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356,000 ha of High Conservation Value Forests Under Threat from Liberals, from Today

Cassy O'Connor MP - 8 April 2020
As of today 356,000 hectares of high conservation value, carbon rich forests, set aside for protection under the Tasmanian Forest Agreement, will come under threat from the logging industry.

Tasmanian Students Should be Provided Laptops

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 April 2020
With most Tasmanian students learning from home for the foreseeable future, it’s vital the government supports families without computer or internet access by providing laptops and WiFi for the duration of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Racing and Animal Welfare Support

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 April 2020
The Greens are glad to hear the government have placed a deliberate focus on the welfare of greyhounds and horses not currently racing because of COVID-19.

Hospital and Aged Care Visits Suspended

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 7 April 2020
The news that hospitals and aged care homes will be closed to visitors, except for limited reasons, will be difficult for many to hear - but is a critical public health measure.

Barnett Can't Fudge Threat to Forests

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 April 2020
Resources Minister, Guy Barnett, knows very well the mendicant faction of the native forest logging industry want to get in to the 356 000 hectares of future reserve forest set aside under the Tasmanian Forest Agreement.

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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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