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Federal Group Must Prioritise People's Lives Over Profits

Media Release - In the midst of a global pandemic, when all public health warnings are about the mitigation of risk to people's lives, the Federal Group appears not to fully grasp the deadly seriousness of the health risk within their pokies venues.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Mar 2020

Liberals' Sham Consultation to Entrench Poker Machine Harm

Media Release - The Liberals' plan for the future of gambling in Tasmania released last yesterday afternoon will entrench social harm for two decades to come. It is the gambling industry's wish list written up as government policy, and labelled as '...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 Feb 2020

Joint Select Committee on Future Gaming Markets

Submission - Tasmanian Greens submission to the Joint Select Committee on Future Gaming Markets, examining the future of pokies...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 8 Dec 2016

Get Ready for Labor and Ogilvie to Sell Out Gambling Victims

Media Release - Tasmanians who have suffered gambling addiction, including the children, partners and close family of addicts, are set to be abandoned by both State Labor and former Labor MP, now ‘Independent’, Madeleine Ogilvie, when the Liberals bring...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Dec 2019

Gaming Control Amendment (Wagering) Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff delivers a second reading contribution to the Gaming Control Amendment (Wagering) Bill 2019, which introduces a point of consumption tax for wagers and implements the National Consumer Protection Framework for online...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 14 Nov 2019

Gaming Control Amendment (Wagering) Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor delivers a second reading contribution to the Gaming Control Amendment (Wagering) Bill 2019, which introduces a point of consumption tax for wagers and implements the National Consumer Protection Framework for online...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Nov 2019

Farrell Family Leeching Millions at the Expense of Disadvantaged Tasmanians

Media Release - The Federal Group’s after-tax profit of $17M is primarily drawn from around 3,500 poker machines deliberately placed in the most economically disadvantaged communities.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 8 Nov 2019

Greens Matter of Public Importance - Gambling Harm

Parliamentary Activity - Every single person who signed a petition or answered a door and spoke about their concerns about gambling will be looking at what the Treasurer and the Government does when this legislation is introduced next year.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 12 Sep 2019

Greens Matter of Public Importance - Gambling Harm

Parliamentary Activity - It is patently obvious to any observer of Tasmanian politics that in this place it is the Greens who raise the issues of the harm caused by poker machines in our community.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Sep 2019

Gambling Policy Changes

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor questions the Treasurer on the tax deal being negotiated with Federal Group.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Sep 2019

Gaming Machine Policy

Parliamentary Activity - It was confirmed by last night's vote that Labor supports your socially and economically destructive policy to keep poker machines in pubs and clubs until 2043.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Aug 2019

Greens Motion - Glenorchy RSL Club Closure

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor moves a motion regarding the close of the Glenorchy RSL, the the Liberals' use of the Glenorchy RSL during the election campaign.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 Jul 2019

Tasmanian Battlers Continue to Bleed Money to Federal Group

Media Release - The latest Tasmanian Gaming Commission data reveals that in the month of April alone, $1.5 million was poured into the EGMs in Glenorchy.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 Jul 2019

Estimates Reply - Treasurer

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR - Mr Chairman, again, this year the most mindnumbingly frustrating and dishonest Estimates session from my point of view was with the Treasurer.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Jun 2019

Electoral Amendment Bill 2019

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 21 Mar 2019

Electoral Amendment Bill 2019

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 Mar 2019

Greens Matter of Public Importance - Gambling Policy

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff raises the impacts of harming gambling policies in the Greens Matter of Public Importance debate.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 21 Mar 2019

Greens Matter of Public Importance - Gambling Policy

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor raises political interference in gambling policy from vested interests in the Greens Matter of Public Importance debate.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 Mar 2019

Gambling Policy

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor questions the treasurer over tax reform proposals from Federal Group.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 Mar 2019

Liberals and Labor Put Gambling Interests Ahead of Public Interest

Media Release - The Treasurer, Peter Gutwein, confirmed today he has written to the Federal Group and plans to introduce legislation to progress the Liberals’ pokies policy. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Mar 2019

Labor Motion - Want of Confidence in the Premier

Parliamentary Activity - That this House -(1) Has no confidence in the Premier, Will Hodgman, for the following reasons -(a) The Premier has failed to demand the highest standards of conduct from his members.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 Nov 2018

The Suffering Continues with Annual Report Confirming $175M Pokies Loss

Media Release - The human misery and poverty caused by poker machines in pubs and clubs shows no sign of abating.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 28 Nov 2018

Address in Reply

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF - Madam Speaker, the 2018 Tasmanian election was watched around Australia and has become known for all the wrong reasons. It was an incredibly bruising election. It was bruising for democracy in Tasmania.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 May 2018

