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A family of tenants in their front yard.

Housing and Other Essential Services

There is not the money there to attract people from the mainland to work in these essential services because the investment has not been there.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Sep 2023

Classroom, Students with Raised Hands

Education, Children and Young People – Professional Support Staff in Schools

There is a concern that there is a lack of professional support staff in services available to students in need at our school.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Jun 2023

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Corrections and Rehabilitation – Staffing

I've got a question on the cost pressures Budget item, which is TPS cost pressures of $10 million. I note that it's just for one year.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 Jun 2023

Ambulance, Interior

Ambulance Tasmania State Operations Centre COVID 19 Payment

Last night all staff working at Ambulance Tasmania State Operations Centre got a letter telling them to pay back a $1000 COVID-19 appreciation payment.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jun 2023

Ambulance, Interior

Rockliff Refuses to Reverse Covid Repayment Demand

All staff working at Ambulance Tasmania’s State Operation Centre got a letter last night, demanding they pay back a $1000 Covid appreciation payment.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Jun 2023

Doctor with Patient

Greens Release Plan for Healthy Essential Workforce

For a healthy, inclusive lutruwita/Tasmania, that genuinely leaves no one behind, we need a strong, well-resourced and valued public service.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  31 May 2023

Green Economics

Alternative Budget 2023-24

Our Alternative Budget lays out an evidence-backed plan for real climate action and the restoration of Nature, giving hope for the future.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Policies  |  31 May 2023

Classroom, Students with Raised Hands

Retaining Essential Workers

We need a plan to attract and retain the essential workers who hold the fabric of our society together.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Policies  |  31 May 2023

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Public Sector Wages

I think we are heading into a period of rolling industrial action. That is the feeling I got from the gathered crowd today, represented by the five unions.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Nov 2022

Lonely Child

Child Safety Ignored by Rockliff Government

Across Tasmania, child safety workers have walked off the job today due to the Liberals’ failure to resource this critical service.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Oct 2022

Parliament House, Tasmania

Public Sector Wages

The mood in that crowd this morning was one of frustration and fury; a feeling of being undervalued. We were told teachers are burnt out.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Sep 2022

House of Assembly, Tasmania

State Service - Wage Negotiations

This Government has spot fires going off across the industrial landscape - nurses, firefighters, child safety workers, teachers.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Aug 2022

Parliament House, Tasmania

Public Sector Workforce - Industrial Action

For years your Government has taken for granted the many thousands of Tasmanians who keep this island and its essential services running.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Aug 2022

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Public Service Wage Rises

You must be aware of the enormous unsustainable pressure public sector workers across agencies such as health, education and child safety face each day.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Aug 2022

Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Parks – Jason Jacobi Contract Renewal

This is a slightly awkward question because the person I am going to ask you a question about is sitting at the table.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Jun 2022

Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Validation Bill 2021

It seems to be tidying up, and some overdue housekeeping. I respect the fact it is easy to miss these things.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Oct 2021

Parliament House, Tasmania

Attorney-General and Justice - Sexual Harassment

How long do reviews of sexual harassment complaints take to be completed in the Department of Justice?

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Sep 2021

Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

State Growth - Code of Conduct Investigations

Minister, are you aware of any ED5 code of conduct investigations in the Department of State Growth?

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Sep 2021

Privacy, Cyber Security, Padlock over Globe with Binary Code

Science and Technology - State Service IT Systems

The Auditor-General in October last year was critical of the Government's progress in the 'Our Digital Future' strategy.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Sep 2021

Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Treasury - Climate Bureaucracy

There is still funding in the Premier and Cabinet papers for the Tasmanian Climate Change office.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Sep 2021

Survey, Filling out Sheet

Survey Shows Child Safety Staff Under Enormous Strain

Recently released results of a CPSU survey of child safety staff are disturbing, and must be addressed by the Human Services Minister

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Mar 2021

Privacy, Cyber Security, Padlock over Globe with Binary Code

Science and Technology – ICT Strategy

There's no evidence that the current whole-of-government function currently delivered through Digital Strategy Services at DPAC has the appropriate mandate.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Nov 2020

Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

State Service Amendment (Validation) Bill 2019

The bill validates past payments made to current and former State Service employees for leave accrued above an employee's maximum entitlement.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Oct 2020

Law Books

Long Service Leave (State Employees) Amendment Bill 2019

It is disappointing that we only had the legislation for a bit over a week and it has come on today after our briefing yesterday.

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

Protest, Climate Emergency

State Service Should be Given Leave for Climate Strike

Union leaders, UTAS and other employers are showing their support by letting members and staff know they can join the kids fighting for their future.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Sep 2019

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Lazy, Arrogant Treasurer Finally Gives Some Ground

Treasurer Gutwein’s approach to public sector wage negotiations has been in bad faith since day one.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Feb 2019

Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Hodgman Must Act on Integrity Commission Recommendations, For Once

With the Hodgman Liberals in the spotlight over claims of nepotism and misconduct, the Integrity Commission’s recommendations released today are overdue.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Dec 2017

Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Integrity Commission Report into TasTafe CEO

The Greens referred concerns about the governance of TasTafe to the Integrity Commission after serious allegations were raised with our office early last year.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  23 May 2017


State Service Public Transport Investment Needed

Government investment in public transport is needed if we are to make routes more viable and reduce traffic.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Oct 2016

Green Economics

Greens Donate Excess Pay Rise to NGOs

We have written to the Clerk of the House advising that monies above a 2% pay rise will go to six non-government organisations.

