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DEC Must Remain in Public Hands

The Greens welcome the move towards a state basketball team. The Derwent Entertainment Centre deal, however, must be approached with caution.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Dec 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

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

Privatisation of Public Plantations

The Government has privatised 29 000 hectares of publicly owned plantations for around $40 million to $55 million less than it cost taxpayers to establish them, according to the Auditor-General.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Sep 2017

Forestry - Sale of State's Plantation Assets

Now it has been confirmed that the Government are flogging 29 000 hectares of Tasmania's public plantation estate at a loss, and effectively sold all that land through a 99-year lease.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Sep 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

Secret, Closed Door Deals through Office of Coordinator General

The Tasmanian people have a right to know about major development proposals that impact on their communities and the environment.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Sep 2016

Privatisation of Public Assets

Tasmanians now know that developers have their eyes on the art school, the Treasury building and the St. Johns Street offices in Launceston.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Oct 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

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