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MWCC Moves In on kunanyi, Facing Public Opposition

Media Release - The 6,000 or more Tasmanians who gathered in protest in the foothills of kunanyi/Mt Wellington last May stand ready to defend the mountain from the Mt Wellington Cableway Company and their enablers in both the major parties.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Jun 2019

RACT Mobility Vision Key to Prosperous Hobart Future

Media Release - The Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania (RACT) is to be warmly commended for delivering a strategic vision to ensure Hobart is Australia’s most liveable city over the next three decades.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Apr 2019

kunanyi/Mt Wellington Cable Car Authority

Media Release - It is a complete distortion of fact for Minister Gutwein to claim he wants the divisive kunanyi/Mt Wellington cable car to ‘stand on its own two feet.’

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 Mar 2019

Cadbury Job Losses

Media Release - The loss of so many jobs and livelihoods at Cadbury is a devastating blow.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 28 Sep 2018

Matter of Public Importance - Cruise Ship Industry Impact on Tasmania

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens - Motion) - Mr Speaker, I move-That the House take note of the following matter: the impact of the cruise ship industry on Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Nov 2017

Archer Dismisses Hobart Cruise Ship Health Concerns

Media Release - In Parliament today, Environment Minister, and local MP, Elise Archer, belittled Greens' questions about evidence that bunker fuel used by cruise ships visiting Hobart is a serious health hazard which has been recognised by the World...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 2 Nov 2017

Transport Minister Kept in the Dark Over Rail Tracks Removal

Media Release - In Question Time today it became clear that the decision to pull up rail tracks on the Macquarie Point site was made without the approval or knowledge of Infrastructure and Transport Minister, Rene Hidding.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Oct 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

Labor in Step with Liberals on Cable Car

Media Release - Labor Leader, Rebecca White, has confirmed her party supports the construction of a cable car on kunanyi/Mt Wellington.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 Jun 2017

Fragrance Group Skyscrapers On the Nose

Media Release - The Fragrance Group's aggressive and obtrusive plans for Hobart have been dealt a near fatal blow.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 May 2017

Hobart City Council Needs to Reject Inappropriate, Ugly Skyscrapers

Media Release - Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens' Leader and Member for DenisonIf the Hobart City Council listens to the community and abides by its own Planning Scheme, it will reject the two Fragrance Group skyscrapers proposed for Hobart.Council tonight will...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 8 May 2017

Cable Car Land Deal Smells Like Cronyism

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens' Leader and Member for Denisonkunanyi/Mt Wellington should be protected for its outstanding natural and cultural values, not carved up by the Liberals to suit a single developer pushing a single, divisive project.

- 26 Feb 2017

Light Rail Corridor Plans Welcome and Long Overdue

Media Release - The Greens welcome the release of the blueprint for the Glenorchy to Hobart Public Transport Corridor project.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 Feb 2017

Hobart Traffic Woes Continue One Year On

Media Release - Students headed back to school today, resulting in Hobart's streets once again being clogged with cars.  Almost a year has passed since the heavy congestion and traffic chaos which led to the government-commissioned Midson report.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 8 Feb 2017

Why Radio Silence on Macquarie Point Native Forest Exports?

Media Release - It is now more than four months since the Liberals announced that Hobart's port would be turned into a woodchip and log export facility, yet Hobart residents are being treated like mushrooms.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 Feb 2017

Government Tinkering on Traffic Congestion

Media Release - While encouraging the use of Metro transport through a three week free fare trial is a sound enough initiative, congestion in and around greater Hobart will only be marginally improved by the Liberals' announcement.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 28 Jan 2017

Forestry Politics on Show for Hobart Visitors

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens' Leader and Forests spokespersonToday's government announcement TasPorts will be entering into a partnership to facilitate log and woodchip exports out of Macquarie Wharf, with taxpayer money, demonstrates this...

- 9 Dec 2016

Hands Off Minister Fails on Macquarie Point

Media Release - The enormous potential of Hobart's railyards site is in jeopardy as a result of a hands-off Minister and failure of the Liberal Government to prioritise the transformation of Macquarie Point. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 Nov 2016

Log Trucks Full of Native Forest Products Ruining Hobart's Amenity

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 20 September 2016Cassy O'Connor MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Recognises the Liberals have made a decision to allow 180 000 cubic metres of native forest timber products to be shipped through the port of Hobart at...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 Sep 2016

Eden Project Unique Opportunity for Tasmania

Media Release - In questioning from the Greens during Budget Estimates today, Minister Groom confirmed the world renowned Eden Project has expressed interest in establishing its first Southern Hemisphere base in Hobart at Macquarie Point.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 8 Jun 2016

Public Transport Investment Long Term Hobart Traffic Fix

Media Release - Hobart's traffic woes will only be remedied sustainably for the long term if all three tiers of government make a commitment to investing in public transport infrastructure, including more buses to more routes, Light Rail, cycleways and...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Apr 2016

Liberals Failing on Light Rail

Media Release - The Liberals have commissioned and received the result they wanted on Hobart Light Rail, effectively killing off this important public transport reform in to the foreseeable future.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 30 Jan 2016

Hobart Heritage Dump

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Heritage spokespersonMore than 50 of Hobart's properties were listed for removal from the Heritage Register in the latest swathe announced in the public notices of the Mercury. This is how the first...

- 16 Dec 2015

Hobart Heritage Hit List to be Revealed

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Heritage spokespersonThe people of Hobart will wake up to the initial list of properties to be removed from the Heritage Register tomorrow morning.

- 15 Dec 2015

'Open For Business' Ensures Cable Car Proponent's Easy Ride

Media Release - The gazettal today of a boundary extension to the development zone on kunanyi/Mt Wellington is proof that 'open for business' means private developers can be assured they will be given ready access to public assets under this Liberal...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 Nov 2015

Minister Harriss Misleading over Forest Industry

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Forests spokesperson Resources Minister, Paul Harriss, used Question Time this morning to rule out the bizarre idea of woodchip exports from Hobart’s wharf, but continued to maintain the pretence that...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Sep 2015