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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Liberals' State Election Positioning at Expense of Democracy

In Question Time today, the Minister for Local Government failed to explain why he is ordering a Glenorchy Council election for early January, but leaving residents in the Huon Valley to wait another year before they have the same...

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Oct 2017

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

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 that a higher standard of behaviour is expected of them.

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

Liberals Put Cheap Politics Above Good Governance

In response to Greens' questioning, 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

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

Greens' Motion of No Confidence in the Premier

Given the events of the past week, last year and the Liberals' practices in the House over the past two years, 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

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