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Incitement of Violence on Hong Kong Protesters Must be Condemned

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 August 2019
Cassy O'Connor speaks out over the Tasmanian Council for the Promotion of the Peaceful Reunification of China (CPPRC) reposting an article that states Hong Kong independence protesters should be ‘executed’.

Tags: Democracy, Freedom of Speech, Protest

Gutwein Fails to Act on Recycling Crisis

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 8 August 2019
Last Friday, the company that collects recyclables from five southern councils, SKM Recycling, was declared insolvent. Without an immediate intervention, this means kerbside recycling from those councils will be destined for landfill.

Tags: Environment, Waste, Recycling, Container Deposit Scheme, waste levy

Pro-Beijing Forces on UTAS Campus Tear Down Lennon Wall

Cassy O'Connor MP - 8 August 2019
Cassy O'Connor speaks out over pro-Beijing students tearing down the symbolic Lennon Wall at UTAS.

Tags: Democracy, Freedom of Speech

Greens Push for Parliament to Tackle Rent Gouging Succeeds

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 August 2019
Housing availability and affordability in Tasmania is getting worse, pushing more people in to homelessness.

Tags: Housing, Homelessness, Rent Caps, Affordable Housing

Barnett's Weasel Words on SDN1 Deregulation

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 August 2019
Today’s announcement that the moratorium on Genetically Modified Organisms would be extended by 10 years is welcome news.

Tags: GMOs, Primary Industries, Agriculture, Biosecurity, SDN-1 Deregulation

Drinking Water Risks Dismissed by Gutwein

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 7 August 2019
Environment Minister, Peter Gutwein, today refused to investigate the alleged continued failure by the Environment Protection Authority to detect repeatedly high nutrient and bacteria levels flowing into Hobart’s drinking water supply.

Tags: Water Quality, Water, Environment, Drinking Water

Nazi Memorabilia Auction

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 August 2019
News that Nazi memorabilia is being auctioned in Tasmania against the wishes of the Jewish community is of deep concern.  We urge the auction house to reconsider its apparent determination to sell these offensive reminders of one of the darkest, most murderous chapters in human history.

Tags: Nazi Memorabilia

Tasmania's Carbon Emissions Going Up

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 August 2019
Between 2016 and 2017, emissions from all major sectors have gone up. Tasmania’s total carbon emissions grew by 1.2 million tonnes in 2016.

Tags: Climate Change, Climate Emergency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Carbon Storage

Liberals and Labor in Lock Step on Pokies

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 July 2019
The lies and corruption at the heart of the 2018 State Election were laid bare by the sudden closure of the Glenorchy RSL a fortnight ago. Glenorchy RSL staff and veterans were used and abused by the Liberals and the gambling industry, then spat out and forgotten after the election.

Tags: Pokies, Political Donations, Gambling Industry, Glenorchy RSL

Wild Swan Slaughter Must End

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 31 July 2019
Environment Minister, Peter Gutwein, refused to take responsibility for Tasmania’s native swans, while the Primary Industries Minister dismissed the need to investigate their large-scale slaughter.

Tags: Environment, Native Wildlife, Crop Protection Permits