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  • Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2016

    [11.21 a.m.]
    Ms GIDDINGS (Franklin - Motion) - Madam Speaker, I seek leave of the House to move that so much of Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent this matter from being debated forthwith. 

  • 1437 Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—


    (1) Notes the fin-fish farming expansion by Tassal into the east coast marine
    environment, commencing at Okehampton Bay, has been widely rejected by local
    residents and shack owners, tourism operators, existing mussel and oyster farmers,
    abalone divers and recreational fishers.


    (2) Acknowledges the revelations on Four Corners that a document, dated 2016, stated
    Spring Bay Seafoods would facilitate Tassal’s expansion into the Mercury Passage.

  • Ms DAWKINS question to MINISTER for HEALTH, Mr FERGUSON

    [10.31 a.m.]
    As a part of your plan to reduce the elective surgery waiting list, you are sending public elective surgery patients to private hospitals in Tasmania and in Melbourne. Serious concerns have been raised about follow-up care with post-operative patients. We are aware of patients presenting to the emergency department at the LGH with no paperwork and no after-surgery care plan with infections and other issues.

  • Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for HUMAN SERVICES, Mrs PETRUSMA

    [10.11 a.m.]
    This week, the manifest failings of Tasmania's child protection and out-of-home-care system were revealed to a national audience and to Tasmanians. 

  • Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for HUMAN RESOURCES, Mrs PETRUSMA

    [10.25 a.m.]

    Because you failed to answer this question earlier - it goes to transparency and the allocation of public funds towards the protection of children - could you please detail to the House when the funding agreement with Safe Pathways commenced and the total value of this agreement to a company which appears to be reaping enormous profits at the expense of already damaged children?

     

    ANSWER

  • Ms O'CONNOR  question to MINISTER for HUMAN SERVICES, Mrs PETRUSMA

    [10. 11 a.m.]

    Yesterday you told the House all 11 children currently in the care of Safe Pathways would be visited by a Child Protection officer. 

    Are these children receiving more than $100 a week worth of food? 

    Can you let the House know whether they have adequate food and clothing and that they are not being housed in caravan parks? 

  • Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

    [10.31 a.m.]

  • Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for HUMAN SERVICES, Mrs PETRUSMA

    [10.12 a.m.]

    I listened very carefully to your response to the Opposition Leader's questions on Safe Pathways and the allegations raised in Four Corners last night.  You say Safe Pathways is already being investigated.  What was the basis of the decision to investigate?  What is the specific allegation or allegations?  How many children or young people are involved?  What is the status of the children in Safe Pathways' care?

  • Ms Dawkins to move—That the House:—

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  • Ms O’Connor to move—That the House:—
    (1) Notes with disappointment that the recent report of the Auditor-General on Park Management had a number of troubling findings, including:—

  • Ms Dawkins to move—That the House:—

  • Ms O’Connor to move—That the House:—
    (1) Agrees that the Hare-Clark electoral system is the fairest, most representative and
         democratic electoral system in the modern world.
    (2) Notes that Hare-Clark has served Tasmania well since 1909.
    (3) Further notes that Tasmanian Liberal Party members have voted to abolish Hare-Clark.
    (4) Recognises this is because the system is too democratic for some.

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—


    (1) Acknowledges that the 'development at any cost' ethic is widespread across this
    Liberal Government.


    (2) Notes that the Treasurer Hon. Peter Gutwein MP has approved a $6 million loan from
    Treasury for Glamorgan Spring Bay Council to build water infrastructure, of which
    $4.5 million will go towards supporting Tassal’s development at Okehampton Bay,
    despite the Review of that lease not being concluded until February 2017.

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—


    (1) Notes the Australian Bureau of Statistics confirms Tasmania is Australia’s most
    obese state, with 32 per cent of adults obese and 67 per cent overweight.


    (2) Understands that obesity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, Type 2
    diabetes, some musculoskeletal conditions and some cancers.


    (3) Recognises that:-

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