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Tags: Pokies, Tasmanian Hospitality Association, Gambling Industry, Political Donations

THA Quid Pro Quo Continues

Cassy O'Connor MP - 9 December 2019
The next installment of the Tasmanian Hospitality Association’s quid pro quo has been unveiled by their Liberal partners in government.

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Tags: Water, Water Restrictions, TasWater, Climate Change

Hobart Water Restrictions

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 5 December 2019
TasWater’s Stage 1 water restrictions that take effect from December 20 in Greater Hobart are extraordinary. It is unprecedented to put restrictions in place well before the hottest and driest part of summer.

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Tags: Forests, Climate Emergency, Carbon Storage, Forest Stewardship Council Certification, Native Forest Logging

FSC Failures Confirm Native Forest Logging is Unsustainable

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 December 2019
Revelations Sustainable Timber Tasmania, or Suss Timber, have failed to pass their FSC audit – yet again – is another reminder that native forest logging in Tasmania is not sustainable.

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Tags: Water and Sewerage, Water, TasWater, Environment

TasWater Confirm No Penalty for 6 Million Litre Sewerage Spill

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 4 December 2019
In GBE hearings today, TasWater confirmed there has been no infringement or fine issued for the 6,000,000Lt sewerage spill from their Macquarie Point Treatment Plant in August this year.

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Tags: Privacy, Facial Recognition

Facial Recognition Data Collection Continuing Under Hodgman Liberals Without Consent

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 December 2019
Under questioning in GBEs today, State Growth Minister, Michael Ferguson, admitted the Liberals continue to collect facial recognition data and send it to a national database - despite the fact there is no federal legislative framework in place to support this process. 

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Tags: Transport, Climate Change, Coal Mining

Public to be Shut Out of Transport Planning if Thermal Coal Projects Go Ahead

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 4 December 2019
Today in GBE Estimates it was revealed that Tasmanians would not be consulted about the use of public rail infrastructure, should thermal coal mining in Tasmania progress to export stage.

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Tags: Parks EOIs, Privatisation, National Parks, Maria Island, World Heritage

Another Opaque EOI Proposal, More Public Funds

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 December 2019
In GBE Estimates today, the Greens questioned Parks Minister Gutwein about yet another secretive Expressions of Interest project in a protected area and the apparent expenditure of public monies to enable it.

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Tags: Pokies, Gambling Industry, Federal Group, Health

Get Ready for Labor and Ogilvie to Sell Out Gambling Victims

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 December 2019
Tasmanians who have suffered gambling addiction, including the children, partners and close family of addicts, are set to be abandoned by both State Labor and former Labor MP, now ‘Independent’, Madeleine Ogilvie, when the Liberals bring their destructive gambling policy to Parliament early next year.

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Tags: Housing, Health, Child Protection

TCCI Report Reveals Widening Wealth Gap Under Hodgman Liberals

Cassy O'Connor MP - 2 December 2019
The TCCI’s ‘Tasmania Report’ confirms what many Tasmanians are feeling. The wealth gap is widening under Will Hodgman’s leadership.


Tags: Fish Farms, Fish Farm Regulation, Marine Environment, Marine Farming Planning Review Panel, Environment Protection Authority

Fin Fish Farming in Tasmania Inquiry

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 29 November 2019
Tasmanian greens submission to Legislative Council Sessional Committee Government Administration A Sub-Committee, Fin Fish Farming in Tasmania Inquiry.

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Tags: Anti-Protest Laws, Freedom of Speech, Democracy, Protest

Liberals, Ogilvie Vote to Gag Democracy

Cassy O'Connor MP - 28 November 2019
As if it wasn’t chilling enough for the Liberals to seek to erode the democratic rights of all Tasmanians with their anti-peaceful protest law, today they gagged debate on the legislation itself.

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Tags: Forests, Carbon Sequestration, Climate Emergency, High Conservation Value Forests

Labor and the Liberals United in Carbon Bank Destruction

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 November 2019
The Liberals, Labor and Clark MP, Madeleine Ogilvie, voted to allow logging the 365,000 hectares of high conservation value, carbon sink forests - set aside under the TFA - from April next year.


Tags: Firearms, National Firearms Agreement, Firearms Inquiry

Firearms Inquiry Dissenting Report

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 November 2019
The Tasmanian Greens' dissenting report for the Select Committee on Firearms Legislation and Policy.

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Tags: Gun Laws, Firearms Inquiry, Community Safety, Port Arthur

Firearms Inquiry Affirms Need to Maintain Strong Gun Laws

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 November 2019
Health professionals, police officers, survivors, and child safety advocates were united in their overwhelming opposition to any attempts to weaken gun laws.

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Tags: Bushfires

Shelton Dismisses Firefighter Warnings

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 November 2019
In Parliament today, Mr Shelton attempted to distract from botched firefighting preparations by scorning the senior Tasmania Fire Service staff who have confirmed “it’s luck that’s getting us by” when it comes to managing bushfire emergencies.