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Housing Crisis

Housing Inquiry Report Confirms Need for Major Reform

Media Release - A substantial increase in funding for social housing, rent reform and curbs on short stay accomodation are essential to tackling Tasmania’s deepening housing crisis.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Feb 2020

Big Business over the Majority of Tasmanians

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor questions the Premier over his repeated prioritisation of big business over Tasmanians.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 28 Nov 2019

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Housing Affordability

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor discusses the housing crisis, homelessness, rental affordability and under-investment in public housing in Labor's Matter of Public Importance on housing affordability.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Nov 2019

Homes for all Tasmanians

Policies - The Tasmanian Greens plan to increase public housing expenditure, provide first home buyers with a stamp duty exemption...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Jan 2018

A Secure, Affordable Place to Call Home

Policies - The Tasmanian Greens know Housing is a fundamental human right, yet more and more Tasmanians are being left out in the...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 Feb 2018

Senator Abetz, the Hardest of Hearts

Media Release - Liberal Senator, Eric Abetz, needs to get out of his office more and talk to Tasmanians who are homeless or desperately searching for a place to live.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Jun 2019

Liberal Matter of Public Importance - Infrastructure and Jobs

Parliamentary Activity - The kind of infrastructure the House needs to be debating more is social infrastructure, housing infrastructure, 21st century infrastructure like cycleways, pedestrian accesses, light rail and ferries.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 Jun 2019

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Housing and Homelessness

Parliamentary Activity - Mr Deputy Speaker, here we are again in this House, on this day, debating one of the most critically important issues confronting this parliament and the entire state of Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Jun 2019

Housing Tasmania High Court challenge

Parliamentary Activity - The Government will not rule out a further expenditure of public funds to try to make it easier for Housing Tasmania to evict people into homelessness via a further High Court challenge.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Jun 2019

Housing Crisis

Parliamentary Activity - The Government today stands accused by one of their own of 'not giving a shit about the homeless'.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Jun 2019

Liberals' Housing Protection Racket

Media Release - The Liberals have used their numbers once again to prevent debate on the capacity of another failing Minister. This time, Housing Minister, Roger Jaensch. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Jun 2019

Estimates Reply - Minister Jaensch

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR - I thank Ms Standen for her contribution. It was, as ever, well considered and very informative.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Jun 2019

Budget 2019-20 - Essential Services Funding

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 28 May 2019

Budget Reply Speech

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor delivers a budget reply speech for the 2019-20 state Budget, and speaks to alternative policies in the Greens' Alternative Budget.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 May 2019

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Homelessness

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens) - Thank you to Ms Standen and the honourable member for Franklin for bringing this Matter of Public Importance debate on today.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 May 2019

Short Stay Accommodation Bill 2018 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I am very pleased to speak on behalf of the Leader of the Tasmanian Greens, Ms O'Connor, who has been very passionate on the issue of housing and everything that can be done to mitigate the housing...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 May 2019

Labor Motion - Select Committee into Housing Affordability

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, they are not very strong words from a minister who should be supporting every possible constructive move he can to find ways to resolve the unmitigated crisis in housing that people across Tasmania...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 May 2019

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Public Housing

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor speaks to Labor's Matter of Public Importance on Public Housing, discussing the housing crisis and inadequate tenancy law.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 9 Apr 2019

Emergency Accommodation Requirements

Parliamentary Activity - That the House -

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 Aug 2018

Full Debate - Short-stay Accommodation and Housing Crisis

Parliamentary Activity - Full debate of the Greens' motion to limit the conversion of residential properties to short stay accommodation and to enforce compliance with short stay accommodation rules.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 Jun 2018

Housing Crisis - Regulation of Short Stay Accommodation

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 Jun 2018

Jaensch Tinkering While Housing Crisis Escalates

Media Release - Minster Jaensch’s response to the escalating housing crisis is completely out of touch.  His failure to acknowledge the impact of short stay accommodation on the availability of rental homes will consign more Tasmanians to housing stress...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Jun 2018

Housing - Effect of Short-Stay Accommodation on Rental Market

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 May 2018

Housing - Confidence in Minister for Housing

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 May 2018

Domain Figures Confirm Escalating Housing Emergency

Media Release - Hobart rents are now rivalling Melbourne’s, in figures released today by Domain.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Apr 2018

New Housing Minister Has Urgent Task

Media Release - Mr Jaensch faces the most pressing task of any of the newly sworn in Cabinet members - tackling the housing emergency with substantive steps so people aren't freezing in tents at the Hobart Showgrounds over Winter.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Mar 2018