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Debates and Speeches in Parliament

Speech - 1 December 2021

Gender Equality

Metro Tasmania – Women in the Workforce

The 2020-21 annual report shows that 18 per cent of the Metro workforce are women.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Metro Tasmania, Public Transport

Speech - 25 November 2021

Aboriginal Flag

Pathway to Reconciliation

We are standing on country that was taken at the point of a gun, an island that was never ceded by its true owners.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Aboriginal Tasmanians, Treaty

Speech - 24 November 2021

Doctor with Face Mask

COVID-19 - Reconnecting Tasmania Plan

We strongly support the work and commend the work of the director of Public Health, his staff and all the people in the health system.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: COVID-19

Speech - 24 November 2021

Parliament House, Tasmania

Tamar Valley Power Station - Ongoing Availability

We are facing, collectively and planetarily, a climate and biodiversity crisis.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Renewable Energy

Speech - 24 November 2021

Highway with Traffic

Southern Outlet - Fifth Lane

I do not think the minister has made his case to put a fifth lane on the Southern Outlet.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Roads, Traffic Congestion

Speech - 23 November 2021

Man Installing Rooftop Solar Panels

Energy Security

It is concerning that the Labor Party has been revealing itself more and more in recent weeks to be the party that does the spruiking of the needs of industry.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Energy Security, Renewable Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Speech - 23 November 2021

Parliament House, Tasmania

Carmel Maude Holmes - Former Member for the Electorate of Denison

On behalf of the Tasmanian Greens, I also celebrate the life and acknowledge the contribution, albeit too brief, in this place of the late Mrs Carmel Holmes.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Parliament, Condolence

Speech - 11 November 2021

Parliament House, Tasmania

Citta Hobart Pty Ltd and Anor v Cawthorn

In 2016, the Premier's Disability Advisory Council asked for a briefing from Treasury on the disability compliance in the Parliament Square precinct.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Parliament, Disability, Anti-Discrimination Act

Speech - 11 November 2021

Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Franklin Forest

The Franklin Forest, previously known as the Castle Forbes Forest, has been renamed by the people who set up that group.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Forests, Native Forest Logging

Speech - 11 November 2021

Shaking Hands


There have never been any public hearings, which regularly occur in other states and are a very important pillar of public confidence government.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Corruption, Integrity, Integrity Commission

Speech - 10 November 2021

Climate Change Infographic

2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference - Glasgow

That conference has been determining the fate of the human species and all other species on earth.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Climate Change, Political Leadership

Speech - 10 November 2021

Parliament House, Tasmania

Conduct of Members

I want to acknowledge that there was some really poor behaviour from some of our colleagues in this place today.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Parliament

Speech - 10 November 2021

Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

COVID-19 - Re-opening and Preparedness

We agree with the concerns that are raised here about the ability of the health system to cope with a COVID-19 outbreak.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: COVID-19, Hospitals

Speech - 10 November 2021

Doctor with Face Mask

COVID-19 - Government Response

The Director of Public Health made the point that it will provide a guide to the restrictions that he will implement when the borders open on 15 December.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: COVID-19

Speech - 10 November 2021

Empty Classroom

Child Safety

This report, which has only been released through right to information, is deeply confronting reading.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Child Safety, Commission of Inquiry


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