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Question - 1 July 2021

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

Lake Malbena - Actions of Parks and Wildlife Service

This morning on the lawns, representatives from 18 community groups called for an end to your Government's secrecy over development in public protected areas.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Right to Information, Parks EOIs


Question - 1 July 2021

Pile of Handguns

Illegal Firearms Activity

A new police task force cracking down on illegal guns has been set up in Tasmania's north after a concerning number of incidents.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Gun Control


Question - 30 June 2021

Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Van Dairy Farm - Political Donation

Van Dairy donated $25 000 to the Liberals in 2018. That is a donation we know of.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: VDL Dairy, Political Donations


Question - 30 June 2021

Man testing water in a river.

Van Dairy Group - EPA Investigation into Effluent Pollution

The EPA confirmed on 3 May they were investigating Van Dairy, Australia's largest dairy farm.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: VDL Dairy, Environment Protection Authority


Question - 30 June 2021

Tasmanian Farm, Cows

Van Dairy Group - Animal Welfare Concerns

In April this year Australia's largest and oldest dairy farm, Van Dairy, made shocking national headlines with claims of animal welfare abuse.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: VDL Dairy, Animal Welfare


Question - 29 June 2021

Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Northern Regional Prison - Geotechnical Drilling at the Brushy Rivulet Site

The Minister repeatedly denied the presence of threatened values on this site until the Premier last week confirmed they do exist.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Westbury, Northern Prison


Question - 29 June 2021

Prison, Man Gripping Bars

Prisons - Custodial Inspector's Report - Impact of Lockdowns

The Custodial Inspector's report tabled in parliament on Thursday was a scathing review of Tasmania's prison system and the impact upon prisoners of lockdowns.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Custodial Inspector, Corrections, Prisons


Question - 24 June 2021

Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Northern Regional Prison - Geotechnical Drilling of Site

New right to information documents show the federal government has been demanding Tasmania give legal conservation protection to the reserve.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Westbury, Northern Prison


Question - 24 June 2021

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

MMG - Alternative Sites for Tailings Dam

Tasmania Police has confirmed no offence was committed and has returned the cameras used by BBF.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: takayna / Tarkine


Question - 23 June 2021

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

UNESCO World Heritage Committee

UNESCO finds the Government's five-year belated tourism master plan for the TWWHA to be wholly insufficient.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: UNESCO, Tourism Master Plan, Parks EOIs


Question - 22 June 2021

Parliament House, Tasmania

Adam Brooks - Premier's Response to Issues Raised

The Premier failed at the first hurdle during the election campaign when two women came forward.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Women, Political Leadership


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


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