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Alternative Budget 2019-20

Policies - Tasmanian Greens Alternative Budget for the financial year 2019-20.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 May 2019

Cognate debate on COVID-19 financial bills

Parliamentary Activity - Madam Deputy Speaker, on the way to work this morning we drove past the Centrelink offices in Hobart and as it is with Centrelink offices right around the country, the queue was stretching all the way down Barrack Street. It was deeply...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 Mar 2020

COVID-19 Budget Delay

Media Release - The Greens are relieved the State Budget has been delayed. It’s the right decision in a time of deep social and financial uncertainty.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 Mar 2020

Section 19 Return

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor speaks to the Return under Section 19 of the Public Account Act 1986, highlighting the significant additional costs incurred from the climate emergency.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Nov 2019

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Health

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff contributes to Labor's Matter of Public Importance on Health, discussing budget allocations and progress on implementing Access Solutions meeting agreements.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 12 Nov 2019

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Budget Cuts and Budget Mismanagement

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy responds to the Treasurer during Labor's 'Budget Cuts and Budget Mismanagement' Matter of Public Importance.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Oct 2019

Child Protection Not Safe From Gutwein's Cuts

Media Release - The Treasurer has refused to commit the government to quarantining the child protection system from the so-called ‘efficiency dividend’ after his Premier yesterday confirmed the Tourism Tasmania marketing budget would be quarantined.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 Jun 2019

Budget Reply Speech

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff delivers a Budget Reply speech, discussing the Greens' Alternative Budget.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 30 May 2019

Greens Release Future-Focussed Alternative Budget

Media Release - Today we proudly delivered the Tasmanian Greens’ fully costed, long-term vision for Tasmania, our Alternative Budget 2019-20. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 May 2019

Budget Reply Speech

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor delivers a budget reply speech for the 2019-20 state Budget, and speaks to alternative policies in the Greens' Alternative Budget.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 May 2019

Liberals' Climate Denial Budget

Media Release - After the hottest summer in the state’s history and fires that devastated communities and the wilderness, the Liberals have delivered a climate denial Budget.  

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 23 May 2019

Budget in Vision and Compassion Deficit

Media Release - The Treasurer promised a heavy infrastructure spend in today’s Budget, but what was clearly missing was the investment in social infrastructure. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 May 2019

Labor Matter of Public Importance - State Budget

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I am pleased to talk about the state budget because, arguably, there has never been a state budget that will be more important than the one that we have before us. The next three years, the next 10...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 May 2019

Consolidated Fund Appropriation (Supplementary Appropriation For 2018-19) Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy speaks to a $218 million supplementary appropriation bill.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Apr 2019

Tasmanian Greens' Alternative Budget 2018-19

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens have set out the long term vision missing from the Liberals’ State Budget.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Jun 2018

Peter Gutwein's Pork Barrel-Budget

Media Release - ​​​​​​​Tasmanians have been presented with an uninspiring pork barrel budget from a government that was bought and bribed its way into office, and is now selling off the farm.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Jun 2018

2018-19 Budget Reply

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to present the Tasmanian Greens' fully costed alternative budget on behalf of Dr Woodruff, our team and the Tasmanian Greens. I am happy to table this...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Jun 2018

Liberals Mislead Tasmanians over TEELS Scheme

Media Release - Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens' LeaderIn Budget Estimates today, the Energy Minister confirmed the Westpac credit card scheme the Liberals have fraudulently badged as a cost of living measure won't cost the government a cent.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 6 Jun 2017

2017/18 Budget: No answers, No substance

Media Release - The Treasurer’s responses in Budget Estimates today were basically limited to pleas to just trust him.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 Jun 2017

Greens Deliver Triple Bottom Line Alternative Budget

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens' Alternative Budget is a fully costed vision for the future that demonstrates it is possible to look after people and invest in their capacity, to protect our environmental assets and stimulate the economy through...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 30 May 2017

Real Cost of Living Relief in Greens' Alternative Budget

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens will continue the roll out of free energy efficiency upgrades to low income households and small businesses, delivering lasting cost of living relief to Tasmanians.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 May 2017

