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Tasmania Report Confirms Need to Tackle Housing and Levy Visitors

Media Release - The TCCI’s Tasmania Report confirms the need to capitalise on the State’s visitor boom to pay for the disadvantage it helps to create.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Dec 2018

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

Liberal Matter of Public Importance - Jobs and the Economy

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Mr Deputy Speaker, here we are again: another Liberal matter of public importance debate, another puerile short-termism contribution from Liberal backbenchers.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Sep 2018

Regional Tasmanian Jobs at High Risk of Automation

Media Release - The majority of jobs in regional Tasmania are at high risk of being lost to automation, yet the Liberal Government seems to be asleep at the wheel.  

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 Sep 2018

Barnett's Forestry Jobs Dishonesty

Media Release - In the wake of ABS census data confirming a massive decline in forestry sector employment under the Liberals, the Hodgman Government seems to be fudging the numbers.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Nov 2017

March for Science

Media Release - With conservative governments at the Federal and State level ignoring climate science and overseeing cuts to the State's world class scientific institutions, hundreds of Tasmanians joined the global March for Science today.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 Apr 2017

Pauline Hanson a Threat to Cadbury Jobs

Media Release - One Nation Senator, Pauline Hanson, has launched a disgraceful social media attack on Cadbury's Hobart workers with her call on supporters to boycott Cadbury Easter eggs.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Apr 2017

Hodgman Must Stand Up for Northern Maritime Jobs

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens' Northern Tasmania spokespersonThe Australian Maritime College in Launceston is the national centre of naval expertise. Maritime engineering, research and business skills have been their focus for over 40 years....

- 29 Mar 2017

Liberals' Forestry Jobs Failure

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens' Leader and Forests spokespersonThe latest ABS detailed labour force statistics have been released today.The data confirms that there has been no job growth in Forestry and Wood Product manufacturing in Tasmania...

- 23 Mar 2017

Protect the Tarkine for NW Jobs and Environment

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens' Tourism spokespersonToday's news that Forestry roading in the Trowutta Blackwood forests directly threatens nesting habitat for the Wedge-tailed eagle is alarming.   All practices must be stopped immediately and...

- 10 Feb 2017

Northern Tasmania Needs Real Jobs Focus, Not Liberal Self-Congratulation

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens' Member for BassThe Hodgman Government must stop patting itself on the back over the latest series of economic reports and get on with the task of revitalising the northern economy for sustainable, long term jobs...

- 30 Jan 2017

Expose Highlights Urgent Need for Salmon Industry Regulation

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokespersonThe scale of revelations on last night's Four Corners exposé of the Tasmanian salmon farming industry are immense.  It exposed the State Government wilfully pushing industry expansion at...

- 1 Nov 2016

Northern Stimulus too Little, too Late

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Member for BassThe Liberal Government has neglected the North of the State for too long, denying a problem exists.The Greens, on the other hand, have been calling for an economic plan for the North for the last...

- 27 Sep 2016

State Liberals Powerless on Backpacker Tax

Media Release - The Primary Industries Minister's comments about intervention on the poorly handled backpacker tax highlights the powerless position this government is in.

Andrea Dawkins - 22 Sep 2016

Greens Move to Legislate Cash for Containers

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokespersonLast month, Western Australia joined Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT, the Northern Territory, and national leader, South Australia, in agreeing to introduce cash for container...

- 4 Sep 2016

Liberal Government Plan to Deliver Jobs Failing

Parliamentary Activity - Why wouldn't you bring together key industry, business, government and community stakeholders to focus on employment growth and develop a jobs plan?  Outside the perpetual spin cycle your government seems to be trapped in, what is your...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 Aug 2016

Liberals Still in Denial on Jobs

Media Release - The Treasurer still clings to his flimsy line of 1,300 jobs created since the election, conveniently ignoring the fact that the working age population has increased by 5,700 in that time.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 Aug 2016

Jobs' Crisis Demands Honesty and Action

Media Release - The first step towards solving a problem is to acknowledge its existence. With ABS data showing 5,200 Tasmanians out of work since last September, the Liberal Government does indeed have a jobs’ crisis on its hands. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 Aug 2016

NAB Report Makes Sobering Reading

Media Release - The latest NAB State Update for Tasmania makes sobering reading.  It's a grim reality check for the Hodgman Government, which may explain the Treasurer’s silence on its release.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 Jul 2016

Declining Employment Trend Ignored by Liberals

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Treasury spokespersonFor the ninth month in a row, employment in Tasmania has fallen. It is time the Premier fessed up to his government's failure to deliver secure, sustainable jobs.

