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Parliament House, Tasmania

Trust in Government

We all collectively wait for the decision on Wednesday from the federal Minister for the Environment, Tanya Plibersek.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Aug 2023

Parliament House, Tasmania

Liberal Contempt for Parliament Continues

The Liberals’ contempt for Parliament has continued, with three Ministers failing to meet the deadline for providing information to Budget Estimates Committees.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Jun 2023

Planning Documents

Faulty Local Government Consultation Needs Fixing

The Greens urge Local Government Minister Nic Street listen to calls for extension of the consultation process around the Future of Local Government Review

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Feb 2023

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

More Questions than Answers Over Liberal Sports Rorts

There are more questions than answers about the Liberals’ Local Community Facilities Fund following this morning’s Public Accounts Committee hearing.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Nov 2022

Parliament House, Tasmania

New Low for Liberal Weasel Words

The Liberals in government are well known for weasel words, but their performance in Parliament today was one for the ages.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Nov 2022

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Greens Celebrate House of Assembly Restoration Bill Passing

It’s a good day for Tasmania’s democracy, with the Expansion of House of Assembly Bill 2022 through both Houses of Parliament.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Nov 2022

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Restoration Bill Tabled in Parliament

The Greens were pleased to see the Premier table long-awaited legislation to restore the numbers in the House of Assembly. It is a good day for democracy.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Oct 2022

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Local Communities Facilities Fund - Liberal MPs Conflicts of Interest

Will you table a full list of the conflict‑of-interest disclosures made by Liberal candidates when applying for the Local Communities Facilities Fund?

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Jun 2022

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Liberals Need to Come Clean on Conflicts of Interest

Premier Rockliff’s failure to disclose conflicts of interest of Liberals seeking taxpayer funds through an election grant program won’t pass the pub test.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Jun 2022

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Liberal Leadership Renewal an Opportunity for a Reset

On behalf of the Greens, I warmly congratulate Jeremy Rockliff on becoming Tasmania’s 47th Premier and Michael Ferguson on his elevation to Deputy Premier.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Apr 2022

Parliament House, Tasmania

Peter Gutwein's Resignation

On behalf of the Tasmanian Greens, I wish Peter Gutwein all the best for life after politics.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Apr 2022

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Liberals Vote Against Greens’ Push for Ferguson and Archer Apology… Again

Nearly two weeks have passed since Ministers Archer and Ferguson groaned at the words of a victim survivor of child sexual abuse read out in the House.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Mar 2022

Houses, Construction

Premier Prioritising Mega Stadium Over Homes for Tasmanians

This week the Premier announced a $750 million mega stadium to be built within five years - while allocating $1.5 billion for housing to be built in ten years.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Mar 2022

Parliament House, Tasmania

Cabinet Reshuffle Highlights Urgent Need to Restore Parliament

Today’s Cabinet reshuffle highlights the urgent need to restore Tasmania’s House of Assembly to 35 seats to improve political representation and governance.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Feb 2022

Empty Classroom

Courtney Should Resign After She Recovers and Returns

Sarah Courtney has failed as Education Minister.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Feb 2022

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Time to Cut Dorothy Dixers

This morning’s Question Time in State Parliament was a clear example of the need to cut self-promotional ‘Dorothy Dix’ questions.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Sep 2021

Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Legislative Council Election Deferral Should Have Been Dealt with by Parliament

The Greens recognise the strong public health grounds behind the Director of Public Health’s decision to defer Legislative Council elections.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Apr 2020

Parliament House, Tasmania

Adjournment of Parliament

The Tasmanian Parliament has agreed to adjourn until the first scheduled sitting week after the winter recess.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Mar 2020

Parliament House, Tasmania

Greens to Liberals: "Dude, where's my legislation?"

After the first full week of Parliament for 2020, the Greens call on the Government to explain why it has again failed to prepare a legislative agenda. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Mar 2020

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Select Committee on the House of Assembly Restoration Bill Report Tabled

The Committee found there is strong support for the restoration of the House of Assembly to 35 Members from a broad range of stakeholders. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Feb 2020

Protest, Climate Emergency

Election of Premier Gutwein

The change of Liberal leadership is an opportunity for the party to walk away from divisive policy to genuinely be a government for all Tasmanians.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Jan 2020

Parliament House, Tasmania

Will Hodgman's Resignation

On behalf of the Tasmanian Greens, I acknowledge Will Hodgman’s many years of service to the people of Franklin, and to Tasmania as Premier.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Jan 2020

Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Clouds Still Hang Over Storm Bay Expansion Approval

Tasmanians don’t know what the relationship between the former-Minister and her then-Secretary has had to do with this approval.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Oct 2018

Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Code of Conduct for Members of Parliament - Report by Joint Standing Committee on Integrity

One of the first major pieces of work that the Integrity Commission did was to develop those draft codes of conduct.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Aug 2018

Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

Hodgman's Chickens Coming Home to Roost

In the last sitting week of Parliament under the Hodgman Liberals, all the Premier’s chickens are coming home to roost.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Nov 2017

Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Buck Stops with Hodgman on Conflicts of Interests in State Service

Throughout this term of government, the Liberals have shown a disregard for proper process and the avoidance of conflict of interest within their own ranks.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Nov 2017

Public Meeting, Town Hall

Liberals' State Election Positioning at Expense of Democracy

The Minister for Local Government failed to explain why he is ordering a Glenorchy Council election for early January, but leaving the Huon Valley another year.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Oct 2017

Parliament House, Tasmania

Escalation of Hidding Forrest Dispute the Fault of the Premier

The Premier's woeful, stumbling performance in Question Time today points to a man for whom real leadership is an ambition beyond reach.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Oct 2016

Parliament House, Tasmania

Liberals Bringing Themselves Undone Through Arrogance

It is a great privilege and responsibility to be appointed as a Minister of the Crown and the conduct of Ministers must reflect a higher standard of behaviour.

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

Parliament House, Tasmania

Liberals Put Cheap Politics Above Good Governance

Will Hodgman made it clear he is prepared to put cheap political purpose ahead of the concerns of the business community over the size of Parliament.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Sep 2016

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Time to Restore the Numbers in Parliament

The Greens welcome the calls from the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry to restore the numbers in the Tasmanian Parliament.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Sep 2016

Parliament House, Tasmania

Greens' Motion of No Confidence in the Premier

We have no confidence in the Premier's capacity to lead an open, accountable and honest government.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Jun 2016

Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Groom Latest Example of Parliamentary Contempt

Minister Groom is the latest offender in the Liberal's contempt for transparent governance and ministerial accountability.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Oct 2015