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Tags: Pokies, Veterans, Glenorchy RSL

Glenorchy RSL Closure Lays Bare Liberals' Pokies Lies

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 July 2019
The lies and corruption at the heart of the 2018 State Election has been laid bare by the sudden closure of the Glenorchy RSL.

 

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Tags: Pokies, Political Donations, Federal Group

Tasmanian Battlers Continue to Bleed Money to Federal Group

Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 July 2019
The latest Tasmanian Gaming Commission data reveals that in the month of April alone, $1.5 million was poured into the EGMs in Glenorchy.

 

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Tags: Firearms Inquiry, National Firearms Agreement, Community Safety, Gun Control

Shelton Must Rule Out Weakening Gun Laws

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 2 July 2019
Today’s swearing in of Mark Shelton as Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management halts the work of the Parliamentary inquiry into Tasmania’s gun laws. The report of the Committee will be delayed due to Mr Shelton stepping down, just as it was when former MP Adam Brooks’ resigned earlier this year. 

 

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Tags: Disability, National Disability Insurance Scheme

Tasmanians With Disability Let Down in Reshuffle

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 July 2019
An estimated 10 600 Tasmanians will now be eligible to receive services and supports, with the rollout of the full National Disability Insurance Scheme from today.

 

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Tags: Waste, Environment, Waste Levy

Liberals' Waste Plan Without Action

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 29 June 2019
The Liberals had the chance to make a bold statement and a tangible difference when it comes to tackling waste in Tasmania, but their plan falls far short of what’s needed. 

 

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Tags: Animal Welfare, Dairy Industry, Primary Industries

Huge Questions Hang Over VDL Animal Welfare

Cassy O'Connor MP - 28 June 2019
When twenty senior farm managers put their serious concerns about animal welfare in writing, government must pay attention.

 

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Tags: Child Safety, Vulnerable Children

Hodgman's Child Safety Leadership Failure

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 June 2019
The Premier and his Treasurer have conceded defeat on public sector wage negotiations and referred the matter to the Tasmanian Industrial Commission.

 

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Tags: Begging, Poverty

Minister Ferguson Does the Right Thing on Begging

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 June 2019
The Greens warmly welcome Police Minister, Michael Ferguson’s announcement that he will introduce legislation to remove the offence of begging from the statutes.

 

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Tags: Health, Allied Health, Hospitals

Allied Health Professionals' Plea Must Be Heard

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 25 June 2019
HACSU’s Allied Health Professionals sub-branch letter to all political leaders paints a disturbing picture about the impact on patients and staff from chronic underfunding of services. 

 

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Tags: Threatened Species, Swift Parrot, Forests, Extinction

National Spotlight on Tasmania's Swift Parrot Shame

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 25 June 2019
The Hodgman Government’s refusal to protect the swift parrot was front and centre on the national stage during last night’s Four Corners program. Bird experts confirmed, once again, that habitat destruction is increasing the risk of extinction for the swift parrot.

 

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Tags: Housing, Homelessness, Housing Crisis, Housing Debt

Senator Abetz, the Hardest of Hearts

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 June 2019
Liberal Senator, Eric Abetz, needs to get out of his office more and talk to Tasmanians who are homeless or desperately searching for a place to live.

 

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Tags: Housing, Homelessness, Housing Crisis, Tenant Rights, Supreme Court

Liberals' Housing Protection Racket

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 June 2019
The Liberals have used their numbers once again to prevent debate on the capacity of another failing Minister. This time, Housing Minister, Roger Jaensch. 

 

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Tags: Cable Car, kunanyi/Mt Wellington, Hobart, Aboriginal Tasmanians, Hobart City Council

MWCC Moves In on kunanyi, Facing Public Opposition

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 June 2019
The 6,000 or more Tasmanians who gathered in protest in the foothills of kunanyi/Mt Wellington last May stand ready to defend the mountain from the Mt Wellington Cableway Company and their enablers in both the major parties.

 

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Tags: Housing, Homelessness, Housing Tasmania, Evictions, Tenant Rights, Supreme Court

Premier and Housing Minister Dig In Over Unfair Evictions

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 June 2019
The full bench of the Supreme Court last week upheld an earlier ruling that Housing Tasmania tenants are entitled to natural justice. 

 

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Tags: Container Deposit Scheme, Environment, Marine Environment

Greens Welcome Long Delayed Container Deposit Scheme

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 6 June 2019
The Greens welcome news that the government is finally planning to implement a container deposit scheme for Tasmania.

 

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