- 14 Jul 2016

Full NDIS Scheme Will Change Lives

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Human Services spokespersonThousands of Tasmanians living with a disability will be able to access the supports they need to live more independently, access training and employment and achieve their...

- 1 Jul 2016

Greens Alternative Budget 2016: Investment in Renewables Deliver Large Scale Returns

Parliamentary Activity - Wednesday 1 June 2016Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes the Greens’ Alternative Budget has the vision to secure a renewable energy supply for Tasmania that also delivers large scale returns to the State.(2...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 Jun 2016

Jobs Data Points to Need for Dedicated Employment Minister

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Treasury spokespersonThe latest ABS jobs data reveals there are 3900 fewer Tasmanians in work than there were last September in trend terms. 

- 19 May 2016

Liberals Need to Take Action to Combat Downturn in Jobs Growth

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 26 April 2016NOTICE OF MOTIONCassy O'Connor MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes that:—(a)           strong Job Growth in Tasmania began in November 2013 under the Labor/Green Government and declined immediately after the...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Apr 2016

More Job Losses Under Liberals' 'Brighter Future'

Media Release - Four hundred Tasmanians lost their jobs last month with the latest ABS data revealing the continued trend of job losses in Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Apr 2016

Jobs Data Points to Worrying Trend Under the Liberals

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Treasury spokespersonThe latest unemployment data reveals that the Liberals’ promised ‘Brighter Future’ has failed to materialise, with the fifth consecutive month of a fall in job numbers across the...

- 17 Mar 2016

Greens Are Focussed on the Key Issues

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderThe Hodgman Liberals are desperately trying to deflect from Matthew Groom's woeful performance as Minister for Energy.The Greens have spent the past week in Parliament focused on the single most important...

- 11 Mar 2016

Groom Initiates Talkfest While Major Industrials Cut Production

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and State Growth spokespersonThe Minister for State Growth and Energy today made it clear he has no plan to protect jobs at the State's major industrials who have been forced to cut back production as a...

- 9 Mar 2016

Premier Hodgman Failing to Protect Science Jobs

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Climate Change spokespersonWith the Turnbull Government axing potentially more than 100 Tasmanian CSIRO jobs, it's reasonable to ask whether the Premier is doing anything to stand up for local...

- 10 Feb 2016

Bell Bay Aluminium Comes to Groom's Temporary Rescue

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and State Prosperity spokespersonWhile Energy Minister Matthew Groom continues to pray for rain, Bell Bay Aluminium has come to his temporary rescue with a plan to reduce the plant’s energy consumption by...

- 4 Feb 2016

Liberals Selectively Quote Deloitte Report

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Treasury spokespersonIn the finest tradition of political propagandists, Treasurer Gutwein is using the latest Deloitte Access Economics Business Outlook Report to pretend the Liberals in government...

- 18 Jan 2016

E-School is Safe

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Education spokesperson The Greens welcome the news that Minister Rockliff has back-flipped on a previous announcement to cut staff numbers to the Tasmanian E-School.The Greens were proud to sponsor a petition,...

- 26 Nov 2015

Government Stubbornness Compromising Biosecurity

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Primary Industries spokespersonBiosecurity Tasmania plays a vital role in protecting Tasmania's agribusinesses and must be funded appropriately.The government had fair warning that underfunding and understaffing...

- 13 Nov 2015

Government Needs to act on Tourism Skills Shortage

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Tourism spokespersonThe government needs to face up to the skills shortages in construction and hospitality and implement a coordinated approach through State Growth and Education.We have so many untrained and...

- 5 Nov 2015

Biosecurity Cuts Would Put Tasmania at Risk

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Primary Industries spokespersonThreats to Biosecurity Tasmania's budget are a real concern for our economy and clean, green brand.Minister Rockliff has casually ignored the very real biosecurity threats to...

- 11 Sep 2015

Tasmanian Job Figures Encouraging

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderThe latest job figures for Tasmania are encouraging and provide growing evidence of economic recovery nationwide.It is clear that Tasmania continues to make the transition out of a heavily resource...

- 10 Sep 2015

Gutwein: Invest in Tasmanians

Parliamentary Activity - Call on the Treasurer Gutwein to invest in the Tasmanian community, rather than counting his millions in the Treasury vault and dreaming of a spending splurge in the lead up to the next state election

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 Aug 2015

Treasurer Spin Won't Hide Jobless Increase

Media Release - Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader and Treasury spokespersonThe latest employment data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals more job losses in Tasmania, the highest youth unemployment and lowest participation rates in the...

- 6 Aug 2015