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Premier’s Workload Strain Makes Case for Larger Parliament


Cassy O'Connor MP

Cassy O'Connor MP  -  Sunday, 5 September 2021

Tags: House of Assembly Restoration, Parliament, Climate Emergency, Native Forest Logging, Democracy

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader

On behalf of the Greens, I want to say how glad we are that the Premier has recovered from his health scare and is back at work. 

It’s a timely reminder to every working Tasmanian that a work/life balance is important for health and wellbeing.

The Greens are disappointed the Climate Change portfolio will no longer be held by the Premier, and trust it will go to a Minister who understands the science and need for urgent action.

We need a Minister for Climate Change who has the courage to get Tasmania out of native forest logging and into carbon farming.

Regrettably, the small size of Parliament limits the talent pool and the Premier’s choices. 

It’s becoming increasingly obvious that the numbers need to be restored for good governance of our growing State.

In the last term of the Parliament, all parties agreed the House of Assembly need to be restored to 35 members.

The Greens hope they do the right thing by Parliament and the people when we bring on for debate our House of Assembly Restoration Bill 2021.

We look forward to seeing the Premier in Estimates tomorrow.