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Right To Information Amendment (Applications For Review) Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - We will be supporting the legislation, but it is grindingly frustrating to know that we have been here before.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 30 Jul 2019

Right To Information Amendment (Applications For Review) Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Madam Speaker, the right to information is a core principle of an open and democratic society.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 30 Jul 2019

Coordinator-General - Right to Information Request for Release of Diary

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 May 2019

Coordinator General Secrecy Continues

Media Release - The Premier refused to commit his government to releasing information about how the highly paid Coordinator General spends his time and with whom he meets on the taxpayer’s coin.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 May 2019

Right to Information Report Confirms Hodgman Government's Culture of Secrecy

Media Release - The latest Right to Information Annual Report highlights what everyone who has lodged an application already knows – this system, by the Hodgman Government’s direction, is broken.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 2 May 2019

RTI Delays and Secrecy Routine Under Hodgman Liberals

Media Release - Tasmania bottoms the nation in information transparency, with updated Right to Information (RTI) figures revealed in today’s The Guardian, along with damning comments from the State Ombudsman.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Jan 2019

Child Protection - Safe Pathways Still in Operation

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for HUMAN SERVICES, Mrs PETRUSMA[10.13 a.m.]

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 Mar 2017

Liberals Vote Against Closing RTI Act Loophole

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens' LeaderDespite knowing Right to Information decisions have been made by Ministers' delegates that are unable to be reviewed, the Liberals voted not to close a loophole in the Right to Information Act 2009.The...

- 15 Mar 2017

Liberals Treat Public's Right to Know with Contempt

Media Release - Late yesterday, the Tasmanian Greens finally received the response to a Right to Information request we lodged on the 22nd of November last year.  It was almost three months behind the timeframe for the release of information under the Act...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 Mar 2017

Liberals Break Right to Information Law

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens' Leader and Human Services spokespersonThe Liberals have instituted a culture of secrecy and contempt for Right to Information which is infecting the entire government.  Minister Petrusma’s approach to Right to...

- 8 Mar 2017

Cruel and Weak-Will Liberals Ignore Greyhound Deaths

Media Release - The Premier's response in Question Time today to the 1,608 greyhounds who have been killed over the past three years was heartless.

Andrea Dawkins - 24 Aug 2016

Groom Suns Himself During Energy Crisis

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderState Growth Minister, Matthew Groom, had egg on his face in Budget Estimates today after Right to Information documents obtained by the Greens confirmed he went on holiday three days after Basslink broke.

- 8 Jun 2016

Political Interference in Right to Information with Loophole

Media Release - The Premier today confirmed he is fully aware of a loophole in Right to Information laws but made it clear he would continue to allow his Ministers to use this flaw in the Act which denies applicants the right of review.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 6 Jun 2016

Right to Information Amendment Bill Tabled

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader The Greens are moving to address an apparent loophole in the Right to Information Act 2009 which allows a Minister to delegate decision making powers to staff, whose decisions are then not able to be...

- 24 May 2016

Ministers Failing to Answer Questions on Notice

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I was flicking through the notices of question that arrived on our desk today.  It is disappointing to see the number of questions that were put on notice some time ago that...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Apr 2016

Premier's Claim of Transparent Government in Tatters

Media Release - There are currently 29 appeals against Right to Information decisions awaiting decisions from the Ombudsman, with one appeal that has been with the Ombudsman for over 12 months.

Nick Mckim - 10 Jun 2015