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Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 March 2020
Tags: Health, Coronavirus

State of Emergency, Quarantine Measures for Arrivals Welcome

The Premier has the Greens’ strong support for announcing a state of emergency for Tasmania. This decision will save lives.


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Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 March 2020
Tags: Health, Schools, Coronavirus

Government Must Close Schools to Limit COVID-19 Spread

Today’s declaration of a state of emergency and implementation of tighter border restrictions were welcome moves by the Premier. To further mitigate risk, he should also now move to close Tasmanian schools.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 March 2020
Tags: Health, Cost of Living, Coronavirus

Gutwein Government Will Have to Follow WA's Lead on Waiving Fees and Charges

Stimulating the local economy to buffer it from the COVID-19 crisis is important but the Gutwein Government needs to do much more to support low income people, those who live at society’s margins and small businesses - all of whom were largely left out of yesterday’s $420 million announcement.


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Rosalie Woodruff MP - 18 March 2020
Tags: Health, Coronavirus

Gutwein Must Fix Tasmanian Arrival Card Process

Protecting Tasmanians from the risk of all COVID-19-infected travellers is essential to slowing the spread of the virus in our community. A critical mitigation tool is a 14-day quarantine for all arrivals to Tasmania – international and interstate visitors, and locals returning home.


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Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 March 2020
Tags: Climate Emergency, Climate Change

Greens Table Safe Climate Bill 2020

On behalf of the Tasmanian Greens, I was proud to table our landmark Safe Climate Bill 2020 today. This is landmark legislation for climate action.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 March 2020
Tags: Federal Group, Pokies, Coronavirus, Health

Federal Group Must Prioritise People's Lives Over Profits

In the midst of a global pandemic, when all public health warnings are about the mitigation of risk to people's lives, the Federal Group appears not to fully grasp the deadly seriousness of the health risk within their pokies venues.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 March 2020
Tags: Coronavirus, Health

Tasmanian COVID-19 Support Package

The Premier’s stimulus package announced today contains a number of positive measures to support businesses struggling with the coronavirus downturn.


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Rosalie Woodruff MP - 15 March 2020
Tags: Health, Coronavirus

Immediate Effective COVID-19 Restrictions Required

The State Government must immediately introduce a range of restrictions shown to slow the viral spread of COVID-19, to protect vulnerable people and health workers from an escalating outbreak in Tasmania. 


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Rosalie Woodruff MP - 14 March 2020
Tags: Health, Coronavirus, Cruise Ships

COVID-19 Cruise Ship Risk Should be Mitigated by Government

Last night Tasmania reported its fifth case of COVID-19, and this morning the cruise ship Magnifica decided to lock down all passengers on board for their own health and safety.


Submission

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 14 March 2020
Tags: Coronavirus, Health

COVID-19 Risk Management

A letter to Health Minister Sarah Courtney MP seeking information on COVID-19 preparedness.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 March 2020
Tags: Animal Welfare, Racing, Greyhound Racing

Liberal Lies on Animal Welfare

Racing Minister, Jane Howlett’s defence of the government's record on animal welfare is pathetic.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 March 2020
Tags: Animal Welfare, Racing, Battery Hens, Crop Protection Permits

Australia Receives a 'D' for Animal Welfare

The announcement that Australia has scored a 'D' in the Animal Protection Index will dismay every Tasmanian who cares about the welfare of animals.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 March 2020
Tags: Climate Emergency, Climate Adaptation, Green New Deal, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Carbon Sequestration

Greens Release Safe Climate Bill

The Greens are responding to the community demand for leadership and action on climate, and will be tabling the Safe Climate Bill 2020 in State Parliament next week.


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Rosalie Woodruff MP - 11 March 2020
Tags: Health, Arts, Coronavirus

Dark Mofo

The cancellation of Tasmania’s premier winter festival, Dark Mofo is sad, but in all likelihood a necessary measure.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 6 March 2020
Tags: Housing, Homelessness, Rent Caps, Public Housing

Liberals Must Enact Rent Controls to Protect Tenants

The latest CoreLogic data confirms what too many renters know - Hobart has become unaffordable for many.


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