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Tags: Health, Royal Hobart Hospital, WorkSafe, Water Quality

Serious Lead Levels Demand Health Investigation

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 6 February 2020
High levels of lead detected in the water supply for the new Royal Hobart Hospital K-Block building is deeply concerning news.

 

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Tags: Pill Testing, Health, Drug Policy, Festivals

Liberals Still Holding Back Pill Testing

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 6 February 2020
Festivals like Party in the Paddock want to make sure they provide the safest possible environment to their patrons, but the Liberal Party is standing in their way.

 

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Tags: Native Forest Logging, Climate Emergency, takayna / Tarkine

Gutwein Must Intervene in Tarkine Destruction

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 February 2020
The logging industry’s destruction of ancient rainforest in the takayna/Tarkine region is the first major test for Tasmania’s new Premier and Climate Change Minister Peter Gutwein.

 

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Tags: Democracy, Political Donations, Transparency, Electoral Reform

Major Parties Cash in on Secret Millions

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 February 2020
Two years after the gambling industry bankrolled the Tasmanian Liberals’ election win, today’s Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) annual donations returns reveal vested interests are still pouring funds in to the Liberal and Labor parties with very little transparency.

 

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

Liberals Must Release Details of All EOI Proposals

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 January 2020
Tasmanians have a right to know what their government is doing on their behalf – especially when it comes to public lands.

 

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Tags: Climate Emergency, Fuel Reduction Burns, Bushfires

Does Peter Gutwein Believe Eric or the Experts?

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 January 2020
Senator Eric Abetz’s attempts to blame the Greens for this season’s bushfires is unsurprising given he has made a career out of deceitful, green-bashing politics.

 

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Tags: Invasion Day, Climate Emergency, Bushfires, Aboriginal Tasmanians

Time To Really Listen to Aboriginal Land Managers

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 January 2020
In an age of climate and biodiversity emergency, as fires still burn here and on the mainland, it’s critical we draw on Aboriginal knowledge of burning practices to better manage bushfire risk. 

 

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Tags: Rosny Hill, Parks, Parks EOIs, Clarence City Council

Rosny Hill Development Approval

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 January 2020
The approval of plans to privatise the Rosny Hill Recreation Area is a slap in the face to the local community.

 

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Tags: Pokies, Tasmanian Hospitality Association, Political Donations

Gutwein Must Rethink Pokies in his 'Compassionate' Tasmania

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 January 2020
In his first statement as Premier, Mr Gutwein said he wanted a more compassionate Tasmania, where no one gets left behind. If this is what the new Premier really wants, he needs an immediate rethink on pokies.

 

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Tags: Climate Emergency, Governance, Cabinet, Political Leadership

Election of Premier Gutwein

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 January 2020
The change of Liberal leadership - and consequently Premier - is an opportunity for the party to clean the decks and walk away from dangerous, divisive policy to genuinely be a government for all Tasmanians.

 

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Tags: National Parks, Walls of Jerusalem National Park, Lake Malbena, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Illegal Clearing in TWWHA Must Be Investigated

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 January 2020
The illegal tracking cutting on the shores of Lake Malbena in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park and adjoining lakes is a scandal and a crime against nature.

 

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Tags: Resignation, Governance, Political Leadership

Will Hodgman's Resignation

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 January 2020
On behalf of the Tasmanian Greens, I acknowledge Will Hodgman’s many years of service to the people of Franklin, and to Tasmania as Premier.

 

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Tags: Bushfires, Climate Emergency, Wilderness, Community Safety

Tasmanian Fires

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 December 2019
On behalf of the Greens, I extend our deepest gratitude to the those fighting the fires and everyone supporting them. They represent the best of the Tasmanian spirit.

 

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Tags: Education, VET

TASC Must Review Questionable Assessments and Improve Its Systems

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 December 2019
With hundreds of VET students across Tasmania likely affected by yet another stuff up in the Tasmanian Assessment Standards and Certification (TASC) assessments, the agency must review its processes as a matter of priority.

 

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Tags: Public Assets, Health, Housing

DEC Must Remain in Public Hands

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 December 2019
The Greens welcome the move towards a state basketball team. The Derwent Entertainment Centre deal, however, must be approached with caution.

 

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