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Tags: Legislation, Coronavirus

Covid-19 Disease Emergency (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2020

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 March 2020
Madam Speaker, this is, without question, the most consequential and sweeping legislation of powers parliament has debated. It is huge legislation that will have significant impact on the lives of many Tasmanians.

 

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Tags: Legislation

Brickmakers Point Landslip Bill 2020

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 March 2020
am certain that the local residents in Deviot will be relieved that this legislation is going through the parliament four years after the landslip in that area on the West Tamar.

 

Speech

Tags: Coronavirus, Legislation, Treasury, State Budget

Cognate debate on COVID-19 financial bills

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 March 2020
Madam Deputy Speaker, on the way to work this morning we drove past the Centrelink offices in Hobart and as it is with Centrelink offices right around the country, the queue was stretching all the way down Barrack Street. It was deeply confronting.

 

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Tags: Coronavirus, Schools

COVID-19 School Closures

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 March 2020
How can it be that sending a child to school with hundreds of other children is not a risk but letting a child out to play with one or two other children is?

 

Question

Tags: Coronavirus, Schools

COVID-19 School Closures

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 24 March 2020
Medical evidence and the experience of other countries in the grip of COVID-19 tells us every day we delay effective social distancing is a day too long.

 

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Tags: Legislation, Justice

Justice Legislation Amendments (Criminal Responsibility) Bill 2020

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 March 2020
I want to speak about the sort of tragic circumstances that have led to this bill coming before us today.

 

Question

Tags: Coronavirus, Community Safety, Schools, Health

COVID-19 - School Closures

Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 March 2020
Today you have declared a state of emergency, a clear acknowledgment of the great danger COVID-19 poses to our island community. On behalf of every vulnerable Tasmania I say thank you.

 

Question

Tags: Coronavirus, Schools

COVID-19 Request for School Closures

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 March 2020
ANMF Tasmania has added its voice to the growing number of teachers, parents and medical professionals calling for our schools to be closed.

 

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Tags: Legislation, Justice

Criminal Code Amendment (Sexual Abuse Terminology) Bill 2020

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 March 2020
Madam Deputy Speaker, I rise to provide the Greens' support on the changes to the terminology in a number of subsections to section 124 of the Criminal Code.

 

Question

Tags: Coronavirus, Health, Community Safety

COVID-19 - Tasmanian Access Card

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 18 March 2020
People are asked to fill out a Tasmanian Arrival Card when they land but this is only a voluntary self-declaration process.

 

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Tags: Legislation, Crime, Justice

Evidence Amendment Bill 2020 - Second Reading

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 18 March 2020
I will commence my second reading comments on behalf of the Greens to say that we will be supporting this Evidence Amendment Bill 2020.

 

Speech

Tags: Coronavirus, Community Safety

Adjournment - Tasmanian Access Card COVID-19

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 18 March 2020
In Question Time this morning we asked the Premier about the travel arrival cards and the lack of resourcing and follow-up that is occurring at the airport. We are very concerned that this is a first-line prevention measure which must be undertaken properly.

 

Question

Tags: Coronavirus, Community Safety

COVID-19 - Assistance for Vulnerable People

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 March 2020
We agree the economy will need help as a result of this pandemic but, like many Tasmanians, we are worried about what happens to the most vulnerable in our community in the event of a wider outbreak and shutdown.

 

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Tags: Coronavirus, Schools

Adjournment - COVID-19 Concerns in Educational Facilities

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 March 2020
Madam Speaker, I rise to make a contribution on the adjournment in relation to the pandemic and one aspect of the response and to update the House that a short time ago I read in the Sydney Morning Herald that Sydney has reported 50 new positive cases in the past 24 hours.

 

Question

Tags: Coronavirus, Health

COVID-19 - Protection Measures

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 March 2020
On current growth rates, the now 400 cases today in Australia of COVID-19 would become 10 000 by 4 April, in just a few weeks' time.

 

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