going to be dissuaded by a small tax hit.  The Liberals' policy will make no difference to housing...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 9 Feb 2018

Tasmania Needs a Charter of Human Rights

Media Release - The Greens will bring Tasmanian law into the 21st century and protect Tasmanian individuals and communities with a Charter of Human Rights.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Feb 2018

Tasmanian Liberals Rake in Donations, Declare Less than a Quarter

Media Release - The latest Australian Electoral Commission disclosure returns reveal the State Liberals pocketed $2.39 million in political donations in 2016-17, but only declared the sources for $498 000.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Feb 2018

Greens Committed to Cleaning Up Tasmania's Democracy

Media Release - For too long, corporate donors wanting to protect their profits have used the money they tip in to the old parties as leverage for policy or legislative outcomes that are not in the best interests of the Tasmanian people.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 Jan 2018

Liberals Must Update Electoral Boundaries Before State Election

Media Release - Many Tasmanians are set to head to the polls in March and vote to elect local representatives who won't actually represent them for the Parliamentary term.

Andrea Dawkins - 26 Nov 2017

Liberals' State Election Positioning at Expense of Democracy

Media Release - In Question Time today, the Minister for Local Government failed to explain why he is ordering a Glenorchy Council election for early January, but leaving residents in the Huon Valley to wait another year before they have the same...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 Oct 2017

Right to Peaceful Protest Law - High Court Decision

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 Oct 2017

Workplace (Protection from Protestors) Act - High Court Challenge

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 Oct 2017

Liberal Anti-Protest Laws Condemned by High Court

Media Release - In a massive, justly deserved slap in the face to the Tasmanian Liberals, their draconian, undemocratic anti-protest laws have been found to be in breach of the Australian Constitution by the High Court.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 Oct 2017

Liberals Need to Recommit to Restoring Parliament Numbers

Media Release - The Greens welcome new Labor Leader, Rebecca White's support for restoring the numbers in the House of Assembly to 35. We encourage Premier and Liberal Leader, Will Hodgman, to restate the former unequivocal support he showed for a...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Mar 2017

Donations' Disclosure Needed Before State Election

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens' Gambling spokespersonFollowing Prime Minister Turnbull's encouraging comments about exploring 'more timely' political donations disclosure, Premier Hodgman should follow suit.

- 2 Feb 2017

Baby Steps for Tasmania's Parliament

Media Release - Today's announcement by House of Assembly Speaker, Elise Archer, that babies will be no 'strangers' in our House, is warmly welcomed.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Nov 2016

Liberals' Attack on Democracy

Media Release - Tasmanian Liberal party members clearly don't believe in representative democracy. Their conference vote to abolish Hare-Clark is a transparent and shameless attempt to cling on to power by undermining one of the fairest electoral systems...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 6 Nov 2016

Premier Failing to Act on Bullying Allegation

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderThe Premier has failed to acknowledge the seriousness of the situation Minister Hidding has created.A female Member of Parliament has made a very serious allegation of bullying and intimidation against a...

- 27 Sep 2016

Old Parties Refuse to Support Real Time Donations Disclosure

Media Release - The Greens are disappointed both the Liberal and Labor Parties joined together, once again, to vote against donation transparency and democratic process.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Sep 2016

Time to Restore the Numbers in Parliament

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader The Greens welcome the calls from the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry to restore the numbers in the Tasmanian Parliament.This is a breakthrough in the campaign to restore the number to 35 seats...

- 9 Sep 2016

Premier Flags Weaker Anti-Discrimination Pre-Plebiscite

Media Release - In Budget Estimates today, the Premier confirmed that his government has been lobbied by the Australian Christian Lobby to weaken protections in the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 in the lead up to a likely plebiscite on marriage equality.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 6 Jun 2016

Liberal Fail on Dud Anti-Protester Laws

Media Release - If Tasmanians needed any more proof that the draconian anti-protest laws are unworkable, ridiculous law, they have it today with charges against every Lapoinya arrestee dropped.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Jun 2016

Collision Course for High Court

Media Release - Tasmania’s draconian Anti Protest Law is heading for a High Court challenge after the Government voted against a Greens bill to repeal the legislation.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 May 2016

Time to Scrap Liberals' Protest Laws

Media Release - The decision by Tasmania Police to drop charges against Bob Brown is further evidence we'd be far better off without the Liberals' protester laws.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 May 2016

Regrettable First Day Back for Parliament

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderAfter a three month break, the entire resources and energy of State Parliament on today's return have been invested in a lengthy farce.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 8 Mar 2016

Jaensch Misleads over Dorothy Dixers

Media Release - Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens LeaderBraddon Liberal MP, Roger Jaensch is wilfully misleading over Parliamentary practice in the last term of government in order to deflect from the fact that the Liberals have to date asked 261 self-...

- 29 Oct 2015

Dorothy Dix 'Good News' Milestone

Media Release - Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens LeaderThe Liberals celebrated their 250th self-congratulatory Dorothy Dix in Question Time today.This milestone should not have been celebrated, but it's been made very clear by the Liberals that they want their...

- 27 Oct 2015

Protect Parliament from Parties' Self-Interest

Media Release - Parliamentary reform should always be driven by the aim of ensuring it is serving a strong healthy and robust democracy, rather than whether it serves the self-interest of political parties.

Kim Booth - 5 Apr 2014


Media Release - Tasmania’s Hare-Clark system has long been recognised as the jewel in western democracies’ crown, as it is one of the most fair and democratic across the globe. The only reason any Party would move to dismantle it is if they no longer...

Kim Booth - 13 Oct 2014

Parliamentary Resourcing

Media Release - Greens Leader Nick McKim MP has challenged Premier elect Will Hodgman to identify which “law” he is referring to that prescribes resourcing and parliamentary rights.

Nick Mckim - 28 Mar 2014