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Media Release - 26 November 2020

Justice, Scales and Gavel

Shelton Silent on Child Abuse Allegations

The Police Minister's refusal to answer questions about his inaction in the James Geoffrey Griffin matter is a shameful abrogation of ministerial responsibility
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Police, Child Abuse, Child Safety


Media Release - 26 November 2020

Bushfire, Burned Forest

Fire Minister Refuses to Accept Climate Science

Minister Mark Shelton has repeatedly refused to accept that human-induced climate change is increasing Tasmania’s bushfire risk.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Climate Adaptation, Bushfires, Tasmanian Fire Service


Media Release - 24 November 2020

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

No Place for Forest Furnaces in Tasmania

The Greens support International Day of Action on Forest Biomass Energy. There is no place for forest furnaces in clean, green lutruwita/Tasmania. 
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Biomass, Climate Emergency, Forests, Native Forest Logging


Media Release - 24 November 2020

Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

Pokies Harm to Continue Despite Legislation Delay

Minister Ferguson confirmed in Budget Estimates profound social harm caused by pokies is set to continue, despite legislation being delayed.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Pokies, Federal Group, Mental Health, Gambling Industry, Future Gaming Markets


Media Release - 24 November 2020

Classroom, Students with Raised Hands

Speech Pathologist Investment Lacking in School Literacy Goal

The government’s goal of 100% literacy is laudable, but hollow and meaningless if it’s not supported by the resources required to get there.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Education, Speech Pathology


Media Release - 23 November 2020

Medicinal Cannabis

Liberals’ Compassionless Medical Cannabis Failure

Health officials confirmed the government has knocked back more than half the applications made by medical specialists for the use of medicinal cannabis.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Medicinal Cannabis, Controlled Access Scheme


Media Release - 23 November 2020

Doctor with Face Mask

Government Commitment on Hotel Quarantine Workers Needed

The government must ensure no worker at any hotel quarantine facility is also working in another setting, and compensate affected workers.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Coronavirus


Media Release - 23 November 2020

Protest, Climate Emergency

Premier Confirms Anti-Protest Laws Pure Politics

Almost a year to since day the Liberals rammed their anti-protest laws through the Lower House, Premier Gutwein has confirmed the legislation was not urgent.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Anti-Protest Laws, Freedom of Speech, Protest


Media Release - 23 November 2020

Justice, Scales and Gavel

Commission of Inquiry into Child Abuse in State Institutions

The announcement of a Commission of Inquiry into the sexual abuse of children and young people in the care of the State is both welcome and overdue.  
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Child Abuse, Vulnerable Children, Royal Commission on Institutional Responses to Childhood Sexual Abuse


Media Release - 18 November 2020

Green Economics

Greens Present Alternative Budget to Tackle COVID and Climate Crises

The Tasmanian Greens today delivered our fully costed, triple bottom line Alternative Budget that tackles the twin crises of COVID and the climate emergency.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Alternative Budget, State Budget, Climate Emergency, Coronavirus, Environment, Community, Economy


Media Release - 18 November 2020

Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Barnett’s Fish Farm Coast Grab

Tasmanians in coastal areas woke up this morning to news that their communities are potentially under threat from a massive expansion of fish farming.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Fish Farms, Tassal, East Coast, Okehampton Bay, Maria Island, Environment, Marine Environment


Media Release - 17 November 2020

Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Ombudsman Annual Report Confirms Liberal RTI Secrecy

The Ombudsman’s Annual Report confirms Right to Information requests are being systematically refused.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Right to Information, Transparency


Media Release - 17 November 2020

Four Young People Sitting on Ledge

Premier Defies Parliament on Job Guarantee

Premier Gutwein has revealed he has no intention of respecting Parliament’s decision for his government to investigate a Tasmanian Job Guarantee program.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Jobs, Employment, Parliament


Media Release - 16 November 2020

Bushfire, Burned Forest

Climate MIA in State Budget

A Budget serious about tackling the climate emergency would drive down emissions across the economy, and properly address crucial adaptation issues.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: State Budget, Climate Adaptation, Climate Emergency


Media Release - 13 November 2020

Prison, Man Gripping Bars

State Budget Confirms ‘Tough on Crime’ Failure

The State Budget has confirmed the Liberals’ ‘tough on crime’ approach has failed, with millions more allocated to fund the overflowing prisons.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Justice, Prisons, Crime, Recidivism


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