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Media Release - 20 March 2023


Fake Feminists Who Play Footsies with Nazis to Gather on Parliament Lawns

The Presiding Officers of Tasmania’s Parliament have regrettably decided to allow an anti-transgender hate group to rally on Parliament’s lawns tomorrow.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: LGBTI, Anti-Discrimination Act, Hate Speech

Media Release - 16 March 2023

Greyhound, Lying Down

Ogilvie Needs To Rule Out More Greyhound Deaths

A leaked document has revealed the Government's plans to make changes to the Greyhound Adoption Program
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Greyhound Adoption Program, Greyhound Racing, Animal Welfare

Media Release - 15 March 2023


Ellis Must Allow Pill Testing in Tasmania

Police Minister Felix Ellis should listen to the growing demands for pill testing to be implemented in Tasmania, and act to allow this life-saving measure
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Pill Testing, Drug Policy, Health

Media Release - 15 March 2023

Child, Shadow

Rockliff Must Act on CCYP Report Findings

The Commissioner for Children and Young People report into Tasmania’s out-of-home care system is troubling, and its findings demand urgent action
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Children and Young People, Child Safety, Young People

Media Release - 10 March 2023

Chestnut Teal Ducks

Native Duck Slaughter Set To Begin

From dawn tomorrow the sound of gunfire will ring out across waterways around Tasmania, marking the start of this year's native duck hunting season
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Native Ducks, Native Wildlife, Hunting

Media Release - 10 March 2023

Planning Documents

Ferguson Wrong to Override Clarence Council

Michael Ferguson's intervention to override a planning decision by Clarence City Council is wrong unnecessary, and shows a disdain for democracy
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Planning, Local Government, Housing, Short Stay Accommodation

Media Release - 9 March 2023

Classroom, Students with Raised Hands

Premier Must Apologise to School Staff

The Tasmanian Liberals’ inane, childish & inflammatory social media attack on the AEU is an insult to every teacher & school support worker
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Education, Schools, Teachers

Media Release - 8 March 2023

Womens March, 'A Woman's Place is In the Resistance' Sign

Still A Long Way to Go for Women and Girls

On this International Women’s Day, we can celebrate the achievements of Tasmanian women and girls, but there’s still a long way to go.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Women

Media Release - 2 March 2023

Shaking Hands

20 Questions for the Liberal Member for Lyons

Liberal Member for Lyons, Mark Shelton MP, has a range of questions to answer about his involvement in arranging $400,000 of taxpayer funds for his pet project
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Integrity, Democracy

Media Release - 2 March 2023

Shaking Hands

Dark Cloud Hangs Over Rockliff's Integrity

The cloud over Premier Jeremy Rockliff’s integrity continues to grow darker following a statement in Parliament
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Integrity

Media Release - 1 March 2023

Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Rockliff's Pathetic Response to Bracknell Hall Conflict of Interest

Jeremy Rockliff’s refusal to take a Liberal MP's conflict of interest seriously throws the Premier’s own integrity into question.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Integrity, Democracy, Public Office

Media Release - 1 March 2023


Rockliff Must Listen to RSL and Abandon Mega-Stadium 

The RSL’s letter to Premier Rockliff imploring him to protect the Cenotaph is powerful reading. RSL Tasmania unequivocally reject a stadium at Macquarie Point.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Stadium, Veterans

Media Release - 28 February 2023

Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Liberals Dismiss CSIRO Health Warning on Salmon Antibiotics

Broad scale dumping of antibiotics into public waterways is light years from 'world's best practice'
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Tassal, Fish Farms, Marine Environment

Media Release - 28 February 2023

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Who Does Jeremy Rockliff Govern For?

Who is Premier Rockliff governing for? It’s not battlers, or everyday Tasmanians. 
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Housing, Housing Crisis, Health, Health Crisis, Stadium

Media Release - 27 February 2023

Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Liberals’ Salmon Antibiotics Failure

The Government-directed EPA are failing in their duty to enforce effective monitoring and reporting of antibiotic use and spread throughout the food chain
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Fish Farms, Marine Environment, Tassal, Huon Aquaculture, Environment


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