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Speech - 13 September 2022

Parliament House, Tasmania

Vale, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

I rise on behalf of the Greens to honour the long life of a great lady and leader of our times, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Condolence


Speech - 8 September 2022

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Leave to Move a Motion without Notice - Motion Negatived

The Greens brought this matter on because there has been a fundamental failure of openness and transparency from this minister.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Pork-Barrelling


Speech - 8 September 2022

Parliament House, Tasmania

Leave to Move a Motion without Notice - Motion Negatived

We have the minister this morning trying to claim that $400 000 of taxpayers' money allocated to the Bracknell Hall was not an election commitment.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Pork-Barrelling


Speech - 7 September 2022

Waste, Pile of Rubbish

Disallowance of Waste and Resources Recovery Regulation 8 - Motion Negatived

The Greens will not be supporting Labor's motion to disallow regulations on the prescribed levy of the Waste and Resource Recovery Regulations of 2022.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Waste Levy


Speech - 7 September 2022

Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Energy

The problem is that we have an enormous amount of debt already on our balance sheets from Basslink 1.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Renewable Energy


Speech - 6 September 2022

Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Health System

We have an intolerable pressure now on all parts of the hospital system.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Health Crisis, Hospitals, Health


Speech - 6 September 2022

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Motion for Respect: Report into Workplace Culture in the Tasmanian Ministerial and Parliamentary Services

Eyes on behaviour is an important change but the most important change is the culture which we are all responsible for setting.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Parliament, Workers Rights


Speech - 6 September 2022

Parliament House, Tasmania

Motion for Respect: Report into Workplace Culture in the Tasmanian Ministerial and Parliamentary Services

Every employee has the right to work in a safe, inclusive and respectful workplace.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Parliament, Workers Rights


Speech - 6 September 2022

Prison, Barbed-Wire Fence

Ashley Youth Detention Centre - Response to Commission of Inquiry

Many of the kids ending up in Ashley have trauma, complex mental health issues, disability.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Ashley Youth Detention Centre, Commission of Inquiry


Speech - 25 August 2022

Swift Parrot

Swift Parrot Recovery Plan

I will talk tonight about the utter perfidy of this Minister for the Environment and Climate Change.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Swift Parrot, Threatened Species


Speech - 25 August 2022

Greyhound, Lying Down

Racing - North West Track Upgrade

I remind the House that we have never seen a business case for this track upgrade. It will be publicly funded.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Greyhound Racing, TasRacing


Speech - 25 August 2022

Justice, Scales and Gavel

Ashley Youth Detention Centre

We have been concerned this week and have questioned the minister about the time line for the closure. It is meant to be in two years time.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Ashley Youth Detention Centre, Commission of Inquiry


Speech - 25 August 2022

Prison, Barbed-Wire Fence

Ashley Youth Detention Centre

There are multiple grave allegations about current staff that got a 'business as usual' response from the former Department of Communities.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Ashley Youth Detention Centre, Commission of Inquiry


Speech - 24 August 2022

Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

Electricity - Pricing Structure

If there was an award in this place handed out for tedious repetition - the Standing Order 151 Award - it would undoubtedly go to Mr Barnett.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Energy Efficiency, Cost of Living


Speech - 24 August 2022

House of Assembly, Tasmania

State Service - Wage Negotiations

This Government has spot fires going off across the industrial landscape - nurses, firefighters, child safety workers, teachers.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Public Service, Wages, Workers Rights


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