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Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 February 2020
Tags: Forests, Protest, Democracy, Freedom of Speech

Court Vindicates Forest Defenders' Right to Peaceful Protest

Today’s decision by the Magistrates Court to uphold the Bob Brown Foundation’s Appeal against the government’s protest ban is very welcome news.


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Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 February 2020
Tags: Mental Health, Pokies, Federal Group

Liberals' Sham Consultation to Entrench Poker Machine Harm

The Liberals' plan for the future of gambling in Tasmania released last yesterday afternoon will entrench social harm for two decades to come. It is the gambling industry's wish list written up as government policy, and labelled as 'consultation'.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 February 2020
Tags: Education, Young People, Climate Emergency

Principals Association Confirms Climate Anxiety in Primary Schools

The Australian Primary Principals Association (APPA) has found nearly two thirds of schools say they have insufficient resources to deal with anxiety in students.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 February 2020
Tags: House of Assembly Restoration, Democracy, Governance

Select Committee on the House of Assembly Restoration Bill Report Tabled

The Committee found there is strong support for the restoration of the House of Assembly to 35 Members from a broad range of stakeholders – from the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) to the Tasmanian Council of Social Services (TasCOSS). 


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Rosalie Woodruff MP - 24 February 2020
Tags: Health, Hospitals, Coronavirus

Reassurance about Coronavirus Pandemic Preparations Needed

Following Victoria’s Chief Medical Officer warning the worldwide spread of coronavirus is now considered “very likely if not inevitable”, the Health Minister must reassure Tasmanians about our state’s preparations if a pandemic pattern of the virus is declared.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 February 2020
Tags: Forests, takayna / Tarkine, Protest

Gutwein Government Dog Whistling to Pro-Logging Thugs

Within 24 hours of the Gutwein Government abusing the law to target peaceful protesters in the Tarkine, pro-logging thugs violently attacked those same peaceful protesters overnight.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 February 2020
Tags: Protest, Forests, WorkSafe, Native Forest Logging

Another Authoritarian Attack on Peaceful Protesters

Today’s attack on the right to peaceful forest protest through WorkSafe Tasmania’s directive to the Bob Brown Foundation is a politically motivated shield for the logging industry.


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Rosalie Woodruff MP - 21 February 2020
Tags: Huon Aquaculture, Legislative Council, Fish Farms

Huon CEO Attacks Parliament Inquiry

Huon Aquaculture CEO Frances Bender has attacked the integrity and purpose of the Legislative Council's Inquiry into Fin Fish Farming.


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Rosalie Woodruff MP - 21 February 2020
Tags: Environment Protection Authority, Fish Farms, Marine Environment

EPA Evidence Confirms Failure of Independent Fish Farm Regulation

It’s clear from evidence presented today by the Director of the EPA to the Parliamentary Fin Fish Inquiry that decisions about fish farms are not being made at arm’s length from ministers, and the EPA is independent in name only.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 February 2020
Tags: Health, Housing, Climate Emergency, Planning

Liberals' Failure Laid Bare on Social Justice Day

World Social Justice Day shines the spotlight on Premier Gutwein’s promise of a ‘compassionate’ government for Tasmania and it reveals the Liberals’ spin over substance.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 February 2020
Tags: West Coast

Henty Gold Mine Tragedy

On behalf of the Tasmanian Greens, I want to express our deepest sympathies to the people who loved and still love Cameron Goss.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 February 2020
Tags: Housing, Homelessness, Rent Caps, Subsidies

NRAS Rent Hikes a Result of Poor Government Planning

The end of the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) has not been planned for by the Liberals in government, and it’s those who can least afford to pay higher rents who will pay the price.


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Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 February 2020
Tags: Fish Farms, Macquarie Harbour, Tasman Peninsula, Storm Bay, Okehampton Bay, King Island, Huon Valley, Tassal, Huon Aquaculture, Petuna

Fishfarm Industry Regulation Long Overdue

The new Premier has the chance to fix the state’s legislation and clean up fish farming in Tasmania.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 February 2020
Tags: Tourism, Big Business, Subsidies, Coronavirus

No Case for Taxpayers to Bail Out Tourism Businesses

The Tourism Industry Council wants taxpayers to compensate private tourism businesses hit by the downturn as a result of the coronavirus.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 February 2020
Tags: Political Donations, Democracy, Transparency, Electoral Reform

Gutwein Must Commit to Donations Reform

Tasmanians worried about the state of our democracy would have been even more worried after listening to Premier Peter Gutwein on ABC Radio this morning.


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