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Premier Must Advocate for Casuals and Temporary Visa Holder Support

The Federal Government’s JobKeeper payment is welcome, but many casual workers and temporary visa holders in Tasmania are still at risk.

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

Pauline Hanson a Threat to Cadbury Jobs

One Nation Senator, Pauline Hanson, has launched a disgraceful social media attack on Cadbury's Hobart workers with her call on supporters to boycott Cadbury Easter eggs.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Apr 2017

Hodgman Must Stand Up for Northern Maritime Jobs

The Australian Maritime College in Launceston is the national centre of naval expertise. Maritime engineering, research and business skills have been their focus for over 40 years.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  29 Mar 2017

Liberal Government Plan to Deliver Jobs Failing

Why wouldn't you bring together key industry, business, government and community stakeholders to focus on employment growth and develop a jobs plan?  Outside the perpetual spin cycle your government seems to be trapped in, what is your...

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Aug 2016

Jobs' Crisis Demands Honesty and Action

The first step towards solving a problem is to acknowledge its existence. With ABS data showing 5,200 Tasmanians out of work since last September, the Liberal Government does indeed have a jobs’ crisis on its hands. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Aug 2016

Jobs' Growth Continues to Decline

The Liberals promised Tasmanians looking for work the world when they came to office. Sadly, what we have seen could not be further from the truth.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Aug 2016

NAB Report Makes Sobering Reading

The latest NAB State Update for Tasmania makes sobering reading.  It's a grim reality check for the Hodgman Government, which may explain the Treasurer’s silence on its release.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Jul 2016

Greens Alternative Budget 2016: Investment in Renewables Deliver Large Scale Returns

The Greens’ Alternative Budget has the vision to secure a renewable energy supply for Tasmania that also delivers large scale returns to the State.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jun 2016

State Budget 2016: Dishonest Liberal Government Budget Lacks Vision and Courage

The Hodgman Liberal Government’s 2016/17 Budget lacks courage and a vision for the future.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 May 2016

Jobs Data Points to Need for Dedicated Employment Minister

It is positive to see a small decline in unemployment according to the ABS data and a growth in secure, full time employment.  In eight months, however, almost 4000 people lost their job in Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  19 May 2016

Liberals Need to Take Action to Combat Downturn in Jobs Growth

Strong Job Growth in Tasmania began in November 2013 under the Labor/Green Government and declined immediately after the Liberals took office.

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

Jobs Data Points to Worrying Trend Under the Liberals

The latest unemployment data reveals that the Liberals’ promised ‘Brighter Future’ has failed to materialise, with the fifth consecutive month of a fall in job numbers across the State.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Mar 2016

Liberals Selectively Quote Deloitte Report

In the finest tradition of political propagandists, Treasurer Gutwein is using the latest Deloitte Access Economics Business Outlook Report to pretend the Liberals in government are responsible for Tasmania’s relatively solid economic...

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Jan 2016

Tasmanian Job Figures Encouraging

The latest job figures for Tasmania are encouraging and provide growing evidence of economic recovery nationwide.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Sep 2015

Treasurer Spin Won't Hide Jobless Increase

The latest employment data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals more job losses in Tasmania, the highest youth unemployment and lowest participation rates in the nation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Aug 2015