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Pat Blood - Tribute

Some of the things I have always admired about Pat in the 12 years I have been here are her kindness, her humility and her sharp brain.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Jun 2020

A Premier Serious About Resetting the Relationship Will Walk Away from Tarkine Tracks

It’s encouraging to hear Premier Gutwein sound genuine about reconciliation and land returns for this island’s First People.

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

COVID-19 - Inquiry into Response

Despite a solid response to the pandemic and no evidence that they have anything to hide, the Premier is dismissive of a COVID-19 response inquiry.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 Jun 2020

COVID-19 Disease Emergency (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (No. 2) 2020 - In Committee

We should not be afraid to allow the Subordinate Legislation Committee to look at directions made by the Director of Public Health.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Apr 2020

COVID-19 Disease Emergency (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (No. 2) 2020

In broad terms we are prepared to support this legislation, as we were prepared to support the first COVID-19 emergency legislation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Apr 2020

State Parliament to Return Next Week

The Greens are pleased State Parliament will be returning next week. During this time of emergency and uncertainty, scrutiny of government is critical.

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

Return of Parliament

Mr Gutwein’s announcement that Parliament will return to more regular sittings will be welcomed by Tasmanians.

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

Adjournment of Parliament

The Tasmanian Parliament has agreed to adjourn until the first scheduled sitting week after the winter recess.

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

Greens to Liberals: "Dude, where's my legislation?"

After the first full week of Parliament for 2020, the Greens call on the Government to explain why it has again failed to prepare a legislative agenda. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Mar 2020

Christmas Greetings

Cassy O'Connor deliver the annual leader's Christmas message on the last adjournment of the year.

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

Labor and Liberal Leadership Stagnant

As it draws to a close, 2019 has been an uninspiring Parliamentary year from the old parties, defined by a vacuum in policy and leadership.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Nov 2019

Labor and Liberals Vote Against Question Time Clean Up

Both Labor and the Liberals voted against the Greens’ move to clean up Question Time and restrict the amount of time Ministers can waffle on.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Sep 2019

The Resignation of Adam Brooks

On behalf of the Tasmanian Greens, I wish outgoing Braddon Liberal MP, Adam Brooks, all the best.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Feb 2019

Extended Dorothy Dixers Show Contempt for Tasmanians

Question Time this week has reached all new lows with close to half of the time taken up with self-congratulatory Dorothy Dixer questions.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Sep 2018

Baby Steps for Tasmania's Parliament

Today's announcement by House of Assembly Speaker, Elise Archer, that babies will be no 'strangers' in our House, is warmly welcomed.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Nov 2016

No Opportunity for Good Governance with Limited Numbers in the House

Cassy questions the Premier over the TCCI's concerns that in a 25 seat parliament, there is a limited pool of talent from which to choose a minister.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Sep 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

It is Time to Recall Parliament

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

Jaensch Misleads over Dorothy Dixers

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Oct 2015

Excess Dorothy Dixers

The Victorian Parliament has abolished Dorothy Dixers in question time.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Oct 2015

Dorothy Dix 'Good News' Milestone

The Liberals celebrated their 250th self-congratulatory Dorothy Dix in Question Time today.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Oct 2015

Question Time Suspended

For the first time in living memory the Speaker of the House of Assembly has been forced to suspend Question Time due to the behaviour of government Members.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  17 Sep 2014

Review Budget Estimates Process

The State Budget Estimates Committee hearings need to be reviewed to ensure their vital accountability role is not subverted by the government of the day.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  12 Sep 2014

Hodgman Ducks Scrutiny

Premier Hodgman will soon be the first Tasmanian Premier for at least 18 years to fail to front the Budget Estimates Committee on day one.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  27 Aug 2014

Respect Voters' Decision

The Tasmanian Greens Party is clearly the only State political party prepared to respect the democratic will of the voters.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  27 May 2014