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Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

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


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

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


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

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 Island Lighthouse

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


Heritage Treasury Building, Tasmania

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


Heritage Treasury Building, Tasmania

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


Heritage Treasury Building, Tasmania

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


Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

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


Heritage Treasury Building, Tasmania

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


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

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


Heritage Treasury Building, Tasmania

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


Heritage Treasury Building, Tasmania

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


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

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’.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Dec 2017


Logged Forest, Tarkine

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


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Parks Funding Trade-off for Commercial Exploitation

Under the Liberals this money is about allowing for the increased commercial exploitation of public protected areas.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  16 Sep 2017


Air View of Houses

$60M Housing Giveaway Remains Unjustified

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


Air View of Houses

No Mandate Housing Asset Giveaway to Become Law

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


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

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


Art Gallery

Unsolicited Bids

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


Homeless Man

Ministerial Disrespect in Housing Title Giveaway

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


Heritage Treasury Building, Tasmania

Liberals Vote Against Public Consultation on Public Asset Transfers

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


Bushfire, Burned Forest

Crown Land Fire Sale on the Cards

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


Heritage Treasury Building, Tasmania

Secrecy Over Selling the Farm Must End

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


University of Tasmania

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


Heritage Treasury Building, Tasmania

Liberal Privatisation Agenda Becoming Clearer

The planned sale of Treasury and St John Street buildings would be on top of giving away up to 500 Housing Tasmania properties and the sale of plantations.

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


Air View of Houses

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


Air View of Houses

Greens to Scrutinise Public Housing Giveaway in Parliament

The case has not been made by either Minister Petrusma or community housing providers to transfer of legal Title for up to 500 Housing Tasmania homes.

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


Homeless Man

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


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

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


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

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