No Confidence in Premier Hodgman over Pokies Corruption

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, it gives me no pleasure as the Greens Leader to stand here and bring on a motion of no confidence in the Premier of Tasmania. We made this commitment to the people of Tasmania...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 2 May 2018

THA Quid Pro Quo

Parliamentary Activity - We heard the Premier use the THA's talking points during his answer to our earlier question. Following the Federal Group, THA and gambling interests interstate bankrolling the Liberal Party's election campaign, you decided to gift the...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 May 2018

No Confidence in the Premier over Pokies Corruption

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O’Connor MP - On tomorrow to move -That this House has no confidence in the Premier on the following grounds:

Cassy O'Connor MP - 2 May 2018

Tasmanian Liberals Rake in Donations, Declare Less than a Quarter

Media Release - The latest Australian Electoral Commission disclosure returns reveal the State Liberals pocketed $2.39 million in political donations in 2016-17, but only declared the sources for $498 000.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Feb 2018

Greens to Move for Independent Commission of Inquiry on Kevin Lyons and Federal Group Bribery Allegations

Media Release - The Greens will move, in the new Parliament, for an Independent Commission of Inquiry to fully investigate the seedy history of the Federal Hotels monopoly deal, and the circumstances surrounding the extension of the Farrell family’s...

Andrea Dawkins - 25 Jan 2018

Liberals' Pokies Policy the Worst Case Scenario for Community

Media Release - The Liberals have demonstrated just how deep in industry's pocket, and out of touch with the community, they are when it comes to the poker machines in the State. Their policy will entrench the harm caused, and ignite a competitive...

Andrea Dawkins - 9 Jan 2018

THA Must Reconsider Approach to Pokies

Media Release - Should the people of Tasmania choose a parliament in 2018 that supports the removal of pokies from pubs and clubs, there is ample time for businesses, which currently rely on the misfortune of those playing the pokies, to become viable.

Andrea Dawkins - 14 Dec 2017

More Voices Against Pokies

Media Release - The addition of the Country Women’s Association to the campaign against pokies in pubs and clubs is most welcome.

Andrea Dawkins - 12 Dec 2017

Liberals' 'Free Beer' Arrangement with THA Doesn't Pass the Pub Test

Media Release - The Liberals' arrangement with the Tasmanian Hospitality Association members funding their 'Pub Test' pre-election forums is wrong on so many levels.

Andrea Dawkins - 24 Nov 2017

Federal Group - Election Campaign Donations

Parliamentary Activity - Andrea Dawkins asks the Premier whether he will rule out his party accepting donations from Federal Group.

Andrea Dawkins - 1 Nov 2017

Pokies-Free Pembroke Petition Tabled

Media Release - In Parliament this morning, and ahead of the Pembroke by-election this weekend, the Greens tabled a petition expressing the deep community concern about the damaging impact of poker machines.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 2 Nov 2017

Liberals Refuse to Back Donations Reform

Media Release - In a week where the Premier has failed to be transparent about a $30 000 donation from a Chinese owned company which ASIO warned about in 2015, it is no surprise the Liberals support the status quo, where voters don't know until 12-18...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Nov 2017

Premier Deflecting on Donations from Federal Hotels

Media Release - When asked again in Parliament today whether the Liberals will be accepting donations from Federal Hotels in the lead up to the next State election, the Premier ignored the question and attempted to deflect responsibility to his...

Andrea Dawkins - 1 Nov 2017

Premier Can't Keep Pointing the Finger at McQuestin

Media Release - Whether it’s on shady donations from foreign owned companies or the Federal Group, or dirty tricks in Pembroke, the Premier simply refuses to take responsibility for the conduct and decisions of the political party he leads.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Nov 2017

Property Council 'Leaders' Debate

Media Release - The Property Council knows which side its bread is buttered on.  It’s hosting a debate between the leaders of the two political parties who are in furious agreement on changes to the planning scheme written by and on behalf of developers,...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 Oct 2017

Mr Lennon and Mr Gay - Alleged Meetings with Government

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 Sep 2017

Poker Machines - Agreement

Parliamentary Activity - Andrea Dawkins questions the Premier over the agreed position between Federal Group and the Australian Hotels Association, Tasmania, on future pokies arrangements.

