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Motion

Tags: Climate Strike, Greta Thunberg, Extinction

Greens Motion - Climate Strike

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 September 2019
We brought this motion forward to give every member of the House an opportunity to tell young Tasmanians that they stand with them in their fight for a safe climate.

 

Motion

Tags: Education, Australian Education Union, Social Enterprise, Speech Pathology, NAPLAN, Colleges, Efficiency Dividend

Liberal Motion - Extension School Program

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 September 2019
Madam Speaker, I always have great faith in our young people, in their capacity to learn and to grow and to be active in our community and to drive change.

 

Question

Tags: Native Forest Logging

Logging in High Conservation Value Forests

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 September 2019
Cassy O'Connor questions the Minister over the requests of the Forest Industries Association in a recent meeting.

 

Speech

Tags: Foreign Influence, Chinese Communist Party, Foreign Investment

Adjournment - George Town Airport Sale

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 September 2019
Cassy O'Connor speaks during the adjournment on issues associated with the sale of George Town Airport to a Chinese company.

 

Motion

Tags: Hydrogen

Labor Motion - Hydrogen Strategy

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 25 September 2019
We support the bulk of this motion. We support where it is coming from, which is looking ahead, planning for the future, thinking about renewable energy futures for Tasmania and jobs that will be needed, in this case in the north, because of the changing requirements we have in industry in Tasmania, particularly to phase out fossil fuels rapidly and altogether.

 

Speech

Tags: Greta Thunberg, Budget Cuts, Extinction

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Budget Cuts

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 25 September 2019
Madam Deputy Speaker, we have sat in this parliament - those of us who have been here for five-and-a-half years under this Liberal Government - and watched as the Treasurer has practiced his dark arts of sneakiness, deception and dishonesty, cruel cuts, and then overlaid with that, amazing spin.

 

Question

Tags: Climate Strike, Tasmanian Forest Agreement, TFA Forests

Logging in High Conservation Value Forests

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 September 2019
The reason Tasmania's emissions profile looks as good as it does is in significant part due to the work of the conservation movement over decades because we got the loggers out of more than half a million hectares of high conservation value carbon-banking forests.

 

Speech

Tags: Bushfires

Adjournment - Bushfire Risk

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 25 September 2019
Madam Deputy Speaker, I rise to raise some concerns shared with us by Margaretta Pos, a resident of the east coast who lives in the Falmouth area. She has written to us and to the Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage about her concerns about the bushfire risk in the Falmouth area and the whole of the east coast.

 

Speech

Tags: Climate Emergency, Climate Strike, Great Barrier Reef

Adjournment - Global Climate Strike

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 September 2019
Cassy O'Connor speaks during the Adjournment on the Global Climate Strike, and discusses the Liberal and Labor parties failure to support a climate emergency declaration.

 

Speech

Tags: GMO Moratorium, SDN-1 Deregulation, Legislation, Great Western Tiers, CRISPR, Honey Industry

Genetically Modified Organisms Control Amendment Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 September 2019
We commend the minister for ensuring that the moratorium is extended. We also commend the minister for his advocacy at a national level in relation to the decision not to regulate SDN-1 and RNA-derived genetic organisms.

 

Speech

Tags: Democracy, Accountability, Standing Orders, Dorothy Dixer

Sessional Orders Amendment

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 September 2019
Cassy O'Connor moves to amend the sessional orders to provide for the following - "Notwithstanding the provisions of standing order 48, the Speaker shall ensure the time taken to ask a question does not exceed one minute and the time taken to answer a question does not exceed four minutes."

 

Question

Tags: Climate Emergency, Climate Strike

Climate Change Strike - Presence of Liberal Ministers

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 September 2019
Cassy O'Connor questions the premier over the absence of Liberal Ministers at Global Climate Strike events.

 

Speech

Tags: Royal Commission on Institutional Responses to Childhood Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Catholic Church

Justice Legislation Amendment (Organisational Liability for Child Abuse) Bill 2019

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 September 2019
Cassy's second reading speech for the Justice Legislation Amendment (Organisational Liability for Child Abuse) Bill 2019, implementing a range of recommendations from the Royal Commission on Institutional Responses to Childhood Sexual Abuse.

 

Speech

Tags: Climate Emergency, Greta Thunberg, Extinction

Adjournment - United Nations Climate Action Summit

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 24 September 2019
Rosalie Woodruff speaks during the Adjournment on the Prime Minister's absence from the UN Climate Action Summit.

 

Speech

Tags: Corrections, Recidivism, Breaking the Cycle

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Community Safety

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 24 September 2019
Madam Deputy Speaker, I am surprised that Labor did not jump up because they are certainly frothing at the mouth on this matter. I start by thanking the Tasmanian Police for their excellent work in apprehending the prisoner who was at large.

 

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