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Tenant Rights

Rent Relief Fund Welcome

The Gutwein Government has today responded to the consistent advocacy on the part of the housing sector and the Greens for strong rent relief.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  19 May 2020

COVID-19 Commercial and Residential Tenancy Protections

We recognise this state has moved to freeze evictions and rent increases for residential tenants.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 May 2020

Greens Welcome Tenant Support Fund

In a pandemic emergency it’s essential that everyone has a secure and affordable place to call home.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  6 May 2020

COVID-19 Rent Freeze Welcome

Residential tenants can breathe a sigh of relief after the Premier’s announcement today of a freeze on rent increases.

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

Homes for all Tasmanians

The Tasmanian Greens plan to increase public housing expenditure, provide first home buyers with a stamp duty exemption...

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Policies  |  27 Jan 2018

A Secure, Affordable Place to Call Home

The Tasmanian Greens know Housing is a fundamental human right, yet more and more Tasmanians are being left out in the...

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Policies  |  23 Feb 2018

Rent Capping

We all know, the evidence is there right in front of us, that Hobart is now the least affordable capital city in Australia.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Aug 2019

Rent Increases - Regulation

The Tenants' Union of Tasmania makes it clear that as a result of the housing crisis some landlords are gouging tenants, which is driving up homelessness rates.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Aug 2019

Estimates Reply - Minister Courtney

The Residential Tenancy Act, as the Government would know, is an act which has many parts of it that need to be updated.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Jun 2019

Liberals' Housing Protection Racket

The Liberals have used their numbers once again to prevent debate on the capacity of another failing Minister. This time, Housing Minister, Roger Jaensch. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Jun 2019

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

Premier and Housing Minister Dig In Over Unfair Evictions

The full bench of the Supreme Court last week upheld an earlier ruling that Housing Tasmania tenants are entitled to natural justice. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Jun 2019

Residential Tenancy Amendment Bill 2018

I raise with the minister a number of questions about the Residential Tenancy Act because there is unfinished business in this legislation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Sep 2018

Tenants' Minimum Standards Reform Stalled

The Attorney General has failed to commit to a deadline for declaring the amendments to the Residential Tenancy Act 1997.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  9 Sep 2014