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Parliament House, Tasmania

International Day for Democracy

Today is International Day for Democracy and in a time of pandemic it is even more critical that we nurture and protect the foundations of our democracy.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Sep 2020

Pile of Woodchips

Minister Barnett Struggles with Truth, it's There in Black and White

Minister Guy Barnett’s constant refusal to be honest is disrespectful to both the Tasmanian people and their democratic processes. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Sep 2020

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Misleading by the Government

In two recent cases, right to information disclosures have shown in black and white that the Minister has misled the Tasmanian people.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Sep 2020

Law Books

VDL RTI Error Response to Minister

The department has conducted an investigation and determined that some information was inadvertently released in the RTI decision.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Aug 2019

Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Right To Information Amendment (Applications For Review) Bill 2019

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Jul 2019

Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Right To Information Amendment (Applications For Review) Bill 2019

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Jul 2019

Corruption, Handing over Envelope

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

The Coordinator-General is a public servant under the State Service Act. He is paid $446 000 to cosy up to business and trade in public assets.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 May 2019

Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Coordinator General Secrecy Continues

The Premier refused to commit his government to releasing information about how the highly paid Coordinator General spends his time.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  21 May 2019

Corruption, Handing over Envelope

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

The latest Right to Information Annual Report highlights that this system, by the Hodgman Government’s direction, is broken.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  2 May 2019

Corruption, Handing over Envelope

RTI Delays and Secrecy Routine Under Hodgman Liberals

The Hodgman Government’s shameful attachment to secrecy has been laid bare in the national media.

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

Lonely Child

Child Protection - Safe Pathways Still in Operation

An email sent to staff on 13 March makes clear that Safe Pathways is still doing business here.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Mar 2017

Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Liberals Vote Against Closing RTI Act Loophole

Despite knowing decisions made by Ministers' delegates are unable to be reviewed, the Liberals voted not to close Right to Information Act 2009 loophole.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Mar 2017

Lonely Child

Liberals Treat Public's Right to Know with Contempt

Late yesterday, the Tasmanian Greens finally received the response to a Right to Information request we lodged on the 22nd of November last year. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Mar 2017

Lonely Child

Liberals Break Right to Information Law

The Liberals have instituted a culture of secrecy and contempt for Right to Information which is infecting the entire government.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Mar 2017

Greyhound, Lying Down

Cruel and Weak-Will Liberals Ignore Greyhound Deaths

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  |  Media Release  |  24 Aug 2016

Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Groom Suns Himself During Energy Crisis

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Jun 2016

Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Political Interference in Right to Information with Loophole

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

Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Right to Information Amendment Bill Tabled

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

Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Ministers Failing to Answer Questions on Notice

It is disappointing to see the number of questions that were put on notice some time ago that have not yet been answered by ministers.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Apr 2016

Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Premier's Claim of Transparent Government in Tatters

There are currently 29 appeals against Right to Information decisions awaiting decisions from the Ombudsman.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  10 Jun 2015

Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

End Parks Development Secrecy

The Department of State Growth has denied our Right to Information request seeking location details of the 37 proposals submitted to government.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  21 Jan 2015