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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: Coronavirus, 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


Question - 12 November 2020

Logged Forest, Tarkine

Budget 2020-21 - Native Forest Logging Industry   Video Available icon

After plundering high conservation value forests at public expense for the past 13 years, Ta Ann yesterday walked away from its Huon mill.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Native Forest Logging


Question - 11 November 2020

Aboriginal Flag

Aboriginal Flag - Permanent Presence above Parliament House   Video Available icon

Aboriginal heritage protection is still often treated as an afterthought or, at worst, ignored in place like the Tarkine.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: takayna / Tarkine, Aboriginal Tasmanians, Parliament


Question - 11 November 2020

Justice, Scales and Gavel

Ashley Youth Detention Centre - Commission of Inquiry into Child Abuse Claims   Video Available icon

The Government's independent investigation has limited terms of reference and focuses on the systems within the Tasmanian Health Service only.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Ashley Youth Detention Centre, Child Abuse, Justice, Launceston General Hospital


Question - 10 November 2020

Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Energy Generation from Native Forest Biomass   Video Available icon

The Minister for Energy has made clear he wants to burn native forests for energy generation.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Biomass, Native Forest Logging


Question - 10 November 2020

Justice, Scales and Gavel

Launceston General Hospital - Commission of Inquiry into Child Abuse Claims   Video Available icon

The independent investigation into claims of sexual abuse at the Launceston General Hospital has limited terms of reference.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Launceston General Hospital


Question - 15 October 2020

Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Wedge-Tailed Eagles - Westbury Reserve Site   Video Available icon

Noise disturbance during breeding is well known to result in eagles abandoning eggs or even chicks and can drive them to leave a nest permanently.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Wedge-Tailed Eagle, Threatened Species, Northern Prison, Westbury


Question - 15 October 2020

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

Halls Island, Lake Malbena Development   Video Available icon

A large and growing constituency of Tasmanians from every possible walk of life are opposed to the privatisation of Halls Island in Lake Malbena.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Lake Malbena, Parks EOIs, Reserve Activity Assessments, Parks


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