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Small Business - Apprenticeships and Training

Minister, I would like to hear your comments about the small business apprenticeships and trainee programs.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Sep 2021

Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Liberal Policies Weakening Hydro

The Liberal Government’s policies are threatening the sustainability of Hydro Tasmania and causing the loss of jobs.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Mar 2021

Homeless Man

Deloitte Report Confirms Need to Keep Tenancy Protections in Place

The Deloitte Economic Business Outlook confirms the end of JobKeeper, along with JobSeeker supplements, will hurt Tasmania more than other states & territories.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Jan 2021

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Rebuilding the Economy

The biggest drivers of our capacity to flourish as an island state in the future are climate change and the heating of the planet.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 Dec 2020

Four Young People Sitting on Ledge

Strategic Growth – Job Guarantee

The Greens alternative budget prioritised $240 million into a youth jobs guarantee as a first trial towards rolling out to the whole of Tasmania.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Nov 2020

Aircraft, QANTAS Passenger Jet

Tourism – Travel Agents

People within the travel agent sector are really on their knees. There are going to be operators who will go out of business potentially.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Nov 2020

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Payroll Tax Rebate (Apprentices, Trainees and Youth Employees) Amendment Bill 2020

These are necessary measures in a time of pandemic and economic contraction and deepening social costs as a result of those two factors.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Nov 2020

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Budget 2020-21 - Tasmanian Job Guarantee

The social and economic crisis caused by coronavirus has been massive and will continue to impact upon our state for years to come.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Nov 2020

Four Young People Sitting on Ledge

Premier Defies Parliament on Job Guarantee

Premier Gutwein has revealed he has no intention of respecting Parliament’s decision for his government to investigate a Tasmanian Job Guarantee program.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Nov 2020

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Cuts to JobKeeper and JobSeeker will Hurt Tasmania

The Morrison Government’s heartless cut to JobKeeper today will hurt thousands of Tasmanian families still struggling in the middle of a global pandemic.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Sep 2020

Four Young People Sitting on Ledge

Jobs Guarantee

Call for a a Jobs Guarantee program to strengthen our COVID recovery, and support economic transition to tackle the climate emergency.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Sep 2020

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Greens Move on Job Guarantee Passes Parliament

We were proud to see our job guarantee motion pass Parliament this evening. 

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

Shaking Hands

Buy Local

I was looking forward to having a debate about something everyone in the House could, in large measure, agree on.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Aug 2020

Bushfire, Active Blaze

PESRAC Report Ignores Climate Emergency

Tasmanians have been sadly let down by the Premier’s Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Jul 2020

Doctor with Patient

Government Must Prioritise Respiratory Health Housing Refits

The reports of respiratory illness from a Housing Tasmania complex in South Hobart are distressing.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Jul 2020

Doctor with Face Mask

COVID-19 Milestone A Tribute to All Tasmanians

Tasmania has reached a milestone after a three month battle that claimed lives, closed businesses and caused thousands of job losses.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Jun 2020

Aircraft, QANTAS Passenger Jet

Trans-Tasman Travel Bubble a Winner

Now is the time to speed up negotiations on a Trans-Tasman travel bubble between Hobart and New Zealand.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Jun 2020

Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Gutwein Must Step Up on World Environment Day

The best gift the Gutwein Government could give Tasmania on World Environment Day is a policy reset.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Jun 2020

Houses, Construction

Housing Led Recovery a Reality

The Premier’s announcement of increased housing investment and expansion of the HomeShare program is welcomed by the Greens.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Jun 2020

Houses, Construction

Imminent Housing Spend Announcement Welcome

The Greens look forward tomorrow’s $3.1 billion construction announcement.

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

Green Economics

Greens Release Interim Recovery Plan for Better, Fairer Tasmania

The Greens have written to the Premier’s Social and Economic Recovery Advisory Council with our interim submission on the path out of the COVID-19 crisis.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Jun 2020

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Recovery Council Has Critical Role in Avoiding Business As Usual

The Premier’s Social and Economic Recovery Advisory Council has a critical role to play in the future direction of Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 May 2020

Houses, Construction

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

Houses, Construction

Housing Led Recovery Should Increase Home Ownership

Government stimulus money might be better directed into increasing the supply of affordable housing.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 May 2020

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Aggressive Infrastructure Spend Needs to Focus on Housing Led Recovery

The Greens urge the Premier to ensure increasing the supply of quality social and affordable housing is front and centre.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 May 2020

Construction, Work Site

Job Figures Savage, but Room for Measured Optimism

The ABS Job figures released today reflect the pain Tasmanians are feeling as a result of the pandemic shutdown.

