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Media Release - 6 December 2022

Coronavirus

Children at Covid Risk, as Liberals Plan to Axe Testing

Unvaccinated Tasmanian children under five years are at higher risk of serious Covid complications, but have been abandoned by the Rockliff Government. 
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Health, COVID-19, Children and Young People


Media Release - 6 December 2022

kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Greens Welcome News Kunanyi is Safe – For Now

The Greens are delighted by news TasCAT’s decision to reject the proposed cable car for kunanyi will not be appealed to the Supreme Court.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: kunanyi/Mt Wellington, Parks, Cable Car


Media Release - 3 December 2022

Coronavirus

Covid Impacts Ignored on International Day of People ​​​​​​​with Disability

On International Day of People with Disability, spare a thought for disabled and vulnerable Tasmanians who are more socially isolated due to Covid risk.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Disability, Health, COVID-19


Media Release - 2 December 2022

Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Preventable Eagle Injuries and Deaths Unacceptably High on TasNetworks’ Watch

The number of eagle injuries and deaths caused by TasNetworks’ distribution lines remains unacceptably high.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Wedge-Tailed Eagle, TasNetworks


Media Release - 2 December 2022

Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Hydro Not the Fix for Macquarie Harbour Fish Farm Mess

Before questioning from the Greens was shut down by the Liberals in GBE Estimates, Hydro confirmed it is joining a committee run by fish farm growers.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Macquarie Harbour, Hydro Tasmania, Fish Farms, Environment, Threatened Species


Media Release - 2 December 2022

Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Public Trustee Reforms Must Be More Than Words

The Greens welcome the Attorney General‘s indication today the Government is considering removing the gag on people who are under guardianship orders.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Justice, Public Trustee, Freedom of Speech


Media Release - 1 December 2022

Logged Forest, Tarkine

Anti-Science Ellis At It Again

Resources Minister, Felix Ellis, may think he's God's gift to Parliament, but he is quickly gaining a reputation for arrogance and shameless science denials.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Climate Change, Swift Parrot, Forests, Native Forest Logging


Media Release - 1 December 2022

Swift Parrot

Conservationists Vindicated in Eastern Tiers Swift Parrot Forests

Forestry Tasmania admitted they had evidence the critically endangered swift parrot was present in the Eastern Tiers coupes, and would be pausing logging.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Forests, Native Forest Logging, Swift Parrot


Media Release - 29 November 2022

Hobart, Tasmania

Liberals Must Act on Soaring Rents

Newly released data demonstrates once more the urgent need for the Rockliff Government to protect renters from soaring rents and unfair eviction
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Rent Caps, Housing, Housing Crisis


Media Release - 28 November 2022

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

More Questions than Answers Over Liberal Sports Rorts

There are more questions than answers about the Liberals’ Local Community Facilities Fund following this morning’s Public Accounts Committee hearing.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Governance, Treasury, Public Accounts Committee, Democracy


Media Release - 28 November 2022

Lonely Child

UN Committee Recommendations Must Be Urgently Addressed

The UN Committee against Torture’s concluding observations on the sixth periodic report of Australia provides substantive recommendations for Tasmania.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Ashley Youth Detention Centre, Youth Justice, Children and Young People, Human Rights


Media Release - 25 November 2022

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Greens Welcome PAC Inquiry

The Greens welcome PAC’s announcement they will hold an Inquiry into the Liberal government’s use of the Treasurer’s Reserve to fund election promises
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Integrity


Media Release - 24 November 2022

Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Ramping Tragedy at RHH

The devastating consequences of increased ambulance ramping have been highlighted once again.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Health, Royal Hobart Hospital, Ambulance Ramping


Media Release - 23 November 2022

Parliament House, Tasmania

New Low for Liberal Weasel Words

The Liberals in government are well known for weasel words, but their performance in Parliament today was one for the ages.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Democracy, Governance, Political Leadership, Misleading Parliament


Media Release - 23 November 2022

Coronavirus

Rockliff Dismisses Concerns About Covid Positive Employees Returning to Work

Not content with his successful national cabinet push r to remove Covid isolation rules, Premier Rockliff is dismissing the effect of his decision
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Health, COVID-19


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