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Tags: Health, Hospitals, Launceston General Hospital, Nurses, Elective Surgery

Hodgman's Health Dishonesty

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 10 September 2019
Following last night’s damning national exposé of avoidable deaths in Tasmanian hospitals, Premier Will Hodgman continues to falsely claim his government has not cut the Health Budget. Instead, unbelievably, he claims they have increased health spending.


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Tags: Water, East Coast, Environment, Tassal, Twamley Dam, Hobbs Lagoon, Prosser Pipeline

No Public Fund Bail Out for Twamley Dam

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 9 September 2019
The Glamorgan Spring Bay Council could never afford to build the Twamley Dam - which is being constructed solely to provide water for the commercial activities of two private companies, Tassal and Solis.


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Tags: Health, Hospitals, Nurses, Efficiency Dividend

Nurses Next in Liberals' Frontline Health Cuts

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 9 September 2019
The enforced reduction of casual and permanent part-time nurses’ shift hours is the next frontline health cut under the Liberals’ efficiency dividend. It follows from the recent requirement for Royal Hobart Hospital surgeons to slash 15% of people needing elective surgeries from their waiting lists.


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Tags: Housing, Homelessness, Housing Debt

Housing Debt Relief Warmly Welcomed But Big Supply Challenges Remain

Cassy O'Connor MP - 8 September 2019
The historic Commonwealth State Housing debt has been an albatross around the neck of Housing Tasmania for decades.


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Tags: Threatened Species, Environment, Crop Protection Permits, Biodiversity, Extinction

National Threatened Species Day

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 7 September 2019
National Threatened Species Day marks the day the last thylacine died in Tasmania. Under the Hodgman Government, much of our remaining native wildlife faces a similar fate.


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Tags: Health, Preventative Health, Pokies, Hospitals, Elective Surgery, Hobart Private Hospital

Labor Abandon Health as Paul Lennon's Grip Tightens

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 3 September 2019
After spending five years talking about the importance of health to Tasmanians, Labor appears to have abandoned their ‘top priority’.


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Tags: Primary Industries, Forests, Leatherwood, Honey Industry

Leatherwood Forests Must be Protected

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 September 2019
Last summer’s bushfires burned large tracts of native forest, including the leatherwood trees so critical to the honey industry.


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Tags: Fish Farms, Forests, Environment, Pokies, Pill Testing, Parks, World Heritage Area, Climate Emergency

Labor Leadership Failure

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 September 2019
In a time of climate emergency and growing social inequality, political parties need to work together to advance the public interest. Instead, Labor Leader, Rebecca White, is playing silly political games while the planet burns.


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Tags: Bushfires, Climate Emergency

East Coast Fire Danger Under Liberals

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 29 August 2019
Yesterday’s Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook has confirmed the worst fears for the East Coast of Tasmania, with ground conditions already above normal fire potential.


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Tags: Hobart Private Hospital, Healthscope

Hobart Private Lease a Gift to Healthscope's Cayman Island Investors

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 29 August 2019
The Hodgman Government has gifted the long-term lease of Hobart Private Hospital to Healthscope, now owned by Canadian company, Brookfield and controlled from an offshore tax haven in the Cayman Islands.


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Tags: Health, Budget Cuts

Courtney Must Rule Out Cruel Frontline Health Cuts

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 28 August 2019
Health Minister, Sarah Courtney must rule out elective surgery cuts for public health patients. She needs to take a stand against the heartless and financially senseless directive by Treasurer Gutwein, and focus on saving people’s lives and reducing suffering.


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Tags: Industrial Commission, Workers Rights, WorkSafe

Underfunding WorkSafe Risks Lives

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 August 2019
The Hodgman Government’s budget priorities are clearly affecting WorkSafe Tasmania’s ability to employ the necessary staff to safeguard workers’ health and safety.


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Tags: Climate Emergency

Premier Hodgman Needs to Stand with Strike for Climate Students

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 August 2019
With thousands of young Tasmanians expected to converge on Parliament’s lawns and Princes Square on 20 September, the Premier and his Liberal team need to stand with the kids.



Tags: Local Government, Foreign Influence, General Manager's Roll, Democracy

Local Government Legislation Review - Phase Two

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 August 2019
The Tasmanian Greens submission to phase 2 of the Local Government Legislation review.


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Tags: Democracy, Freedom of Speech, Protest

Incitement of Violence on Hong Kong Protesters Must be Condemned

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 August 2019
Cassy O'Connor speaks out over the Tasmanian Council for the Promotion of the Peaceful Reunification of China (CPPRC) reposting an article that states Hong Kong independence protesters should be ‘executed’.



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