A State Budget Bloated with Pork

Media Release - After three years of cuts and neglecting community services, the fourth Hodgman Budget focuses on extinguishing spot fires of community concern and scatters money around like confetti in the lead up to the election.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 May 2017

State Budget Response

Media Release - The Hodgman Liberals have delivered an unsurprising pre-election Budget. Having slashed funding to essential services in their first Budget, now the Liberals are trying to repair some of the damage caused in health and education...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 May 2017

Lives at Risk if Ambulance Tasmania Funding Missing from State Budget

Media Release - The median Tasmanian ambulance response time of 14.1 minutes is the worst in the country. It’s far too long for people who need critical life support.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 May 2017

Coroner Confirms RHH Under-Resourcing Putting Patient Lives at Risk

Media Release - The Coronial inquest into the 2015 death of a Royal Hobart Hospital patient found it could have been prevented.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 18 May 2017

State Budget: Address in Reply

Parliamentary Activity - The Greens have discussed our energy strategy on numbers of occasions in this House since we tabled it early this year.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 Jun 2016

State Budget: Address in Reply

Parliamentary Activity - The Greens’ Alternative Budget is a statement of values.  It restores frontline funding to education and rightly includes the state Government's share of responsibility for crumbling sewerage and water infrastructure - two important issues...

Andrea Dawkins - 31 May 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

State Budget 2016: Treasurer Washes Hands of Launceston Water and Sewerage

Parliamentary Activity - Launceston's crumbling water and sewerage infrastructure has not been allocated funds in this year's Budget. 

Andrea Dawkins - 2 Jun 2016

State Budget 2016: Treasurer Deceiving Tasmanians

Parliamentary Activity - In the Leader of the Greens question to you, you refused to admit that you are trying to deceive Tasmanians, particularly the business community into believing you have delivered a surplus when in fact you have not.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 2 Jun 2016

State Budget 2016: Treasurer's Fake Surplus

Parliamentary Activity - By both the Auditor-General's and Treasury's best measure the state will be in deficit by $94.2 million - not back in the black but in the red.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 2 Jun 2016

Treasurer Deceiving over State of the Budget Books

Media Release - Treasurer Gutwein’s alleged and much lauded surplus is a sham, according to the balance measure preferred by the Auditor General and the Treasurer’s own agency. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 2 Jun 2016

State Budget 2016: No Additional Funding for Health

Parliamentary Activity - The Minister for Health, Minister Ferguson, made what can only be construed as some misleading statements in the House yesterday about the question I asked him in question time.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 Jun 2016

State Budget 2016: Parks Funding Slashed and Burnt

Parliamentary Activity - We have just experienced devastating bushfires that burned an estimated 21 000 hectares of the TWWHA, yet the Budget papers show more than $6 million cut from an already underfunded Parks and Wildlife Service across the forward Estimates.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Jun 2016

Greens Deliver for Northern Tasmania

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Member for BassBudgets are about values and priorities. Liberal backbencher Sarah Courtney MP's claims that Greens have forgotten northern Tasmania in our Alternative Budget is rubbish.If Ms Courtney wants to...

- 1 Jun 2016

Parks Minister Exposed for Gutting PWS Bushfire Funding

Media Release - At a time when Tasmanians should be celebrating this year’s centenary of Tasmania’s world class national parks and reserves, they are instead learning the details of the Liberal Government’s neglect and underfunding of the Parks and...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Jun 2016

Greens Budget for Cruelty Free Tasmania

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Animal Welfare spokespersonThe Greens Alternative Budget recognises animals as sentient beings who deserve our care and respect. We also recognise the economic value of humane treatment of animals.

