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  • Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I indicate that the Greens will be supporting this legislation. We have received a very thorough briefing from the head of the Planning Policy Unit and the secretary of the Department of Justice and their adviser. We have been walked through the clauses in the bill. On behalf of the Greens I am comforted by that briefing because we raised a number of the questions we had in that briefing.

  • Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I indicate that the Greens will be supporting this legislation. We have received a very thorough briefing from the head of the Planning Policy Unit and the secretary of the Department of Justice and their adviser. We have been walked through the clauses in the bill. On behalf of the Greens I am comforted by that briefing because we raised a number of the questions we had in that briefing.

  • Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I move –

  • Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Mr Deputy Speaker, this is a very important subject for us to be debating. It has been - it always will be - but particularly since the private service closed in December last year. I have listened very carefully to the debate, as I do on this issue, and I am going to say something a bit controversial here.

  • Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Mr Deputy Speaker, we just had some illumination into the Treasurer's motivations and character in that contribution. He revealed to the House what inspired his conduct over the four years between 2010 to 2014 when every time he got to his feet in this place he ran down confidence in the economy and the efforts of the government.

  • Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for RESOURCES, Mr BARNETT

    Your office told us that you and your agency of Forestry Tasmania, so-

  • Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for HEALTH, Mr FERGUSON

  • Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for PRIMARY INDUSTRIES and WATER, Ms COURTNEY.

  • Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for PRIMARY INDUSTRIES and WATER, Ms COURTNEY

  • Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I had so many things in my mind preparing to speak to this matter of public importance, but they were all washed away by the minister's later comment that he just made.  He said, 'We can't reduce smoking rates by introducing a rule for Tasmanians.'  What a shock?  What a shame that this person holds the responsibility of the ministry for health, because that is a fundamental rewriting of the global success of Australia's approach to reducing smoking rates.  It is a fundamenta

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, on the matter of honesty in government, we can start with November 2016, when the Joint Standing Committee on Integrity recommended that this parliament adopt a single code of conduct for members of parliament. The joint standing committee has since that time been relentlessly promoting the importance of this code of conduct to all members of parliament. This Premier has relentlessly dodged and weaved at every opportunity put in front of him to bring that into parliament.

  • Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) – Mr Deputy Speaker, Mr Brooks, as the member for Braddon, does his community a terrible disservice because he recycles the same speech over and over again. This morning in the office when the question went out what do you reckon the matter of public importance debate is, we all knew it would be Mr Brooks talking about jobs on the north-west coast. It is the only narrative that he has to offer.

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I am honoured to speak to the Greens' vision for Tasmania and our alternative budget, which the Leader of the Tasmanian Greens, Cassy O'Connor, presented earlier today. I will further add to the details of our alternative budget by focusing on the portfolio areas I have responsibility for.

  • Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to present the Tasmanian Greens' fully costed alternative budget on behalf of Dr Woodruff, our team and the Tasmanian Greens. I am happy to table this document at the end of my contribution.

  • Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for HUMAN SERVICES, Mr JAENSCH

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