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House of Assembly Restoration Bill Select Committee

21 Nov 2018

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader

While we believe the Liberals and Labor should have had the courage to debate the House of Assembly Restoration Bill 2018 today, we are realists. 

To give both parties the space to consider their positions and give Tasmanians a say, the Greens today moved to refer House of Assembly Restoration Bill to a Select Committee. Our referral has passed Parliament.

The Liberals and Labor have taken the first step towards remedying the undemocratic travesty of their 1998 collusion to reduce the size of the Tasmanian Parliament.

The Greens remain steadfast in our commitment to a more robust Tasmanian democracy.

We look forward to the Select Committee hearing from former parliamentarians, members of the business and community sector, and, of course, all Tasmanians - those who have been most affected by the reduction in numbers to the House.

I am honoured to chair the Inquiry and commit to working with my parliamentary colleagues in the spirit of tripartisanship, and in the interests of a healthy democracy.

The Committee will report in August 2019.