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Parliament House, Tasmania

Trust in Government

We all collectively wait for the decision on Wednesday from the federal Minister for the Environment, Tanya Plibersek.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Aug 2023

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Cassy O'Connor - Tribute

Cassy was first elected as the Tasmanian Greens member for Denison, as it was then, on a countback on 21 July 2008.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Aug 2023

Parliament House, Tasmania

Government Priorities

Apart from moving around a few ministerial positions and bringing in a highly paid spin doctor from a lobbying firm, it is clear nothing has changed.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Aug 2023

Parliament House, Tasmania

New Greens Team Confirmed

The Tasmanian Greens are proud to have the wonderful Vica Bayley elected to the House of Assembly as the new Member for Clark.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Aug 2023

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Statement from Rosalie Woodruff MP

The Leader of the Tasmanian Greens, Cassy O’Connor MP, will be resigning as the Member for Clark effective today.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Jul 2023

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Statement from Cassy O'Connor

Today I have written to Her Excellency, the Governor, to tender my resignation as the Greens’ Member for Clark.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Jul 2023

Parliament House, Tasmania

Estimates Reply – Rockliff

As the day wore on, he was tilting across the table at a 45-degree angle into his Health secretary and looked like a person who did not want to be there.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Jun 2023

Parliament House, Tasmania

Reply to the Premier's Address (state of the State)

I acknowledge and pay my deepest respects to Tasmania's Aboriginal people, the palawa pakana.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Mar 2023

Parliament House, Tasmania

New Low for Liberal Weasel Words

The Liberals in government are well known for weasel words, but their performance in Parliament today was one for the ages.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Nov 2022

Parliament House, Tasmania

Ministerial Standards

The same minister who is in charge of children and youth and he has been obviously found out, on multiple occasions, to have fabricated the truth.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Aug 2022

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Ministerial Standards

We thought it was important that the House have a debate and discussion about ministerial standards, particularly this week.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Aug 2022


National Cabinet Needs Low-Covid Strategy

The ripple effect of a single person’s infection on their absence in the workplace or the loss of a hospital bed is having damaging effects in Tasmania.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Jul 2022

Green Economics

Budget Reply 2022-23

So much has changed since the Tasmanian Greens handed down our last evidence-based and fully costed Alternative Budget late last year.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jun 2022

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Restoration of House of Assembly to 35 Members

Mr Speaker, today we are asking for the House to provide in-principle support for restoring the seats in the House of Assembly from 25 to 35.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 May 2022

Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Federal Election Results - Reaction of Premier

Australians have elected a new federal parliament with a strong mandate to deliver a safer climate, a national integrity commission and a fairer society.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 May 2022


LGBTIQ+ People - Providing a Safe Tasmania

Yesterday the results of the Government-commissioned UTAS LGBTIQ survey were released.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 May 2022

Parliament House, Tasmania

Government Integrity

I want to talk about a really glaring example of this Government's lack of integrity, its willingness to gaslight Tasmanians during a public health crisis.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Mar 2022

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Reply to Premier's Address

The Greens are a party committed to truth telling, to treaty, to the return of stolen lands and to changing the date of our nation's day.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Mar 2022

Parliament House, Tasmania

Reply to Premier's Address

First, I acknowledge the Aboriginal people of Tasmania, I acknowledge 219 years of dispossession from landscape and violence towards First Nations people.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Mar 2022

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Failure to Deliver

This is a Government that sent unvaccinated, unmasked, under-12s back into face-to-face learning, when it would not even acknowledge COVID-19 is airborne.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Mar 2022

Parliament House, Tasmania

Peter Gutwein Needs to Stand Up to Morrison at National Cabinet

The Premier who has effectively abandoned Tasmanians to Covid needs to show some backbone at National Cabinet today.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Jan 2022

Hospital Bed

Gutwein Signs on to Morrison’s Dangerous Covid Path

The Prime Minister’s reset of close contacts, and anti-testing rhetoric is dangerous and will put lives at risk – but it was accepted by Premier Gutwein.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Dec 2021

Doctor with Face Mask

Gutwein Abandons Tasmanians to Omicron

With his let-it-rip strategy, Peter Gutwein has gone from hero to public health enemy number one within a fortnight.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Dec 2021

Tropical Storm Ana, from space

2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference - Glasgow

That conference has been determining the fate of the human species and all other species on earth.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Nov 2021

Chinese Flag

Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China - Support for Uyghur Population

