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Tenant Rights

Homes for all Tasmanians

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Jan 2018

A Secure, Affordable Place to Call Home

Policies - 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 - 23 Feb 2018

Rent Capping

Parliamentary Activity - We all know, the evidence is there right in front of us, that Hobart is now the least affordable capital city in Australia. This is coupled with the fact that, broadly, Tasmania is the poorest state in the Commonwealth.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Aug 2019

Rent Increases - Regulation

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 6 Aug 2019

Estimates Reply - Minister Courtney

Parliamentary Activity - I have to say that I found the minister's agreement with alacrity to provide answers to some questions I asked about the Residential Tenancy Commissioner's activities under the Residential Tenancy Commissioner's obligations under the...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 12 Jun 2019

Liberals' Housing Protection Racket

Media Release - 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 - 12 Jun 2019

Estimates Reply - Minister Jaensch

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR - I thank Ms Standen for her contribution. It was, as ever, well considered and very informative.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Jun 2019

Premier and Housing Minister Dig In Over Unfair Evictions

Media Release - 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 - 11 Jun 2019

Residential Tenancy Amendment Bill 2018 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I rise on behalf of the Greens to indicate that we too will be supporting this legislation, and recognise it makes a number of significant, but minor, amendments to the...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 Sep 2018