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The reason we have not seen any significant structural reform is because it is not in the DNA of this conservative Government to rock the boat too much.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Jun 2021

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Greens Release Plan to Make Corporates Pay Their Fair Share

Today the Greens launched our plan to make big corporations to pay their fair share, raising $1.23 billion over the next four years.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Apr 2021

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Greens Back BBF Court Challenge on Takayna Trail

The Greens support the Bob Brown Foundation’s court challenge to Forestry Tasmania, who have refused public land access for the takayna Trail ultra-marathon.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Feb 2021

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Takayna Trail 2021 Must Go Ahead for NW Economy

FT are working against the interests of the North West community by denying organisers of the takayna Trail 2021 access to the public lands they manage.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Feb 2021

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Rebuilding the Economy

The biggest drivers of our capacity to flourish as an island state in the future are climate change and the heating of the planet.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 Dec 2020

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Environment and Parks – EPA

It's fair to say, in a general sense, that the fovernment views the environment as a lower priority than the economy.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Nov 2020

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Greens Present Alternative Budget to Tackle COVID and Climate Crises

The Tasmanian Greens today delivered our fully costed, triple bottom line Alternative Budget that tackles the twin crises of COVID and the climate emergency.

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

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Budget 2020-21 - Tasmanian Job Guarantee

The social and economic crisis caused by coronavirus has been massive and will continue to impact upon our state for years to come.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Nov 2020

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Jobs Guarantee

Call for a a Jobs Guarantee program to strengthen our COVID recovery, and support economic transition to tackle the climate emergency.

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

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Buy Local

I was looking forward to having a debate about something everyone in the House could, in large measure, agree on.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Aug 2020

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Government Must Prioritise Respiratory Health Housing Refits

The reports of respiratory illness from a Housing Tasmania complex in South Hobart are distressing.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Jul 2020

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Gutwein Must Step Up on World Environment Day

The best gift the Gutwein Government could give Tasmania on World Environment Day is a policy reset.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Jun 2020

Houses, Construction

Imminent Housing Spend Announcement Welcome

The Greens look forward tomorrow’s $3.1 billion construction announcement.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Jun 2020

Green Economics

Greens Release Interim Recovery Plan for Better, Fairer Tasmania

The Greens have written to the Premier’s Social and Economic Recovery Advisory Council with our interim submission on the path out of the COVID-19 crisis.

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

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Interim Submission to Recovery Council

The Tasmanian Greens interim submission to the Premier’s Social and Economic Recovery Advisory Council.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Submission  |  2 Jun 2020

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Recovery Council Has Critical Role in Avoiding Business As Usual

The Premier’s Social and Economic Recovery Advisory Council has a critical role to play in the future direction of Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 May 2020

Houses, Construction

A Housing Led Recovery for Tasmania

The Tasmanian Greens today released the first pillar in our plan for Tasmania’s recovery from COVID-19.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  23 May 2020

Houses, Construction

A Housing Led Recovery

Tasmania’s long road to recovery from the coronavirus crisis is an opportunity to shape our island’s future for the better and fairer.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Policies  |  23 May 2020

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Aggressive Infrastructure Spend Needs to Focus on Housing Led Recovery

The Greens urge the Premier to ensure increasing the supply of quality social and affordable housing is front and centre.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 May 2020

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COVID-19 - Major Projects Legislation

Regrettably, the Government is trying to make divisive and flawed major projects legislation the centrepiece of Tasmania's recovery.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 May 2020

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Coronavirus Impacts on Economy

Over the next week or two we will be making some very large decisions about where we head in the near future.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 May 2020

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COVID-19 Economic Assistance Package

The Greens acknowledge the enormous uncertainty and fear within in the community about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their lives. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Mar 2020

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Jobs and the Economy

What is this Government doing to modernise our skills, our training to make sure that young people today are not being given false hope.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Sep 2018

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Federal Budget 2016: Tasmanian Homeless Left Out in the Cold

Economist Saul Eslake confirms Tasmania is not receiving increased funding for affordable housing unlike every other state, which is getting an increase.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 May 2016

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Federal Budget 2016: Premier Says Eslake, TasCOSS, Anglicare Are Wrong

Economist Saul Eslake agrees that Tuesday's budget contains little for Tasmania, and TASCOSS and Anglicare have given the federal budget a big thumbs down.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 May 2016

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More Job Losses Under Liberals' 'Brighter Future'

Four hundred Tasmanians lost their jobs last month with the latest ABS data revealing the continued trend of job losses in Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Apr 2016

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National Accounts Cast Doubt on Key Budget Assumptions

The National Accounts figures released today show Tasmania's economy stagnating, and cast doubt on key assumptions in Treasurer Peter Gutwein's state budget.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  3 Jun 2015

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Sharing Economy

Premier Will Hodgman has not come to grips with the challenges and opportunities presented by the sharing economy.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  30 Apr 2015

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2015-16 Budget Outlook: More of the Same

The 2015-16 Tasmanian Economic Outlook report emphasises the urgent need for the government to look outside the box.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  17 Apr 2015

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Shree Minerals Drops Tarkine Mine Lease

Shree Minerals’ welcome Rebecca Creek exploration licence relinquishment should now help focus efforts into diversification of the north-west economy.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  1 Aug 2014