- 31 May 2016

$18M Cut Hidden in Health Budget

Media Release - Tasmanian hospitals will receive an $18.5M cut in 2016/17. Health Minister Michael Ferguson's only response was to accuse the Greens of lying when he was confronted with this in Parliament today.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 31 May 2016

Tasmanian Greens' Alternative Budget

Media Release - The Greens believe governments should have a vision for the future that extends beyond the next election.   We recognise that genuine planning for the 21st century requires a long term vision and the courage to make bold decisions to drive...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 May 2016

State Budget 2016: No Money for Niche Producers in Primary Industries

Parliamentary Activity - Ms DAWKINS question to MINISTER for PRIMARY INDUSTRIES and WATER, Mr ROCKLIFF

Andrea Dawkins - 31 May 2016

State Budget 2016: Health System Gutted of Funding

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 31 May 2016Ms WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for HEALTH, Mr FERGUSON[10.28 a.m.]In the policy and parameter statements in budget paper 1 for this year, 2015-16, there is a policy item -Members interjecting.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 31 May 2016

State Budget 2016: Public Service Jobs at Risk Again

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 31 May 2016Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN[10.11 a.m.]

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 May 2016

State Budget 2016: Surplus at the Cost of Launceston's Water and Sewerage

Parliamentary Activity - Andrea Dawkins MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes that:—(a)           as indicated in the 2016/17 State Budget, significant investment is required to upgrade Tasmania’s crumbling water and sewerage infrastructure;

- 31 May 2016

State Budget 2016: Ferguson Pushing Health System to Brink of Collapse

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 31 May 2016Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes the Minister for Health, Hon Minister Ferguson MP’s promise to fix the broken health system so that Tasmanians can have access to the best quality health...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 31 May 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

Stop Shifting Health Blame, Just Fix It, Minister

Media Release - The events of the last couple of days in our hospitals are inexcusable and they shame us all. We should not have to hear another traumatic story before it's fixed.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 24 Mar 2016

Liberals Treat Estimates with Contempt

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Human Services spokespersonIn now tired and typical fashion, we have seen yet another Liberal Minister obfuscating question after question in Budget Estimates with Liberal backbenchers running interference by...

- 11 Jun 2015

Slow Progress on Resetting Relationship with Aboriginal Tasmanians

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Aboriginal Affairs spokespersonThe Premier's no doubt sincere commitment to 'reset the relationship' with Aboriginal Tasmanians by 30 June this year - according to the Liberals' March 2015 update - is off to an...

- 9 Jun 2015

Budget Reply Speech

Parliamentary Activity - [11.57 a.m.]Ms O'CONNOR (Denison) - 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Jun 2015

Adolescent and Youth Mental Health Services

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for HEALTH, Mr FERGUSON   [10.12 a.m.]Do you agree that, despite the Budget's extra allocation of $2.4 million over four years, mental health services for young Tasmanians remain the most poo

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Jun 2015

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Remains Critically Under Resourced

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Health spokesperson Tasmania's youth mental health services remain the most poorly resourced in the country, despite the extra funding allocated to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in this year's State...

- 3 Jun 2015

Heartless State Budget

Parliamentary Activity - Notice of MotionWednesday, 3 June 2015Cassy O’Connor MP on tomorrow to move -That this House:1. Notes the 2015/16 Liberal State Budget once more holds little for Tasmanians in need;

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Jun 2015

Housing Waiting Lists and Energy Efficiency

Parliamentary Activity - Notice of MotionTuesday, 2 June 2015Cassy O'Connor MP on tomorrow to moveThat the House:1. Understands that Housing Tasmania’s waiting lists were at their lowest level in a decade under the previous Labor-Green Government;

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Jun 2015

Greens Alternative Budget Statement

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens' Alternative Budget Statement demonstrates it is possible to deliver strong economic and jobs outcomes while investing extra into health, education, small business, housing and environmental protection.

Nick Mckim - 2 Jun 2015

Greens Budget Alternative for those the Liberals forgot

Media Release - Nick McKim MP | Greens Treasury spokespersonCassy O'Connor MP | Greens Health and Human Services spokesperson  

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Jun 2015

GST Windfall - Public Service Job Cuts

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 May 2015

Federal Budget Impact on State

Media Release - The current estimate that the state will be $2.1 billion worse off under the Abbot Federal budget increases the pressure on Treasurer Peter Gutwein, to release the taxpayer-funded Treasury analysis of the expected impacts, following his...

Kim Booth - 27 May 2014