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Debates and Speeches in Parliament

Brickmakers Point Landslip Bill 2020

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 March 2020
am certain that the local residents in Deviot will be relieved that this legislation is going through the parliament four years after the landslip in that area on the West Tamar.

Tags: Legislation


Covid-19 Disease Emergency (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2020

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 March 2020
Madam Speaker, this is, without question, the most consequential and sweeping legislation of powers parliament has debated. It is huge legislation that will have significant impact on the lives of many Tasmanians.

Tags: Legislation, Coronavirus


Cognate debate on COVID-19 financial bills

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 March 2020
Madam Deputy Speaker, on the way to work this morning we drove past the Centrelink offices in Hobart and as it is with Centrelink offices right around the country, the queue was stretching all the way down Barrack Street. It was deeply confronting.

Tags: Coronavirus, Legislation, Treasury, State Budget


Criminal Code Amendment (Sexual Abuse Terminology) Bill 2020

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 March 2020
Madam Deputy Speaker, I rise to provide the Greens' support on the changes to the terminology in a number of subsections to section 124 of the Criminal Code.

Tags: Legislation, Justice


Justice Legislation Amendments (Criminal Responsibility) Bill 2020

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 March 2020
I want to speak about the sort of tragic circumstances that have led to this bill coming before us today.

Tags: Legislation, Justice


Adjournment - COVID-19 Concerns in Educational Facilities

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 March 2020
Madam Speaker, I rise to make a contribution on the adjournment in relation to the pandemic and one aspect of the response and to update the House that a short time ago I read in the Sydney Morning Herald that Sydney has reported 50 new positive cases in the past 24 hours.

Tags: Coronavirus, Schools


Evidence Amendment Bill 2020 - Second Reading

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 18 March 2020
I will commence my second reading comments on behalf of the Greens to say that we will be supporting this Evidence Amendment Bill 2020.

Tags: Legislation, Crime, Justice


Adjournment - Tasmanian Access Card COVID-19

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 18 March 2020
In Question Time this morning we asked the Premier about the travel arrival cards and the lack of resourcing and follow-up that is occurring at the airport. We are very concerned that this is a first-line prevention measure which must be undertaken properly.

Tags: Coronavirus, Community Safety


Ministerial Statement - COVID-19 Response Measures

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 March 2020
It is good to hear some of the things that the Premier has just announced but I am saddened in reading and listening to him about the lack of attention to the urgent issue which needs to be addressed today and that relates to the restrictions for the safety and wellbeing of Tasmanians.

Tags: Coronavirus, Health


Greens Matter of Public Importance - WorkSafe Tasmania and the Bob Brown Foundation

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 March 2020
We brought this on as a matter of public importance today because public trust in our institutions is essential. For the public to be able to have a measure of faith in the integrity of ministers of the Crown is essential and a foundational aspect of our democracy.

Tags: WorkSafe, Protest, Forests


Greens Matter of Public Importance - WorkSafe Tasmania and the Bob Brown Foundation

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 5 March 2020
The Liberals, the Labor Party and the Independent are all doing the same thing: they are creating a faux risk here but this is not what this issue is about. The real risk people are protesting peacefully in the forest is because they understand the climate is heating.

Tags: WorkSafe, Protest, Forests, Climate Emergency


Rosalie Woodruff Premiers Address Reply

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 5 March 2020
Taking stock of the start of 2020 must start with us recognising that we have so much more to do to provide justice to Aboriginal Tasmanians and to provide them with a real voice in the democracy.

Tags: Political Leadership, Climate Emergency, Bushfires


Labor Matter of Public Importance - Spirits of Tasmania

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 4 March 2020
If it is true that the docking point in Victoria is to be moved from its current position in Port Melbourne to Geelong that would have far reaching consequences for all Tasmanians who seek to travel on the Spirit to avoid flying because they cannot fly or they want to take their vehicles and not fly for that reason.

Tags: TT-Line


Cassy O'Connor Premiers Address Reply

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 March 2020
Madam Deputy Speaker, I rise on behalf of the Tasmanian Greens to deliver my response to the Premier's Address on the state of the state.

Tags: Aboriginal Tasmanians, Political Donations, Climate Emergency, Green New Deal, Political Leadership


Cameron Goss Condolence

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 March 2020
on behalf of the Tasmanian Greens I echo all the sentiments put on the table by the Premier and the Leader of the Opposition, and extend our most heartfelt condolences to the family of Cameron Goss, to the people of Queenstown and also the Henty Mine community.

Tags: Condolence Motion



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