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Housing Crisis

Housing Quarterly Report Shows Need for a Housing Led Recovery

The Gutwein Government is making some inroads in to the critical housing supply shortage but progress remains too slow.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  29 May 2020

More Coordinated Support for Homeless Urgently Needed

Reports that homeless Tasmanians are being turned away from Hobart’s Safe Night Space centre must be urgently addressed by Minister Jaensch.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 May 2020

A Housing Led Recovery for Tasmania

The Tasmanian Greens today released the first pillar in our plan for Tasmania’s recovery from COVID-19.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  23 May 2020

A Housing Led Recovery

Tasmania’s long road to recovery from the coronavirus crisis is an opportunity to shape our island’s future for the...

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Policies  |  23 May 2020

Social and Affordable Housing Key to Recovery

Significant investment in social and affordable housing would kickstart Tasmania’s social and economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 May 2020

Housing Inquiry Report Confirms Need for Major Reform

An increase in funding for social housing, rent reform and curbs on short stay accommodation are essential to tackling Tasmania’s housing crisis.

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

Big Business over the Majority of Tasmanians

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Nov 2019

Housing Affordability

There is no question that we are in the middle of a housing crisis and homelessness rates are increasing.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Nov 2019

Homes for all Tasmanians

<p><span><span><span>The Tasmanian Greens plan to increase public housing expenditure, provide...

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Policies  |  27 Jan 2018

A Secure, Affordable Place to Call Home

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Policies  |  23 Feb 2018

Senator Abetz, the Hardest of Hearts

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  |  Media Release  |  20 Jun 2019

Infrastructure and Jobs

The kind of infrastructure the House needs to be debating more is social infrastructure, housing infrastructure, 21st century infrastructure.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Jun 2019

Housing and Homelessness

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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Jun 2019

Housing Tasmania High Court challenge

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.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Jun 2019

Housing Crisis

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Jun 2019

Liberals' Housing Protection Racket

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  |  Media Release  |  12 Jun 2019

Estimates Reply - Minister Jaensch

There is a surge in the budget allocation that runs out next year for child safety services.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 Jun 2019

Budget 2019-20 - Essential Services Funding

The elective surgery waiting list has soared, along with time spent in the emergency department, yet there is no new money for health in this year's budget.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 May 2019

Budget Reply Speech

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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 May 2019


Let us be really clear about where this began, where this crisis started. It started in 2014, that is a fact.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 May 2019

Short Stay Accommodation Bill 2018

Anglicare produces an annual snapshot of the rental market focusing on people who earn the least.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 May 2019

Select Committee into Housing Affordability

We will be supporting the Labor Party's motion to establish a select committee for this purpose. It is important that we use every tool we have in the box.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 May 2019

Public Housing

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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Apr 2019

Emergency Accommodation Requirements

Since Estimates the Minister for Housing has not had to respond in any public sense to an unresolved housing crisis.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Aug 2018

Full Debate - Short-stay Accommodation and Housing Crisis

In Greater Hobart, at least 1993 properties are listed on just one short stay platform, more than double the amount listed in 2016.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Jun 2018

Housing Crisis - Regulation of Short Stay Accommodation

The data reveals that between July 2016 and February 2018 an extra 2200 properties were listed on Airbnb and it is clear we have not yet reached peak Airbnb.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Jun 2018

Jaensch Tinkering While Housing Crisis Escalates

Minster Jaensch’s response to the escalating housing crisis is completely out of touch.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Jun 2018

Housing - Effect of Short-Stay Accommodation on Rental Market

A short time ago you challenged us to put forward solutions to the housing emergency. Here are two that the Greens took to the last election.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 May 2018

Housing - Confidence in Minister for Housing

Hobart has become Australia's least affordable capital city - the hardest place to both find and afford a home in the rental market.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 May 2018

Domain Figures Confirm Escalating Housing Emergency

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Apr 2018

New Housing Minister Has Urgent Task

Mr Jaensch faces the most pressing task of any of the newly sworn in Cabinet members.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Mar 2018