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Question - 16 September 2021

Protest, Climate Emergency

Climate Change - Young People and Mental Health Concerns

Minister, young people across the planet are suffering enormous anxiety and distress over the climate crisis.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Climate Emergency, Children and Young People


Question - 16 September 2021

Protest, Climate Emergency

Anti-protest Laws - Classification of Protesters

We have now had a chance to take a good look at the Government's proposed amendments to the nasty anti protest laws which were found to be unconstitutional.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Anti-Protest Laws, Protest, Freedom of Speech


Question - 15 September 2021

Air View of Houses

Tasmanian Residential Rental Property Owners Association

The Tasmanian Residential Rental Property Owners Association spent much of the state election promoting the Liberal Party and its candidate, Simon Behrakis.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Housing Crisis, Tenant Rights, Subsidies


Question - 15 September 2021

Logged Forest, Tarkine

Native Forest Logging

Young Tasmanians overwhelmingly want an end to native forest logging. They want that carbon kept in the ground in order for them to have a safe climate future.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Native Forest Logging, Children and Young People, Climate Emergency


Question - 14 September 2021

Parliament House, Tasmania

Ashley Youth Detention Centre - Future Use of Site

In three years' time, Ashley will finally close its doors as a place of abuse and sadness for young people.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Ashley Youth Detention Centre, Northern Prison


Question - 14 September 2021

Prison, Barbed-Wire Fence

Ashley Youth Detention Centre - Safety of Children

Given the history of the systematic brutalisation of children at Ashley we think more detail is needed.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Ashley Youth Detention Centre, Justice


Question - 2 September 2021

Swift Parrot

Threatened Species Unit

Over the last seven years your Government has cut the Threatened Species Unit to a shadow of its former self.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Threatened Species, Environment, State Budget


Question - 2 September 2021

Greyhound, Lying Down

Office of Racing Integrity Issues

About 20 Office of Racing Integrity staff have left since 2018 and the ABC reports many vacancies around the field. Morale is at an all time low.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Office of Racing Integrity, Greyhound Racing, TasRacing


Question - 1 September 2021

A family of tenants in their front yard.

Tasmanian Residential Rental Property Owners Association - Government Funding

The incorporation documents for this association show their only current office bearer is Ms Louise Elliot, the president and public officer.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Housing Crisis, State Budget


Question - 1 September 2021

Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Griffin Management Review - Police Handling of Child Sex Abuse Claims

Clearly there has been a culture in at least parts of Tasmania Police where victims or witnesses reporting sexual abuse have not been taken seriously.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Commission of Inquiry, Child Abuse, Police


Question - 31 August 2021

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Budget 2021-22 - Tasmanian Residential Property Owners Association

This year's Budget includes funding of $100 000 over two years for the Tasmanian Residential Property Owners Association.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Housing, State Budget


Question - 31 August 2021

Houses, Construction

Social Housing Supply

The Budget papers reveal the consequences of seven years of underfunding social housing supply.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Housing Crisis, Housing, State Budget


Question - 26 August 2021

Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Hospital Emergency Department Staffing

The Department of Health dashboard for June shows the number of patients seen on time in our emergency departments was the lowest ever.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Emergency Department, Health Crisis, Health


Question - 26 August 2021

Mental Health, Man on Couch

Climate Crisis Effects on Mental Health

The United Nations said greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel burning and deforestation are choking our planet and putting billions of people at risk.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Climate Emergency, Mental Health


Question - 25 August 2021

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Carbon Storage in Tasmanian Forests

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has just released the most urgent and frightening scientific report in human history.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Forests, Climate Emergency, IPCC


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