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

Hospital Bed

State Budget 2016: No Additional Funding for Health

The Minister for Health made what can only be construed as some misleading statements in the House yesterday about the question I asked him in question time.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jun 2016

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Premier's Hypocrisy on Wage Increase

The Premier believes that members of parliament deserve up to a 2.4 per cent pay increase.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 May 2016

Parliament House, Tasmania

Premier Begs Legislative Council to Fix his MP Pay Mess

When the Premier sent the issue of MPs' salaries off to the Tasmanian Industrial Commission, he must have known it would result in a huge pay rise.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Apr 2016

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

MPs Pay Rise Out of Touch with Community Expectations

The Tasmanian Industrial Commission’s recommendation to increase MPs’ pay by almost 11%  is completely out of step with community expectations.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Feb 2016

Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Government Neuters Public Sector Watchdog

They've cut their funding and failed to act on any of the recommendations from the three year review, and now they're only appointing an Acting CEO.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Oct 2015

Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Integrity in Public Office Reforms Defeated

Neither the Liberals nor Labor supported the Greens Criminal Code Amendment (Misconduct in Public Office) Bill 2015.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Sep 2015

Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Integrity Commission Right on Gift Policy Problems

It is standard practice in public and private agencies throughout Australia to reject gifts, or gifts over a certain value.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Sep 2015

Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

No Explanation for Pettit Exit

Education Minister Jeremy Rockliff has offered no good explanation for his decision not to renew Mr Colin Pettit's contract next year.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  25 Aug 2015

Person with Disability with his Parents

Education Minister Needs to Find Compassion for Vulnerable Children

Education Minister Rockliff today wouldn’t rule out implementing the remaining recommendations of the Ministerial Taskforce, but wouldn’t commit to it either.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  20 Aug 2015

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Preliminary Outcomes Report

The Preliminary Outcomes Report puts the state's finances in a reasonable position, but nobody should believe it is the result of Treasurer Gutwein's genius.

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

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Departments Struggling Under Liberal Regime

Biosecurity Tasmania are another victim of the Hodgman regime slash and burn policy directed at the State’s public sector.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  20 Jul 2015

Law Books

Premier in Knots

The fact that the former head of the Attorney-General’s Office has not been seconded raises the question of whether the government has acted lawfully.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  24 Mar 2015

Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Defamation Laws-Common Sense Prevails

Attorney General Vanessa Goodwin's education is now complete as she has backed down from her draconian attempt to introduce gag laws in Tasmania.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  5 Feb 2015

Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

Liberals Drop Vindictive Axe on Public Sector

The Hodgman government has broken its commitment to protect frontline services in its punitive attack on Tasmanian public sector workers.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  28 Oct 2014

Shaking Hands

Revisit Budget to Save Jobs

The Hodgman government’ refuses to revisit its Budget expenditure to prioritise finding alternatives to cutting 860 jobs in eight months.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  22 Oct 2014

Shaking Hands

Liberals Fail Leadership Test

The Hodgman regime is clearly setting up the public sector unions to fail in the attempt to formulate an alternative to job cuts.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  15 Oct 2014

Shaking Hands

Liberals Fail Public Sector Workers

The Treasurer, Peter Gutwein, has delivered a bizarre and belligerent ultimatum to public sector unions.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  14 Oct 2014


Public Sector Insult

Tasmanians have seen how little the Liberal majority government regards its public sector workers.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  19 Sep 2014

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Wage Freeze Threats Hollow

The Treasurer needs to stop with his threats to sack 500 additional public sector workers.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  11 Sep 2014

Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Liberals Caught Out on Public Sector Pay Cuts

The Liberals have admitted that their legislation to cut public sector pay will not cover Judges, Magistrates, the DPP or the Solicitor General.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  4 Sep 2014

Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Public Sector Pay Freeze Bill

The Greens today moved an urgency motion seeking to have the Liberal government’s Crown Employees (Salaries) Bill 2014 immediately withdrawn.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  4 Sep 2014

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Public Sector Pay Freeze Indefinite

The Liberal government is clearly intending to extend the public sector pay freeze beyond the announced 12 months.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  3 Sep 2014

Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

Public Sector Wage Freeze

The Hodgman Liberal regime is recklessly proceeding with its public sector wage freeze without having secured any modelling on potential impacts on the economy.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  28 Aug 2014

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Public Sector Cuts

The Hodgman Liberal regime is clearly positioning itself to scapegoat the state’s public sector workers in this week’s State Budget.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  26 Aug 2014

Shaking Hands

Public Sector Wage Freeze

The Hodgman Liberal government must rethink their decision to impose a public sector wage freeze counter to last year’s agreement.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  23 Jul 2014

Parliament House, Tasmania

Liberals Local Benefit Test Comitment Queried

The Hodgman regime needs to clarify whether it has breached its own election commitment to require Local Benefits Tests.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  17 Jul 2014


Libs Backflip on Public Sector Jobs

The Hodgman Liberal government’s true colours have emerged from beneath the thin progressive-veneer they had tried to recoat themselves with.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  25 Jun 2014

Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

State Budget Impacts

The Liberals are positioning to slash Tasmanian public sector workers three times the amount they initially flagged.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  4 Jun 2014