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Media Release - 9 July 2020

Doctor with Face Mask

State of Emergency Extension

The decision to extend the emergency declaration to match Victoria’s lockdown restrictions is understandable, and pragmatic.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Coronavirus, Health

Media Release - 7 July 2020

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Three Year Forest Destruction Plan a Climate Disaster

Sustainable Timbers Tasmania’s ‘Three Year Wood Production Plan’ is a climate disaster.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Climate Emergency, Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Storage, Threatened Species, Swift Parrot, Giant Freshwater Lobster, Tasmanian Devil, Environment, Native Forest Logging, Forests

Media Release - 3 July 2020

Doctor with Patient

Government Must Prioritise Respiratory Health Housing Refits

The reports of respiratory illness from a Housing Tasmania complex in South Hobart are distressing.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Health, Housing, Coronavirus, Jobs, Economy, Education, Energy Efficiency

Media Release - 2 July 2020

Bushfire, Active Blaze

Plan for Bushfire Season Now

UTAS bushfire experts are right, the increasing risk of catastrophic bushfires cannot be underestimated. The State Government must be preparing themselves now.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Bushfires, Climate Emergency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Forests, Native Forest Logging

Media Release - 30 June 2020

Justice, Scales and Gavel

Government Must Act Urgently on Youth Strip Searches

Information obtained by the Examiner newspaper shows invasive strip searches of children and young people are continuing at high levels.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Justice, Youth Justice, Corrections, Police

Media Release - 26 June 2020

Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

The Reopening of Gambling Venues is a Travesty

Tasmania’s pubs, clubs and casinos reopened their doors to patrons, including long suffering gambling addicts who’ve had a three month reprieve.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Pokies, Gambling Industry, Tasmanian Hospitality Association, Federal Group

Media Release - 25 June 2020

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Latest Greenhouse Accounts Show Forests Doing Heavy Lifting

State and Territory Greenhouse Gas Inventories 2018 confirms Tasmania’s native forest estate is foundational to this island’s positive emissions profile.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Forests, TFA Forests, Climate Emergency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Carbon Storage

Media Release - 25 June 2020

Hospital Bed

Government Must Provide Worker Immunity for COVID Inquiry

Health workers and public servants who want to contribute to the independent inquiry into the North West COVID-19 outbreak should be guaranteed protection.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Coronavirus, North West Tasmania, North West Regional Hospital, Health, Tasmanian Health Service

Media Release - 22 June 2020

Parliament House, Tasmania

TLRI Report Confirms No 'Unintended Consequences' from Transgender Law Reforms

The TLRI has confirmed nation-leading transgender reforms have none of the ‘unintended consequences’ Attorney General Archer warned of.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Transgender Tasmanians, LGBTI, Birth Certificates

Media Release - 16 June 2020

Doctor with Patient

Eating Disorder Support Urgently Needed

The lack of specialist treatment for eating disorders in Tasmania has been an ongoing, and often tragic, issue.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Health, Hospitals, Mental Health

Media Release - 15 June 2020

Planning Documents

Morrison's Marinus Mirage

The Prime Minister’s announcement today delivers not a single dollar towards Tasmania’s social and economic recovery.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Energy, Environment, Planning, Major Projects

Media Release - 12 June 2020

Doctor with Face Mask

COVID-19 Milestone A Tribute to All Tasmanians

Tasmania has reached a milestone after a three month battle that claimed lives, closed businesses and caused thousands of job losses.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Coronavirus, Health, Jobs

Opinion - 12 June 2020

Chinese Flag

Tasmania must resist influence and reduce reliance on China

Two news items in the past week should be a wake-up call to any remaining doubters that Tasmania is far too heavily dependent on China.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Democracy, Trade, China, Chinese Communist Party, Education, UTAS, Coronavirus

Media Release - 12 June 2020

City Planners Around Table

Labor's Westbury Hand-wringing as they Back Major Projects Laws

Labor's hand-wringing to the Westbury community is meaningless while they back in the Liberals' major projects legislation.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Westbury, Major Projects, Planning, Community

Media Release - 11 June 2020

Prison, Man Gripping Bars

Westbury Residents Sold Out With "Benefits" Study

The Liberals continue to grubby their northern prison planning process with secrecy and bad faith community consultation.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Westbury, Northern Prison, Ashley Youth Detention Centre, Major Projects


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