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Speech - 25 March 2021

Prison, Barbed-Wire Fence

Ashley Youth Detention Centre Management Issues

What Mr Jaensch did this morning in question time was avoid answering the question and pretend he did not know which specific allegations we were raising.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Ashley Youth Detention Centre


Motion - 25 March 2021

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Leave to Suspend Standing Orders

In 2016, five years ago now, the independent Noetic report, made it abundantly clear that the Ashley Youth Detention Centre is failing young people.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Ashley Youth Detention Centre


Motion - 25 March 2021

Parliament House, Tasmania

Leave to Suspend Standing Orders

Three people have been stood down from AYDC including one person on a serious allegation of a sexual act with a child.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Ashley Youth Detention Centre


Speech - 24 March 2021

Air View of Houses

Residential Rent Increases

The ACT model, which is a modest policy approach of rent increases being restrained to CPI plus 10 per cent of CPI, has been in place since 1997.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Tenant Rights, Housing Crisis


Speech - 24 March 2021

Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Impacts of Salmon Farming on Tasmanian Native Marine Life

We received some very shocking RTI today about some devastating impacts of salmon farming on Tasmanian native marine life and birds.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Fish Farms, Marine Environment


Speech - 24 March 2021

Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Forestry Protests - Legislation

To demonise a group, that is one step down the road toward authoritarianism.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Protest, Anti-Protest Laws, Forests, Parks


Speech - 24 March 2021

Womens March, 'A Woman's Place is In the Resistance' Sign

Women's Rights

Women in Australia are angry. We have had a gutful. We are sick of the false promises, we are sick of the crocodile tears, we are sick of the confected empathy.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Women, Political Leadership


Speech - 23 March 2021

Tasmanian Devil

Tasmanian Devil Deaths

The Concerned Residents Opposed to the Westbury Prison Site has posted a very disturbing picture of a juvenile Tasmanian devil that has been run over by a car.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Tasmanian Devil, Westbury


Speech - 23 March 2021

Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

National Eucalypt Day

Today is National Eucalypt Day. It is a day that we celebrate this iconic marvellous tree.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Climate Emergency, Forests


Speech - 23 March 2021

Vocational Training, Man Teaching Young Man Woodwork

TasTAFE

We all want to see young Tasmanians have the education and the skills they need to enter the workforce and contribute to our society.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: TasTAFE, Vocational Education


Speech - 18 March 2021

Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Peregrine School, Cygnet

Peregrine is at Nicholls Rivulet and Ina Gudelhofer sent some information about her class and their visit to the Castle Forbes Bay Forest.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Native Forest Logging, Environment


Speech - 18 March 2021

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Rosalie Woodruff Reply to Premier's Address

The events of 2020 will not be forgotten in the minds of anybody who lived through them. A highly infectious killer virus romped across the globe.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: COVID-19, Political Leadership, Climate Emergency


Speech - 18 March 2021

Parliament House, Tasmania

Cassy O'Connor Reply to Premier's Address

The world is in the grip of a pandemic and here in Tasmania, of course, there has been suffering.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: COVID-19, Political Leadership, Climate Emergency, Women, Aboriginal Tasmanians, Housing Crisis


Speech - 18 March 2021

Protest, Climate Emergency

Right to Peaceful Protest

We know who the real radicals are and who the extremists are. They are people who want to trash forests and people who are driving the climate emergency.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Anti-Protest Laws, Protest, Climate Emergency, Native Forest Logging


Speech - 18 March 2021

Womens March, 'A Woman's Place is In the Resistance' Sign

Right to Peaceful Protest

The March 4 Justice rally held at the beginning of this week was a powerful and historic moment.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Women, Protest, Anti-Protest Laws, Environment, Climate Emergency


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