You are here


Media Release

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

Greens Call on TCCI to Withdraw Support for Draconian Anti-Protest Laws

Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 November 2019
The Greens have today written to the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) asking them to withdraw their support for the Workplace (Protection from Protestors) Amendment Bill. 

Media Release

Tags: Corrections, Justice, Prisoners, Risdon Prison

Prison Audit Shows System on the Brink

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 November 2019
The Auditor-General’s report on the Tasmanian Prison Service shows a system on the brink of financial and functional collapse, and points the finger of blame at the Hodgman Government’s policies.

Media Release

Tags: Pill Testing, Health, Young People, Drug Policy, Party in the Paddock

Party In The Paddock to Champion Pill Testing

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 15 November 2019
We are proud to be the sponsor of Party In The Paddock’s Parliamentary petition calling for pill testing to be trialled in Tasmania. This is critically important in the lead-up to the summer festival season.

Media Release

Tags: Anti-Protest Laws, Democracy, Protest

Hodgman Liberals Marching Tasmania Towards a Police State

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 November 2019
The Liberals are determined to stifle the right to peaceful protest in Tasmania. At a time when young people are striking for climate, fighting for justice for Aboriginal people, standing up against new coal mines, protecting our carbon rich forests, the Liberals are threatening to lock them up.

Media Release

Tags: Parliament, Political Leadership, Alternative Budget

Labor and Liberal Leadership Stagnant

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 November 2019
As it draws to a close, 2019 has been an uninspiring Parliamentary year from the old parties, defined by a vacuum in policy and leadership. Today was a quintessential example of where they are going wrong.

Media Release

Tags: Bushfires, Fire Management, Tasmanian Fire Service, Climate Change, Scamander

Shelton Shows Disturbing Climate Ignorance

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 13 November 2019
Once again, the Minister to Police, Fire and Emergency Management dodged questions about how many Tasmania Fire Service remote area firefighters are available to be mobilised if a fire breaks out.

Media Release

Tags: Parks, Parks EOIs, Lake Malbena, World Heritage Area, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Wilderness, Reserve Activity Assessments

Lake Malbena Decision a Mess of the Liberals' Making

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 November 2019
The Federal Court’s decision to set aside the determination that the Lake Malbena proposal was not a ‘controlled action’ under national environment law sits solely with the Liberals.

Media Release

Tags: Bushfires, Remote Area Firefighters, Fire Management, Climate Change

Shelton Fails to Reassure Tasmanians on Bushfire Preparedness

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 12 November 2019
When asked this morning, the Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management, Mark Shelton, refused to disclose when our full contingent of Tasmania Fire Service remote area firefighters will be ready to be deployed. Nor would he disclose why he has failed to skill up volunteer crews for remote firefighting.

Media Release

Tags: Pill Testing, Health, Festivals

NSW Coroner Recommends Immediate Action on Pill Testing

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 8 November 2019
New South Wales deputy state coroner, Harriet Grahame, has examined the tragic deaths at music festivals, and today passed down her straightforward and compassionate findings. 

Media Release

Tags: Pokies, Monopoly Deed, Federal Group

Farrell Family Leeching Millions at the Expense of Disadvantaged Tasmanians

Cassy O'Connor MP - 8 November 2019
The Federal Group’s after-tax profit of $17M is primarily drawn from around 3,500 poker machines deliberately placed in the most economically disadvantaged communities.

Media Release

Tags: Ashley Youth Detention Centre, Children, Child Safety

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.

Media Release

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

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.

Media Release

Tags: Children, Ashley Youth Detention Centre, Youth Justice

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.

Media Release

Tags: Health, Drug Policy, Ice Pipes, HIV

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.

Media Release

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

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.