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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

Question - 14 October 2020

Air View of Houses

Residential Tenancy Act - Actions of Minister   Video Available icon

It has now been established in black and white that the Attorney-General was part of a pre COVID-19 decision that would have made it easier to evict tenants.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Tenant Rights, Public Housing

Question - 14 October 2020

Lonely Child

Many Colours 1 Direction Program   Video Available icon

We have now seen video evidence of at least one young Tasmanian doing more than 100 kilometres an hour on a remote back road.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Brahminy, Child Safety

Question - 13 October 2020

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Ministerial Accountability   Video Available icon

Last sitting week the Minister for Human Services knowingly misled parliament over a previous Government decision to weaken tenancy protections.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Misleading Parliament, Ministerial Accountability

Question - 13 October 2020

Aboriginal Flag

Brahminy Foundation Program   Video Available icon

There are six young Aboriginal Tasmanians banished to a remote facility in the Northern Territory.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Aboriginal Tasmanians, Child Safety, Brahminy

Question - 24 September 2020

Parliament House, Tasmania

Residential Tenancy Act Cabinet Decision   Video Available icon

Minister Jaensch misleads the House over a Cabinet decision to change the Residential Tenancy Act to remove 'genuine or just' requirement for evictions.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Tenant Rights, Housing Tasmania, Misleading Parliament, Ministerial Accountability

Question - 23 September 2020

Swift Parrot

Swift Parrot Habitat - East Coast   Video Available icon

Department of State Growth contractors have blocked the nesting hollows needed by critically endangered swift parrots in six large old blue gums.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Swift Parrot, Threatened Species

Question - 23 September 2020

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

Parks RAAs - Tasmanian Audit Office Report   Video Available icon

Yesterday's Tasmanian Audit Office report evaluated 22 Parks reserve activity assessments and found that of these, only two had complete documentation.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Reserve Activity Assessments, Parks EOIs, Planning

Question - 22 September 2020

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

Lake Malbena - EPBC Assessment   Video Available icon

The heli-tourism proposal for Halls Island at Lake Malbena will now be assessed under the EPBC Act as a controlled action.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Lake Malbena, Parks EOIs

Question - 22 September 2020

Local Food, Fresh Vegetables

COVID-19 - Seasonal Workers and Quarantine Provisions   Video Available icon

The government has made the decision to open our borders to seasonal workers without requiring them to have a strict two-week quarantine.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Fruit Growers, Agriculture, Coronavirus

Question - 17 September 2020

Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Election Campaigns - Application of Section 196 of the Electoral Act

Section 196 of the Electoral Act has consistently been used to prevent legitimate political discourse during election campaigns.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Electoral Act, Freedom of Speech

Question - 17 September 2020

Bushfire, Active Blaze

Bushfire Season - Replacement of Parks and Wildlife Service Vehicles

We are concerned about the preparedness of the Parks and Wildlife Service to tackle fires in wilderness and remote regions.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Bushfires, Parks

Question - 16 September 2020

Shaking Hands

Political Donations Laws - Public Release of Report of Review   Video Available icon

The Government is clearly thinking about political donations but through the lens of electoral self-preservation.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Political Donations, Electoral Reform

Question - 16 September 2020

Law Books

Major Projects Legislation - Comments made by Minister for Planning   Video Available icon

The Minister's threat to abandon the major projects legislation if the upper House passes amendments are an assault on the democratic function of parliament.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Major Projects, Democracy, Legislative Council, Legislation, Parliament


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