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Cassandra Stanwell (Cassy) O'Connor

Cassandra Stanwell (Cassy) O'Connor

Surname: O'CONNOR

Given Names: Cassandra Stanwell (Cassy)

Title and Honours: Ms


Date and Place of Birth: 01 April 1967 - ACT

Date of Death:

House of Assembly: 21 July 2008

Electorate: (1) Denison, (2) Clark.

Party: Tasmanian Greens

Positions Held: Minister - 2010 - 2014

Date of Departure: 13 July 2023

Reason for Departure: Retired.

Inaugural Speech (22 July 2008)

Legislative Council: 4 May 2024

Electorate: Hobart.

Party: Tasmanian Greens

Positions Held:

Date of Departure:

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Inaugural Speech


First elected by recount to replace Peg Putt.

Former Adviser to Duncan Kerr & Christine Milne.

First Person to make Inaugural Speech outside Hobart (Sittings were held in Launceston and Burnie while House of Assembly Chamber was being renovated).

One of the first 2 Greens to be appointed to a Cabinet position in a Labor minority Government with the Greens holding balance of power since 20 March 2010.

Seat of Denison renamed Clark on and from 28 September 2018.

Retired from the House of Assembly to stand in for the Legislative Council seat of Hobart.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 747

House of Assembly Long Room Picture Number indicates each Member's position in the photographic record.

Source: Parliament of Tasmania Members Biographical Database, Tasmanian Parliamentary Library.

Additional Reference Material:

A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics, 1890-1964 [by] Colin A. Hughes and B. D. Graham. Canberra, ANU Press, 1968. Biographical Register of the Tasmanian Parliament, 1851-1960 / Scott Bennett and Barbara Bennett. Canberra : ANU, 1980.