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Debates and Speeches in Parliament

Speech - 25 June 2020

Coal

Thermal Coal Projects 

The continued support by this Government for thermal coal projects in Tasmania remains an ongoing concern to many people in the community and to the Greens.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Climate Emergency, Thermal Coal, Coal Mining, Greenhouse Gas Emissions


Speech - 25 June 2020

Parliament House, Tasmania

Pat Blood - Tribute

Some of the things I have always admired about Pat in the 12 years I have been here are her kindness, her humility and her sharp brain.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Parliament


Speech - 25 June 2020

Logged Forest, Tarkine

COVID-19 Matter of Public Importance

If the minister wants their job to be that much easier, he needs to advocate within Cabinet for an end to native forest logging.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Native Forest Logging, Forests, Environment, Climate Emergency


Speech - 25 June 2020

Wind Farm

Major Infrastructure Development Approvals (North West Transmission Upgrades Project) Order 2020

This is a global emergency and reducing our carbon emissions comes from Australia using fewer fossil fuels.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Energy, Planning, Local Government


Speech - 24 June 2020

Doctor with Patient

COVID-19 Emergency

The people working in our emergency services and Tasmania Fire Service do an outstanding job to keep us safe in bushfire season.  
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Forests, Climate Emergency, Carbon Storage, Native Forest Logging


Speech - 24 June 2020

Prison, Man Gripping Bars

Objection to Westbury Prison Site   Video Available icon

The Westbury residents are clear that the Government has caved in to their community's strong backlash on the preferred site for the northern prison.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Northern Prison, Westbury


Speech - 24 June 2020

Science Lab

COVID-19 Emergency

Things have changed dramatically across the globe when it comes to this pandemic.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Coronavirus


Speech - 24 June 2020

Parliament House, Tasmania

Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AC - Extension of Term of Office

The Greens are very happy that the Governor of Tasmania, Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, has agreed to continue in that role until 9 June next year.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Governor, Coronavirus


Speech - 4 June 2020

Public Meeting, Town Hall

Community Consultation Processes

Fundamentally, it is instructive about the way this Government approaches doing business which is 'it is our way or the highway'.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Community, Transparency


Speech - 4 June 2020

Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

COVID-19 Emergency

We are in a unique time in Tasmania's history. For the first time in a very long time we are effectively sealed off as an island.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Housing, Coronavirus, Health


Speech - 4 June 2020

Parliament House, Tasmania

Joint Select Committee on Tasmania's COVID-19 Response and Recovery

A joint select inquiry with a specific reference is supported not only by a majority of members in the other place.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Coronavirus, Political Leadership


Speech - 3 June 2020

Parliament House, Tasmania

Labor Party Election Commitments    Video Available icon

Labor have announced in principle support for Major Projects which does everything that the Labor Party committed to not doing in their 2018 policy.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Major Projects, Political Leadership


Speech - 3 June 2020

Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Firewood Theft in State Forests   Video Available icon

On 8 May this year there were media reports of police laying charges against 19 people for $1 million in firewood theft.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Forests, Forestry Tasmania, Public Land


Speech - 3 June 2020

Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

COVID-19 Emergency

I am happy and proud to be able to speak today about the Greens' interim submission to the Economic Recovery Advisory Council.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Coronavirus, Renewable Energy, Housing


Speech - 3 June 2020

Parliament House, Tasmania

John Maxwell Beattie

It is very clear that in his 88 years, John Beattie lived a very full life and had a commitment to community life as well as political life.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Condolence


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