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

Classroom, Students with Raised Hands

Steady as she goes Gutwein on the right track

The Premier has outlined a clear, staged and steady pathway to short term recovery from the coronavirus lockdown.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  8 May 2020

Hobart, Tasmania

Jobs in Building and Construction

When we are talking about building and construction we have to look at the biggest project on the horizon at the moment, the Bridgewater bridge.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Oct 2019

Strahan, Tasmania

Skills and Training in North-West Tasmania

In 2017, the Productivity Commission completed a major inquiry into transitioning regional economies and how to do that best.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 May 2019

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Tasmania Report Confirms Need to Tackle Housing and Levy Visitors

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  |  Media Release  |  3 Dec 2018

Hobart, Tasmania

Cadbury Job Losses

The loss of so many jobs and livelihoods at Cadbury is a devastating blow.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Sep 2018

Construction, Work Site

Jobs and the Economy

What is this Government doing to modernise our skills, our training to make sure that young people today are not being given false hope.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Sep 2018

Construction, Work Site

Regional Tasmanian Jobs at High Risk of Automation

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  |  Media Release  |  4 Sep 2018

Logged Forest, Tarkine

Barnett's Forestry Jobs Dishonesty

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Nov 2017

Science Lab

March for Science

Hundreds of Tasmanians joined the global March for Science today.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Apr 2017

Multicultural, Hands on Hands

Pauline Hanson a Threat to Cadbury Jobs

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  |  Media Release  |  12 Apr 2017

Construction, Work Site

Hodgman Must Stand Up for Northern Maritime Jobs

The Australian Maritime College in Launceston is the national centre of naval expertise.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  29 Mar 2017

Logged Forest, Tarkine

Liberals' Forestry Jobs Failure

The data confirms that there has been no job growth in Forestry and Wood Product manufacturing in Tasmania under the Hodgman Liberal Government.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Mar 2017

Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Protect the Tarkine for NW Jobs and Environment

Today's news that Forestry roading in the Trowutta Blackwood forests directly threatens nesting habitat for the Wedge-tailed eagle is alarming.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  10 Feb 2017

Construction, Work Site

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

The Hodgman Government must stop patting itself on the back and get on with the task of revitalising the northern economy for sustainable, long term jobs.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  30 Jan 2017

Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Expose Highlights Urgent Need for Salmon Industry Regulation

The scale of revelations on last night's Four Corners exposé of the Tasmanian salmon farming industry are immense.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Nov 2016

Construction, Work Site

Northern Stimulus too Little, too Late

Any plan to address the economic and employment decline in the North needs to look at long term sustainable growth.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  27 Sep 2016

Local Food, Fresh Vegetables

State Liberals Powerless on Backpacker Tax

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

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  22 Sep 2016

Container Deposit Machine

Greens Move to Legislate Cash for Containers

WA joined Queensland, NSW, the ACT, the Northern Territory, and national leader, South Australia, in agreeing to introduce cash for container schemes.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Sep 2016

Construction, Work Site

Liberal Government Plan to Deliver Jobs Failing

In the past 11 months, according to the ABS 5 200 jobs have been lost, and youth unemployment is soaring.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Aug 2016

Logged Forest, Tarkine

Liberals Still in Denial on Jobs

The Treasurer still clings to his flimsy line of 1,300 jobs created since the election.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Aug 2016

Construction, Work Site

Jobs' Crisis Demands Honesty and Action

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  |  Media Release  |  22 Aug 2016

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

NAB Report Makes Sobering Reading

The latest NAB State Update is a grim reality check for the Hodgman Government, which may explain the Treasurer’s silence on its release.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Jul 2016

Construction, Work Site

Declining Employment Trend Ignored by Liberals

For 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 sustainable jobs.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Jul 2016

Person with Disability with his Parents

Full NDIS Scheme Will Change Lives

Thousands of Tasmanians living with a disability will be able to access the supports they need to live more independently.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Jul 2016

Construction, Work Site

Jobs Data Points to Need for Dedicated Employment Minister

It is positive to see a small decline in unemployment according to the ABS data and a growth in secure, full time employment.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  19 May 2016

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More Job Losses Under Liberals' 'Brighter Future'

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  |  Media Release  |  14 Apr 2016

Construction, Work Site

Jobs Data Points to Worrying Trend Under the Liberals

The latest unemployment data reveals that the Liberals’ promised Brighter Future has failed to materialise, with the fifth consecutive month of a fall in jobs.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Mar 2016

Lonely Child

Greens Are Focussed on the Key Issues

The Hodgman Liberals are desperately trying to deflect from Matthew Groom's woeful performance as Minister for Energy.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Mar 2016

Construction, Work Site

Groom Initiates Talkfest While Major Industrials Cut Production

The Minister for State Growth and Energy today made it clear he has no plan to protect jobs at the State's major industrials.

