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Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 December 2019
Tags: Privacy, Facial Recognition

Facial Recognition Data Collection Continuing Under Hodgman Liberals Without Consent

Under questioning in GBEs today, State Growth Minister, Michael Ferguson, admitted the Liberals continue to collect facial recognition data and send it to a national database - despite the fact there is no federal legislative framework in place to support this process. 

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Rosalie Woodruff MP - 4 December 2019
Tags: Transport, Coal Mining, Climate Emergency

Public to be Shut Out of Transport Planning if Thermal Coal Projects Go Ahead

Today in GBE Estimates it was revealed that Tasmanians would not be consulted about the use of public rail infrastructure, should thermal coal mining in Tasmania progress to export stage.

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Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 December 2019
Tags: Parks EOIs, Privatisation, National Parks, Maria Island, World Heritage

Another Opaque EOI Proposal, More Public Funds

In GBE Estimates today, the Greens questioned Parks Minister Gutwein about yet another secretive Expressions of Interest project in a protected area and the apparent expenditure of public monies to enable it.

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Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 December 2019
Tags: Pokies, Gambling Industry, Federal Group, Health

Get Ready for Labor and Ogilvie to Sell Out Gambling Victims

Tasmanians who have suffered gambling addiction, including the children, partners and close family of addicts, are set to be abandoned by both State Labor and former Labor MP, now ‘Independent’, Madeleine Ogilvie, when the Liberals bring their destructive gambling policy to Parliament early next year.

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Cassy O'Connor MP - 2 December 2019
Tags: Housing, Health, Child Safety

TCCI Report Reveals Widening Wealth Gap Under Hodgman Liberals

The TCCI’s ‘Tasmania Report’ confirms what many Tasmanians are feeling. The wealth gap is widening under Will Hodgman’s leadership.


Rosalie Woodruff MP - 29 November 2019
Tags: Fish Farms, Marine Environment, Marine Farming Planning Review Panel, Environment Protection Authority

Fin Fish Farming in Tasmania Inquiry

Tasmanian greens submission to Legislative Council Sessional Committee Government Administration A Sub-Committee, Fin Fish Farming in Tasmania Inquiry.

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Cassy O'Connor MP - 28 November 2019
Tags: Anti-Protest Laws, Freedom of Speech, Democracy, Protest

Liberals, Ogilvie Vote to Gag Democracy

As if it wasn’t chilling enough for the Liberals to seek to erode the democratic rights of all Tasmanians with their anti-peaceful protest law, today they gagged debate on the legislation itself.

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Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 November 2019
Tags: Forests, Carbon Sequestration, Climate Emergency

Labor and the Liberals United in Carbon Bank Destruction

The Liberals, Labor and Clark MP, Madeleine Ogilvie, voted to allow logging the 365,000 hectares of high conservation value, carbon sink forests - set aside under the TFA - from April next year.

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Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 November 2019
Tags: Firearms Inquiry, Community Safety, Port Arthur, Gun Control

Firearms Inquiry Affirms Need to Maintain Strong Gun Laws

Health professionals, police officers, survivors, and child safety advocates were united in their overwhelming opposition to any attempts to weaken gun laws.


Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 November 2019
Tags: National Firearms Agreement, Firearms Inquiry, Gun Control

Firearms Inquiry Dissenting Report

The Tasmanian Greens' dissenting report for the Select Committee on Firearms Legislation and Policy.

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Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 November 2019
Tags: Bushfires

Shelton Dismisses Firefighter Warnings

In Parliament today, Mr Shelton attempted to distract from botched firefighting preparations by scorning the senior Tasmania Fire Service staff who have confirmed “it’s luck that’s getting us by” when it comes to managing bushfire emergencies.

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Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 November 2019
Tags: Freedom of Speech, Democracy, Anti-Protest Laws

Greens Call on TCCI to Withdraw Support for Draconian Anti-Protest Laws

The Greens have today written to the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) asking them to withdraw their support for the Workplace (Protection from Protestors) Amendment Bill. 

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Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 November 2019
Tags: Corrections, Justice, Risdon Prison

Prison Audit Shows System on the Brink

The Auditor-General’s report on the Tasmanian Prison Service shows a system on the brink of financial and functional collapse, and points the finger of blame at the Hodgman Government’s policies.

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Rosalie Woodruff MP - 15 November 2019
Tags: Pill Testing, Health, Drug Policy, Party in the Paddock

Party In The Paddock to Champion Pill Testing

We are proud to be the sponsor of Party In The Paddock’s Parliamentary petition calling for pill testing to be trialled in Tasmania. This is critically important in the lead-up to the summer festival season.

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Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 November 2019
Tags: Anti-Protest Laws, Democracy, Protest

Hodgman Liberals Marching Tasmania Towards a Police State

The Liberals are determined to stifle the right to peaceful protest in Tasmania. At a time when young people are striking for climate, fighting for justice for Aboriginal people, standing up against new coal mines, protecting our carbon rich forests, the Liberals are threatening to lock them up.


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