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Cassy O'Connor MP - 6 March 2020
Tags: Cable Car, kunanyi/Mt Wellington, Major Projects, Planning, Parks

Liberals Must Rule Out Cable Car as Major Project

The Liberals’ announcement they plan to table major projects legislation has sent ripples of worry through the community.


Submission

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 6 March 2020
Tags: Coronavirus, Health

Coronavirus and dentist mask shortage

A letter to Health Minister, Sarah Courtney MP, regarding Tasmanian dental practices access to face masks.


Media Release

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 5 March 2020
Tags: Native Wildlife, Environment, Animal Welfare

Duck Shooting is Animal Cruelty, Not "Way of Life"

Gun shots will echo across Tasmania’s inland waterways this weekend, as native ducks are brutally blasted out of the skies in the name of ‘sport’.


Media Release

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 March 2020
Tags: Parliament, Governance, Legislation

Greens to Liberals: "Dude, where's my legislation?"

After the first full week of Parliament for 2020, the Greens call on the Gutwein Government to explain why it has again failed to prepare a legislative agenda. 


Media Release

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 4 March 2020
Tags: WorkSafe, Protest, Forests

Questions Still Hang Over WorkSafe Protest Referral

In Parliament today, the Minister for Justice, Elise Archer, undermined her own official statement and denied she referred alleged unsafe workplace behaviours of the Bob Brown Foundation to WorkSafe Tasmania.


Media Release

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 March 2020
Tags: Political Donations, Donation Disclosure, Transparency

Gutwein Delaying Donations Reform, Scared of a Fair Fight

Tasmania has the weakest donations disclosure laws in the country. In Parliament today, the Premier showed again he has no interest in fixing them – despite previous acknowledgement by his predecessor that reform is needed.


Media Release

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 March 2020
Tags: Climate Emergency, Forests, TFA Forests, Carbon Storage

Gutwein Refuses to Protect Carbon Bank Forests

In State Parliament today, the Premier and first Liberal Minister for Climate Change refused to rule out logging the 356 000 hectares of high conservation value, and critical carbon bank, forest set aside for protection in 2013.


Media Release

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 March 2020
Tags: WorkSafe, Forests, Protest

Slippery Language from Gutwein on WorkSafe Referral

In his first question time as Premier, Peter Gutwein could apparently not give an honest answer about his knowledge of the unlawful WorkSafe prohibition notice slapped on the Bob Brown Foundation a fortnight ago.


Media Release

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 March 2020
Tags: Environment, Waste, Waste Levy, Container Deposit Scheme

Liberals Should Make Clean Up Australia Day Obsolete

This Clean Up Australia Day, the new Minister for Environment, Roger Jaensch, should release his plan for making the day obsolete.


Media Release

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 February 2020
Tags: Infrastructure, Public Transport, Hobart Light Rail

Bridgewater Bridge Cost Madness

To spend more than half a billion dollars on an over-engineered replacement for the Bridgewater Bridge would be a reckless misuse of taxpayer funds.


Submission

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 28 February 2020
Tags: Coronavirus, Health

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health information

A letter to Health Minister, Sarah Courtney MP, regarding the adequacy of public health information in Tasmania.


Submission

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 February 2020
Tags: Integrity Commission, Protest, Anti-Protest Laws, Discrimination, Democracy, Native Forest Logging, WorkSafe

Integrity Commission referral of Archer, Barnett and Cocker

Referral of Attorney-General Archer, Minister Barnett, and WorkSafe Chief Executive Mark Cocker to the Integrity Commission for investigation of misconduct.


Media Release

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 February 2020
Tags: Marine Environment, Fish Farms, Community Safety

Marine Safety Chief Warns of Fish Farm Debris Fatality Risk

Four years after raising significant concerns with fish farm companies, Tasmania’s marine safety chief has reiterated his fears a boat user will be killed if they do not remove floating debris in waterways.


Media Release

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 February 2020
Tags: Integrity Commission, Protest, Anti-Protest Laws, Discrimination, Democracy, Native Forest Logging, WorkSafe

Greens Refer Barnett, Archer and WorkSafe CEO to Integrity Commission

The Tasmanian Greens have today written to the Integrity Commissioner asking him to investigate allegations of the serious misconduct of Attorney-General Elise Archer, Resources Minister Guy Barnett, and WorkSafe CEO Mark Cocker.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 February 2020
Tags: Lapoinya, Forests, Climate Emergency, Anti-Protest Laws

Lapoinya Logging Plans

After ramping up native forest logging in the takayna/Tarkine, re-visiting their anti-protest laws struck down by the High Court and using Worksafe Tasmania to silence dissent, the Gutwein Government are heading back to log Myalla Spur at Lapoinya.


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