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Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 November 2019
Tags: Parliament, Political Leadership, Alternative Budget

Labor and Liberal Leadership Stagnant

As it draws to a close, 2019 has been an uninspiring Parliamentary year from the old parties, defined by a vacuum in policy and leadership. Today was a quintessential example of where they are going wrong.


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Rosalie Woodruff MP - 13 November 2019
Tags: Bushfires, Fire Management, Tasmanian Fire Service, Scamander, Climate Emergency

Shelton Shows Disturbing Climate Ignorance

Once again, the Minister to Police, Fire and Emergency Management dodged questions about how many Tasmania Fire Service remote area firefighters are available to be mobilised if a fire breaks out.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 November 2019
Tags: Parks, Parks EOIs, Lake Malbena, World Heritage Area, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Wilderness, Reserve Activity Assessments

Lake Malbena Decision a Mess of the Liberals' Making

The Federal Court’s decision to set aside the determination that the Lake Malbena proposal was not a ‘controlled action’ under national environment law sits solely with the Liberals.


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Rosalie Woodruff MP - 12 November 2019
Tags: Bushfires, Remote Area Firefighters, Fire Management, Climate Emergency

Shelton Fails to Reassure Tasmanians on Bushfire Preparedness

When asked this morning, the Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management, Mark Shelton, refused to disclose when our full contingent of Tasmania Fire Service remote area firefighters will be ready to be deployed. Nor would he disclose why he has failed to skill up volunteer crews for remote firefighting.


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Rosalie Woodruff MP - 8 November 2019
Tags: Pill Testing, Health, Festivals

NSW Coroner Recommends Immediate Action on Pill Testing

New South Wales deputy state coroner, Harriet Grahame, has examined the tragic deaths at music festivals, and today passed down her straightforward and compassionate findings. 


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 8 November 2019
Tags: Pokies, Monopoly Deed, Federal Group

Farrell Family Leeching Millions at the Expense of Disadvantaged Tasmanians

The Federal Group’s after-tax profit of $17M is primarily drawn from around 3,500 poker machines deliberately placed in the most economically disadvantaged communities.


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Rosalie Woodruff MP - 29 October 2019
Tags: Health, Drug Policy, Ice Pipes, Pill Testing, HIV

Labor Back Liberals in the Failed 'War on Drugs'

The Liberals’ ban on the sale of ice pipes passed through the House of Assembly this afternoon with the support of the Labor Party. The passage of this legislation effectively undermines Australia’s decades-long, harm reduction drug policies.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 October 2019
Tags: Ashley Youth Detention Centre, Children, Child Safety

Jaensch Confirms by Omission His Office Requested Ashley Redactions

In a shameful Parliamentary display, the Minister responsible for the Ashley Youth Detention Centre refused to honestly answer a simple, direct question from the Greens on who directed the independent Custodial Inspector to black out the most politically damaging findings of his damning report in to Ashley.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 October 2019
Tags: Children, Ashley Youth Detention Centre, Youth Justice

Liberals' Clumsy Attempts to Cover Up Ashley Scandal

The Liberals have attempted, and failed, to redact some of the shameful results of an independent inspection of Ashley Youth Detention Centre. This raises a series of extremely serious questions about potential Ministerial interference to cover up a scandal at Ashley.


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Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 October 2019
Tags: Health, Drug Policy, Ice Pipes, HIV

Ice Pipe Ban Bill Puts Lives at Risk

The Health Minister, Sarah Courtney, today tabled a Bill to ban the sale of ice pipes that, if passed, will put people’s lives at further risk.


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Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 October 2019
Tags: Twamley Dam, Water, East Coast, Drought, Climate Emergency, Fish Farms, Prosser Pipeline

Gutwein Refuses to Rule Out Further Public Funds for Twamley Dam

Treasurer Peter Gutwein refused to rule out committing further public funding to bail out the now-precarious Twamley Dam and Prosser pipeline construction projects on the drought-ridden East Coast.


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Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 October 2019
Tags: Climate Emergency, Coal Mining

Labor and the Liberals Vote Against Ban on New Coal Mines

Labor and Liberals undermine The Greens’ motion in Parliament called for a straightforward, urgently needed, ban on new thermal coal mines in Tasmania.


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Rosalie Woodruff MP - 15 October 2019
Tags: Bushfires, Climate Emergency, Community Safety

Liberal Spin Won't Protect Communities from Bushfires

Volunteers on the frontline of bushfire protection are preparing for another major fire season, but the only firefighting effort the Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Services is attempting is political.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 October 2019
Tags: Coal Mining, Climate Emergency, Carbon Storage, Tourism

Premier Backs In New Coal Projects for Tasmania

Tasmania’s future is clearly not in coal mining, but you wouldn’t know that from the Premier’s contribution in Question Time today.


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Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 October 2019
Tags: Housing, Homelessness, Short Stay Accommodation

Housing Expo Ignores Airbnb Problem

The Liberals' Housing and Homelessness Expo is an exercise in window dressing that will do nothing to address the housing crisis.


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