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Labor Back Liberals in the Failed 'War on Drugs'

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 29 October 2019
The Liberals’ ban on the sale of ice pipes passed through the House of Assembly this afternoon with the support of the Labor Party. The passage of this legislation effectively undermines Australia’s decades-long, harm reduction drug policies.

Tags: Health, Drug Policy, Ice Pipes, Pill Testing, HIV


Jaensch Confirms by Omission His Office Requested Ashley Redactions

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 October 2019
In a shameful Parliamentary display, the Minister responsible for the Ashley Youth Detention Centre refused to honestly answer a simple, direct question from the Greens on who directed the independent Custodial Inspector to black out the most politically damaging findings of his damning report in to Ashley.

Tags: Ashley Youth Detention Centre, Children, Child Safety


Ice Pipe Ban Bill Puts Lives at Risk

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 October 2019
The Health Minister, Sarah Courtney, today tabled a Bill to ban the sale of ice pipes that, if passed, will put people’s lives at further risk.

Tags: Health, Drug Policy, Ice Pipes, HIV


Liberals' Clumsy Attempts to Cover Up Ashley Scandal

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 October 2019
The Liberals have attempted, and failed, to redact some of the shameful results of an independent inspection of Ashley Youth Detention Centre. This raises a series of extremely serious questions about potential Ministerial interference to cover up a scandal at Ashley.

Tags: Children, Ashley Youth Detention Centre, Youth Justice


Gutwein Refuses to Rule Out Further Public Funds for Twamley Dam

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 October 2019
Treasurer Peter Gutwein refused to rule out committing further public funding to bail out the now-precarious Twamley Dam and Prosser pipeline construction projects on the drought-ridden East Coast.

Tags: Twamley Dam, Water, East Coast, Drought, Climate Emergency, Fish Farms, Prosser Pipeline


Labor and the Liberals Vote Against Ban on New Coal Mines

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 October 2019
Labor and Liberals undermine The Greens’ motion in Parliament called for a straightforward, urgently needed, ban on new thermal coal mines in Tasmania.

Tags: Climate Emergency, Coal Mining


Premier Backs In New Coal Projects for Tasmania

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 October 2019
Tasmania’s future is clearly not in coal mining, but you wouldn’t know that from the Premier’s contribution in Question Time today.

Tags: Coal Mining, Climate Emergency, Carbon Storage, Tourism


Liberal Spin Won't Protect Communities from Bushfires

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 15 October 2019
Volunteers on the frontline of bushfire protection are preparing for another major fire season, but the only firefighting effort the Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Services is attempting is political.

Tags: Bushfires, Climate Emergency, Community Safety


Housing Expo Ignores Airbnb Problem

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 October 2019
The Liberals' Housing and Homelessness Expo is an exercise in window dressing that will do nothing to address the housing crisis.

Tags: Housing, Homelessness, Short Stay Accommodation


Review Must Protect Tasmanian Planning Commission Independence

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 12 October 2019
We need a strong independent Planning Commission so it can continue to uphold the sustainable development objectives that protect what makes Tasmania special.

Tags: Planning, Environment, Community


Real Youth Survival Report Demands Tripartisan Push to Raise Newstart and Youth Allowance

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 October 2019
Young Tasmanians need a unity ticket across parties to get the Morrison Government to hear the compelling case for an increase in Newstart and Youth Allowance. The Tasmanian Greens stand ready to work with Liberal and Labor parties to get Canberra to listen.

Tags: Unemployment, Newstart, Young People


Greens Move to Ban New Coal Mines

Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 October 2019
The climate emergency requires us to keep carbon in the ground. This is non-negotiable. That’s why the Greens will be moving in State Parliament next week to ban new coal mines in Tasmania.

Tags: Climate Emergency, Carbon Storage, Coal Mining


No Justification for Tasmanian Coal Mining in Climate Emergency

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 October 2019
The Liberals are funding a coal mining business to conduct exploratory drilling for fossil fuels that scientists are telling us have to stay in the ground.

Tags: Climate Emergency, Coal Mining, Greenhouse Gas Emissions


Glenorchy City Council Lets Down Residents on Climate

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 October 2019
Glenorchy City Council Alderman, Kelly Sims, is doing the right thing by her constituents in acknowledging the climate emergency. Regrettably, her fellow aldermen seem to want to stay in a state of denial about the science and the fact that Glenorchy residents will be impacted by accelerating global heating.

Tags: Climate Emergency, Glenorchy, Local Government


Northern Prison a Regressive Step

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 30 September 2019
The move to build a new prison is foolish, regressive policy and is apparently the Liberals’ idea of vision.

Tags: Justice, Corrections, Prisons, Reoffending, Breaking the Cycle



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