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Residential Tenancy Act - Actions of Minister

It has now been established in black and white that the Attorney-General was part of a pre COVID-19 decision that would have made it easier to evict tenants.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Oct 2020


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Housing Quarterly Report Shows Need for a Housing Led Recovery

The Gutwein Government is making some inroads in to the critical housing supply shortage but progress remains too slow.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  29 May 2020


Homeless Man

Liberals Must Enact Rent Controls to Protect Tenants

The latest CoreLogic data confirms what too many renters know - Hobart has become unaffordable for many.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Mar 2020


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Housing Inquiry Report Confirms Need for Major Reform

An increase in funding for social housing, rent reform and curbs on short stay accommodation are essential to tackling Tasmania’s housing crisis.

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


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Housing Affordability

There is no question that we are in the middle of a housing crisis and homelessness rates are increasing.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Nov 2019


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Homes for all Tasmanians

The Tasmanian Greens plan to increase public housing expenditure, provide first home buyers with a stamp duty exemption, and regulate the short stay market.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Policies  |  27 Jan 2018


Homeless Man

Housing and Homelessness

Here we are again in this House, on this day, debating one of the most critically important issues confronting this parliament and the entire state of Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Jun 2019


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Housing Tasmania High Court challenge

The Government will not rule out a further expenditure of public funds to try to make it easier for Housing Tasmania to evict people into homelessness.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Jun 2019


Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

Housing Tasmania - Eviction of Tenants

The minister for Housing has refused to rule out appealing the Supreme Court judgment that found Gregory Parsons was unfairly evicted.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 Jun 2019


Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

Housing Tasmania - Eviction of Tenants

Tasmania's Supreme Court found Housing Tasmania was wrong to evict Gregory Parsons, a man with a disability, due solely to the expiry of his lease.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 Jun 2019


Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

Jaensch Refuses to Rule Out Evictions High Court Appeal

Yesterday, the Full Court of the Supreme Court justly ruled Housing Tasmania must provide underlying reasons for evicting tenants.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Jun 2019


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Public Housing

Cassy O'Connor speaks to Labor's Matter of Public Importance on Public Housing, discussing the housing crisis and inadequate tenancy law.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Apr 2019


Homeless Man

Housing Announcement a Sign of Policy Failure

The Government has failed to deliver on affordable housing, with the housing waiting list skyrocketing to more than 3,600 applications under Minister Petrusma.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Mar 2017


Homeless Man

More Tasmanians Out in Cold

The 43.5% increase in the waiting list and the longer times taken to house applicants are inexcusable and an indictment on this government's priorities.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Apr 2015