Andrea Dawkins - 17 Aug 2017

THA is Wrong on Liquor and Gaming Commission

Media Release - Calls by Tasmanian Hospitality Association spokesperson, Steve Old, to abolish the independent Liquor and Gaming Commission are deeply concerning.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Sep 2017

Dodgy Brothers, Lennon and Gay, Back in Business

Media Release - With Paul Lennon on the Farrell family's payroll to protect their obscene pokies' profits, and disgraced ex-Gunns' boss, John Gay, set to profit from the push to log rainforest species in protected areas, it's clear the Dodgy Brothers are...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Sep 2017

Liberal Backbencher Sings to Donor's Tune

Media Release - Liberal backbencher, Nic Street, is pointedly demonstrating what political influence decades of donations from the Federal Group to both major parties has bought.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Aug 2017

Anglicare Report Further Proof Tasmania Wins Without Monopoly Deed

Media Release - Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens' Leader and Treasury spokespersonThe Greens hope all Liberal and Labor MPs will read in detail Anglicare's report on the enormous economic and social benefits that would flow if the toxic Federal monopoly Deed is...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Aug 2017

Liberals' 'Individual Responsibility, Corporate Entitlement' Pokies Plan

Media Release - In an ominous sign for Tasmanians affected by problem gambling, both the Premier and the Treasurer delivered a disappointing and underwhelming response to questions on the future of the Federal gambling monopoly in Budget Estimates today.

Andrea Dawkins - 5 Jun 2017

Liberal and Labor Parties Need to Reject Federal Group Donations

Media Release - Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens' LeaderThe Convenor of the Tasmanian Greens, Rosalie Gorton-Lee, and I have today written to the Premier, Leader of the Opposition and their respective Party Directors and Secretaries calling on them to make a...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 9 May 2017

Liberals Must Listen to Rev. Costello on Pokies

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens' Gambling spokespersonWorld Vision Australia's Rev. Tim Costello, admired and respected by many Liberal MPs, has openly named the pokies industry as a powerful vested interest, which runs government gambling...

- 12 Apr 2017

Liberals and Labor United on Crown Land Deals

Media Release - Labor and the Liberals voted together against a Greens' Motion calling for far greater transparency in Crown Land deals with private developers.

Andrea Dawkins - 5 Apr 2017

Donations' Disclosure Needed Before State Election

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens' Gambling spokespersonFollowing Prime Minister Turnbull's encouraging comments about exploring 'more timely' political donations disclosure, Premier Hodgman should follow suit.

- 2 Feb 2017

Old Parties Refuse to Support Real Time Donations Disclosure

Media Release - 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 - 14 Sep 2016

Ministers Failing to Answer Questions on Notice

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I was flicking through the notices of question that arrived on our desk today.  It is disappointing to see the number of questions that were put on notice some time ago that...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Apr 2016

Federal Hotels' $25M Bluff

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Treasury spokespersonThe Federal Group's announcement today that its proposed $25M development at Port Arthur will go ahead whether they have a long term extension to the pokies monopoly Deed or not,...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Apr 2016

Terms of Reference Just Liberal Policy

Parliamentary Activity - Ms DAWKINS question to TREASURER, Mr GUTWEIN

Andrea Dawkins - 6 Apr 2016

Will the Public Get a Say on Pokies?

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMANDo you agree that poker machines cause profound social and economic harm in Tasmania? Do you acknowledge Anglicare Tasmania's polling which shows that 84 per cent of Tasmanians want poker machines...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 6 Apr 2016

Still No Pokies Monopoly Mandate

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Gaming spokespersonAs the Federal Group monopoly deed comes to an end the Treasurer has a once in a generation chance to better protect our community.

- 22 Feb 2016

Federal Hotels' Refurbishment Project

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Treasury spokespersonFederal Hotels' pitch to link a $100M refurbishment of their properties to an extension of the pokies monopoly deed is an unashamed attempt to hold the state to ransom.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Dec 2015

The People Want Pokies Gone

Parliamentary Activity - NOTICE OF MOTIONTUESDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2015Andrea Dawkins On tomorrow to move -That this House notes:

- 17 Nov 2015

Hodgman Won't Concede Federal Monopoly on Pokies Harming Tasmanians

Parliamentary Activity - Ms DAWKINS question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

- 29 Oct 2015

Federal Hotels Monopoly

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN Yesterday at a function at David Walsh's outstanding Museum of Old and New Art you sat next to the businessman whose family refused your Government's request for permission to alter the Federal...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 Oct 2015

Liberals Back Old, Destructive Loser

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Treasury spokespersonThe Liberal Government was given a very simple choice by MONA, embrace the new Tasmanian economy or fall back into step with their familiar old allies and major donor, Federal...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Sep 2015

Federal Hotels 2018 Deal

Parliamentary Activity - NOTICE OF MOTIONThat the House:1.     Recognises the profound social and economic harm caused by problem gambling and the proliferation of poker machines in pubs and clubs in Tasmania;

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 Aug 2015