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Debates and Speeches in Parliament

Speech - 19 November 2020

Child, Shadow

Safety of Children

The investigation that the Government has established into what happened over an 18 year period in the paediatric ward at the LGH is manifestly inadequate.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Launceston General Hospital, Ashley Youth Detention Centre, Child Abuse

Speech - 19 November 2020

Lonely Child

Safety of Children

There is something both rotten and wrong with the way at-risk children and young people are dealt with in Tasmania.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Ashley Youth Detention Centre, Child Safety

Speech - 18 November 2020

Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Right to Information

We are the worst performer when it comes to openness about our processes in government.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Right to Information, Transparency

Speech - 17 November 2020

Justice, Scales and Gavel

Launceston General Hospital Allegations

We are just starting to uncover some of the truly heinous things that happened over 18 years that man was on the children's ward at the LGH.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Launceston General Hospital, Child Abuse, Ashley Youth Detention Centre

Speech - 12 November 2020

Lower Chasm Falls, Smoko Creek, in the Great Western Tiers, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

The Environment and Parks Portfolios   Video Available icon

The EPA has been given its marching orders by government and that is to prioritise industry.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Parks, Environment, State Budget

Speech - 12 November 2020

Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

The Environment and Parks Portfolios   Video Available icon

Last year, members had five hours to scrutinise the Minister for Environment and Parks. What we have now is two hours in the current schedule.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Parks, Environment, State Budget

Speech - 11 November 2020

Aboriginal Flag

South East Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation, Ballawinne Festival

The South East Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation (SETAC) was officially formed in 1992.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Aboriginal Tasmanians

Speech - 11 November 2020

Public Meeting, Town Hall

COVID-19 - Restrictions on Local Government

We are concerned that local government meetings continue to remain closed to the public, to constituents who have issues to raise.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Local Government, Transparency, Accountability

Motion - 11 November 2020

Parliament House, Tasmania

Aboriginal Flag - Permanent Presence above Parliament House   Video Available icon

I am pleased to be a member of a party which has always recognised that this land was stolen, it was never ceded, and that true justice for Aboriginal people.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Aboriginal Tasmanians, Parliament

Motion - 11 November 2020

Aboriginal Flag

Aboriginal Flag - Permanent Presence above Parliament House   Video Available icon

First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years - the oldest continuing culture in the world.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Aboriginal Tasmanians, Parliament

Speech - 11 November 2020

Houses, Construction


We have an allocation towards infrastructure of around $3.1 billion. The vast majority of that money is going into the construction of roads.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Housing, Infrastructure

Motion - 11 November 2020

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Motion to Establish Budget Estimates Committees

Last year in Estimates there were five hours allocated to Environment and Parks. That was cut this year to a total of two hours.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Environment, Parks, State Budget

Motion - 10 November 2020

Law Books

Terms of Reference for Review of Phasing Out of Suspended Sentences

We have long stood with the evidence of what works in turning around rates of recidivism.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Suspended Sentences, Justice, Corrections

Speech - 10 November 2020

Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

Land Tax   Video Available icon

We have to be very careful here in Tasmania because we are not a wealthy state and for many Tasmanians their wealth is in their shack.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Treasury

Speech - 15 October 2020

Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Tassal Fish Farm Operations - Issues   Video Available icon

The fact is Tasmanians know what is going on and they are seeing step changes in marine ecosystems around beaches that are being spoiled.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Fish Farms, Bruny Island


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