It is estimated up to two million ethnic Uyghur Muslims from the Xinjiang region of China have been subject to an attempted genocide.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Sep 2021

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Gutwein’s Band-Aid Budget

After eight years of underfunding health, housing, education, skills, and corrections, the Liberals have delivered a Band-Aid Budget

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Aug 2021

Parliament House, Tasmania

Governor's Address Reply

Building back from COVID, we should be turning a social and economic crisis into a reset that creates the future so many Tasmanians are yearning for.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Jun 2021

Parliament House, Tasmania

Adam Brooks - Premier's Response to Issues Raised

The Premier failed at the first hurdle during the election campaign when two women came forward.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Jun 2021

Parliament House, Tasmania

Leaders’ Debate Confirms Need for Greens in Parliament

Today’s forum between the leaders of the Liberal and Labor parties was the best demonstration possible of why it’s essential to have the Greens in Parliament.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Apr 2021

Wrest Point Casino, Federal Group, Tasmania

Leaders' Debate

Peter Gutwein and Rebecca White having a Leaders debate, organised by the Property Council at Wrest Point casino, says everything about their priorities.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Apr 2021

Womens March, 'A Woman's Place is In the Resistance' Sign

Women's Rights

Women in Australia are angry. We have had a gutful. We are sick of the false promises, we are sick of the crocodile tears, we are sick of the confected empathy.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Mar 2021

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Rosalie Woodruff Reply to Premier's Address

The events of 2020 will not be forgotten in the minds of anybody who lived through them. A highly infectious killer virus romped across the globe.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Mar 2021

Parliament House, Tasmania

Cassy O'Connor Reply to Premier's Address

The world is in the grip of a pandemic and here in Tasmania, of course, there has been suffering.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Mar 2021

Parliament House, Tasmania

Estimates Reply - Premier Gutwein

It is a gutsy move to establish a commission of inquiry, particularly for a Government that has a streak of control-freakery about it.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Dec 2020

Parliament House, Tasmania

Joint Select Committee on Tasmania's COVID-19 Response and Recovery

A joint select inquiry with a specific reference is supported not only by a majority of members in the other place.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 Jun 2020

Parliament House, Tasmania

Labor Party Election Commitments

Labor have announced in principle support for Major Projects which does everything that the Labor Party committed to not doing in their 2018 policy.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 Jun 2020

Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

COVID-19 Update

That piece of legislation handed government enormous powers. It had to be scrutinised. It should have been amended.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 May 2020

Bushfire, Burned Forest

Rosalie Woodruff Premiers Address Reply

Taking stock of the start of 2020 must start with us recognising that we have so much more to do to provide justice to Aboriginal Tasmanians.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 Mar 2020

Parliament House, Tasmania

Cassy O'Connor Premiers Address Reply

Madam Deputy Speaker, I rise on behalf of the Tasmanian Greens to deliver my response to the Premier's Address on the state of the state.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 Mar 2020

Protest, Climate Emergency

Election of Premier Gutwein

The change of Liberal leadership is an opportunity for the party to walk away from divisive policy to genuinely be a government for all Tasmanians.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Jan 2020

Parliament House, Tasmania

Will Hodgman's Resignation

On behalf of the Tasmanian Greens, I acknowledge Will Hodgman’s many years of service to the people of Franklin, and to Tasmania as Premier.

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

Parliament House, Tasmania

Comments made Alleging Greens Inciting Violence

Cassy O'Connor speaks on the adjournment to refute comments suggesting the Greens are culpable for threats of violence against Daniel Hackett.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Nov 2019

Parliament House, Tasmania

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

Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Federal Election 2019 Results

We cannot congratulate the Prime Minister for the result at the federal election because it was a result that reflects deep divisions in the community.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 May 2019

Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Liberals' Continued Climate Change Inaction

The Liberals have an atrocious track record on climate action.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Oct 2018

Parliament House, Tasmania

Tasmanian Senators - Support for Change of Prime Minister

Senators Abetz, Duniam and Bushby were central to the chaos that unfolded in Canberra last week.

