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National Disability Insurance Scheme - Funding

Parliamentary Activity - Last week's federal budget papers revealed the surplus your federal Liberal colleagues are crowing about relies heavily on a $6.4 billion underspend on the National Disability Insurance Scheme over this year and next; $2 billion of that...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 Apr 2019

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Public Housing

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 9 Apr 2019

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

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 Apr 2019

Train Not Coming Under Liberals

Media Release - Northern Suburbs Light Rail appears to be off the agenda under the Liberals, with it failing to rate a mention in the Tasmanian Government’s priority infrastructure report to the Federal Government.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Sep 2018

Hodgman Government Failing Survivors of Past Childhood Sexual Abuse

Media Release - The Hodgman Government is letting down Tasmanian victims of past sexual abuse by failing to allocate funds in this year's Budget towards the National Redress Scheme, a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 Jun 2017

No Funds for Launceston Stormwater and Sewerage in Federal Budget

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

Andrea Dawkins - 10 May 2017

Tasmanian Health Forgotten in Federal Budget

Media Release - The gradual withdrawal of Commonwealth health funding over the last few years exposes the dire state of Tasmania’s public health system. This Federal Budget continues that trend.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 10 May 2017

Federal Budget Funds Sexual Abuse Redress Scheme, State Must Follow

Media Release - The Greens welcome news the Federal Government will provide the $33.4 million as the Commonwealth's contribution to the national redress scheme for victims of institutionalised sexual abuse.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 May 2017

Federal Budget Fails Tasmania

Media Release - While Tasmania missed out any substantial infrastructure investment as a result of the Hodgman Liberals' failure, Tasmanians looking for a home or reliant on welfare are the big losers out of this Budget.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 May 2017

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

Parliamentary Activity - Tasmania’s energy crisis has exposed the need for our State to secure a renewable future through a strategy to drive investment in new renewable generation capacity.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 5 May 2016

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

Parliamentary Activity - After years of industry leg work, Tasmania is finally seeing a tourism boom, attaining the biggest growth in international visitors and expenditure of any other State or territory.

Andrea Dawkins - 5 May 2016

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

Parliamentary Activity - The 2016 Federal Budget confirmed a $3.4M cut to management of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) in 2016-17, with the funding for management of the TWWHA extension flatlining to zero in 2018-19.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 May 2016

Federal Budget 2016: Tasmanian Homeless Left Out in the Cold

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 5 May 2016

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

Parliamentary Activity - Economist Saul Eslake agrees that Tuesday's budget contains little for Tasmania, and the Tasmanian Council of Social Services and Anglicare have given the federal budget a big thumbs down.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 May 2016

Health Pincer Movement Cuts Funding

Media Release - Tasmania's hopes of extra health funding to make up for what we lost under Prime Minister Abbott haven't been realised. When it comes to the health spend in the Federal Budget we've been done over badly.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 4 May 2016

Federal Budget Education Fail

Media Release - The Federal Budget handed down last night completely fails to deliver the crucial years 5 and 6 of Gonski for Tasmanian schools. Without targeted funding, our students aren't going to get the support they need to improve their educational...

Andrea Dawkins - 4 May 2016

Savage Cuts to Protection of Tasmanian Wilderness

Media Release - Minister Groom stood resolutely with his anti-environment Federal colleagues in Parliament this morning, as he sought to defend savage Commonwealth funding cuts to management of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 May 2016

Federal Budget 2016: Northern Tasmania Shortchanged on Infrastructure

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

Andrea Dawkins - 4 May 2016

Federal Budget 2016: Liberals Failed Tasmanian Students

Parliamentary Activity - In 2015 the Prime Minister, Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP said the Government was considering funding the crucial years five and six of Gonski  but that funding has failed to materialise in last night’s budget and the Tasmanian Government is now...

Andrea Dawkins - 4 May 2016

Federal Budget 2016: Natural Heritage and Biodiversity Crisis Ignored

Parliamentary Activity - Despite biodiversity’s immense value, Tasmania’s natural heritage continues to be eroded at an alarming rate by population growth, climate change, ocean acidification, land clearing and invasive species.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 4 May 2016

Federal Budget 2016: Tasmania's Health Funding Chronically Ailing

Parliamentary Activity - While the Federal Liberal Government chose to prioritise millions of dollars for roadworks and tax cuts for businesses, Tasmania's needs to attract extra health funding hasn't been realised in the Federal Budget and that this state...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 4 May 2016

Federal Budget 2016: Liberal Government Lacks Vision on Infrastructure

Parliamentary Activity - Condemns the Hodgman Liberal Government for not pursuing important opportunities for Tasmania, their failure to secure new infrastructure dollars and for their lack of vision.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 May 2016

Federal Budget 2016: Turnbull Government Climate Deniers

Parliamentary Activity - Condemnation of the Turnbull Liberal Government for its complete failure to address the greatest challenge facing Australians, and the nation’s economy, global warming.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 May 2016

Federal Budget Duds Tasmanians

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 May 2016

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

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 4 May 2016

Federal Budget - Health

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 May 2015

Federal Budget Response

Media Release - 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 - 13 May 2015

Federal Budget Impact on State

Media Release - The current estimate that the state will be $2.1 billion worse off under the Abbot Federal budget increases the pressure on Treasurer Peter Gutwein, to release the taxpayer-funded Treasury analysis of the expected impacts, following his...

Kim Booth - 27 May 2014

Fund Community Legal Centres

Media Release - 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 - 27 May 2014

Federal GP co-payments

Media Release - The silence from the Health Minister, Michael Ferguson, over the Abbot government’s planned $7 GP co-payment will dismay many Tasmanians, particularly those on low incomes who will be hit hard by this Federal Budget measure.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 May 2014

Fund School Preventative Health Programs

Media Release - The Tasmanian government must provide budget certainty to the Tasmanian School Canteen Association (TSCA), Family Food Patch and Move Well Eat Well  after the federal budget prematurely ended the National Partnership on Preventative Health.

Nick Mckim - 26 May 2014

State Tripartite Delegation Needed to Lobby Canberra over Budget Cuts

Media Release - 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 - 19 May 2014

Federal Budget Fails Healthier Children Scheme

Media Release - 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 - 16 May 2014