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Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Electoral Donations Laws

These debates about Tasmania's weak political donations laws have been a feature of the Greens' discourse in this place going back a very long time.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Sep 2020


Shaking Hands

Political Donations Laws - Public Release of Report of Review

The Government is clearly thinking about political donations but through the lens of electoral self-preservation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Sep 2020


Shaking Hands

Political Donation Laws Review

The report of the review into Tasmania's political donations laws has been sitting on your Attorney-General's desk since late last year.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Sep 2020


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Labor’s Donations Reform Won’t Take Dirty Money Out of Politics

It’s good to see Labor come to the party on electoral donations law reform in Tasmania. It’s a pity, however, that they stopped at the door.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Jul 2020


Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Donations Disclosure Laws

The Government appears to have walked away from any strengthening of Tasmania's nation-leading weakest donations disclosure laws.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 Mar 2020


Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Gutwein Must Commit to Donations Reform

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  |  Media Release  |  14 Feb 2020


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Major Parties Cash in on Secret Millions

Today’s Australian Electoral Commission annual donations returns reveal vested interests are still pouring funds in to the Liberal and Labor parties.

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


Law Books

Electoral Act Review Submission - Addendum

An addendum to the Electoral Act review submission, pertaining to the High Court decision in relation to section 29(10) of the Electoral Funding Act 2018 (NSW).

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Submission  |  20 Feb 2019


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Electoral Act Review Submission

The Tasmanian greens Submission to the Electoral Act review.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Submission  |  18 Feb 2019


Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Electoral Amendment Bill 2019

Rosalie Woodruff delivers a Second Reading speech for the Electoral Amendment Bill 2019.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Mar 2019


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Electoral Amendment Bill 2019

Cassy O'Connor delivers a Second Reading speech for the Electoral Amendment Bill 2019.

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


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Electoral Donations Disclosure Framework

Cassy O'Connor questions the Premier over delays in delivering donation reforms.

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


Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Electoral Act Review Ignores the Issues

The Tasmanian Greens’ submission to the review of the State’s electoral laws calls for reform of Tasmania’s political donation rules.

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


Hobart Private Hospital

Old Parties Refuse to Support Real Time Donations Disclosure

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  |  Media Release  |  14 Sep 2016


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

AEC Annual Disclosures Highlights Flaws

The Australian Electoral Commission’s 2013-14 disclosures have not revealed the true picture of who is funding whom.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  3 Feb 2015


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

End Donations Secrecy

Premier Will Hodgman must act on political donations disclosure as the Local Government Association of Tasmania adds to pressure for reform.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  21 Jan 2015


Public Meeting, Town Hall

Time to Reform Local Council Elections

Electoral reform to provide for compulsory voting in local government elections and allowing electronic voting is needed.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  29 Oct 2014


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Political Donation Disclosure Reforms Stalled

The Attorney General has made it clear that the Hodgman government is going to continue to hide political donations.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  9 Sep 2014