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Short Stay Accommodation

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Parliament Rejects Short Stay Regulation

The vote on our motion was a missed opportunity for the State’s new balance-of-power Parliament to make a real difference to the lives of Tasmanians.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  24 May 2023

Air View of Houses

Short-stay Accommodation

Almost 3000 entire homes have been removed completely from the rental market.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 May 2023

A family of tenants in their front yard.

Short Stay Accommodation - Effect on Rental Market

Tasmania is the most savage, unaffordable rental market in the nation and we have the fastest growing rate of homelessness.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 May 2023

A family of tenants in their front yard.

Rental Affordability Snapshot an Indictment on Rockliff Liberals

Anglicare’s annual Rental Affordability Snapshot, released today, has again highlighted the depths of the state’s rental crisis

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Apr 2023

Four Young People Sitting on Ledge

Short Stay Accommodation Out of Control

Another day, another secure tenancy coming to an abrupt end as another whole home is set to go on to the short stay market.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Apr 2023

Planning Documents

Ferguson Wrong to Override Clarence Council

Michael Ferguson's intervention to override a planning decision by Clarence City Council is wrong unnecessary, and shows a disdain for democracy

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Mar 2023

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Up To Liberals To Rein in Short Stay

A new Planning Commission decision shows it’s the Liberal Government's responsibility to rein in short stay and curb the rental crisis. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Feb 2023

Houses, Construction

Housing Challenges - Legislative Action

According to the latest data from your department, the social housing waiting list has achieved a new high of 4453 applications.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Aug 2022

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Shelter Tas Report Demands Action on Short Stay Accommodation

New information on short stay accommodation’s impact on the Tasmanian rental markets highlights the urgent need for the Rockliff Government to step in.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Jul 2022

Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Planning – Short-Stay Accommodation Permits

How many properties have permits and how many don't have permits in each region?

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Jun 2022

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Planning - Short Stay Permits

How many short-stay properties in each region have permits, and how many do not? How many are exempt from the permit system, and for what reasons?

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Sep 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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Now is the Time to Regulate Airbnb

CoreLogic’s latest data about the availability of rental properties in Tasmania shows the clear impact Airbnb has had on housing availability.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Jun 2020

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Vacancy Data Highlights Need to Regulate Airbnb

SQM Research vacancy rate data released today clearly shows reform of short-stay accommodation is well overdue.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  12 May 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

Homeless Man

Housing Expo Ignores Airbnb Problem

The Liberals' Housing and Homelessness Expo is an exercise in window dressing that will do nothing to address the housing crisis.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Oct 2019

Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

Liberals' Housing performance

I am certain that every person here wants to see more good homes built for Tasmanians who need them.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Aug 2019

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Estimates Reply - Minister Jaensch

There is a surge in the budget allocation that runs out next year for child safety services.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 Jun 2019

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

State Budget

I am pleased to talk about the state budget because, arguably, there has never been a state budget that will be more important.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 May 2019

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Short Stay Accommodation Bill 2018

Anglicare produces an annual snapshot of the rental market focusing on people who earn the least.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 May 2019

Houses, Construction

Full Debate - Short-stay Accommodation and Housing Crisis

In Greater Hobart, at least 1993 properties are listed on just one short stay platform, more than double the amount listed in 2016.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Jun 2018

Air View of Houses

Housing Crisis - Regulation of Short Stay Accommodation

The data reveals that between July 2016 and February 2018 an extra 2200 properties were listed on Airbnb and it is clear we have not yet reached peak Airbnb.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Jun 2018

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Jaensch Tinkering While Housing Crisis Escalates

Minster Jaensch’s response to the escalating housing crisis is completely out of touch.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Jun 2018

Lower Chasm Falls, Smoko Creek, in the Great Western Tiers, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Address in Reply

We are committed to working constructively and being part of a reformist, energised and visionary parliament for the people of Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 May 2018

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Housing - Effect of Short-Stay Accommodation on Rental Market

A short time ago you challenged us to put forward solutions to the housing emergency. Here are two that the Greens took to the last election.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 May 2018

Homeless Man

Labor Housing Policy Won't Tackle Housing Crisis

The Labor Party's announcement on three new builds to tackle the housing crisis is woefully inadequate.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Jan 2018

Port Arthur, Historic Convict Site, Tasmania

Airbnb Changes Welcome

Tasmania has an accommodation shortfall and more and more travellers want cheaper and more relaxed alternatives to traditional hotel accommodation.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  3 Feb 2017

Port Arthur, Historic Convict Site, Tasmania

Welcome Back Down on Airbnb

The Premier’s backflip on the length of stays Airbnb hosts are able to offer is welcome news to the many operators and visitors to Tasmania.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  26 Sep 2016

City Planners Around Table

Gutwein Must Heed Airbnb Pleas

The Tasmanian Planning Commission has heard from Airbnb, who were in Hobart today to plead the case of Tasmanian accommodation operators.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  26 Jul 2016