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Media Release - 21 January 2022

Classroom, Students with Raised Hands

School Start Plan Unsafe

The plan Premier Gutwein has announced for Tasmania's education system is a plan to keep schools open, not a plan to keep schools safe. 
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Education, Schools, COVID-19


Media Release - 20 January 2022

Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Government Must Ensure Safe Staffing Levels for Nurses

The Premier assured us he has financial flex in his budget, and he should use it to ensure safe staffing levels in the health system, and to make a COVID allowa
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Health, Health Crisis, COVID-19


Media Release - 19 January 2022

Education, Textbook and Laptop

Education Minister MIA

Parents are anxious to hear the Government’s COVID safe schools plans. But instead of overseeing this critical task, Minister Sarah Courtney has gone on holiday
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Health, Education, Schools, COVID-19


Media Release - 18 January 2022

Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

City Hall Another Sign of Unprepared Government

The fact the Government has begun planning to use Hobart City Hall for COVID management is yet another example of how unprepared they were for borders to reopen
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Health, COVID-19


Media Release - 15 January 2022

Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

One Month From Reopening, Cases Still Climbing and No Plan to Contain Covid

In four short weeks since the Premier prematurely opened the border to Covid, cases continue to soar
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: COVID-19, Health


Media Release - 14 January 2022

Education, Textbook and Laptop

Gutwein Government Has No Apparent Plan for Preventing Covid in Students with Disability

It’s imperative the government release its plan for how it proposes to keep students with disability safe when school returns - if it has one
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Education, Schools, COVID-19


Media Release - 13 January 2022

Doctor with Face Mask

Health Workers Deserve COVID Allowance

The Gutwein government needs to follow Victoria’s lead and give healthcare workers in the public system a COVID allowance
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Health, Health Crisis, COVID-19


Media Release - 13 January 2022

Planning Documents

Leith Overpass Reversal a Sign of Electoral Fear

The stressed residents of Leith will be hugely relieved following the Gutwein Government’s reversal of plans to build a massive overpass at their town.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Infrastructure, Roads, Community, Planning


Media Release - 12 January 2022

Hospital Bed

As Infections Climb, Hospitalisation Data Needs Clarifying

As the Premier fiddles while Rome burns and gets ready for an Ashes superspreader event, Covid is infecting more and more Tasmanians every day
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: COVID-19, Health


Media Release - 10 January 2022

Doctor with Face Mask

As Covid Surges, Serious Questions Remain Over School Return

Education Minister Courtney needs to explain in detail how children can be kept safe in our schools during this escalating Covid outbreak
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: COVID-19, Education, Schools, Children and Young People


Media Release - 8 January 2022

Hospital Bed

As Cases Soar, World Health Organisation Makes a Lie of Premier’s ‘Mild’ Claims

With a 50% test positivity rate and 2223 recorded cases today, Tasmanians are suffering as a result of the Gutwein Government’s hands-off approach to Omicron.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Health, COVID-19, Health Crisis


Media Release - 6 January 2022

Justice, Scales and Gavel

Jury Trial Suspension is on Peter Gutwein

The Supreme Court’s decision to suspend jury trials, while right for the safety of those called to do jury duty, will mean justice is delayed for many.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Justice, Supreme Court, Prisons, COVID-19, Health


Media Release - 6 January 2022

Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Olegas Truchanas’ Legacy Lives On

On 6 January 1972, world renowned photographer, Olegas Truchanas, died on the Franklin River in the wilderness he so loved.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, National Parks, Condolence


Media Release - 6 January 2022

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Gutwein Must Reset to Save Lives and Livelihoods

Every day Covid is allowed to rage is another day of sickness in our community, local businesses having to shut their doors and casual workers losing income.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Small Business, Economy, Health, COVID-19, Tourism


Media Release - 5 January 2022

Parliament House, Tasmania

Peter Gutwein Needs to Stand Up to Morrison at National Cabinet

The Premier who has effectively abandoned Tasmanians to Covid needs to show some backbone at National Cabinet today.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: COVID-19, Political Leadership, Health, Health Crisis


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