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Long Service Leave (State Employees) Amendment Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor delivers a second reading speech the Long Service Leave (State Employees) Amendment Bill 2019, which modernises Long Service Leave calculations and ensures that employees under the Parliamentary Privileges Act 1989 are...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Nov 2019

Lazy, Arrogant Treasurer Finally Gives Some Ground

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 28 Feb 2019

Hodgman Must Act on Integrity Commission Recommendations, For Once

Media Release - 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 - 6 Dec 2017

Integrity Commission Report into TasTafe CEO

Media Release - The Greens referred concerns about the governance of TasTafe to the Integrity Commission after serious allegations were raised with our office early last year. Those concerns centered around appointments and procurements specifically.

Andrea Dawkins - 23 May 2017

State Service Public Transport Investment Needed

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 Oct 2016

Extra Staff Required for Safety at Risdon Prison

Parliamentary Activity - Wednesday 17 August 2016Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Understands that after five years of steady improvement, the cost of staff overtime at Risdon Prison ballooned to $4.5 million in the 2015/16 financial year.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 Aug 2016

Greens Donate Excess Pay Rise to NGOs

Media Release - In response to today's deadline for advising Parliament on the excessive 10.5% pay rise, 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 - 7 Jul 2016

Health Minister Ferguson Crippling LGH Emergency Department

Parliamentary Activity - Thursday 16 June 2016Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes the Launceston General emergency department has suffered an exodus with nine of eleven specialists and six senior nursing staff reported to be quitting,...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 Jun 2016

Liberals Need to Honour Their Suicide Prevention Election Commitment

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 14 June 2016Rosalie Woodruff to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes that:—(a)           as part of an election commitment the Liberal Government allocated $3 million to suicide prevention strategies in the 2014/15 Budget, with...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 14 Jun 2016

State Budget 2016: No Additional Funding for Health

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 Jun 2016

Premier's Hypocrisy on Wage Increase

Parliamentary Activity - Given that you believe that members of parliament deserve up to a 2.4 per cent pay increase, do you agree it is reasonable for the state's 15 000 public sector workers to also expect a pay rise?

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 May 2016

Premier Begs Legislative Council to Fix his MP Pay Mess

Media Release - 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. Now he's written to Legislative Councillors begging them to get his government out of the...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 6 Apr 2016

MPs Pay Rise Out of Touch with Community Expectations

Media Release - At a time when 1200 public sector workers have lost their jobs and funding to health and education has been cut, the Tasmanian Industrial Commission’s recommendation to increase MPs’ pay by almost 11%  is completely out of step with...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 Feb 2016

Government Neuters Public Sector Watchdog

Media Release - The government is actively undermining the Integrity Commission. 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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 4 Oct 2015

Integrity in Public Office Reforms Defeated

Media Release - Tasmania remains the only Australian state or territory without a crime of misconduct in public office, after neither the Liberals nor Labor supported the Greens Criminal Code Amendment (Misconduct in Public Office) Bill 2015.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 Sep 2015

Integrity Commission Right on Gift Policy Problems

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Justice spokesperson The Greens welcome the Integrity Commission’s investigation of gift policies in the public sector.It is standard practice in public and private agencies throughout Australia to reject gifts...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 Sep 2015

No Explanation for Pettit Exit

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Education spokespersonEducation Minister Jeremy Rockliff has offered no good explanation for his decision not to renew Department of Education Secretary, Mr Colin Pettit's contract next year.

Andrea Dawkins - 25 Aug 2015

Education Minister Needs to Find Compassion for Vulnerable Children

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

Andrea Dawkins - 20 Aug 2015

Gutwein: Invest in Tasmanians

Parliamentary Activity - Call on the Treasurer Gutwein to invest in the Tasmanian community, rather than counting his millions in the Treasury vault and dreaming of a spending splurge in the lead up to the next state election

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 Aug 2015

Preliminary Outcomes Report

Media Release - Treasury's 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 - 16 Aug 2015