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Rosalie Woodruff MP

Member for Franklin

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Rosalie Woodruff MP

In Parliament

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Deputy Speaker, the Greens spoke to thousands of people during our campaigning over the last election, including people who signed petitions on this issue. We doorknocked extensively on the issue of getting pokies out of pubs and clubs before the 2018 state election and it was a principal concern for the people we spoke to. Every single person who signed a petition or answered a door and spoke about their concerns about gambling will be looking at what the Treasurer and the Government does when this legislation is introduced next year.




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    Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Deputy Speaker, I draw the House's attention to a photo which has been sent to the minister. It is a photo of a dead seal that was taken last Saturday afternoon at Dennes Point.

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Deputy Speaker, this is a highly political and silly motion in the way it is drafted. We would have to agree with a number of things in it, however. It is pretty clear that Labor has failed to develop a long-term plan for Tasmania and we have seen that time and again. There is never an alternative budget. There is no visionary work on climate change or the climate emergency. The level of petty politics that has been played by the Labor Party in the name of doing everything possible to avoid being in a vote with the Greens is depressing.




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    Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I move -

    That the House -

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Deputy Speaker, on behalf of the Greens, I reject the whole basis of this conversation. It is utterly wrong on so many levels. Both the Labor and the Liberal parties have a narrow frame for this conversation.




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    Dr WOODRUFF question to TREASURER, Mr GUTWEIN




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  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, the Tasmanian Greens support this bill. We wholeheartedly support the changes that will bring our Magistrates Court from a very dusty and outdated form of legislation into the 21st century. We understand and would hope this will lead to far quicker, more efficient, more just, more compassionate and timely hearings of cases in the Magistrates Courts.

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Deputy Speaker, few questions times that I can remember have left such a sour taste in my mouth. Or maybe a better analogy would be the impact it had on my ears hearing the Premier of Tasmania stand here and answer questions with shameful bunkum and falsehoods, and pure unadulterated spin. It was a disgrace to him and his reputation and what he purports to be doing for this state that he could stand here and deny the truth that his Liberal Cabinet members have decided to cut frontline health services in this state.

  • Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for HEALTH, Ms COURTNEY

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Deputy Speaker, I raise a matter of serious animal welfare concern which has come to our attention.

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I will speak to the amendment. Labor has captured the situation fairly accurately. I have a whole range of other things to add to it, but we do not see anything that we disagree with in this amendment. No doubt it has come from conversations Labor has had, as have the Greens, with the Planning Matters Alliance of Tasmania and with many other people in the local Kingborough community who have been contacting me for weeks now.

  • Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for the ENVIRONMENT, PARKS and HERITAGE, Mr GUTWEIN redirected to MINISTER for PRIMARY INDUSTRIES and WATER, Mr BARNETT

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I rise to follow up on a question that I asked the minister for the Environment this morning and to encourage him to provide us with an answer as soon as he is able to.

  • Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for ENVIRONMENT, PARKS and HERITAGE, Mr GUTWEIN

  • Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for HEALTH, Ms COURTNEY

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