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Liberals' Blatant EOI Greenwash Attempt

Media Release - 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 - 12 Dec 2019

Another Opaque EOI Proposal, More Public Funds

Media Release - In GBE Estimates today, the Greens questioned Parks Minister Gutwein about yet another secretive Expressions of Interest project in a protected area and the apparent expenditure of public monies to enable it.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Dec 2019

Adjournment - Privatisation of Hall's Island

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor speaks during the adjournment on the privatisation of Hall's Island and the attempts of the Government to prevent peaceful protest against the privatisation.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Nov 2019

Bruny Lighthouse - Privatisation

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Nov 2019

Matter of Public Importance - Sale of Public Assets

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, what we have just heard from the Treasurer is the sort of slippery language and spin that people associate with the very worst characteristics of politicians. Shame on you, Treasurer, for...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 Nov 2018

Matter of Public Importance - Sale of Public Assets

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I move -That the House take note of the following matter: sale of public assets.In April 2014, the Premier, newly elected, said to the people of Tasmania -Let me be clear: we will...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 Nov 2018

Sale of Public-Owned Assets

Parliamentary Activity - On coming to office in April 2014 you said, 'Let me be clear, we will not be selling any government or public-owned assets'. Five years later you have flogged 29 000 hectares of public plantation forest for substantially less than it cost...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 Nov 2018

Elizabeth Street Pier Next on the Liberals' Privatisation Agenda

Media Release - Another day, another publicly-owned Tasmanian treasure is up for sale under the Liberals’ privatisation agenda. The Treasury Building, privatising an island in the World Heritage Area, the pinnacle of kunanyi/Mt Wellington, 29,000ha of...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 Nov 2018

Liberals Committed to Trading Heritage Treasure for Trinkets

Media Release - Neither the Premier nor the Treasurer today could provide Parliament with any justification for flogging Tasmania’s iconic Treasury Building to private developers.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 Jun 2018

ABC - Liberal Party Call to Privatise Service

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMANJust confirming: we are in parliament, you are here at the table, and we are debating the future of the ABC. Sound familiar?

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Jun 2018

Treasury Building - Proposed Sale

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to TREASURER, Mr GUTWEIN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 Jun 2018

Treasury Building - Proposed Sale

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 Jun 2018

Labor Refuses to Rule Out Privatising TasNetworks

Media Release - 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 - 5 Dec 2017

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

Media Release - 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 - 20 Sep 2017

Parks Funding Trade-off for Commercial Exploitation

Media Release - 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 - 16 Sep 2017

$60M Housing Giveaway Remains Unjustified

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Human Services spokespersonIn 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...

- 9 Jun 2016

No Mandate Housing Asset Giveaway to Become Law

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Human Services spokespersonFor-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...

- 26 Apr 2016

Details on Entura Needed Now

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokespersonThe government needs to release the Memorandum of Understanding detailing the relationship between HydroChina, owned by the Chinese government, and Entura.

- 4 Nov 2015

Ministerial Disrespect in Housing Title Giveaway

Media Release - 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 - 29 Oct 2015

Liberals Vote Against Public Consultation on Public Asset Transfers

Media Release - 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 - 28 Oct 2015

Crown Land Fire Sale on the Cards

Media Release - Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader 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...

- 28 Oct 2015

Secrecy Over Selling the Farm Must End

Media Release - 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 - 26 Oct 2015

Public Process Needed on Future of Arts School

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderTasmanians must have a say in the future of the Hunter Street Arts School before the Liberals make any unilateral decisions about handing it over to private developers.

- 16 Oct 2015

Liberal Privatisation Agenda Becoming Clearer

Media Release - 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 - 14 Oct 2015

Still Waiting for Housing Giveaway Details

Media Release - Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader and Human Services spokespersonMinister Petrusma dodged question after question on her government's housing giveaway plan in parliament this morning.

- 13 Oct 2015

Greens to Scrutinise Public Housing Giveaway in Parliament

Media Release - Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader and Human Services spokespersonThe Greens will move in Parliament this week for the Hodgman Government to put on hold its plan to give away up to $125 million worth of Housing Tasmania homes, until it can...

- 11 Oct 2015

Government Confirms Privatisation of Public Housing Assets

Media Release - Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader and Human Services spokesperson For the first time in Tasmania's history a State Government is privatising Housing Tasmania homes through the transfer of Title.Human Services Minister, Jacquie Petrusma,...

- 24 Sep 2015