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THA Quid Pro Quo Continues

Media Release - The next installment of the Tasmanian Hospitality Association’s quid pro quo has been unveiled by their Liberal partners in government.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 9 Dec 2019

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

People before Pokies

Policies - The Tasmanian Greens want to remove poker machines from pubs and clubs by progressively retiring machines under a '...

Andrea Dawkins - 19 Feb 2018

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

Devonport Gaming Licence for Proposed Hotel

Parliamentary Activity - You may be aware that last year the people of Devonport lost more than $10 million in the city's poker machines.

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

Liberals and Labor in Lock Step on Pokies

Media Release - The lies and corruption at the heart of the 2018 State Election were laid bare by the sudden closure of the Glenorchy RSL a fortnight ago. Glenorchy RSL staff and veterans were used and abused by the Liberals and the gambling industry,...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 Jul 2019

Electoral Donations Disclosure Framework

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

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 Caves on Pokies Policy

Media Release - Rebecca White has caved in to pressure from her State and Federal colleagues, making it clear on ABC radio today that her party has abandoned its policy on the removal of poker machines from pubs and clubs.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 8 Feb 2019

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

Burnie City Council Reflects Community Concern about Pokies

Media Release - Burnie City Council’s decision to seek feedback from local businesses on the future of pokies in their community is timely. There’s a growing push to get these toxic machines out of pubs and clubs.

Andrea Dawkins - 22 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

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

Gambling Inquiry Report Backs in Pokies' Profits Over People

Media Release - The Future Gaming Markets Inquiry report tabled today has failed Tasmanians by backing in the status quo and the continued harm caused by poker machines in disadvantaged communities across the State.

Andrea Dawkins - 28 Sep 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 - Liberals' Position

Parliamentary Activity - Ms DAWKINS question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN[10.52 a.m.]

- 17 Aug 2017

Poker Machines - Agreement

Parliamentary Activity - Ms DAWKINS question to TREASURER, Mr GUTWEIN[10.23 a.m.]

- 17 Aug 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

Labor and Liberals Must Listen to Business and Community on Pokies

Media Release - The open letter from 75 Tasmanian businesses implores both Labor and the Liberals to listen to the deep concern within the community about pokies.

Andrea Dawkins - 14 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

Three and Half Years' Silence from Ogilvie on Pokies

Media Release - In response to a Family Voice 2014 election survey*, Madeleine Ogilvie told voters she would support legislation to remove pokies from pubs and clubs.  Since then, Tasmanians have heard nothing more from Ms Ogilvie.

Andrea Dawkins - 27 Jul 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

UTas Liberals' Voice Welcome on Pokies

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens' Gambling spokespersonThe Greens congratulate the UTas Liberals for their stance on poker machines in Tasmania.It's encouraging that the new generation of Liberals in Tasmania have an understanding of the...

- 15 Feb 2017

Clear Message to Parliamentary Committee on Pokies' Harm

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens' Gambling spokespersonThe Joint Select Committee on Future Gaming Markets begins tomorrow, with an overwhelming number of submissions wanting pokies out of pubs and clubs.  The evidence reflects the view of many...

- 6 Feb 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

Community Consultation on Pokies Only the First Step

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Gambling spokespersonThe Gaming Control Amendment (Community Consultation) Bill is a good first step to including the wider Tasmanian public in decision-making about where poker machines are located.  But until...

- 25 Oct 2016

Glenorchy Pokie Licence Shows Need for Moratorium

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Gambling spokespersonThe news today that yet another licensed venue in Glenorchy has applied to operate poker machines beggars belief.

- 5 Oct 2016

Greens Alternative Budget 2016: Phase Out Poker Machines

Parliamentary Activity - Wednesday 1 June 2016Cassy O'Connor MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Understands that poker machines leech funds from Tasmanian communities that can afford it the least and have caused profound harm to individuals, families and the...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Jun 2016

Committee Should Investigate Pokies Plebiscite

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Gambling spokespersonBrighton Mayor, Tony Foster’s suggestion that we bring the question of poker machines in our pubs and clubs to a plebiscite highlights Tasmania's distaste for pokies.

