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Speech - 25 March 2021

Prison, Barbed-Wire Fence

Ashley Youth Detention Centre Management Issues

What Mr Jaensch did this morning in question time was avoid answering the question and pretend he did not know which specific allegations we were raising.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Ashley Youth Detention Centre


Legislation - 25 March 2021

Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Electricity Safety Bill 2020

We have a situation where the combination of bushfires, overhead power lines, particularly distribution lines, and climate change is rapidly evolving.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Energy, Community Safety, Legislation


Legislation - 25 March 2021

Justice, Scales and Gavel

Justice and Related Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2020

I thank the staff who gave me a very good briefing on this bill and outlined the many changes it will bring into law.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Justice, Legislation


Legislation - 25 March 2021

Drugs

Alcohol and Drug Dependency Repeal Bill 2019

The Alcohol and Drug Dependency Act of 1968 is manifestly out of date and out of step with the current community expectations.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Legislation, Drug Policy


Motion - 25 March 2021

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Leave to Suspend Standing Orders

In 2016, five years ago now, the independent Noetic report, made it abundantly clear that the Ashley Youth Detention Centre is failing young people.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Ashley Youth Detention Centre


Motion - 25 March 2021

Parliament House, Tasmania

Leave to Suspend Standing Orders

Three people have been stood down from AYDC including one person on a serious allegation of a sexual act with a child.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Ashley Youth Detention Centre


Question - 25 March 2021

Prison, Man Gripping Bars

Ashley Youth Detention Centre - Allegations of Abuse

We understand the Serious Event Review Team was alerted, as was Child Safety Services.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Ashley Youth Detention Centre


Question - 25 March 2021

Prison, Barbed-Wire Fence

Ashley Youth Detention Centre - Allegations of Abuse

In January 2020, management of Ashley Youth Detention Centre were made aware of potential historical rape allegation.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Ashley Youth Detention Centre, Commission of Inquiry, Child Abuse


Speech - 24 March 2021

Air View of Houses

Residential Rent Increases

The ACT model, which is a modest policy approach of rent increases being restrained to CPI plus 10 per cent of CPI, has been in place since 1997.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Tenant Rights, Housing Crisis


Speech - 24 March 2021

Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Impacts of Salmon Farming on Tasmanian Native Marine Life

We received some very shocking RTI today about some devastating impacts of salmon farming on Tasmanian native marine life and birds.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Fish Farms, Marine Environment


Speech - 24 March 2021

Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Forestry Protests - Legislation

To demonise a group, that is one step down the road toward authoritarianism.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Protest, Anti-Protest Laws, Forests, Parks


Legislation - 24 March 2021

Air View of Houses

Residential Tenancy (Rent Control) Amendment Bill 2021

The Residential Tenancy (Rent Control) Amendment Bill 2021 replaces the current unworkable rent control provisions in the Residential Tenancy Act of 1997.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Housing, Tenant Rights, Housing Crisis


Legislation - 24 March 2021

Law Books

Food Amendment Bill 2020

The aim of the act, as the minister stated, is that it is not only safe but is suitable for human consumption.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Legislation, Food Security


Speech - 24 March 2021

Womens March, 'A Woman's Place is In the Resistance' Sign

Women's Rights

Women in Australia are angry. We have had a gutful. We are sick of the false promises, we are sick of the crocodile tears, we are sick of the confected empathy.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Women, Political Leadership


Question - 24 March 2021

LGBTI Flags

Coroner's Office - Recognition of Legal Status of Relationships

In 2015 Mr Ben Jago was refused the status of senior next of kin by the Tasmanian Coroner, despite having that status under the Relationships Act.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Human Rights, LGBTI, Discrimination, Anti-Discrimination Act


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