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Support for Pokies Harm Minimisation, For Now

The Greens are pleased an amended motion calling on all parties and MPs to support card-based pokies harm reduction measures was agreed to in Parliament today.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Sep 2022

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THA Tantrum Confirmation Gambling Industry Banks on Pokies Addiction

The Greens welcome the Rockliff Government’s decision to put people first and introduce mandatory pre-commitment cards for poker machines.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Sep 2022

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Skills, Training and Workforce Growth – THA Funding

What skills and training does the THA provide as part of that money? Are they a registered training provider?

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Jun 2022

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Hospitality and Events – Tasmanian Hospitality Association

Minister, I am interested in exploring with you the $8 million over four years that's been given to the Tasmanian Hospitality Association (THA).

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Jun 2022

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Passage of Gambling Legislation Has Pokies Barons Popping Champagne Corks

In one of the Tasmanian Parliament’s darkest days, the Liberals’ gambling framework legislation has passed both Houses of Parliament with Labor’s full support.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Nov 2021

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Labor and the Liberals Sell Out Tasmanians on Pokies

Under the cover of darkness, Labor voted with the Liberals more than 40 times to push this sickening and parasitic Bill through the Lower House.

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

Wrest Point Casino, Federal Group, Tasmania

Gaming Industry

I want to talk about the unhealthy relationship between the gambling industry and the two major parties in this state.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Oct 2021

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Liberals' Election Pokies Lies Exposed

The cat is now well and truly out of the bag, with RTI documents obtained confirming the Gutwein Government negotiated the casino pokies tax rate last December.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Aug 2021

Shaking Hands

Day Ten: Pokies Secrecy Continues

Ten days into the State election campaign and the secrecy from Labor and the Liberals continue.

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

Shaking Hands

Primary Industries – THA Lobbying

The head of the THA, Mr Steve Old, contacted the secretary seeking assistance to enable Mr Rodger Powell, to have an essential workers' exemption.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2020

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The Reopening of Gambling Venues is a Travesty

Tasmania’s pubs, clubs and casinos reopened their doors to patrons, including long suffering gambling addicts who’ve had a three month reprieve.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Jun 2020

Science Lab

Premier Must Listen to Health Advice Over Industry Lobbyists

The Premier is right to be concerned about a second wave of coronavirus disease.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 May 2020

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Gutwein Must Rethink Pokies in his 'Compassionate' Tasmania

In his first statement as Premier, Mr Gutwein said he wanted a more compassionate Tasmania, where no one gets left behind.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Jan 2020

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THA Quid Pro Quo Continues

The next installment of the Tasmanian Hospitality Association’s quid pro quo has been unveiled by their Liberal partners in government.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Dec 2019

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THA Must Reconsider Approach to Pokies

The current model is unsustainable and relies on the poorest Tasmanians losing more than they can afford to keep the pokies industry going.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  14 Dec 2017

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Liberals' 'Free Beer' Arrangement with THA Doesn't Pass the Pub Test

The Liberals' arrangement with the Tasmanian Hospitality Association members funding their 'Pub Test' pre-election forums is wrong on so many levels.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  24 Nov 2017

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THA is Wrong on Liquor and Gaming Commission

Calls by Tasmanian Hospitality Association spokesperson, Steve Old, to abolish the independent Liquor and Gaming Commission are deeply concerning.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Sep 2017