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COVID-19 Economic Assistance Package

Media Release - The Greens acknowledge the enormous uncertainty and fear within in the community about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their lives and the people they care about. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Mar 2020

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

Tasmania Report Confirms Need to Tackle Housing and Levy Visitors

Media Release - The TCCI’s Tasmania Report confirms the need to capitalise on the State’s visitor boom to pay for the disadvantage it helps to create.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Dec 2018

Section 19 of the Public Account Act 1986 - June Quarter 2018

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I have come to understand that these section 19 June quarter returns that come before us are an example of how clever this Treasurer is at doing a sort of smoke-and-mirrors hiding of movement between...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 Oct 2018

Section 19 of the Public Account Act 1986 - June Quarter 2018

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, we note that in a relatively short period of time since the election, there have been very significant shifts of public fundings across and between agencies, out to private...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 Oct 2018

Hodgman Must Come to the Table on Public Sector Pay

Media Release - The Liberals have nobody but themselves to blame for the industrial unrest set to grip the State.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 9 Oct 2018

Greens Stand with Liberals and Labor on GST

Media Release - The Productivity Commission draft report into Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation proposes changes that would significantly and unacceptably disadvantage Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 9 Oct 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

No Answer from Treasurer on Cost to Tasmanians for Credit Rating Downgrade

Parliamentary Activity - Tascorp chairman Don Challen last year told GBE estimates that maintaining the state's strong credit rating is a number one concern, and that even a minor downgrading of our credit rating could have a significant impact on investment.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 Aug 2016

NAB Report Makes Sobering Reading

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Treasury spokespersonThe latest NAB State Update for Tasmania makes sobering reading.  It's a grim reality check for the Hodgman Government, which may explain the Treasurer’s silence on its release.

- 22 Jul 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

Greens Alternative Budget 2016: Phase Out Poker Machines

Parliamentary Activity - Wednesday 1 June 2016Cassy O'Connor MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Understands that poker machines leech funds from Tasmanian communities that can afford it the least and have caused profound harm to individuals, families and the...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Jun 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: 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: 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

Ignoring Launceston's Infrastructure Stinks

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Member for BassLaunceston’s aging infrastructure has been abandoned by another Treasurer. Bass' own Treasurer, Peter Gutwein, has ignored Launceston in the State Budget.A further $650M is being spent on roads and...

- 27 May 2016

Farrell Family to Benefit from Liberal Pork Barreling

Media Release - With the Federal Liberals splashing public money on unapproved private developments in Tasmania's reserves, questions need to be answered about an apparent perversion of process and their priorities.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 May 2016

Federal Budget 2016: Premier Says Eslake, TasCOSS, Anglicare Are Wrong

Parliamentary Activity - Economist Saul Eslake agrees that Tuesday's budget contains little for Tasmania, and the Tasmanian Council of Social Services and Anglicare have given the federal budget a big thumbs down.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 May 2016

Premier's Failure in Canberra Sees Tasmania Left Off the Budget Map

Parliamentary Activity - There was nothing in the Federal Budget for Tasmania's education system, no extra funding for years 5 and 6 of Gonski.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 May 2016

Treasurer Won't Accept Responsibility for No Dividend Return by Hydro

Parliamentary Activity - Wednesday 27 April 2016Ms O'CONNOR question to TREASURER, Mr GUTWEIN[10.09 a.m.]

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Apr 2016

Treasurer Must Take Some Responsibility for Hydro Woes

Media Release - The Treasurer can try to blame previous governments for the parlous situation Hydro Tasmania is in, but the fact is that on his watch and under his dividend policy, the gas which should have been used to fire up Tamar Valley to protect...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Apr 2016

Treasurer Wants Tasmanians to Believe He's a Magician

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Treasury spokespersonThe Treasurer, Peter Gutwein, is being dishonest with Tasmanians about the State's budget outlook.  Either that, or he genuinely believes he is a magician.

- 14 Feb 2016

CommSec Report Demonstrates Need to Look Past China

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Treasury spokespersonThe latest CommSec quarterly State of the States' report is a timely reminder that it will take a lot more than empty 'open for business' rhetoric to build resilience and...

- 27 Jan 2016

Liberals Selectively Quote Deloitte Report

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Treasury spokespersonIn the finest tradition of political propagandists, Treasurer Gutwein is using the latest Deloitte Access Economics Business Outlook Report to pretend the Liberals in government...

- 18 Jan 2016

Tasmania Report Presents Multiple Challenges for the State

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Treasury spokespersonThe TCCI 'Tasmania Report 2015' is a welcome, evidence-based contribution to the debate about how we, as a state, improve our economic self sufficiency, effectively invest in the...

- 9 Dec 2015

Road Safety Underfunded While MAIB Gives $144M in Dividends

Media Release - The Liberals in government have presided over a significant decline in the number of random breath tests and speed camera hours and an increase in road fatalities and serious injuries, but are making no commitment to allocate any of the...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Dec 2015

Liberals Back Old, Destructive Loser

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Treasury spokespersonThe Liberal Government was given a very simple choice by MONA, embrace the new Tasmanian economy or fall back into step with their familiar old allies and major donor, Federal...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Sep 2015

Gutwein: Invest in Tasmanians

Parliamentary Activity - Call on the Treasurer Gutwein to invest in the Tasmanian community, rather than counting his millions in the Treasury vault and dreaming of a spending splurge in the lead up to the next state election

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 Aug 2015

Federal Hotels 2018 Deal

Parliamentary Activity - NOTICE OF MOTIONThat the House:1.     Recognises the profound social and economic harm caused by problem gambling and the proliferation of poker machines in pubs and clubs in Tasmania;

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 Aug 2015

Preliminary Outcomes Report

Media Release - Treasury's Preliminary Outcomes Report puts the state's finances in a reasonable position, but nobody should believe it is the result of Treasurer Gutwein's genius.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 Aug 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