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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?

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.

Tags: Coronavirus, Schools


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.

Tags: Coronavirus, Community Safety, Schools, Health


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.

Tags: Coronavirus, Schools


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.

Tags: Coronavirus, 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.

Tags: Coronavirus, Health, Community Safety


COVID-19 - Restrictions

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 March 2020
In an open letter to the Health minister, more than 140 doctors have warned of impending disaster implored Government to do more before there is rapid community transmission.

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.

Tags: Coronavirus, Health


Activities of WorkSafe Tasmania Regulator

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 March 2020
On your watch Tasmania's Workplace Health and Safety Regulator has explicitly targeted the Bob Brown Foundation, the first time unlawfully, and the second attempt yesterday with a threatened $50 000 fine.

Tags: WorkSafe, Protest


Duck Hunting Season

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 5 March 2020
The opening of the annual duck shooting season starts this long weekend. Native ducks will be blasted out of the skies in the name of sport.

Tags: Hunting, Native Wildlife


Donations Disclosure Laws

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 March 2020
While your predecessor agreed to reform and review the Electoral Act, tepid and drawn out though it is, you appear to have walked away from any strengthening of Tasmania's nation-leading weakest donations disclosure laws.

Tags: Political Donations, Electoral Reform, Gambling Industry


WorkSafe Tasmania Referral of Bob Brown Foundation

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 4 March 2020
You and Mr Barnett issued a joint media statement on the morning of 21 February that stated that you had referred the alleged unsafe workplace behaviours of the Bob Brown Foundation to WorkSafe Tasmania.

Tags: WorkSafe, Protest, Anti-Protest Laws


Protection of TFA Reserved Forests

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 March 2020
According the peer-reviewed 2013 Tasmanian forest carbon study, this island's forests are expected to sequester around 3 million to 4 million tonnes of carbon every year for the next 30 years.

Tags: TFA Forests, Climate Emergency


WorkSafe Tasmania Prohibition Notice on Bob Brown Foundation

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 March 2020
Did the Attorney-General or Mr Barnett give you the heads up about the prohibition notice that WorkSafe Tasmania tried, unlawfully as it turns out, to slap on the Bob Brown Foundation?

Tags: WorkSafe, Protest, Anti-Protest Laws


Hodgman Government's Legacy

Cassy O'Connor MP - 28 November 2019
Cassy O'Connor questions the Premier over a year of failings.

Tags: Pokies, Climate Emergency, Aboriginal Tasmanians, Health, Bushfires, Homelessness, Extinction



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