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Legislation - 25 March 2021

Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Electricity Safety Bill 2020

We have a situation where the combination of bushfires, overhead power lines, particularly distribution lines, and climate change is rapidly evolving.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Energy, Community Safety, Legislation


Legislation - 25 March 2021

Justice, Scales and Gavel

Justice and Related Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2020

I thank the staff who gave me a very good briefing on this bill and outlined the many changes it will bring into law.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Justice, Legislation


Legislation - 25 March 2021

Drugs

Alcohol and Drug Dependency Repeal Bill 2019

The Alcohol and Drug Dependency Act of 1968 is manifestly out of date and out of step with the current community expectations.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Legislation, Drug Policy


Legislation - 24 March 2021

Air View of Houses

Residential Tenancy (Rent Control) Amendment Bill 2021

The Residential Tenancy (Rent Control) Amendment Bill 2021 replaces the current unworkable rent control provisions in the Residential Tenancy Act of 1997.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Housing, Tenant Rights, Housing Crisis


Legislation - 24 March 2021

Law Books

Food Amendment Bill 2020

The aim of the act, as the minister stated, is that it is not only safe but is suitable for human consumption.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Legislation, Food Security


Legislation - 23 March 2021

Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Land (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2020

We will support the legislation going through. However, I also want to talk about the lack of consultation around the Leith overpass.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Legislation


Legislation - 18 March 2021

Justice, Scales and Gavel

Justice Miscellaneous (Commissions of Inquiry) Bill 2021

Behind this amendment bill is so much trauma. I think it is reasonable to say that as a state we have been failing children and young people for decades.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Commission of Inquiry, Child Abuse, Child Safety, Justice, Legislation


Legislation - 3 December 2020

Voluntary Assisted Dying, Hand on Hand

End-of-Life Choices (Voluntary Assisted Dying) Bill 2020   Video Available icon

Bone-shaking grief, unbelievable longing and terrible dislocation: these are all normal feelings when someone you love intensely dies.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Voluntary Assisted Dying, Legislation


Legislation - 3 December 2020

Voluntary Assisted Dying, Hand on Hand

End-of-Life Choices (Voluntary Assisted Dying) Bill 2020   Video Available icon

I support a safe, legal framework for voluntary assisted dying in Tasmania because I believe in respect for human dignity and autonomy.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Voluntary Assisted Dying, Legislation


Legislation - 19 November 2020

Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

Payroll Tax Rebate (Apprentices, Trainees and Youth Employees) Amendment Bill 2020

These are necessary measures in a time of pandemic and economic contraction and deepening social costs as a result of those two factors.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Jobs, Employment, Young People


Legislation - 18 November 2020

Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

Budget Reply   Video Available icon

If we do not make large, unparalleled changes by 2030 we will face extreme problems.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Alternative Budget, State Budget, Climate Emergency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions


Legislation - 18 November 2020

Green Economics

Budget Reply   Video Available icon

The year 2020 began with a firestorm that devastated communities, forests and wildlife from the south coast of Victoria to the south east of Queensland.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Alternative Budget, State Budget, Climate Emergency, COVID-19, Housing, Aboriginal Tasmanians


Legislation - 11 November 2020

Shaking Hands

Electoral Amendment (Electoral Expenditure and Political Donations) Bill 2020

Politics in Tasmania, in many ways, is damaged by our lack of any donations disclosure framework beyond the Commonwealth law.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Legislation, Political Donations, Transparency, Electoral Reform


Legislation - 10 November 2020

Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Gas Industry Amendment Bill 2020

These are a number of small changes that follow the changes to the Gas Act from late 2019.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Legislation


Legislation - 10 November 2020

Logged Forest, Tarkine

Energy Co-Ordination and Planning Amendment (Tasmanian Renewable Energy Target) Bill 2020

We are in this position as a country where we are playing catch-up on tackling climate change.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Renewable Energy, Native Forest Logging, Biomass, Legislation


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