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  • Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

    Today landmark human rights reforms, which your Government fought every step of the way and Labor now is sadly distancing itself from, come into effect and transgender Tasmanians are celebrating.

    Ms Haddad - How have I distanced myself?

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I rise to follow up on a question that I asked the minister for the Environment this morning and to encourage him to provide us with an answer as soon as he is able to.




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  • Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Deputy Speaker, of course we will not be supporting this garbage motion either. It was not put forward with the intention of anyone but Labor supporting it. It is not an attempt to be constructive or collaborative or to advance policy interests in the interests of the people of Tasmania. It is nothing more than positioning and politicking. It is riddled with untruths, as was Ms White's speech on the motion.

  • Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, if you want a clear indication of how far Labor has fallen, that speech, delivered by so-called Dr Broad, a scientist allegedly, tells us everything we need to know -

    Dr BROAD - Point of order, Madam Speaker. I draw offence to the word 'allegedly'.

  • Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I want to say on this issue a pox on both your houses. At the federal level we have the Liberals and Labor lining up to entrench wages inequality in this country, hand massive tax cuts to the rich, do nothing about the fact that many corporations in Tasmania pay zero tax, and in the case of Labor, to pay lip service on the need to raise Newstart, which is $40 a day, an unsurvivable amount of money.

  • Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for ENVIRONMENT, PARKS and HERITAGE, Mr GUTWEIN

  • Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for HEALTH, Ms COURTNEY

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I rise tonight to recognise the leadership of the Australian Medical Association, which has joined with other health organisations around the world, including the American Medical Association, the British Medical Association, Doctors for the Environment Australia, and today has made a strong statement recognising climate change as a health emergency.

  • Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens) - Mr Deputy Speaker, it is almost an annual event to bring to the Government's attention that there remain a number of questions on the notice paper that date back many months. It is a responsibility of Government to answer questions on notice, preferably in a timely way. Timeliness is one issue but the fact that questions often do not get answered is the more serious issue.

  • Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I rise to make a brief contribution on the Roads and Jetties Amendment (Works in Highways) Bill 2019, and to indicate from the outset that we will be supporting this legislation.




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  • Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Deputy Speaker, on behalf of Dr Woodruff and me, I also want to take a moment to reflect on the life of, and pay tribute to, Tim Fischer. When I was looking at the stories of Tim Fischer's life I felt nostalgic for a time in Australian politics where integrity, decency and humility were core to political purpose. They are the qualities Tim Fischer brought to public life.

  • Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Deputy Speaker, I was quite surprised not to hear my colleague, the member for Braddon, Ms Dow, talk about the Greens policy that was adopted at the Labor State Conference, which is the royalties for regions policy, formulated by former member for Braddon, Greens member for Braddon, Paul 'Basil' O'Halloran, which aims to return some of the profits from royalties from mining back into regional communities.




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    Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for PRIMARY INDUSTRIES and WATER, Mr BARNETT




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    Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

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