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National Threatened Species Day

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 7 September 2019
National Threatened Species Day marks the day the last thylacine died in Tasmania. Under the Hodgman Government, much of our remaining native wildlife faces a similar fate.

Tags: Threatened Species, Environment, Crop Protection Permits, Biodiversity, Extinction


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: Fish Farms, Forests, Environment, Pokies, Pill Testing, Parks, World Heritage Area, Climate Emergency


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: Bushfires, Climate Emergency


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, Health, Derwent River


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


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



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