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Job Figures Savage, but Room for Measured Optimism

Media Release - The ABS Job figures released today reflect the pain Tasmanians are feeling as a result of the pandemic shutdown.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 May 2020

Real Youth Survival Report Demands Tripartisan Push to Raise Newstart and Youth Allowance

Media Release - Young Tasmanians need a unity ticket across parties to get the Morrison Government to hear the compelling case for an increase in Newstart and Youth Allowance. The Tasmanian Greens stand ready to work with Liberal and Labor parties to get...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Oct 2019

Liberal Government Plan to Deliver Jobs Failing

Parliamentary Activity - Why wouldn't you bring together key industry, business, government and community stakeholders to focus on employment growth and develop a jobs plan?  Outside the perpetual spin cycle your government seems to be trapped in, what is your...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 Aug 2016

Liberals Still in Denial on Jobs

Media Release - The Treasurer still clings to his flimsy line of 1,300 jobs created since the election, conveniently ignoring the fact that the working age population has increased by 5,700 in that time.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 Aug 2016

Jobs' Crisis Demands Honesty and Action

Media Release - The first step towards solving a problem is to acknowledge its existence. With ABS data showing 5,200 Tasmanians out of work since last September, the Liberal Government does indeed have a jobs’ crisis on its hands. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 Aug 2016

Jobs' Growth Continues to Decline

Media Release - The Liberals promised Tasmanians looking for work the world when they came to office. Sadly, what we have seen could not be further from the truth.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 Aug 2016

NAB Report Makes Sobering Reading

Media Release - The 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.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 Jul 2016

Declining Employment Trend Ignored by Liberals

Media Release - For the ninth month in a row, employment in Tasmania has fallen. It is time the Premier fessed up to his government's failure to deliver secure, sustainable jobs.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Jul 2016

Jobs Data Points to Need for Dedicated Employment Minister

Media Release - It is positive to see a small decline in unemployment according to the ABS data and a growth in secure, full time employment.  In eight months, however, almost 4000 people lost their job in Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 May 2016

Liberals Need to Take Action to Combat Downturn in Jobs Growth

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 26 April 2016NOTICE OF MOTIONCassy O'Connor MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes that:—(a)           strong Job Growth in Tasmania began in November 2013 under the Labor/Green Government and declined immediately after the...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Apr 2016

Jobs Data Points to Worrying Trend Under the Liberals

Media Release - The latest unemployment data reveals that the Liberals’ promised ‘Brighter Future’ has failed to materialise, with the fifth consecutive month of a fall in job numbers across the State.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Mar 2016