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Bridgewater Bridge Cost Madness

Media Release - To spend more than half a billion dollars on an over-engineered replacement for the Bridgewater Bridge would be a reckless misuse of taxpayer funds.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 Feb 2020

2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee - Metro

Parliamentary Activity - Full transcript of the Metro Tasmania Pty Ltd hearings in the 2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 Dec 2019

Free Metro Travel for Tertiary Students

Policies - The Tasmanian Greens want bus travelfor Tertiary Students on Metro Tasmania services to be free.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 Feb 2018

A Real City Deal for Hobart

Policies - The Tasmanian Greens believe that a Hobart City Deal should follow a long term strategic plan for the region and should...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Feb 2018

RACT Mobility Vision Key to Prosperous Hobart Future

Media Release - The Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania (RACT) is to be warmly commended for delivering a strategic vision to ensure Hobart is Australia’s most liveable city over the next three decades.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Apr 2019

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Access to Regional Bus Services

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I thank the member for Lyons, Ms Butler, for bringing this on as a matter of public importance. For people living in rural and regional areas, having access to affordable...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Mar 2019

Train Not Coming Under Liberals

Media Release - Northern Suburbs Light Rail appears to be off the agenda under the Liberals, with it failing to rate a mention in the Tasmanian Government’s priority infrastructure report to the Federal Government.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Sep 2018

Macquarie Point - Removal of Freight Rail Line

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for INFRASTRUCTURE, Mr HIDDING

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Oct 2017

Transport Minister Kept in the Dark Over Rail Tracks Removal

Media Release - In Question Time today it became clear that the decision to pull up rail tracks on the Macquarie Point site was made without the approval or knowledge of Infrastructure and Transport Minister, Rene Hidding.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Oct 2017

Light Rail Corridor Plans Welcome and Long Overdue

Media Release - The Greens welcome the release of the blueprint for the Glenorchy to Hobart Public Transport Corridor project.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 Feb 2017

Hobart Traffic Woes Continue One Year On

Media Release - Students headed back to school today, resulting in Hobart's streets once again being clogged with cars.  Almost a year has passed since the heavy congestion and traffic chaos which led to the government-commissioned Midson report.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 8 Feb 2017

Government Tinkering on Traffic Congestion

Media Release - While encouraging the use of Metro transport through a three week free fare trial is a sound enough initiative, congestion in and around greater Hobart will only be marginally improved by the Liberals' announcement.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 28 Jan 2017

Public Transport for all Tasmanians

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O’Connor to move—That the House:—(1) Understands that public transport is a critical issue for many disadvantaged Tasmanians.(2) Congratulates Metro Tasmania on their 2.2% increase in passenger numbers, as reported in their 2016 Annual...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Oct 2016

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

State Budget: Address in Reply

Parliamentary Activity - It gives me great pleasure to present the Tasmanian Greens' fully costed Alternative Budget for 2016-17. It continues a long-standing tradition of the Tasmanian Greens to present an alternative vision for the future of Tasmania. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 May 2016

Greens Alternative Budget 2016: Health a Priority Over Fictional Surplus

Parliamentary Activity - Call on the Liberal and Labor parties to support sensible Greens’ policy that prioritises the long term wellbeing of Tasmanians over a fictional budget surplus.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 Jun 2016

State Budget 2016: Dishonest Liberal Government Budget Lacks Vision and Courage

Parliamentary Activity - Notes the Hodgman Liberal Government’s 2016/17 Budget lacks courage and a vision for the future.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 May 2016

Budget Lacking in Courage and Vision, Puts Environment Last

Media Release - Built on the mirage of a very short term surplus, the Liberals' third State Budget lacks both courage and vision.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 May 2016

Liberals Should Get On Board Derwent Ferries

Media Release - It is fantastic that Hobart City Council is getting on board the push to have ferries on the Derwent River to ease traffic congestion and lower emissions in Southern Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 May 2016

Federal Budget 2016: Turnbull Government Climate Deniers

Parliamentary Activity - Condemnation of the Turnbull Liberal Government for its complete failure to address the greatest challenge facing Australians, and the nation’s economy, global warming.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 May 2016

Public Transport Investment Long Term Hobart Traffic Fix

Media Release - Hobart's traffic woes will only be remedied sustainably for the long term if all three tiers of government make a commitment to investing in public transport infrastructure, including more buses to more routes, Light Rail, cycleways and...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Apr 2016

State of the State Address in Reply

Media Release - Madam Speaker, I have read a fair portion of the histories, including Professor Henry Reynolds’ landmark work, ‘The Fate of a Free People’, and recognise that a systemic erasure of Aboriginal Tasmanians in the birth records took place.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Mar 2016

Reversing Metro Changes Would Ease Hobart Congestion

Media Release - Transport Minister, Rene Hidding's confession yesterday that it could take months to fix Hobart's traffic woes is not good enough.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Feb 2016

TrafficTalkfest Not Enough

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Infrastructure spokespersonA Community forum is a good start, but Minister Hidding needs more than a talkfest if he wants a proper fix for Hobart’s traffic chaos.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 Feb 2016

Liberals Failing on Light Rail

Media Release - The Liberals have commissioned and received the result they wanted on Hobart Light Rail, effectively killing off this important public transport reform in to the foreseeable future.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 30 Jan 2016