Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I am pleased to speak on this bill. We will go into Committee because we have a few things we would like to talk about, the specifics of a number of clauses toward the make-up of the tribunal and some others. We have no problems in principle with including the expertise on the forest practices on the tribunal and the advisory council.
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Rosalie Woodruff MP
Member for Franklin
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Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, the Greens will support this amendment to the Health Miscellaneous Amendments Bill. We were grateful for the comprehensive briefing from the department staff responsible for the carriage of different parts of this legislation. I do not need to go into Committee. I feel my questions have been well answered in the briefing process, where we had questions of the changes made.
Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Deputy Speaker, I am very pleased to speak to this matter. I will take up the first point Mr Tucker made. He mentioned the forestry industry. It would be good to know, formally today, Labor's position on whether they are running away from the historic Tasmanian Forestry Agreement. Mr Bacon gave a tacit agreement to that but he is now leaving the Chamber.
Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for TOURISM, HOSPITALITY and EVENTS, Mr HODGMAN
Dr WOODRUFF question to PREMIER
Your corrupted EOI process for parks and reserves is putting our globally significant wilderness World Heritage Area at risk. UNESCO recognised the threat your Government's large-scale, luxury tourism plans have for the TWWHA which is why they insisted you develop a tourism master plan before increased private development was allowed.
Dr WOODRUFF question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN
Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, the Greens are pleased to support this bill. All great cities around the world have removed the artificial boundaries of municipal areas and have some mechanism that enables planning connectivity across municipal boundaries because that is the way we move in society. We do not stop at the border of Clarence and start at Hobart as a different person in a different car in a different way.
Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I will not go into a lengthy discourse about the position of the Greens on mandatory sentencing, irrespective of the category of people for whom it seeks to improve justice.
Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I am very pleased to speak on behalf of the Leader of the Tasmanian Greens, Ms O'Connor, who has been very passionate on the issue of housing and everything that can be done to mitigate the housing crisis in Tasmania. We have been in the grips of a crisis for some years now but it has in part been because of the impact of the rapid and unchecked growth in the short-stay market.
Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin - Motion) - Madam Speaker, I move -
Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, they are not very strong words
from a minister who should be supporting every possible constructive move
he can to find ways to resolve the unmitigated crisis in housing that
people across Tasmania are experiencing, especially in southern Tasmania.
Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, what a surprise that we are here
today with exactly the same bill that we debated in 2017 - same Government,
same bill, same populist tough-on-crime agenda, same complete denial of
the evidence that is widely available in Tasmania, same complete denial of
the lockstep position of the legal profession, legal researchers,
everybody in the field of civil liberties, and same complete denial of the
long-held principle of the separation between parliament and the judiciary,
Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I am very happy to speak on
skills and training in the north-west. The Greens are particularly
passionate about this because we understand the basis of thriving regional
economies in Tasmania is handing the decision-making to communities and
taking it away from the pork-barrelling election cycle charade we are
seeing happening at the moment. Unfortunately, this has had truly
devastating impacts on the sustainability of industry and the success of
Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for PRIMARY INDUSTRIES and WATER, Mr BARNETT
Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for HEALTH, Mr FERGUSON