Cassy O’Connor

Candidate for Hobart

In May 2024, the people of Hobart will elect a new MLC to represent them in Tasmania’s Legislative Council.

Our well-loved incumbent, Rob Valentine MLC, has announced he won’t be contesting again.

I’m now officially in the running as the Tasmanian Greens’ candidate for Hobart.

This is a winnable seat for the Greens, but we’ll need every vote. 

I aim to be the Greens’ first ever Member in the Upper House. Together we can make history in Hobart!

For 15 years I had the great honour of representing Hobart’s people in Tasmania’s House of Assembly. I’ve been the Leader of the Tasmanian Greens, and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Human Services, Climate Change and Community Development. 

I worked hard to be a strong, trusted voice - for this island and its people - with courage and integrity.  I saw every day as an opportunity to work across politics and with the community to drive positive change - and I still do. 

I understand how Parliament works, how to negotiate good outcomes, and hold government to account. I know how to speak truth to power.

If elected next May, I’ll fight for fairness - a world-class health system and public schools that protect and nourish the wellbeing of our children.

I hear the people of Hobart who say they want affordable rents and homes for Tasmanians over a massive stadium on our historic waterfront.

I’ll keep being a voice for our great city, its natural environment, urban forests, life-giving river and wild kunanyi.

The Liberals and Labor already have a majority in the Upper House. Now is the time to balance the scales by electing a Greens MLC.

With your support, we can do this. 

Between now and polling day I’ll be on the streets, at events and in the community. Please come up and say hello. If you want to get in touch or get involved, just drop me an email at 

Let’s make history in Hobart!

Cassy O’Connor

Tasmanian Greens’ candidate for Hobart

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Cassy O'Connor



Cassy O'Connor


298 Argyle Street

North Hobart TAS 700

Phone (03) 62342721