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

Parliament House, Tasmania

Prime Ministerial Support - Position of Premier

Three of the four federal Liberals, senators Abetz, Bushby and the Premier's former staffer Jonathon Duniam, cast a vote for Peter Dutton.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Aug 2018

Parliament House, Tasmania

Premier Busted by Photo Finish on ABC Sale Push

It was a photo finish that confirmed the Premier had actually been in the room when the Liberal Party Council voted to sell the ABC last weekend.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Jun 2018

Parliament House, Tasmania

Premier Afraid to Debate Greens on His Government's Record

Premier Will Hodgman has again displayed his fear of being taken on by the Greens in a public forum.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Jan 2018

Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

Premier Can't Keep Pointing the Finger at McQuestin

The Premier simply refuses to take responsibility for the conduct and decisions of the political party he leads.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Nov 2017

Survey, Filling out Sheet

Marriage Equality - National Survey

The ABS is sending out postal votes for the survey on marriage equality because Prime Minister Turnbull did not have the courage to allow for a free vote.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Sep 2017

Doctor with Patient

Health Budget Crisis Looming, Where's Will?

The Tasmanian Budget is heading for crisis with an estimated $1.8 billion in Federal cuts to health beginning from 1 July next year.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Jul 2016

Parliament House, Tasmania

Brooks' Resignation Keeps Spotlight on Premier

Four days after Mr Brooks deliberately sought to mislead the Estimates Committee, the Premier has yet to acknowledge the facts.

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

Parliament House, Tasmania

Rosalie Woodruff MP Inaugural Speech

I am proud to be the first woman to represent the Greens in the seat of Franklin. I note with pride that the proportion of women in this house is now 44%.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Aug 2015

Multicultural, Hands on Hands

Senator Lambie Needs to Apologise

Once Senator Jacquie Lambie removes her foot from her mouth, she should apologise for comparing conservationist to terrorists.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Jul 2015

Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Liberals' 365 Day Plan Update is Pure Spin

Not surprisingly, the Hodgman Government has delivered itself an A+ report card that seriously overstates its achievements.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Jul 2015

Parliament House, Tasmania

New Greens Leader, Cassy O'Connor

It is a great honour and an enormous responsibility to take on the Leadership of the Tasmanian Greens.  I very much look forward to the challenge.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Jun 2015

Parliament House, Tasmania

Kim Booth's Resignation

​​​​​​​Nick McKim and Cassy O’Connor today paid tribute to Kim Booth’s long public career.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 May 2015

Parliament House, Tasmania

Statement by Greens Leader Kim Booth MP

Greens Leader Kim Booth MP has today announced he is resigning from the State Parliament.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  20 May 2015

Law Books

Premier in Knots

The fact that the former head of the Attorney-General’s Office has not been seconded raises the question of whether the government has acted lawfully.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  24 Mar 2015

Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

Federal Funding Fiasco Hurts Volunteers

Abbott Government’s new community sector tendering process on Volunteering Tasmania requires a meaningful response from the Hodgman Government.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Mar 2015

Parliament House, Tasmania

Challenge for Premier as Parliament Resumes

The Premier’s State of the State Address will need to be more than platitudes if the Liberal government is to earn back the community’s trust.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  2 Mar 2015

Corruption, Handing over Envelope

End Donations Secrecy

Premier Will Hodgman must act on political donations disclosure as the Local Government Association of Tasmania adds to pressure for reform.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  21 Jan 2015

Parliament House, Tasmania

GBE Committee Hearings Must Look Forward

The Liberal government’s attempt to restrict Government Business Enterprise Committee hearings is a ludicrous and unprecedented attempt to hide from scrutiny.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  4 Dec 2014

Multicultural, Hands on Hands

Tribute to Whitlam

The passing of Gough Whitlam marks the end of a momentous era which left a deep mark on the nation’s political, cultural and social justice psyche.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  21 Oct 2014

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Bovver Boys Behaving Badly

The first 200 days of the Hodgman regime has been marked by ideology, revenge and zero statesmanship Greens Leader Kim Booth MP said today.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  1 Oct 2014

Parliament House, Tasmania

Leader's State Conference Speech

In a rallying cry to the Party faithful today, the Greens declared they are determined to stand up for the community, the environment and democracy.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  21 Sep 2014

Parliament House, Tasmania

Liberal Record Nothing to Crow About

The first 100 days of the Hodgman government has confirmed fears that the worst characteristics of majority government will predominate.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  19 Jun 2014

Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

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

Parliament House, Tasmania

Parliamentary Resourcing

Greens Leader Nick McKim has challenged Will Hodgman to identify which law he is referring to that prescribes resourcing and parliamentary rights.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  28 Mar 2014

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Broken Promises Begin in Earnest

The new Liberal government is paving the way for its first broken election promises, exactly as incoming Liberal governments around the country have done.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  17 Mar 2014