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Question - 25 June 2020

Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Trade Visit to China - Pulp and Paper Companies   Video Available icon

Last December, the Minister embarked on a trade delegation to China where he met with representatives of at least two pulp and paper companies.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: China, Trade, Woodchips, Native Forest Logging

Question - 25 June 2020

Logged Forest, Tarkine

Sustainable Timbers Tasmania Additional Coupes   Video Available icon

So-called Sustainable Timbers Tasmania, continued its destructive native forest logging throughout the pandemic emergency.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Native Forest Logging, Forest Stewardship Council

Question - 24 June 2020

Planning Documents

Northern Region Prison Location   Video Available icon

The Westbury reserve did not even make it on to the Government's list of initial sites.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Forests, Threatened Species, Northern Prison, Westbury

Question - 24 June 2020

Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Westbury Prison Site Location   Video Available icon

We would like to understand why the Government chose a 70-hectare reserve with high conservation values as the new new northern prison site.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Westbury, Northern Prison, Forests

Question - 4 June 2020

Swift Parrot

Swift Parrot - Preservation of Breeding Habitat   Video Available icon

There are fewer than 1000 breeding pairs of the world's fastest parrot - the critically endangered swift parrot - left in the wild.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Swift Parrot, Threatened Species, Native Forest Logging

Question - 4 June 2020

Logged Forest, Tarkine

Logging of Threatened Species Habitat   Video Available icon

In a landmark decision last week, the Federal Court found VicForests, Victoria's forestry corporation, is not exempt from national environmental law.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Threatened Species, Environment, Native Forest Logging

Question - 3 June 2020

Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Major Projects Legislation   Video Available icon

The Minister has been deceiving Tasmanians about the need for the damaging and unnecessary major projects legislation.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Major Projects, Planning, Coronavirus

Question - 3 June 2020

Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

COVID-19 - Inquiry into Response   Video Available icon

Despite a solid response to the pandemic and no evidence that they have anything to hide, the Premier is dismissive of a COVID-19 response inquiry.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Coronavirus, Parliament

Question - 7 May 2020

Doctor with Patient

COVID-19 - Concerns of North-West Doctors   Video Available icon

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

Question - 7 May 2020

Planning Documents

COVID-19 - Major Projects Legislation   Video Available icon

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

Question - 6 May 2020

Doctor with Face Mask

COVID-19 - Implementation of Recommendations   Video Available icon

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.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Coronavirus, Hospitals, North West Tasmania, Health, Community Safety

Question - 6 May 2020

Air View of Houses

COVID-19 Commercial and Residential Tenancy Protections   Video Available icon

We recognise this state has moved to freeze evictions and rent increases for residential tenants.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Coronavirus, Tenant Rights, Evictions, Rent Caps

Question - 30 April 2020

Hospital Bed

COVID-19 - North West Regional Hospital Resourcing   Video Available icon

The Chief Medical Officer's recommendations to prevent another outbreak were to fix the structure and resourcing, the process and the culture of hospitals.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Coronavirus, North West Regional Hospital, North West Tasmania

Question - 30 April 2020

Cruise Ship

COVID-19 North-West Outbreak - Ruby Princess and Actions of Border Force   Video Available icon

Neither the Ruby Princess passengers nor health workers should carry blame, yet in a Westminster system somebody must be held accountable.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Coronavirus, North West Tasmania

Question - 24 March 2020

Empty Classroom

COVID-19 School Closures   Video Available icon

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.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Coronavirus, Schools


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