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Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 April 2020
Tags: Animal Welfare, Greyhound Racing, Racing, Coronavirus

Animal Welfare Must be Protected Through COVID-19

The decision to restrict the movements of Tasmanians is full of challenges but it’s required to save lives. The welfare of animals must also be protected during this time.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 April 2020
Tags: Housing, Homelessness, Coronavirus, Evictions

Evictions Freeze Order Welcome

We welcome the Order, gazetted today, to protect tenants in private or public rental homes from eviction. We are very thankful this was prioritised, as the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic bite deeper.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 2 April 2020
Tags: Health, Coronavirus

Premier Must Advocate for Casuals and Temporary Visa Holder Support

In today’s morning briefing, the Premier said National Cabinet is continuing to discuss the parameters of the JobKeeper payment. We strongly urge Premier Gutwein to use his seat and strong voice at the table to push for expanding the package to include casual workers and temporary visa holders.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 April 2020
Tags: Health, Housing, Coronavirus, Evictions

COVID-19 Rental Evictions Order

The Greens are glad to hear the Premier say he will issue an Order today to protect tenants in private or public rental homes from evictions as the economic impacts of the pandemic bite deeper.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 March 2020
Tags: Coronavirus, Health

Coronavirus Deaths a Tragic Reminder to Stay Home

On behalf of the Greens, I offer our heartfelt sympathies to the loved ones of the two Tasmanians who have lost their lives to the coronavirus. Across the island, people are grieving this loss.


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Rosalie Woodruff MP - 31 March 2020
Tags: Hospitals, Health, Coronavirus

Hospitals United in COVID-19 Crisis

The Greens welcome the federal government’s plan to underwrite the integration of private hospitals into the public system for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis.


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Rosalie Woodruff MP - 30 March 2020
Tags: Coronavirus, Health, Chronic Health Conditions

Go Hard, Go Early and Save Lives

We welcome the next stage of COVID-19 restrictions announced by the State Government this morning. Limiting people’s social movements outside their homes to all but essential activity is necessary to save lives.


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Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 March 2020
Tags: Health, Schools, Coronavirus

COVID-19 Schools Announcement Welcome

The Greens welcome the Premier’s advice that parents should keep their children at home from school from Monday if they can.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 March 2020
Tags: Parliament, Governance, Health, Coronavirus

Adjournment of Parliament

The Tasmanian Parliament has agreed to adjourn until the first scheduled sitting week after the winter recess.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 March 2020
Tags: Health, Economy, Community, Treasury, Coronavirus

COVID-19 Economic Assistance Package

The Greens acknowledge the enormous uncertainty and fear within in the community about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their lives and the people they care about. 


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Rosalie Woodruff MP - 24 March 2020
Tags: Health, Coronavirus, Schools

Mixed Message on Schools Creating Confusion

The disconnect and mixed messages from government imposing strict physical distancing measures and not closing schools is creating confusion within the community.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 March 2020
Tags: Health, Coronavirus

Ignoring COVID-19 Directions Puts Lives at Risk

The Greens implore all Tasmanians to take the coronavirus threat very seriously, to practice physical distancing and to stay home if they can. The Premier is right, we are at war.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 March 2020
Tags: Health, Pokies, Coronavirus

Pokies Venues Must Close to Save Lives

It is reckless negligence towards at-risk people for poker machine venues to continue to operate EGMs during a lethal, global pandemic. 


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 March 2020
Tags: Health, State Budget, Coronavirus

COVID-19 Budget Delay

The Greens are relieved the State Budget has been delayed. It’s the right decision in a time of deep social and financial uncertainty.


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Rosalie Woodruff MP - 20 March 2020
Tags: Coronavirus, Child Safety, Health, Children

Plan Needed to Protect Vulnerable Children During COVID-19 Pandemic

Tasmania is in a State of Emergency and the priority is to protect vulnerable people. Our child protection services were already struggling, but COVID-19 is exacerbating the situation.


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