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Question - 7 May 2020


Planning Documents

COVID-19 - Major Projects Legislation

Cassy O'Connor MP - Regrettably, the Government is trying to make divisive and flawed major projects legislation the centrepiece of Tasmania's recovery.
Tags: Major Projects, Planning, Coronavirus, Economy


Speech - 7 May 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Adjournment - Leatherwood Logging

Cassy O'Connor MP - The leatherwood tree is found only in Tasmania. It grows in cool temperate rainforests that occur in mossy forests along the north west, the west coasts and down into the south west of Tasmania, that is the wetter parts of Tasmania.
Tags: Leatherwood, Honey Industry, Native Forest Logging


Question - 7 May 2020


Doctor with Patient

COVID-19 - Concerns of North-West Doctors

Rosalie Woodruff MP - North-west doctors have been at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic. They have been risking their personal safety, working day after day, caring for sick patients.
Tags: Coronavirus, North West Tasmania, Native Forest Logging


Speech - 7 May 2020


City Planners Around Table

Adjournment - Fire Tower Road Development, Koonya

Rosalie Woodruff MP - I make some comments about a development application at Fire Tower Road, Koonya, on the Tasman Peninsula. Submissions to the Tasman Council closed today.
Tags: Planning, Tasman Peninsula


Speech - 7 May 2020


Science Lab

Matter of Public importance - COVID-19

Rosalie Woodruff MP - Amidst the work that these people are doing and continue to do for people in the north-west, for all of us, in keeping us safe in this pandemic, they also recognise the importance of looking to the future, as are we all.
Tags: Coronavirus, Health, Climate Emergency


Speech - 6 May 2020


Fallow Deer

Adjournment - Fallow Deer

Cassy O'Connor MP - We are now in a situation in 2020 where the Department of Primary Industries, Parks and Water and the Environment Game Management Branch really has no idea how many fallow deer there are in Tasmania.
Tags: Deer, Environment, Invasive Species


Speech - 6 May 2020


Law Books

COVID-19 Disease Emergency (Commercial Leases) Bill 2020 - Second Reading

Cassy O'Connor MP - The Greens recognise that formulating this bill and balancing the interests that are contained within it has been challenging for the Government and the Office of Parliamentary Counsel.
Tags: Legislation, Coronavirus


Question - 6 May 2020


Air View of Houses

COVID-19 Commercial and Residential Tenancy Protections

Cassy O'Connor MP - We recognise this state has moved to freeze evictions and rent increases for residential tenants, in part due to the advocacy of the Greens, but they will be substantially less protected than business people leasing commercial premises.
Tags: Coronavirus, Tenant Rights, Evictions, Rent Caps


Speech - 6 May 2020


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Adjournment - Coronavirus Impacts on Economy

Rosalie Woodruff MP - Over the next week or two we will be making some very large decisions about where we head in the near future, indeed until a vaccine becomes available for coronavirus, and that is likely to take another 18 months
Tags: Coronavirus, Economy


Speech - 6 May 2020


Science Lab

Matter Of Public Importance - COVID-19 Pandemic

Rosalie Woodruff MP - On Friday we will hear from the National Cabinet the result of their views about where we are going to head in Australia as we look to the prospect of easing the social restrictions that have been in place for about six weeks now.
Tags: Coronavirus, Community Safety


Question - 6 May 2020


Doctor with Face Mask

COVID-19 - Implementation of Recommendations

Rosalie Woodruff MP - The north-west COVID-19 outbreak has been devastating for the families of people who died and hugely affected the 5000 people who went into quarantine.
Tags: Coronavirus, Hospitals, North West Tasmania, Health, Community Safety


Speech - 1 May 2020


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Matter of Public importance - COVID-19 Update

Cassy O'Connor MP - That piece of legislation handed government enormous powers. It had to be scrutinised. It should have been amended. It clearly needed amending because the Government accepted our first amendment and made it their own.
Tags: Coronavirus, Legislation, Political Leadership, Dorothy Dixer


Speech - 1 May 2020


Science Lab

Matter of Public importance - COVID-19 Update

Rosalie Woodruff MP - Some of us would have heard stories late last year of a mysterious virus coming out of Wuhan, China. It trickled out in the newsfeed for a few months and was barely recognised as an issue.
Tags: Coronavirus, China, Ruby Princess, Hospitals, Community Safety


Speech - 30 April 2020


Hospital Bed

Ministerial statement - Update of Government COVID-19 Response

Cassy O'Connor MP - We are witnessing the most profound social and economic shock I believe that this island has experienced since the Great Depression.
Tags: Coronavirus


Speech - 30 April 2020


Parliament House, Tasmania

Motion without Notice - COVID-19 Related Standing and Sessional Order Adjustments

Cassy O'Connor MP - We recognise that we are in extraordinary times as a parliament and we very much appreciate the decision to return parliament, albeit in a very restricted manner.
Tags: Coronavirus, Standing Orders, Dorothy Dixer


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