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Liberals' Blatant EOI Greenwash Attempt

The Hodgman Government are spending $40 000 of public funds on this study to try to take the heat out of their privatisation of public protected areas.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Dec 2019

Another Opaque EOI Proposal, More Public Funds

The Greens questioned Parks Minister Gutwein about another secretive EOI project in a protected area and the apparent expenditure of public monies to enable it.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Dec 2019

Privatisation of Hall's Island

The first lease was a temporary non-commercial lease over Reg Hall's hut in 1957, in 1980 a family member of the licensee took over this agreement.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2019

Bruny Lighthouse - Privatisation

Cassy O'Connor questions the Minister over public expenditure on Bruny Lighthouse, slated for privatisation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2019

Sale of Public Assets

Shame on you, Treasurer, for bringing us all into disrepute for being incapable of speaking the truth. That is a problem for this Liberal Government.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Nov 2018

Sale of Public Assets

The premier of the day says we will not be selling anything and, five years later, the for-sale list is long and it is growing.

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

Sale of Public-Owned Assets

On coming to office in April 2014 you said, 'Let me be clear, we will not be selling any government or public-owned assets'.

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

Elizabeth Street Pier Next on the Liberals' Privatisation Agenda

Another day, another publicly-owned Tasmanian treasure is up for sale under the Liberals’ privatisation agenda.

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

Liberals Committed to Trading Heritage Treasure for Trinkets

Neither the Premier nor the Treasurer today could provide any justification for flogging Tasmania’s iconic Treasury Building.

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

ABC - Liberal Party Call to Privatise Service

The Tasmanian Liberal delegation to the federal Liberal Council was 14 members who went to Sydney last week when the vote was passed to sell the ABC.

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

Treasury Building - Proposed Sale

Last November the Treasurer sought to convince Tasmanians that the Government would not be selling it off.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Jun 2018

Treasury Building - Proposed Sale

When the Government were first elected, they said they would not be privatising public assets.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Jun 2018

Labor Refuses to Rule Out Privatising TasNetworks

This morning on ABC Radio, Labor’s Michelle O’Byrne refused to take the sale of TasNetworks ‘off the table’, in a short-sighted attempt to fund possible election commitments.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Dec 2017

Premier Can't Explain How Plantation Sale isn't Privatisation

The Premier has been exposed for misleading the Tasmanian people when he said in April 2014 that his government would not be privatizing public assets.

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

Parks Funding Trade-off for Commercial Exploitation

While the Greens welcome a belated boost to Tasmania's underfunded Parks, under the Liberals this money is about allowing for the increased commercial exploitation of public protected areas.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  16 Sep 2017

$60M Housing Giveaway Remains Unjustified

In Budget Estimates today, the Human Services Minister failed to provide any evidence that giving away up to 500 Housing Tasmania homes will increase the supply of affordable housing or represents a good deal for taxpayers.

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

No Mandate Housing Asset Giveaway to Become Law

For-profit, corporate housing developers will be able to secure Housing Tasmania homes for free or a pittance under legislation that has now passed through both Houses of Parliament.

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

Details on Entura Needed Now

The government needs to release the Memorandum of Understanding detailing the relationship between HydroChina, owned by the Chinese government, and Entura.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Nov 2015

Unsolicited Bids

In the last sitting the Minister misled the House over what was revealed to be a secret plan to hand over the Hunter Street School of Art to private developers.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Oct 2015

Ministerial Disrespect in Housing Title Giveaway

The Minister for Human Services showed a complete lack of respect for one of Tasmania's most prominent community organisations in her attempt to justify the government's public housing giveaway in Question Time this morning.

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

Liberals Vote Against Public Consultation on Public Asset Transfers

The Liberals demonstrated in Parliament this afternoon that they do not support openness and transparency on their plans to sell or giveaway up to 500 Housing Tasmania homes, the Treasury Building, Hunter Street Art School, TasTAFE...

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Oct 2015

Crown Land Fire Sale on the Cards

State Growth Minister, Matthew Groom, confirmed by omission in Question Time today that the Office of the Coordinator General has sought and obtained a list of Crown Land properties that can be made available to private developers.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Oct 2015

Secrecy Over Selling the Farm Must End

In the past fortnight, Tasmanians have been taken by surprise at the number of public assets the Liberals have put up for potential sale or transfer, behind closed doors through the Office of the Coordinator General.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Oct 2015

Public Process Needed on Future of Arts School

Tasmanians must have a say in the future of the Hunter Street Arts School before the Liberals make any unilateral decisions.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Oct 2015

Liberal Privatisation Agenda Becoming Clearer

Despite the Premier's claims in April last year that they wouldn't sell public assets, we now know his government is considering selling the iconic Treasury building in Hobart and government buildings in St John Street, Launceston.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Oct 2015

Still Waiting for Housing Giveaway Details

Minister Petrusma dodged question after question on her government's housing giveaway plan in parliament this morning.

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

Greens to Scrutinise Public Housing Giveaway in Parliament

The case has not been made by either Minister Petrusma or community housing providers that the transfer of legal Title for up to 500 Housing Tasmania homes is necessary or in the best interests of disadvantaged Tasmanians who need an...

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Oct 2015

Government Confirms Privatisation of Public Housing Assets

For the first time in Tasmania's history a State Government is privatising Housing Tasmania homes through the transfer of Title.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Sep 2015

Forestry Tasmania Review Stalled

Forestry Minister, Paul Harriss, must disclose whether his in-house review of Forestry Tasmania is considering the sale of any of the GBE’s assets.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  2 Apr 2015

Cash for Assets Rejected

Tasmania should not be further penalised by the Commonwealth should the State Liberals uphold their public commitments to not sell off assets.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  31 Jul 2014