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1 week 6 days ago

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens’ Leader

While the Hodgman Liberals continue to drag their heels, Tasmania church leaders have joined forces to call for the State to join the National Child Abuse Redress Scheme.

2 weeks 16 hours ago

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens’ Leader

It has been revealed that Tasmanian public hospitals will still perform surgical terminations with a referral from a General Practitioner.

Dr Bastian Seidel, President of the RACGP, stated clearly on ABC radio that some GPs are still successfully referring women to the Royal Hobart Hospital to access terminations.

2 weeks 16 hours ago

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens’ Leader and Housing spokesperson

Hobart rents are now rivalling Melbourne’s, in figures released today by Domain.

New statistics are being released regularly.  They describe a tightening rental market that’s pricing Tasmanians out.

2 weeks 2 days ago

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens’ Police spokesperson

The report released today by Gun Control Australia shows firearms thefts have doubled over the last decade. Even more concerning, Tasmania showed a far higher number of guns stolen per capita than any other Australian state.

4 weeks 19 hours ago

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens’ Leader

Senator Janet Rice | Australian Greens’ Forests spokesperson

A damning analysis of the Regional Forest Agreement in today’s The Guardian newspaper is an indictment on both State and Federal Governments.

1 month 4 days ago

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens’ Marine Environment spokesperson

The Director of the Environment Protection Authority has admitted modelling of salmon farming impacts on Macquarie Harbour is “flat wrong”, which begs the question of where else across Tasmania their modelling has also been unsuccessful.

1 month 4 days ago

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens’ Marine Environment spokesperson

The Greens welcome Sarah Courtney’s appointment as the State’s first female Minister for Primary Industries. In her new role, however, Ms Courtney must take responsibility for appropriately regulating the salmon farm industry to protect the marine environment and the jobs it can sustain.

1 month 4 days ago

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens’ Leader

The world is getting hotter and extreme weather events are already impacting on Tasmania, yet the Premier has again decided not to reinstate the Climate Change portfolio.

In the last term of government, global warming impacts came home hard to Tasmania.

1 month 4 days ago

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens’ Leader

The Greens congratulate Roger Jaensch MP on his appointment as Minister for Human Services and Housing.

Mr Jaensch faces the most pressing task of any of the newly sworn in Cabinet members - tackling the housing emergency with substantive steps so people aren't freezing in tents at the Hobart Showgrounds over Winter.

1 month 3 weeks ago

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens’ Leader

Tasmania’s growing diversity of communities will be strengthened through increased multicultural grants funding and investment in anti-racism programs in Tasmanian schools.

The Greens recognise the enormous contribution former migrants and humanitarian entrants make to the Tasmanian economy and community life.

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