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  • 24 may 2017

    Andrea Dawkins MP to move -

    That the House - 

    1.      Notes that the Greens have released a Reinvesting in Regions policy, which aims to empower Tasmanian regions to set their own development agenda free of political interference and with a significant fund to draw on;

    2.      Recognises that this policy incorporates all elements of regional development policy best practice;

  • 30th May 2017

    Andrea Dawkins to move –

    That the house -

    1.     Recognises the achievement of Launceston’s Bronwyn Kidd, a young entrepreneur who has reached the Tasmanian final of Regional Pitchfest in June 2017.

    2.     Notes that Regional Pitchfest is an opportunity for regional innovators and entrepreneurs to pitch their business and ideas to a live audience and expert panel, and gain experience and exposure.

  • Energy Efficiency - Tasmanian Homes


    Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN


    [10.09 a.m.]

    Yesterday the Minister for Energy revealed your Government's grand plan to make Tasmanian homes more energy efficient.  It is - wait for it - a Harvey Norman-style line of credit with a credit card scheme administered by Westpac that will potentially leave Tasmanians $10 000 in hock to a major bank and, at the end of three years, facing high interest rates and soaring credit card debt.

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Understands that in March 2017 Forestry Tasmania proposed to light 230
    regeneration burns in Autumn 2017, stating these burns would only occur when
    weather conditions were suitable and smoke could disperse.

    (2) Notes that on 29 to 30 April 2017 in communities across the State, and specifically at
    New Norfolk, Judbury, Cygnet and Huonville, residents were subjected to thick
    choking smoke from Forestry Tasmania burns.

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Notes that the Liberal and Labor Parties have both declared themselves to be content
    with the impacts, regulatory framework, monitoring and enforcement of fish farming
    in Tasmania, including the projected doubling of the industry.

    (2) Understands that residents, recreational fishers, other commercial fishers, tourism
    operators, and sailors feel shut out of the flawed Okehampton Bay approval, and of
    decisions for a massive salmon farm that would blanket Storm Bay.

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Notes that in addition to the waste feed and fish faeces polluting the marine
    environment, which remains largely out of sight, fish farms are creating significant
    quantities of marine debris.

    (2) Recognises that storms, accidents, human error and carelessness results in fish
    farming equipment being lost or abandoned, and these often linger for years in
    waterways and wash up on beaches.

  • Marine Debris - Huon River and D'Entrecasteaux

    Macquarie Harbour


    [6.05 p.m.]

  • Tassal - Macquarie Harbour Operations




    [10.41 a.m.]

    We have credible information that Tassal has, again, discovered diseased and dead salmon in the low oxygen waters of their Macquarie Harbour operations.  Divers are being urgently summoned from around the state to pull those dead fish out of the water.  I understand Huon Aquaculture and Petuna have not identified the same problem.



    Clarence City Council - Lauderdale Urban Area - Rejected Proposal


    [9.25 p.m.]

  • Macquarie Harbour - Tassal Permit Conditions




    [10.31 a.m.]


  • Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

    [10.14 a.m.]
    Yesterday you announced a temporary portfolio reallocation and a highly unusual hiving off of responsibility was noted. For the first time that we know of Crown Land Services has been taken away from the Minister for Environment and Parks. Was the decision to relieve the Minister, Mr Groom, of his responsibility for Crown Lands -

    Government members laughing.

    Madam SPEAKER - Order. Members on my right will come to order immediately.

  • Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

    [10.39 a.m.]
    Can you understand why a growing number of Tasmanians are suspicious and worried about the cavalier way your Government is trading in public assets at the behest of private developers? Communities from Swansea to Stanley, Table Cape, Boat Harbour and Wynyard are faced with losing their treasured coastal crown land places to private developers who are having the red carpet rolled out by your Office of the Co-ordinator General.

  • Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

    [10.14 a.m.]
    Your Government's growing reputation for arrogance and secrecy reached a new low last week with your Treasurer effectively telling the Public Accounts Committee, and by extension the people of Tasmania, that he is not answerable to them. Why is your Government being so obstructive and secretive over the decision to sell the Tamar Valley Power Station? Why is it prepared to face a charge of contempt in order to withhold the truth?

  • Proposed Development - Lauderdale

    [6.21 p.m.]

    [10.34 a.m.]
    In a public statement yesterday, head of the Forest Industries Association of Tasmania, Terry Edwards, stated in relation to his members:

    What is very clear to us is that they will not accept wood from these contentious forests.