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Tags: Water Quality, Water, Environment, Drinking Water

Drinking Water Risks Dismissed by Gutwein

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 7 August 2019
Environment Minister, Peter Gutwein, today refused to investigate the alleged continued failure by the Environment Protection Authority to detect repeatedly high nutrient and bacteria levels flowing into Hobart’s drinking water supply.

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Tags: Nazi Memorabilia

Nazi Memorabilia Auction

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 August 2019
News that Nazi memorabilia is being auctioned in Tasmania against the wishes of the Jewish community is of deep concern.  We urge the auction house to reconsider its apparent determination to sell these offensive reminders of one of the darkest, most murderous chapters in human history.

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Tags: Climate Change, Climate Emergency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Carbon Storage

Tasmania's Carbon Emissions Going Up

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 August 2019
Between 2016 and 2017, emissions from all major sectors have gone up. Tasmania’s total carbon emissions grew by 1.2 million tonnes in 2016.

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Tags: Environment, Native Wildlife, Crop Protection Permits

Wild Swan Slaughter Must End

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 31 July 2019
Environment Minister, Peter Gutwein, refused to take responsibility for Tasmania’s native swans, while the Primary Industries Minister dismissed the need to investigate their large-scale slaughter.

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Tags: Pokies, Political Donations, Gambling Industry, Glenorchy RSL

Liberals and Labor in Lock Step on Pokies

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 July 2019
The lies and corruption at the heart of the 2018 State Election were laid bare by the sudden closure of the Glenorchy RSL a fortnight ago. Glenorchy RSL staff and veterans were used and abused by the Liberals and the gambling industry, then spat out and forgotten after the election.

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Tags: Animal Welfare, VDL Dairy, Animal Cruelty, Whistleblowers

VDL Animal Cruelty Claims Require Strong Action

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 July 2019
Persistent allegations of cruelty and neglect at VDL dairies demand an urgent, sustained response from Biosecurity Tasmania. Yet in Parliament today, the Minister responsible for animal welfare refused to commit to unannounced visits to each of VDL’s multiple farms in the North West.

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Tags: Environment, Native Wildlife, Animal Cruelty, Animal Welfare, Bonorong

Wallaby Cruelty Must be Condemned

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 July 2019
There is no excuse for the abuse of animals. The actions of those individuals who maimed two defenceless wallabies, by shooting them with a bow and arrow, are despicable.

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Tags: Health, Listeria

Listeria Deaths Linked to Tasmanian Salmon

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 24 July 2019
The Tasmanian Government must undertake a thorough investigation of salmon farming processes as a matter of urgency, following advice that Tasmanian salmon has been confirmed as the source of a deadly listeria outbreak on the mainland.

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

Courtney in Pill Testing Spotlight

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 July 2019
Hobart City Council’s vote in support of pill testing puts new Health Minister, Sarah Courtney, in the spotlight.

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Tags: Pokies, Veterans, Glenorchy RSL

Glenorchy RSL Closure Lays Bare Liberals' Pokies Lies

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 July 2019
The lies and corruption at the heart of the 2018 State Election has been laid bare by the sudden closure of the Glenorchy RSL.

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Tags: Pokies, Political Donations, Federal Group

Tasmanian Battlers Continue to Bleed Money to Federal Group

Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 July 2019
The latest Tasmanian Gaming Commission data reveals that in the month of April alone, $1.5 million was poured into the EGMs in Glenorchy.

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Tags: Gun Laws, Firearms Inquiry, National Firearms Agreement, Community Safety

Shelton Must Rule Out Weakening Gun Laws

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 2 July 2019
Today’s swearing in of Mark Shelton as Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management halts the work of the Parliamentary inquiry into Tasmania’s gun laws. The report of the Committee will be delayed due to Mr Shelton stepping down, just as it was when former MP Adam Brooks’ resigned earlier this year. 

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Tags: Disability, National Disability Insurance Scheme

Tasmanians With Disability Let Down in Reshuffle

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 July 2019
An estimated 10 600 Tasmanians will now be eligible to receive services and supports, with the rollout of the full National Disability Insurance Scheme from today.

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Tags: Waste, Environment, waste levy

Liberals' Waste Plan Without Action

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 29 June 2019
The Liberals had the chance to make a bold statement and a tangible difference when it comes to tackling waste in Tasmania, but their plan falls far short of what’s needed. 

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Tags: Animal Welfare, Dairy Industry, Primary Industries

Huge Questions Hang Over VDL Animal Welfare

Cassy O'Connor MP - 28 June 2019
When twenty senior farm managers put their serious concerns about animal welfare in writing, government must pay attention.