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

Science Lab

Premier Hodgman Failing to Protect Science Jobs

The marine and atmospheric science division of CSIRO in Hobart is set to shed some of the world's most respected scientific minds.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Feb 2016

Construction, Work Site

Bell Bay Aluminium Comes to Groom's Temporary Rescue

Bell Bay Aluminium has come to the Minister's rescue with a plan to reduce the plant’s energy consumption by 10% over the next four to five months.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Feb 2016

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Liberals Selectively Quote Deloitte Report

Treasurer Gutwein is using the latest Deloitte Access Economics Report to pretend the Liberals are responsible for Tasmania’s economic performance.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Jan 2016

Biosecurity Dog

Government Stubbornness Compromising Biosecurity

Biosecurity Tasmania plays a vital role in protecting Tasmania's agribusinesses and must be funded appropriately.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  13 Nov 2015

Empty Classroom

Government Needs to act on Tourism Skills Shortage

The government needs to face up to the skills shortages in construction and hospitality and implement a coordinated approach through State Growth and Education.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  5 Nov 2015

Biosecurity Dog

Biosecurity Cuts Would Put Tasmania at Risk

Minister Rockliff has ignored the very real biosecurity threats to Tasmania from imports and tourist arrivals by only commenting on major produce exporters.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  11 Sep 2015

Construction, Work Site

Tasmanian Job Figures Encouraging

The latest job figures for Tasmania are encouraging and provide growing evidence of economic recovery nationwide.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Sep 2015

Construction, Work Site

Treasurer Spin Won't Hide Jobless Increase

The latest employment data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals more job losses in Tasmania, and the highest youth unemployment in the nation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Aug 2015

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P&W Service Job Cuts

Parks Minister Matthew Groom must intervene and stop the 25-30 Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) job cuts.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  26 Feb 2015

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Stop Public Sector Cuts

Peter Gutwein’s guillotine hanging over the heads of the state’s public sector is an unnecessary and revenge driven sham.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  23 Nov 2014

Vocational Training, Man Teaching Young Man Woodwork

TasTAFE Victim of Liberal Budget Cuts

Minister for Education Jeremy Rockliff has taken the axe to TasTAFE, with over 70 FTE jobs to go as a direct result of his budget cuts.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  6 Nov 2014

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Public Sector Audit Needed

There needs to be an urgent and independent audit of public sector roles which have legislated obligations,.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  30 Oct 2014

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Libs Avoid Public Sector Homework

The Tasmanian Greens have tabled a call for a hold to be put on cuts to 821 full time equivalent positions.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  29 Oct 2014

Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Savage Cuts to Health

Cuts to 224 staff from the Department of Health and Human Services will lead to a decline in the quality and availability of services.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Oct 2014

Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

Liberals Drop Vindictive Axe on Public Sector

The Hodgman government has broken its commitment to protect frontline services in its punitive attack on Tasmanian public sector workers.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  28 Oct 2014

Shaking Hands

Revisit Budget to Save Jobs

The Hodgman government’ refuses to revisit its Budget expenditure to prioritise finding alternatives to cutting 860 jobs in eight months.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  22 Oct 2014

Shaking Hands

Liberals Fail Leadership Test

The Hodgman regime is clearly setting up the public sector unions to fail in the attempt to formulate an alternative to job cuts.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  15 Oct 2014

Shaking Hands

Liberals Fail Public Sector Workers

The Treasurer, Peter Gutwein, has delivered a bizarre and belligerent ultimatum to public sector unions.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  14 Oct 2014

Aircraft, QANTAS Passenger Jet

Qantas Deal Concerns

Premier Will Hodgman must come clean on exactly how many jobs Qantas promised in return for the $10.9m deal.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Sep 2014


Public Sector Insult

Tasmanians have seen how little the Liberal majority government regards its public sector workers.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  19 Sep 2014

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Estimates Committees Farcical

Budget Estimates Committee hearings descended into farce today when the Treasurer refused to detail where 700 identified public sector cuts will come from.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  11 Sep 2014

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Wage Freeze Threats Hollow

The Treasurer needs to stop with his threats to sack 500 additional public sector workers.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  11 Sep 2014

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Public Sector Job Cuts Secrecy

The Premier, Will Hodgman, is treating public sector workers with contempt by his continued refusal to detail where his 700 job cuts will be made.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  9 Sep 2014

Education, Textbook and Laptop

Pathway Planners Job Cuts

Education Minister Jeremy Rockliff has refused to confirm exactly how many Pathway Planners will lose their jobs under his budget cuts to education.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  2 Sep 2014

Green Economics

Alternative Budget 2014-15

The Greens’ Alternative Budget Statement 2014-15 will reverse the Hodgman Budget’s damaging cut to public sector jobs.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  1 Sep 2014

Shaking Hands

Public Sector Wage Freeze

The Hodgman Liberal government must rethink their decision to impose a public sector wage freeze counter to last year’s agreement.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  23 Jul 2014


Shree Minerals Deception

Despite Shree Minerals telling the media in May that ‘it has not made any decision to halt production,’ barely weeks into June we see production cease.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  10 Jun 2014

Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

State Budget Impacts

The Liberals are positioning to slash Tasmanian public sector workers three times the amount they initially flagged.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  4 Jun 2014