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House of Assembly, Tasmania

Premier – Ministers misleading Parliament

On 24 September we asked the Minister for Human Services about a decision that had been made to weaken protections under the Residential Tenancy Act.

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


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Why Truth Should Still Matter in Politics

To be a Minister of the Crown is a great honour and enormous responsibility. It requires the highest standard of integrity and honesty.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Opinion  |  12 Oct 2020


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Referral of Minister for Housing to Committee of Privileges

Referral the Minister for Housing, Roger Jaensch, to the Standing Committee of Privileges.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Oct 2020


Air View of Houses

Archer and Jaensch Both Responsible for Decision to Weaken Tenancy Laws

Minister Archer, today refused to reveal the reason for her proposal to strip essential tenancy protections from the Residential Tenancy Act. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Oct 2020


House of Assembly, Tasmania

No Confidence in Minister Jaensch

The minister has misled the House over a serious matter of fairness and reasonableness in his portfolio.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Oct 2020


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Jaensch Stench Wafting Around Gutwein

While the Liberals and Ms Ogilvie are apparently content to accept dishonesty in Parliament, we’re not.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Oct 2020


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Ministerial Accountability

Last sitting week the Minister for Human Services knowingly misled parliament over a previous Government decision to weaken tenancy protections.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Oct 2020


Air View of Houses

Community Sector Calls on Jaensch to Rule Out Tenancy Changes

Community sector organisations working at the front line of housing disadvantage have written to Housing Minister, Roger Jaensch, today calling on him to rule o

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Oct 2020


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Jaensch is Trying to Gaslight Tasmanians over Cabinet Decision

Finally out of hiding from the media for a week, Roger Jaensch told ABC Mornings, ‘no decision was made’ to weaken tenancy protections prior to the pandemic. 

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


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Question Without Notice for the Premier

Why is Roger Jaensch still a Minister of the Crown?

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Sep 2020


Parliament House, Tasmania

Gutwein Mired in Jaensch Stench

Yesterday, we received a letter from Premier Gutwein trying to blame the Greens for the situation in which his government has found itself.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Sep 2020


Parliament House, Tasmania

Jaensch Must Resign, or Be Sacked

Minister Jaensch has breached the Ministerial and Parliamentary Codes of Conduct by wilfully misleading Parliament. His position is untenable.

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


Air View of Houses

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


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

No Confidence in Minister for Housing

The minister has misled the House over a serious matter of fairness and reasonableness in his portfolio.

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


Parliament House, Tasmania

Gutwein Government Abuses Power to Cover up Lies

This morning in Question Time, we asked the Human Services Minister if a decision was made to change the law to make it easier to evict tenants.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Sep 2020


Parliament House, Tasmania

International Day for Democracy

Today is International Day for Democracy and in a time of pandemic it is even more critical that we nurture and protect the foundations of our democracy.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Sep 2020


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Misleading by the Government

In two recent cases, right to information disclosures have shown in black and white that the Minister has misled the Tasmanian people.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Sep 2020


Parliament House, Tasmania

Want of Confidence in the Premier

The Premier has failed to demand the highest standards of conduct from his members.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Nov 2018


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Mr Brooks - Integrity Commission Report - Offer of Resignation

Mr Brooks told investigators following his spectacular fall that he did not offer his resignation to the Premier.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Nov 2018


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Mr Brooks - Integrity Commission Report - Legal Costs

Can you explain who made the decision to pay the legal costs of a member who is a serial liar and who has brought disrepute on the institution of parliament?

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Nov 2018


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Motion to Refer Brooks to the Privileges Committee

We have heard chapter and verse all the pieces of the Integrity Commission's report that the Premier failed to read into the House.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Nov 2018


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Motion to Refer Brooks to Privileges Committee

Despite soliciting and obtaining millions of dollars from the predatory gambling industry, the Liberals scraped in with a one-seat majority.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Nov 2018


Parliament House, Tasmania

Mr Brooks - Standards of Ministerial Behaviour

Will Mr Brooks have to face criminal charges for the Premier to rule out inviting him back into Cabinet?

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Nov 2018


Parliament House, Tasmania

Standards of Ministerial Behaviour

Ms Courtney concealed a conflict of interest from the premier for a month and was rewarded for her bad behaviour with another ministry.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Nov 2018


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Resources Minister Misleads Parliament over Forestry Jobs

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Aug 2016


Parliament House, Tasmania

Greens' Motion of No Confidence in the Premier

We have no confidence in the Premier's capacity to lead an open, accountable and honest government.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Jun 2016


Mining

Premier's Rant After Question About Chief of Staff and Brooks Debacle

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Jun 2016


Parliament House, Tasmania

Premier Hodgman Misleads Parliament to Protect Disgraced Ministers

The Premier has told Parliament he accepts Mr Brooks' explanation that he only used his MSS email address for personal purposes.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Jun 2016


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Premier Accepts Unethical Conduct of His Ministers

Mr Brooks and Mr Groom, have either not read or chosen to ignore the code of conduct by knowingly misleading Parliament.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Jun 2016


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Backbenchers Eye Off Disgraced Brooks Ministries

The Premier is now a Cabinet minister down and there is surely jockeying for the position amongst the enthusiastic Dorothys on your backbench.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Jun 2016


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Premier Still Defending Dishonest Adam Brooks

It is now six days since the former mining minister told four distinct lies to the Estimates committee.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Jun 2016


Mining

Hodgman Cop Out Over Failed Mining Minister Adam Brooks

Why did the Premier appoint Mr Brooks to the mining portfolio given his private company's link to the industry? 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Jun 2016


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Ministers Continually Misleading Parliament

Last year the Premier stood by the Energy minister, Matthew Groom, when he knowingly mislead Parliament.  Last week it was Mr Brooks.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Jun 2016


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Hodgman Won't Admit Brooks Lied to Parliament

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Jun 2016


Parliament House, Tasmania

Brooks' Resignation Keeps Spotlight on Premier

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Jun 2016


Mining

Premier Sticks By Dishonest Minister

The Premier has delivered the weakest possible response to evidence the Mining Minister knowingly misled a Parliamentary Committee at least four times.

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


Mining

Mining Minister Brooks Must Resign

Mining Minister, Adam Brooks, has no choice but to resign after three times misleading the Estimates Committee.

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