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Media Release - 25 September 2020

Doctor with Face Mask

HealthStats Paints Worsening Elective Surgery Picture

​​​​​​​Today’s update to the HealthStats dashboard paints a bleak picture for those Tasmanians waiting for urgent, potentially life-saving elective surgery.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Health, Health Crisis, Elective Surgery, Hospitals


Media Release - 25 September 2020

Parliament House, Tasmania

Jaensch Must Resign, or Be Sacked

Minister Jaensch has breached the Ministerial and Parliamentary Codes of Conduct by wilfully misleading Parliament. His position is untenable.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Misleading Parliament, Parliament, Ministerial Accountability, Ministerial Code of Conduct


Media Release - 24 September 2020

Parliament House, Tasmania

Gutwein Government Abuses Power to Cover up Lies

This morning in Question Time, we asked the Human Services Minister if a decision was made to change the law to make it easier to evict tenants.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Housing, Tenant Rights, Misleading Parliament, Parliament, Ministerial Code of Conduct, Ministerial Accountability


Media Release - 23 September 2020

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Greens Move on Job Guarantee Passes Parliament

We were proud to see our job guarantee motion pass Parliament this evening. 
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Jobs, Employment, Unemployment, Coronavirus, Housing, Cost of Living


Media Release - 23 September 2020

Swift Parrot

Jaensch Must Protect St Helens Swift Parrot Nesting Hollows

Minister Jaensch confirmed the Department of State Growth has blocked the hollows on six bluegums – important nesting habitat for the swift parrot.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Swift Parrot, Threatened Species, Roads, Environment


Media Release - 23 September 2020

Doctor with Face Mask

Premier Needs Strategy for Tackling COVID-19 Misinformation

Flyers promoting COVID-19 conspiracy theories have been dropped into Tasmanian letterboxes.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Coronavirus, Health


Media Release - 23 September 2020

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Has Roger Jaensch Backflipped on Parks Review?

Former Premier and Parks Minister, Will Hodgman, claimed the Reserve Activity Assessment (RAA) process was ‘under review’. 
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: National Parks, Parks EOIs, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Reserve Activity Assessments


Media Release - 22 September 2020

Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Auditor General Confirms Corrupted EOI Process for Development in Protected Areas

The Auditor-General’s Report into the Expressions of Interest process for Tourism Investment Opportunities is a damning assessment of the EOI and RAA process.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Parks, National Parks, Parks EOIs, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area


Media Release - 18 September 2020

Planning Documents

Barnett, Morrison Need to Respond to Marinus Report

Large scale investment in renewable energy is crucial to rapidly decarbonise our economy.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Energy


Media Release - 18 September 2020

Film Industry, Videographer

Shane Broad Reveals Authoritarian Streak

Labor’s Shane Broad has revealed his authoritarian streak, with an unpleasant display in last night’s parliamentary Adjournment Debate.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Arts, Democracy, Freedom of Speech, Climate Emergency, Climate Strike


Media Release - 18 September 2020

Homeless Man

Greens Urge MLCs to Amend Begging Bill

The Greens urge MLCs to vote against the increased police ‘move on’ powers in Section 5 of the government’s Begging Bill.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Begging, Housing Crisis, Poverty, Parliament


Media Release - 17 September 2020

Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Lake Malbena EPBC Assessment a Reprieve for the Wilderness

The Federal Environment Minister’s determination that the Lake Malbena luxury helicopter tourism development warrants a formal assessment is welcome. 
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem National Park, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Parks, National Parks


Media Release - 17 September 2020

Bushfire, Active Blaze

Jaensch Leaves Parks' Tanks Half Full, Unprepared for Bushfire

Tasmanians will be left feeling disturbed after Minister Jaensch confirmed Parks and Wildlife's current vehicle fleet is unfit for fighting bushfires. 
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Bushfires, Remote Area Firefighters, Parks, Firefighters, National Parks


Media Release - 16 September 2020

Parliament House, Tasmania

Minister Jaensch’s Contempt for Parliament

Roger Jaensch’s threats to terminate the Major Projects legislation if the Upper House dares amend it are an assault on the democratic foundation of Parliament.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Legislative Council, Parliament, Major Projects, Planning


Media Release - 15 September 2020

Pile of Woodchips

Minister Barnett Struggles with Truth, it's There in Black and White

Minister Guy Barnett’s constant refusal to be honest is disrespectful to both the Tasmanian people and their democratic processes. 
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Forests, Native Forest Logging, Native Ducks, Right to Information, Accountability, Ministerial Accountability, Democracy


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