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Andrea Dawkins MP

Member for Bass

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Northern Tasmania | Education and Training | Primary Industries | Water | Parks | Terrestrial Environment | Tourism and Hospitality | Small Business | IT and Innovation | Animal Welfare | Arts | Racing and Gambling

 

ABOUT ANDREA

Andrea is an experienced small business operator, having been the founder of Fresh restaurant; Launceston's first establishment to exclusively offer vegetarian and vegan cuisine.  The business evolved into a hybrid social enterprise focussed on promoting social inclusion, food provenance and animal welfare.

Fresh became a hub for the 'green' community, particularly at the height of the anti pulp mill movement.  

Harvest Market in Launceston became Andrea's next major project and has developed into a weekly farmers market offering produce and cuisine sourced exclusively from Tasmania.  Harvest is now a permanent fixture in the Launceston CBD each Saturday.

After establishing herself locally in the small business sector, local food movement, as well as social and environmental activism, Andrea nominated and was elected as an Alderman on the Launceston City Council in 2014.  Although her time in Council was cut short to take up her seat in the House of Assembly, Andrea took the opportunity while there to strongly voice her support for marriage equality in Tasmania and nationally.

Andrea also nominated as a candidate for the seat of Bass in the Lower House election in March 2014, eventually taking up the position of Greens Member for Bass upon the resignation of the former sitting member, Kim Booth.

Local food, healthy communities, sustainable farming and agriculture, as well as animal welfare and many social justice issues are of particular importance to Andrea and she will continue to advocate strongly for social inclusion through better education for the community.

In Parliament

  • Ms DAWKINS (Bass) - Mr Speaker, I rise tonight to talk about Able 
    Australia and a couple of community projects that are happening and will 
    happen in Launceston in the next couple of weeks. Able Australia has been 
    in Australia for 50 years and was born of a desire for parents of children 
    who were deaf and blind or suffering the effects of rubella to find more 
    community connection. Of course 50 years ago there wasn't the 
    understanding that there is today that people who need additional support 

  • Second Reading

    [5.08 p.m.]
    Ms DAWKINS (Bass - 2R) - Mr Acting Deputy Speaker, I move -

    That the bill be now read the second time.

    I rise today to make a plea for unity in the House to put the pulp mill 
    permits for the Long Reach site in the Tamar Valley to bed once and for 
    all and to repeal the Pulp Mill Assessment Act. There is nothing to be 
    gained from continuing the pretence that there could be a state-of-the-art, 
    closed-loop, mechanical pulp mill in Tasmania. It was never on the cards 

  • Ms DAWKINS question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

    [10.58 a.m.]
    Greg Farrell has stated recently, he will be donating to both the Liberals 
    and Labor to help articulate your gambling policies during the next state 
    election campaign and also, no doubt, to help you articulate on behalf of 
    the Federal Group.

    In May this year, the Greens wrote to you, the Opposition Leader and to 
    your parties' executives, calling on both parties not to accept donations 


  • Ms DAWKINS question to MINISTER for STATE GROWTH, Mr GUTWEIN

    [10.17 a.m.]
    Yesterday in Greens' private members' time, you told parliament that Gunns 
    receiver and manager KordaMentha had written to you on 11 September, six 
    weeks ago, asking you to surrender the pulp mill permits, yet you chose to 
    keep that information secret from the people in the Tamar Valley in your 
    electorate of Bass. It was not until the Greens made the parliament aware 

  • Able Australia - Community Projects

  • Ms DAWKINS question to MINISTER for PRIMARY INDUSTRIES and WATER, Mr ROCKLIFF

    [11.03 a.m.]

  • Ms DAWKINS question to MINISTER for PLANNING and LOCAL GOVERNMENT, Mr GUTWEIN

    [10.34 a.m.]

  • Ms DAWKINS question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

    [10.52 a.m.]
    In recent days, you and the Treasurer have accused Labor of having no position on pokies. This may or may not be true. It could be a question for the former premier and current federal lobbyist, Paul Lennon. Your Treasurer said your Government will consider the report of the committee that is examining the future of the monopoly deed, but your already stated position is to support the THA in maintaining pokies in pubs and clubs. Are you not as compromised as Labor on this issue?

  • Ms DAWKINS question to TREASURER, Mr GUTWEIN

    [10.23 a.m.]
    Have you met with representatives from Federal Hotels and/or the Tasmanian Hotels Association to discuss the agreement which was flagged on the ABC this morning? Can you provide the House with any detail on those discussions? On behalf of Tasmanians so cruelly harmed by the proliferation of poker machines in pubs and clubs, will you now rule out locking in any arrangement with Federal Hotels and the AHA before the next state election?

  • Ms DAWKINS question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

    [10.07 a.m.]
    A significant majority of Tasmanians want poker machines removed from pubs and clubs. They want the Federal monopoly deed extinguished. As you are aware, behind the scenes the vested interests who profit from the misery caused by pokies are lobbying Liberal and Labor MPs to maintain the status quo.

  • Ms DAWKINS question to MINISTER for EDUCATION and TRAINING, Mr ROCKLIFF

    [10.39 a.m.]

  • Ms DAWKINS question to MINISTER for HEALTH, Mr FERGUSON

    [10.10 a.m.]

  • 13th September 2017

  • 14th September 2017

    Andrea Dawkins MP

    On tomorrow to move that the house –

    1.     Recognise the Junction Arts Festival, which was held in Launceston over five days last week.

    2.     Notes that –

    a)     Junction showcases many local and interstate artists and musicians, and presents a great range of unique, interesting and quirky offerings for a wide variety of interests.

    b)    This year’s festival was the biggest yet, with close to 9000 people attending.

  • 13th September 2017

    Andrea Dawkins MP

    On tomorrow to move that the house –

    1.     Recognise National Threatened Species Day, which occurred on the 7th September, commemorating the anniversary of the death of the last known Thylacine in 1936.

    2.     Agree that urgent action is required to ensure the survival of many species under threat in Tasmania, including the Eastern Quoll, the Swift Parrot and the Tasmanian Devil.

  • 12th September 2017

    Andrea Dawkins MP

    On tomorrow to move that this house –

    1.     Recognises the recent release of the Tasmanian Disability Education Reform Lobby - 2017 Teachers View Survey.

    2.     Acknowledges that the TDERL provides parents of students living with disability in Tasmanian schools a voice. Their aim is to ensure that all Tasmanian students living with disability have equal access to a quality education in Tasmania.

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