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Four Young People Sitting on Ledge

Real Action Needed on Housing

The Liberals’ new housing strategy has a lot of nice words but will be meaningless unless it’s backed up by concrete commitments and action.

Vica Bayley MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Nov 2023

Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

State Development, Construction and Housing – Housing Waitlist

Extend your mind back to the beginning of your colleagues' contribution towards the housing crisis we're experiencing now.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Jun 2023

Homeless Man

Typical Liberal Budget Fails Tasmanians In Need

The Liberals have handed down a Budget that only grudgingly lifts a pinky finger for Tasmanians in need.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 May 2023

Air View of Houses

More Evidence of Liberals' Housing Failure

The Productivity Commission’s Report on Government Services (RoGS) has exposed the Rockliff Government’s failure to tackle the housing and rental crisis.  

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Jan 2023

Houses, Construction

Time to End the Cruel Housing Lies

A cruel lie is at the heart of Michael Ferguson’s first Budget as Treasurer. It exposes eight years of broken promises and false hopes for Tasmanians.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  30 May 2022

Air View of Houses

Liberals’ Housing Waiting List Shame

The housing waiting list has more than doubled since the Liberals took office. Now new data shows the average wait time for priority applicants is 18 months

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Nov 2021

Houses, Construction

Housing Waitlist More Than Doubles Under Liberals

Tasmania’s public housing waiting list has now more than doubled since the Liberals took government, data released today confirms.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Oct 2021

Houses, Construction

Liberals' Housing Failures Pile Up

The Liberals’ lack of genuine motivation to fix the housing crisis was again on display in Parliament today

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Aug 2021

Air View of Houses

Greens Table Legislation to Protect Tenants

The Greens tabled the Residential Tenancy (Rental Market Reform) Amendment Bill 2021 in Parliament today.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Jun 2021

Air View of Houses

Housing Waiting List Ballooning Under Liberals

More than 4000 Tasmanians are languishing in stress on the soaring public housing waiting list.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Jun 2021

Houses, Construction

Greens Release Plan to Provide Homes for All Tasmanians

Having a secure place to call home is a basic human right, yet it’s one thousands of Tasmanians are denied.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Apr 2021

Homeless Man

New Figures Show Deepening Housing Crisis

The latest Human Services Dashboard figures reveal Tasmania’s housing crisis is deepening.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Jan 2021

Homeless Man

Strong Economic Management

Madam Deputy Speaker, apart from being completely boring, that contribution from Mr Tucker failed to mention human beings.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 Sep 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

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Net Debt

Any state budget is a statement of values. It tells us everything we need to know about what the government of the day values.

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

Lonely Child

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

Green Economics

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

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Budget in Vision and Compassion Deficit

The Treasurer promised a heavy infrastructure spend in today’s Budget, but what was clearly missing was the investment in social infrastructure. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  23 May 2019

Homeless Man


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

Homeless Man

Police Offences Amendment (Begging) Bill 2018

Cassy O'Connor delivers a Second Reading speech for the Greens' Police Offences Amendment (Begging) Bill, to remove the offence of begging in Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Oct 2018

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Federal Budget Fails Tasmania

Tasmania missed out any substantial infrastructure investment as a result of the Hodgman Liberals' failure.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 May 2017

Homeless Man

Housing Waiting List Soars Under Liberals

Every one of the 3,708 Tasmanians waiting for a house have a story to tell about homelessness or housing stress.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Sep 2016

Houses, Construction


The Budget papers show that the number of applicants housed is expected to fall, as will the new allocations to those in greatest need.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 Jun 2015

Homeless Man

More Tasmanians Out in Cold

The 43.5% increase in the waiting list and the longer times taken to house applicants are inexcusable and an indictment on this government's priorities.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Apr 2015