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Tags: Pill Testing, Health, Young People

Labor Backflip on Protecting Young Lives

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 13 August 2019
The Labor Party’s decision to oppose Independent MLC, Ruth Forrest’s pill testing Motion makes it clear they’ve abandoned their party platform.

 

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Tags: Water Quality, Health, Derwent River

Government Responsible For Water Quality Fix

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 13 August 2019
Six million litres of untreated sewage was discharged into the Derwent River from the Macquarie Point Sewage Treatment Plant on Sunday, when back-up power failed. There was a disturbing, apparent eight-hour, delay in TasWater’s after-hours response.

 

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Tags: Democracy, Freedom of Speech

Pro-Beijing Forces on UTAS Campus Tear Down Lennon Wall

Cassy O'Connor MP - 8 August 2019
Cassy O'Connor speaks out over pro-Beijing students tearing down the symbolic Lennon Wall at UTAS.

 

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Tags: Environment, Waste, Recycling, Container Deposit Scheme, Waste Levy

Gutwein Fails to Act on Recycling Crisis

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 8 August 2019
Last Friday, the company that collects recyclables from five southern councils, SKM Recycling, was declared insolvent. Without an immediate intervention, this means kerbside recycling from those councils will be destined for landfill.

 

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Tags: GMOs, Primary Industries, Agriculture, Biosecurity, SDN-1 Deregulation

Barnett's Weasel Words on SDN1 Deregulation

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 August 2019
Today’s announcement that the moratorium on Genetically Modified Organisms would be extended by 10 years is welcome news.

 

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Tags: Housing, Homelessness, Rent Caps, Affordable Housing

Greens Push for Parliament to Tackle Rent Gouging Succeeds

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 August 2019
Housing availability and affordability in Tasmania is getting worse, pushing more people in to homelessness.

 

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Tags: Water Quality, Water, Environment, Algal Blooms

Drinking Water Risks Dismissed by Gutwein

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 7 August 2019
Environment Minister, Peter Gutwein, today refused to investigate the alleged continued failure by the Environment Protection Authority to detect repeatedly high nutrient and bacteria levels flowing into Hobart’s drinking water supply.

 

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Tags: Nazi Memorabilia

Nazi Memorabilia Auction

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 August 2019
News that Nazi memorabilia is being auctioned in Tasmania against the wishes of the Jewish community is of deep concern.  We urge the auction house to reconsider its apparent determination to sell these offensive reminders of one of the darkest, most murderous chapters in human history.

 

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Tags: Climate Emergency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Carbon Storage

Tasmania's Carbon Emissions Going Up

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 August 2019
Between 2016 and 2017, emissions from all major sectors have gone up. Tasmania’s total carbon emissions grew by 1.2 million tonnes in 2016.

 

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Tags: Environment, Native Wildlife, Crop Protection Permits

Wild Swan Slaughter Must End

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 31 July 2019
Environment Minister, Peter Gutwein, refused to take responsibility for Tasmania’s native swans, while the Primary Industries Minister dismissed the need to investigate their large-scale slaughter.

 

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Tags: Pokies, Political Donations, Gambling Industry, Glenorchy RSL

Liberals and Labor in Lock Step on Pokies

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 July 2019
The lies and corruption at the heart of the 2018 State Election were laid bare by the sudden closure of the Glenorchy RSL a fortnight ago. Glenorchy RSL staff and veterans were used and abused by the Liberals and the gambling industry, then spat out and forgotten after the election.

 

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Tags: Animal Welfare, VDL Dairy, Animal Cruelty, Whistleblowers

VDL Animal Cruelty Claims Require Strong Action

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 July 2019
Persistent allegations of cruelty and neglect at VDL dairies demand an urgent, sustained response from Biosecurity Tasmania. Yet in Parliament today, the Minister responsible for animal welfare refused to commit to unannounced visits to each of VDL’s multiple farms in the North West.

 

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Tags: Environment, Native Wildlife, Animal Cruelty, Animal Welfare, Bonorong

Wallaby Cruelty Must be Condemned

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 July 2019
There is no excuse for the abuse of animals. The actions of those individuals who maimed two defenceless wallabies, by shooting them with a bow and arrow, are despicable.

 

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Tags: Health, Listeria

Listeria Deaths Linked to Tasmanian Salmon

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 24 July 2019
The Tasmanian Government must undertake a thorough investigation of salmon farming processes as a matter of urgency, following advice that Tasmanian salmon has been confirmed as the source of a deadly listeria outbreak on the mainland.

 

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Tags: Pill Testing, Health, Festivals, Drug Policy, Young People, Party in the Paddock

Courtney in Pill Testing Spotlight

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 July 2019
Hobart City Council’s vote in support of pill testing puts new Health Minister, Sarah Courtney, in the spotlight.

 

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