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Opinion - 8 December 2021

Man testing water in a river.

'Water is Life' - Mercury Talking Point

Given our dependence on fresh water, you’d think its careful management would be a top government priority. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: River Health, Water Quality, Derwent River, TasWater

Media Release - 8 December 2021

Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Wild Fish Protections AWOL

Leaked photos of hundreds of wild fish trapped and killed in a salmon farm are yet another example of the concerning environmental impacts of this indudstry
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Fish Farms

Media Release - 5 December 2021

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Vale Peter Cundall

Lutruwita/Tasmania has lost one of its kindest, most engaging and feisty sons, with the death today of Peter Cundall
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags:

Media Release - 3 December 2021

Justice, Scales and Gavel

On International Day of People with Disability, Tasmania's Attorney General has Abandoned State's Disability Protections

Protections for people living with a disability are under threat from a High Court case with its origins in Tasmania.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Disability, Justice, Anti-Discrimination Act

Media Release - 1 December 2021


Ferguson Refuses to Deny Plans to Convert Historic City Hall to Transit Centre

In Metro Tasmania GBE hearings today, Michael Ferguson refused to deny plans to convert Hobart’s treasured meeting place, City Hall, into a transit centre.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Hobart, Heritage, Public Assets

Media Release - 1 December 2021

Man testing water in a river.

Hobart Water Restrictions More Than Heavy Rains

Stage 1 water restrictions for the Hobart area have been driven by factors beyond the recent heavy rainfall.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: TasWater, Water Restrictions, Water, Water Quality, River Health

Media Release - 26 November 2021

Air View of Houses

Liberals’ Housing Waiting List Shame

The housing waiting list has more than doubled since the Liberals took office. Now new data shows the average wait time for priority applicants is 18 months
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Housing Crisis, Housing, Housing Waiting List, Social and Affordable Housing

Media Release - 25 November 2021

Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

Passage of Gambling Legislation Has Pokies Barons Popping Champagne Corks

In one of the Tasmanian Parliament’s darkest days, the Liberals’ gambling framework legislation has passed both Houses of Parliament with Labor’s full support.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Pokies, Federal Group, Tasmanian Hospitality Association, Political Donations

Media Release - 25 November 2021

Aboriginal Flag

Greens Welcome Pathway to Truth-Telling and Treaty Report

The generational grief, deep wounds and enduring dispossession of the Tasmanian Aboriginal people have been acknowledged by the Tasmanian Parliament today.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Treaty, Aboriginal Tasmanians, Aboriginal Heritage, Invasion Day

Media Release - 24 November 2021

Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Liberals Vote Against Electoral Reform, Back in Damaged Democracy

The Liberals’ disinterest in a genuinely robust democracy, was on show in Parliament once again today.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Democracy, Electoral Reform, Political Donations, Pokies, Federal Group

Media Release - 24 November 2021

Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Liberals Go Slow on Climate Action

The Liberals’ Climate Change (State Action) Amendment Bill 2021, tabled in Parliament today, represents a step-forward, but is a missed opportunity.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Climate Change, Carbon Storage, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Forests

Media Release - 24 November 2021

Man testing water in a river.

Liberals' Agrivision 2050 Plan Comes at Huge Cost to River Systems

The Liberals’ ‘Agrifood Scorecard 2019-20’ tabled in Parliament today talks up agricultural output and ignores the heavy price paid by Tasmania’s rivers.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Water Quality, River Health, Agriculture

Media Release - 24 November 2021

Doctor with Face Mask

Vaccine Mandates for High Risk Professions

With borders opening in just three weeks, Premier Peter Gutwein needs to provide certainty around the mandatory vaccination of highly exposed professions.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Health, COVID-19

Media Release - 23 November 2021

Prison, Man Gripping Bars

Custodial Inspector Shames Liberals on Prison Overcrowding

The Custodial Inspector’s Capacity Utilisation Review 2021 is damning.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Prisons, Risdon Prison, Corrections, Drug Policy, Drug Treatment Orders

Media Release - 19 November 2021

Doctor with Face Mask

Premier Backtracking on Public Health Commitments

Premier Peter Gutwein seems to be abandoning some of his previous public health commitments as we approach the date he set for reopening Tasmania's borders.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: COVID-19, Health


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