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Government Must Prioritise Respiratory Health Housing Refits

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Jul 2020

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

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

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Jun 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Barnett's Forestry Jobs Dishonesty

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  |  Media Release  |  20 Nov 2017

March for Science

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  |  Media Release  |  22 Apr 2017

Pauline Hanson a Threat to Cadbury Jobs

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  |  Media Release  |  12 Apr 2017

Hodgman Must Stand Up for Northern Maritime Jobs

The 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.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  29 Mar 2017

Liberals' Forestry Jobs Failure

The 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 under the Hodgman Liberal Government.

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

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.   All practices must be stopped immediately and a full investigation undertaken.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  10 Feb 2017

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

The 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.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  30 Jan 2017

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Nov 2016

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 and cannot be addressed by a Band-Aid solution that was dreamed up over a fortnight.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  27 Sep 2016

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

Greens Move to Legislate Cash for Containers

Last 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 schemes.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Sep 2016

Liberal Government Plan to Deliver Jobs Failing

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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Aug 2016

Liberals Still in Denial on Jobs

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  |  Media Release  |  23 Aug 2016

Jobs' Crisis Demands Honesty and Action

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  |  Media Release  |  22 Aug 2016

NAB Report Makes Sobering Reading

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  |  Media Release  |  22 Jul 2016

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 secure, sustainable jobs.

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

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, access training and employment and achieve their goals with the NDIS full scheme rolling out today across the State.

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

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

The Greens’ Alternative Budget has the vision to secure a renewable energy supply for Tasmania that also delivers large scale returns to the State.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jun 2016

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.  In eight months, however, almost 4000 people lost their job in Tasmania.

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

Liberals Need to Take Action to Combat Downturn in Jobs Growth

Strong Job Growth in Tasmania began in November 2013 under the Labor/Green Government and declined immediately after the Liberals took office.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Apr 2016

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

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 job numbers across the State.

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

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

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 who have been forced to cut back production as a result of the energy crisis.

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

Premier Hodgman Failing to Protect Science Jobs

With 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 scientists and protect Tasmania's reputation as a global climate science...

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

Bell Bay Aluminium Comes to Groom's Temporary Rescue

While 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 10% over the next four to five months.

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

Liberals Selectively Quote Deloitte Report

In the finest tradition of political propagandists, Treasurer Gutwein is using the latest Deloitte Access Economics Business Outlook Report to pretend the Liberals in government are responsible for Tasmania’s relatively solid economic...

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

E-School is Safe

The Greens welcome the news that Minister Rockliff has back-flipped on a previous announcement to cut staff numbers to the Tasmanian E-School.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  26 Nov 2015

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

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 Cuts Would Put Tasmania at Risk

Minister Rockliff has casually 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

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

Gutwein: Invest in Tasmanians

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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Aug 2015

Treasurer Spin Won't Hide Jobless Increase

The 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 nation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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