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Adjournment of Parliament

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Mar 2020

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

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 Mar 2020

Select Committee on the House of Assembly Restoration Bill Report Tabled

Media Release - The Committee found there is strong support for the restoration of the House of Assembly to 35 Members from a broad range of stakeholders – from the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) to the Tasmanian Council of Social...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 Feb 2020

Election of Premier Gutwein

Media Release - The change of Liberal leadership - and consequently Premier - is an opportunity for the party to clean the decks and walk away from dangerous, divisive policy to genuinely be a government for all Tasmanians.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Jan 2020

Will Hodgman's Resignation

Media Release - 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 - 14 Jan 2020

Clouds Still Hang Over Storm Bay Expansion Approval

Media Release - Today, right across Storm Bay and South-East Tasmania, people are asking themselves about the former-Minister for Primary Industries and her relationship with the Secretary of DPIPWE and what impact that may have had on the decision to...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 Oct 2018

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

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, that was a refreshing, if not a little dull, contribution from the Premier.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 Aug 2018

Hodgman's Chickens Coming Home to Roost

Media Release - 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 - 28 Nov 2017

Buck Stops with Hodgman on Conflicts of Interests in State Service

Media Release - 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 - 21 Nov 2017

Liberals' State Election Positioning at Expense of Democracy

Media Release - 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 - 19 Oct 2017

Escalation of Hidding Forrest Dispute the Fault of the Premier

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderThe Premier's woeful, stumbling performance in Question Time today points to a man for whom real leadership is an ambition beyond reach.In trying to defend Minister Hidding over accusations of bullying and...

- 11 Oct 2016

Liberals Bringing Themselves Undone Through Arrogance

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader 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.

- 22 Sep 2016

Liberals Put Cheap Politics Above Good Governance

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader The Premier confirmed in Question Time today that his word is worth very little.In response to Greens' questioning, Will Hodgman made it clear he is prepared to put cheap political purpose ahead of the...

- 13 Sep 2016

Time to Restore the Numbers in Parliament

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader The Greens welcome the calls from the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry to restore the numbers in the Tasmanian Parliament.This is a breakthrough in the campaign to restore the number to 35 seats...

- 9 Sep 2016

Greens' Motion of No Confidence in the Premier

Media Release - 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 - 16 Jun 2016

Groom Latest Example of Parliamentary Contempt

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Oct 2015