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Residential Tenancy Amendment (Covid-19) Bill 2020

What we have seen in this House today is one of the worst, most disrespectful examples of a minister of the Crown denying reality.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Sep 2020


Parliament House, Tasmania

Residential Tenancy Act Cabinet Decision

Minister Jaensch misleads the House over a Cabinet decision to change the Residential Tenancy Act to remove 'genuine or just' requirement for evictions.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Sep 2020


Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

Liberals' Housing performance

I am certain that every person here wants to see more good homes built for Tasmanians who need them.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Aug 2019


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Housing Tasmania - Eviction of Tenants

You kicked off Homelessness Week yesterday by claiming evictions of Housing Tasmania tenants are always a last resort.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Aug 2019


Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

Housing Tasmania - Eviction of Tenants

It is National Homelessness Week. As you know, homelessness, housing and security and soaring rents are on rise, particularly since 2014.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Aug 2019


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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


Homeless Man

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


Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

Housing Tasmania - Eviction of Tenants

The minister for Housing has refused to rule out appealing the Supreme Court judgment that found Gregory Parsons was unfairly evicted.

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


Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

Housing Tasmania - Eviction of Tenants

Tasmania's Supreme Court found Housing Tasmania was wrong to evict Gregory Parsons, a man with a disability, due solely to the expiry of his lease.

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


Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

Premier and Housing Minister Dig In Over Unfair Evictions

The full bench of the Supreme Court last week upheld an earlier ruling that Housing Tasmania tenants are entitled to natural justice. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Jun 2019


Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

Jaensch Refuses to Rule Out Evictions High Court Appeal

Yesterday, the Full Court of the Supreme Court justly ruled Housing Tasmania must provide underlying reasons for evicting tenants.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Jun 2019


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Bold plan to prioritise affordable homes for Tasmanians

Recent ABS Census data indicates there may be as many as 6552 more Tasmanian properties on the short stay market compared with 2011.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Dec 2017


Homeless Man

Ex-Offenders Forced Into Homelessness

Last year you axed the funding to the reintegration of ex-offenders program, REO, run by the Salvation Army. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 Oct 2016


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$60M Housing Giveaway Remains Unjustified

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Jun 2016


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No Mandate Housing Asset Giveaway to Become Law

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Apr 2016


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Homes Amendment Bill 2016

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Mar 2016


Homeless Man

Government Confirms Privatisation of Public Housing Assets

For the first time in Tasmania's history a State Government is privatising Housing Tasmania homes through the transfer of Title.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Sep 2015