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Dorothy Dixer

COVID-19 Update

That piece of legislation handed government enormous powers. It had to be scrutinised. It should have been amended.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 May 2020

COVID-19 Related Standing and Sessional Order Adjustments

We recognise that we are in extraordinary times as a parliament and we very much appreciate the decision to return parliament.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Apr 2020

Sessional Orders Amendment

We will be proposing a further amendment to the Sessional Orders over and above what is presented to us here today.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Sep 2019

Labor and Liberals Vote Against Question Time Clean Up

Both Labor and the Liberals voted against the Greens’ move to clean up Question Time and restrict the amount of time Ministers can waffle on.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Sep 2019

Questions on the Notice Paper

Cassy discusses unanswered questions on notice and backbencher dorothy dixers during the Adjournment.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 Sep 2019

Extended Dorothy Dixers Show Contempt for Tasmanians

Question Time this week has reached all new lows with close to half of the time taken up with self-congratulatory Dorothy Dixer questions.

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

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

Ministers Failing to Answer Questions on Notice

It is disappointing to see the number of questions that were put on notice some time ago that have not yet been answered by ministers.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Apr 2016

Liberal Member for Braddon Shows Ignorance on Forestry Burns

Motion criticising Liberal Member for Braddon, Mrs Joan Rylah MP, for misleading comments on Greens' fuel reduction burns policy and calling on the Government to properly fund fuel reduction burns in the TWHHA.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Apr 2016

Dorothy Dixers Waste Time and Money

Each day in Question Time Government Members ask at least four self-congratulatory Dorothy Dixers of Government Ministers.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Apr 2016

Jaensch Misleads over Dorothy Dixers

Braddon 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-congratulatory Dorothy Dixers in Question...

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Oct 2015

Excess Dorothy Dixers

The Victorian Parliament has abolished Dorothy Dixers in question time.

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

Dorothy Dix 'Good News' Milestone

The Liberals celebrated their 250th self-congratulatory Dorothy Dix in Question Time today.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Oct 2015