- 16 May 2016

Concern over Pokies Terms of Reference Falls on Gutwein's Deaf Ears

Parliamentary Activity - Ms DAWKINS question to TREASURER, Mr GUTWEIN

- 7 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

Crucial Questions Missing from Pokies Inquiry

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Gambling spokespersonThe Treasurer's Terms of Reference for the Joint Select Committee on gambling read more like a tax-payer funded focus group than open, public consultation on one of our most serious community...

- 6 Apr 2016

Gambling Inquiry Must Answer Real Question

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderThe Tasmanian Greens will move in Parliament this week to ensure the once in a generation Joint Select Inquiry in to gambling and the Federal monopoly Deed also addresses the question of whether we should...

- 4 Apr 2016

Open, Public Consultation Needed on Pokies

Media Release - Anglicare's interactive pokie map makes a strong, clear statement about the scale of problem we are tackling in Tasmania.

Andrea Dawkins - 3 Mar 2016

Pokies Leech $15M in December

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Gambling spokespersonThe finances of many Tasmanians look very bleak in the light of Treasury's pokie loss figures for December.Tasmanians lost close to $16M on poker machines in December, almost half a million...

- 1 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

Pokies Spin Won't Wash

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Gaming spokesperson Treasurer Gutwein's statement today foreshadowing the release of Part B of Acil Allen's Social and Economic Impact Study of Gambling in Tasmania was just an opportunity to try and say, 'there'...

- 18 Nov 2015

Pokies Poll Places Further Pressure on Government

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Treasury spokespersonThe EMRS opinion poll on poker machines confirms that the overwhelming majority of Tasmanians do not support the proliferation of these addictive machines in our communities....

- 12 Nov 2015

Brighton Mayor Tells it Like it Is on Pokies Monopoly

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Treasury spokespersonBrighton Mayor, Tony Foster, is a strong voice for his community on the issue of the harm caused by poker machines and the Federal Hotels' monopoly gaming Deed.

- 4 Nov 2015

Hodgman Won't Concede Federal Monopoly on Pokies Harming Tasmanians

Parliamentary Activity - Ms DAWKINS question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

- 29 Oct 2015

Government Must Listen to Community Sector on Pokies

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Gaming spokespersonThe Hodgman Government needs heed the call of the coalition of community sector organisations demanding urgent action to address the scourge of poker machine gambling in Tasmania immediately.

- 2 Nov 2015

Pokies Built for Addiction

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Gaming spokespersonThe documentary 'Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation', that aired on ABC last night reinforced what we have known for many years, the odds are stacked heavily against those who play.Poker machines that have...

- 21 Oct 2015

Liberals Still in Bed with Federal

Media Release - Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader and Treasury spokespersonTreasurer Gutwein is failing to stand up for both disadvantaged Tasmanians and the cultural icon, MONA, in his acquiescence to Federal Hotels.It is great shame for Tasmanians that...

- 16 Sep 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

Liberals Have No Mandate for Federal Deal

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Treasury spokespersonThe Treasurer's Federal monopoly rhetoric in Parliament today remains empty and meaningless, despite its bombastic delivery.The simple reality is that the Liberal Government has no...

- 27 Aug 2015

Live Music Industry

Parliamentary Activity - That this House notes:1.     The recent University of Tasmania report evaluating the social, cultural and economic contribution to the community of the Australian Live Music Industries;2.     That a detailed model of consumer spending...

- 26 Aug 2015

POKIES NEED INDEPENDENT OVERSIGHT

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Gaming spokesperson The odds are already stacked against patrons who play the pokies, and with those machines malfunctioning the losses are set to be even greater.The latest machine malfunction debacle comes on...

- 24 Jul 2015