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Protest, Climate Emergency

Climate Disruption Ramped Up in Federal Budget

The Federal Liberal Budget has killed off public investment in climate-friendly energy generation.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Oct 2020


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Federal Budget Abandons Tasmanians

The Morrison Government could not be more brazen about their lack of concern for low income Tasmanians.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Oct 2020


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National Disability Insurance Scheme - Funding

The federal budget surplus relies heavily on a $6.4 billion underspend on the National Disability Insurance Scheme over this year and next.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Apr 2019


Air View of Houses

Public Housing

Cassy O'Connor speaks to Labor's Matter of Public Importance on Public Housing, discussing the housing crisis and inadequate tenancy law.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Apr 2019


Person with Disability with his Parents

Petrusma Needs to Come Clean on NDIS, Commit to Advocacy Funding

Tasmanians living with a disability are missing out on key services as a result of a shocking underspend on the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Apr 2019


Light Rail

Train Not Coming Under Liberals

Northern Suburbs Light Rail appears to be off the agenda under the Liberals, with it failing to rate a mention in the priority infrastructure report.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Sep 2018


Child, Shadow

Hodgman Government Failing Survivors of Past Childhood Sexual Abuse

All States and Territories are expected to commit funding yet there is no allocation in this coming, or any subsequent State Budget year, towards the Scheme.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Jun 2017


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No Funds for Launceston Stormwater and Sewerage in Federal Budget

The Federal Budget included significant infrastructure funding, with billions of dollars committed for works around the country - but not Tasmania.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  10 May 2017


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Tasmanian Health Forgotten in Federal Budget

The gradual withdrawal of Commonwealth health funding over the last few years exposes the dire state of Tasmania’s public health system.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 May 2017


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Federal Budget Funds Sexual Abuse Redress Scheme, State Must Follow

We hope the Hodgman Liberals will follow their Canberra colleagues’ lead and provide redress funding in the State Budget.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 May 2017


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Federal Budget Fails Tasmania

Tasmania missed out any substantial infrastructure investment as a result of the Hodgman Liberals' failure.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 May 2017


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Federal Budget 2016: More Funding Needed for Renewables to Prevent Another Energy Crisis

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 May 2016


Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Tasmania

Federal Budget 2016: No Money for Infrastructure to Support Tourism Growth

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 May 2016


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Federal Budget 2016: Libs Cut TWWHA Management Funding by $3.4m

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


Homeless Man

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

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


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Health Pincer Movement Cuts Funding

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 May 2016


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Federal Budget Education Fail

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  4 May 2016


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Savage Cuts to Protection of Tasmanian Wilderness

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 May 2016


Launceston, Tasmania

Federal Budget 2016: Northern Tasmania Shortchanged on Infrastructure

As expected, the 2016 Federal Coalition Budget contains nothing for Tasmania, with Launceston missing out significantly in badly needed infrastructure funding.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 May 2016


Empty Classroom

Federal Budget 2016: Liberals Failed Tasmanian Students

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 May 2016


Lower Chasm Falls, Smoko Creek, in the Great Western Tiers, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Federal Budget 2016: Natural Heritage and Biodiversity Crisis Ignored

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 May 2016


Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Federal Budget 2016: Tasmania's Health Funding Chronically Ailing

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 May 2016


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Federal Budget 2016: Liberal Government Lacks Vision on Infrastructure

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 May 2016


Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Federal Budget 2016: Turnbull Government Climate Deniers

The Turnbull Liberal Government has failured to address the greatest challenge facing Australians and the nation’s economy, global warming.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 May 2016


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Federal Budget Duds Tasmanians

The first Turnbull Budget has left the vast majority of Tasmanians out in the cold.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 May 2016


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Premier's Failure in Canberra Sees Tasmania Left Off the Budget Map

There was nothing in the Federal Budget for Tasmania's education system, no extra funding for years 5 and 6 of Gonski.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 May 2016


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Federal Budget Response

The Abbott federal budget is clearly more focused on investing in the Liberal Party’s future than it is about investing in the future of those doing it tough.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  13 May 2015


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Federal Budget - Health

Last night’s Federal Budget has failed Tasmania’s health system by locking in funding cuts which will compromise the success of much needed reforms.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 May 2015


Pile of Woodchips

Another Federal handout for Forestry?

The Hodgman government is clearly looking to the Commonwealth for financial assistance to deal with moribund government business enterprise, Forestry Tasmania.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  22 Apr 2015


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Federal Cadbury Money Reallocation

The Hodgman government needs to disclose whether they have made a formal submission regarding the $16 million previously earmarked for Cadburys.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  31 Mar 2015


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Federal Funding Fiasco Hurts Volunteers

Abbott Government’s new community sector tendering process on Volunteering Tasmania requires a meaningful response from the Hodgman Government.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Mar 2015


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Ferguson All Talk and No Action

Minister Ferguson has so far done a lot of talking about health reform, lowering elective surgery waiting lists and delivering a modern Royal Hobart Hospital.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Jan 2015


Hospital Bed

Federal Elective Surgery Money Won't Fix Problem

The announcement of a $23.4 million funding allocation to Tasmania’s public hospitals is welcome but it’s political smoke and mirrors.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Aug 2014


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Liberals hide from Pensioners

The Hodgman Liberal government needs to stop hiding from the Tasmanians who will be hardest hit by the Abbott Budget.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Jun 2014


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Rationalise Tasmanian Health Organisations

the latest AIHW report of public hospital performance in Tasmania reinforces the insanity of the Abbott Government's massive cuts to health.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Jun 2014


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Respect Concession Holders

Minister Petrusma has refused to apologise to pensioners and self-funded retirees for saying they should 'get a job' and 'get out of the welfare mentality'.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Mar 2014


Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Federal Budget Impact on State

The current estimate that the state will be $2.1 billion worse off under the Abbot Federal budget.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  27 May 2014


Doctor with Patient

Federal GP co-payments

The silence from the Health Minister, Michael Ferguson, over the Abbot government’s planned $7 GP co-payment will dismay many Tasmanians.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 May 2014


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Fund Community Legal Centres

The onus is now on the Tasmanian Liberal Government to fund Tasmania’s Community Legal Centres in light of funding cuts in the Federal budget.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  27 May 2014


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Fund School Preventative Health Programs

The Tasmanian government must provide budget certainty to the Tasmanian School Canteen Association (TSCA), Family Food Patch and Move Well Eat Well.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  26 May 2014


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Take Responsibility for Health

Minister Ferguson is creating uncertainty and fear within his Department and further damaging morale as Health faces tens of millions in lost funding.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  24 May 2014


Hospital Bed

State Tripartite Delegation Needed to Lobby Canberra over Budget Cuts

There needs to be a state tripartite delegation to go to Canberra to present an united and coherent voice on behalf of all Tasmanians.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  19 May 2014


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Federal Budget Fails Healthier Children Scheme

The highly successful ‘Move Well, Eat Well’ program being delivered in Tasmanian schools is another victim of the first Abbott Budget.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 May 2014