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Question - 3 December 2020

Logged Forest, Tarkine

Swift Parrot - Decline in Numbers - Logging of Habitat

The news from ANU researchers yesterday that the critically endangered Swift Parrot has plummeted in numbers to less than 300 is appalling.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Swift Parrot, Native Forest Logging


Question - 3 December 2020

Justice, Scales and Gavel

Commission of Inquiry Recommendations

This inquiry needs tri-partisan backing, so I strongly encourage you to work with Opposition and crossbench parties and members on the terms of reference.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Commission of Inquiry, Child Abuse


Question - 2 December 2020

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Ashley Youth Detention Centre Call for Closure

The independent Noetic report in 2016 strongly recommended Ashley's closure and replacement with two small therapeutic centres.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Ashley Youth Detention Centre, Missouri Model


Question - 2 December 2020

Prison, Barbed-Wire Fence

Ashley Youth Detention Centre Issues

We have heard testimony that there is indeed a culture of abuse and cover-up at Ashley, that the problems are not just historical.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Ashley Youth Detention Centre


Question - 1 December 2020

House of Assembly, Tasmania

LGH Child Abuse Claims - Actions of Police Minister

It took three months after the initial complaint for James Griffin's Working with Vulnerable People registration to be revoked.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Commission of Inquiry, Launceston General Hospital, Child Abuse, Ministerial Accountability


Question - 1 December 2020

Parliament House, Tasmania

LGH Child Abuse Claims - Actions of Minister

At that point, child exploitation material had been found at Mr Griffin's home, including what the Coroner described as 'self-generated images'.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Launceston General Hospital, Commission of Inquiry, Child Abuse


Question - 1 December 2020

Police Officers in High Visibility Vests

LGH Child Abuse Claims - Police Procedures

In July, whilst a CIB became aware that Mr Griffin was employed at the LGH and then at that point made steps to actually brief the hospital at the end of July.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Launceston General Hospital, Child Abuse, Commission of Inquiry


Question - 19 November 2020

Prison, Barbed-Wire Fence

Ashley Youth Detention Centre - Calls for Closure   Video Available icon

The Government ignored the advice in the independent expert Noetic report to close Ashley Youth Detention Centre.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Ashley Youth Detention Centre, Youth Justice, Child Abuse


Question - 19 November 2020

Justice, Scales and Gavel

Ashley Youth Detention Centre - Allegations Against Senior Staff Member   Video Available icon

We have information that a senior staff member at the Ashley Youth Detention Centre has recently been stood down.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Ashley Youth Detention Centre, Youth Justice, Child Abuse


Question - 18 November 2020

Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Fish Farming - Reports of Expansion   Video Available icon

Tasmanians in coastal areas will be waking up this morning to hear news that their communities are potentially under threat from fish farm expansion.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Fish Farms, Environment, Coasts


Question - 18 November 2020

Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Open and Transparent Government - Ombudsman's Annual Report   Video Available icon

Government agencies don't seem to give sufficient weight to the fact that the act creates a legally enforceable right to information.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Right to Information, Transparency, Accountability


Question - 17 November 2020

Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

Budget 2020-21 - Tasmanian Job Guarantee   Video Available icon

The social and economic crisis caused by coronavirus has been massive and will continue to impact upon our state for years to come.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Jobs, Employment, Economy, State Budget


Question - 17 November 2020

Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Budget 2020-21 - Climate Change   Video Available icon

This Budget should have tackled the twin crises of COVID-19 and climate together but it failed to do so.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: COVID-19, Climate Emergency, State Budget


Question - 12 November 2020

Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Environmental Protection Authority Inaction   Video Available icon

Communities around Tasmania have spent years lodging formal complaints to the EPA about the devastating impacts of fish farm operations on marine waters.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Fish Farms, Environment Protection Authority


Question - 12 November 2020

Sad Horse

Horseracing Industry - Ban on the Use of Whips   Video Available icon

The tide is turning. Every year more people are understanding the systemic cruelty inflicted on animals as part of the horse and greyhound racing industries.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Horse Racing, Animal Welfare


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