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Hobart Rental Prices Keep Climbing, More Tenants in Financial Distress

New CoreLogic data is yet another reminder of the worsening housing crisis in Tasmania, and the desperate need for government to take action

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Oct 2021

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Greens Table Legislation to Protect Tenants

The Greens tabled the Residential Tenancy (Rental Market Reform) Amendment Bill 2021 in Parliament today.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Jun 2021

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New CoreLogic Data Confirms Need for Rent Controls, Short Stay Reform

The March 2021 Quarterly Rental Review, just released by CoreLogic, highlights the urgent need for rent controls and short stay accommodation reform. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Apr 2021

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Greens Champion a Fair Go for Tenants

We were proud to release our ‘A Fair Go for Tenants’ policy, which control rents, stops dodgy leases, make better allowances for pets & bans no-cause evictions.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Apr 2021

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Struggling Tenants Need Labor’s Support

Tasmanian tenants need Labor’s support to protect them from the massive, unreasonable rent hikes they are facing. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Mar 2021

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Tasmanian Rental Affordability Worst in Nation

The Real Estate Institute of Australia’s latest Housing Affordability Report provides yet more evidence of the deepening housing crisis in Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Mar 2021

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Perhaps Minister Archer Should Talk to Tenants?

If Elise Archer MP thinks everything is fine for renters, perhaps she should try talking to one of the thousands of Tasmanians struggling to afford their rent.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Mar 2021

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Labor Needs to Stand with Tenants

Tasmanian Labor needs to take a position on the looming expiry of COVID-19 emergency tenancy protections on 31 January.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Jan 2021

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COVID Rental Protections Must Be Extended

The government must recognise the ongoing difficulties faced by Tasmanian tenants and extend the state’s residential rental protections beyond October 1.

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

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COVID-19 Commercial and Residential Tenancy Protections

We recognise this state has moved to freeze evictions and rent increases for residential tenants.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 May 2020

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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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NRAS Rent Hikes a Result of Poor Government Planning

The end of the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) has not been planned for by the Liberals in government.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Feb 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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Rent Capping

We all know, the evidence is there right in front of us, that Hobart is now the least affordable capital city in Australia.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Aug 2019

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Greens Push for Parliament to Tackle Rent Gouging Succeeds

Housing availability and affordability in Tasmania is getting worse, pushing more people in to homelessness.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Aug 2019

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Rent Increases - Regulation

The Tenants' Union of Tasmania makes it clear that as a result of the housing crisis some landlords are gouging tenants, which is driving up homelessness rates.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Aug 2019

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Select Committee into Housing Affordability

We will be supporting the Labor Party's motion to establish a select committee for this purpose. It is important that we use every tool we have in the box.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 May 2019