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Government Must Close Schools to Limit COVID-19 Spread

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 March 2020
Today’s declaration of a state of emergency and implementation of tighter border restrictions were welcome moves by the Premier. To further mitigate risk, he should also now move to close Tasmanian schools.

Tags: Health, Schools, Coronavirus


State of Emergency, Quarantine Measures for Arrivals Welcome

Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 March 2020
The Premier has the Greens’ strong support for announcing a state of emergency for Tasmania. This decision will save lives.

Tags: Health, Coronavirus


Gutwein Must Fix Tasmanian Arrival Card Process

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 18 March 2020
Protecting Tasmanians from the risk of all COVID-19-infected travellers is essential to slowing the spread of the virus in our community. A critical mitigation tool is a 14-day quarantine for all arrivals to Tasmania – international and interstate visitors, and locals returning home.

Tags: Health, Coronavirus


Gutwein Government Will Have to Follow WA's Lead on Waiving Fees and Charges

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 March 2020
Stimulating the local economy to buffer it from the COVID-19 crisis is important but the Gutwein Government needs to do much more to support low income people, those who live at society’s margins and small businesses - all of whom were largely left out of yesterday’s $420 million announcement.

Tags: Health, Cost of Living, Coronavirus


Greens Table Safe Climate Bill 2020

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 March 2020
On behalf of the Tasmanian Greens, I was proud to table our landmark Safe Climate Bill 2020 today. This is landmark legislation for climate action.

Tags: Climate Emergency, Climate Change


Tasmanian COVID-19 Support Package

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 March 2020
The Premier’s stimulus package announced today contains a number of positive measures to support businesses struggling with the coronavirus downturn.

Tags: Coronavirus, Health


Federal Group Must Prioritise People's Lives Over Profits

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 March 2020
In the midst of a global pandemic, when all public health warnings are about the mitigation of risk to people's lives, the Federal Group appears not to fully grasp the deadly seriousness of the health risk within their pokies venues.

Tags: Federal Group, Pokies, Coronavirus, Health


Immediate Effective COVID-19 Restrictions Required

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 15 March 2020
The State Government must immediately introduce a range of restrictions shown to slow the viral spread of COVID-19, to protect vulnerable people and health workers from an escalating outbreak in Tasmania. 

Tags: Health, Coronavirus


COVID-19 Cruise Ship Risk Should be Mitigated by Government

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 14 March 2020
Last night Tasmania reported its fifth case of COVID-19, and this morning the cruise ship Magnifica decided to lock down all passengers on board for their own health and safety.

Tags: Health, Coronavirus, Cruise Ships


Liberal Lies on Animal Welfare

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 March 2020
Racing Minister, Jane Howlett’s defence of the government's record on animal welfare is pathetic.

Tags: Animal Welfare, Racing, Greyhound Racing


Australia Receives a 'D' for Animal Welfare

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 March 2020
The announcement that Australia has scored a 'D' in the Animal Protection Index will dismay every Tasmanian who cares about the welfare of animals.

Tags: Animal Welfare, Racing, Battery Hens, Crop Protection Permits


Greens Release Safe Climate Bill

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 March 2020
The Greens are responding to the community demand for leadership and action on climate, and will be tabling the Safe Climate Bill 2020 in State Parliament next week.

Tags: Climate Emergency, Climate Adaptation, Green New Deal, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Carbon Sequestration


Dark Mofo

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 11 March 2020
The cancellation of Tasmania’s premier winter festival, Dark Mofo is sad, but in all likelihood a necessary measure.

Tags: Health, Arts, Coronavirus


Liberals Must Enact Rent Controls to Protect Tenants

Cassy O'Connor MP - 6 March 2020
The latest CoreLogic data confirms what too many renters know - Hobart has become unaffordable for many.

Tags: Housing, Homelessness, Rent Caps, Public Housing


Liberals Must Rule Out Cable Car as Major Project

Cassy O'Connor MP - 6 March 2020
The Liberals’ announcement they plan to table major projects legislation has sent ripples of worry through the community.

Tags: Cable Car, kunanyi/Mt Wellington, Major Projects, Planning, Parks



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