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Labor Abandon Health as Paul Lennon's Grip Tightens

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 3 September 2019
After spending five years talking about the importance of health to Tasmanians, Labor appears to have abandoned their ‘top priority’.

Tags: Health, Preventative Health, Pokies, Hospitals, Elective Surgery, Hobart Private Hospital

Leatherwood Forests Must be Protected

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 September 2019
Last summer’s bushfires burned large tracts of native forest, including the leatherwood trees so critical to the honey industry.

Tags: Primary Industries, Forests, Leatherwood, Honey Industry

Labor Leadership Failure

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 September 2019
In a time of climate emergency and growing social inequality, political parties need to work together to advance the public interest. Instead, Labor Leader, Rebecca White, is playing silly political games while the planet burns.

Tags: Climate Change, Fish Farms, Forests, Environment, Pokies, Pill Testing, Parks, World Heritage Area, High Conservation Value Forests

East Coast Fire Danger Under Liberals

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 29 August 2019
Yesterday’s Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook has confirmed the worst fears for the East Coast of Tasmania, with ground conditions already above normal fire potential.

Tags: Climate Change

Hobart Private Lease a Gift to Healthscope's Cayman Island Investors

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 29 August 2019
The Hodgman Government has gifted the long-term lease of Hobart Private Hospital to Healthscope, now owned by Canadian company, Brookfield and controlled from an offshore tax haven in the Cayman Islands.

Tags: Hobart Private Hospital, Healthscope

Courtney Must Rule Out Cruel Frontline Health Cuts

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 28 August 2019
Health Minister, Sarah Courtney must rule out elective surgery cuts for public health patients. She needs to take a stand against the heartless and financially senseless directive by Treasurer Gutwein, and focus on saving people’s lives and reducing suffering.

Tags: Health, Budget Cuts

Underfunding WorkSafe Risks Lives

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 August 2019
The Hodgman Government’s budget priorities are clearly affecting WorkSafe Tasmania’s ability to employ the necessary staff to safeguard workers’ health and safety.

Tags: Industrial Commission, Workers Rights, WorkSafe

Premier Hodgman Needs to Stand with Strike for Climate Students

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 August 2019
With thousands of young Tasmanians expected to converge on Parliament’s lawns and Princes Square on 20 September, the Premier and his Liberal team need to stand with the kids.

Tags: Climate Emergency

Government Responsible For Water Quality Fix

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 13 August 2019
Six million litres of untreated sewage was discharged into the Derwent River from the Macquarie Point Sewage Treatment Plant on Sunday, when back-up power failed. There was a disturbing, apparent eight-hour, delay in TasWater’s after-hours response.

Tags: Water Quality, Derwent Estuary, Health

Labor Backflip on Protecting Young Lives

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 13 August 2019
The Labor Party’s decision to oppose Independent MLC, Ruth Forrest’s pill testing Motion makes it clear they’ve abandoned their party platform.

Tags: Pill Testing, Health, Young People