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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


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


Question - 24 March 2021

Protest, Climate Emergency

Anti-Protest Laws

We have here leaked correspondence which makes clear the startling overreach behind these laws, which were found unconstitutional by the High Court.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Democracy, Anti-Protest Laws, Protest, Freedom of Speech


Question - 23 March 2021

Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Electoral Reforms

Will you bring electoral reform legislation to parliament before Tasmanians go to the polls, whenever that is?
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Electoral Reform, Democracy


Question - 23 March 2021

Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Electoral Reform Legislation

What we do not know is the source of 92 per cent of Liberal Party donations received in the year 2019-20.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Electoral Reform, Democracy, Political Donations, Donation Disclosure


Question - 18 March 2021

Ambulance, Interior

Ambulance Tasmania - Death of Paramedic

The evidence presented to the coronial inquiry into the death of an Ambulance Tasmania (AT) paramedic makes shocking reading.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Ambulances, Paramedics, Sexism


Question - 18 March 2021

Air View of Houses

Housing and Rental Affordability

The Real Estate Institute of Australia says Tasmania's rental affordability is now the worst in the nation.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Housing, Affordable Housing, Housing Crisis


Question - 17 March 2021

Sad Horse

Harness Racing - Use of Whips

On Saturday night a harness racer won race 7 in the Tasmania Cup after whipping his horse heavily for the duration and using a cruel practice called hocking.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Horse Racing, TasRacing, Animal Welfare


Question - 17 March 2021

Vocational Training, Man Teaching Young Man Woodwork

TasTAFE - Proposed Corporatisation

Despite this constant erosion of funding, TasTAFE has the highest student satisfaction rate and some of the highest apprentice completion rates in the country.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: TasTAFE


Question - 16 March 2021

Sad Horse

Harness Racing - Use of Whips

Local harness racer, Gavin Kelly, has been slapped with a $1000 fine for refusing to use a whip on his horses during races.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Horse Racing, TasRacing, Animal Welfare


Question - 16 March 2021

Bushfire, Active Blaze

Forestry Burn in the Styx Area

On the Saturday of the Labour Day long weekend, Forestry Tasmania set fire to a logged coup in the Styx.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Logging Burns, Forestry Tasmania, Native Forest Logging


Question - 4 March 2021

Chestnut Teal Ducks

Duck Shooting Season

In 2019, waterbird population surveys across eastern mainland states found numbers of birds in areas of wetlands were the lowest since counts began in 1983.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Native Ducks, Hunting


Question - 4 March 2021

Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

World Heritage Area - Halls Island - Leases Resigned

On 19 January 2018, just before the last state election, the Government signed off on the leases over Reg Hall's Hut and over the entirety of Halls Island.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Lake Malbena, Privatisation, Parks EOIs


Question - 3 March 2021

Justice, Scales and Gavel

Citta Hobart Pty Ltd & Anor v Cawthorn - Tasmanian Government Intervention

The Government is siding with a developer discriminating against people with a disability in a court case.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Disability, Discrimination


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