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Coronavirus Deaths a Tragic Reminder to Stay Home

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 March 2020
On behalf of the Greens, I offer our heartfelt sympathies to the loved ones of the two Tasmanians who have lost their lives to the coronavirus. Across the island, people are grieving this loss.

Hospitals United in COVID-19 Crisis

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 31 March 2020
The Greens welcome the federal government’s plan to underwrite the integration of private hospitals into the public system for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis.

Go Hard, Go Early and Save Lives

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 30 March 2020
We welcome the next stage of COVID-19 restrictions announced by the State Government this morning. Limiting people’s social movements outside their homes to all but essential activity is necessary to save lives.

COVID-19 Schools Announcement Welcome

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 March 2020
The Greens welcome the Premier’s advice that parents should keep their children at home from school from Monday if they can.

Adjournment of Parliament

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 March 2020
The Tasmanian Parliament has agreed to adjourn until the first scheduled sitting week after the winter recess.

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Parliamentary Activity

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 March 2020
am certain that the local residents in Deviot will be relieved that this legislation is going through the parliament four years after the landslip in that area on the West Tamar.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 March 2020
Madam Speaker, this is, without question, the most consequential and sweeping legislation of powers parliament has debated. It is huge legislation that will have significant impact on the lives of many Tasmanians.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 March 2020
How can it be that sending a child to school with hundreds of other children is not a risk but letting a child out to play with one or two other children is?

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 24 March 2020
Medical evidence and the experience of other countries in the grip of COVID-19 tells us every day we delay effective social distancing is a day too long.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 March 2020
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 confronting.
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