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  • Wednesday 17 August 2016

    Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Understands that after five years of steady improvement, the cost of staff overtime at Risdon Prison ballooned to $4.5 million in the 2015/16 financial year.

    (2)           Acknowledges this situation results from a shortfall in permanent staff, with unions stating there have been up to 35 holes in Risdon’s roster on a daily basis.

    (3)           Notes with concern that 22 staff left the prison service in 2015, up from an average of 12 in the previous period.

  • Wednesday 17 August 2016

    Cassy O'Connor MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Acknowledges with shame that Australia has been detaining asylum seekers offshore on Nauru and Manus Island under the direction of the Federal Liberal Government.

    (2)           Notes the Guardian's exposé published on the 11 August 2016, known as "the Nauru files", which stemmed from leaked documents about Australia's offshore detention facility.

  • Tuesday 23 August 2016

    Andrea Dawkins MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Notes:—

    (a)           the greyhound racing industry continues to kill dogs at an alarming rate;

    (b)           that records show 1,600 dogs have been reported dead through injury or illness, or a lack of suitability for racing or rehoming since July 2013;

    (c)           that records of the death toll from the first half of 2016 show 242 dogs have been reported killed, through injury, illness, or a lack of suitability for racing or rehoming;

  • [6.03 p.m.]

    Ms DAWKINS (Bass) - Madam Speaker, I rise tonight to echo the sentiments of those in the community who have commemorated the life of Voula Delios, the North Hobart grocer who was stabbed to death whilst working in her store on 23 July.

  • Tuesday 16 August 2016

    Ms WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for ENERGY, Mr GROOM

    [10.29 a.m.]

  • Tuesday 16 August 2016

    Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for ENERGY, Mr GROOM

    [10.12 a.m.]

    Having been complicit in the dividend policy which drove Hydro to push the limits of risk, to recommend selling the Tamar Valley Power Station to sell precious power on the mainland in a drought, to flog the gas that could have been used to fire up Tamar Valley, you have now launched a quite incredible attack on Bell Bay CEO, Ray Mostogl.

    Government members interjecting.

  • Tuesday 16 August 2016

    Andrea Dawkins MP to move—

    That the House notes:—

    (a)           RSPCA Cupcake Day 2016, officially held on Monday 16 August 2016, aims to raise funds to assist with the costs of rescuing, treating, rehabilitating and sheltering the many abandoned and mistreated animals that come into their care each year;

    (b)           that Cupcake Day is an ideal opportunity for people across the community, from schools to corporate partners, to get involved and show their support for the invaluable work undertaken by the RSPCA;

  • Tuesday 16 August 2016

    Andrea Dawkins MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Notes:—

    (a)           the announcement in July 2016 by NSW Premier, Hon Mike Baird MP, that greyhound racing will be banned in that State from the 1 July 2017;

    (b)           On 10 August 2016 the Greyhound Racing Prohibition Bill passed the NSW Legislative Council and will be debated in the Legislative Assembly in August 2016;

  • Tuesday 16 August 2016

    Andrea Dawkins MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Acknowledges:—

    (a)           the lack of public support for lowering the school starting age;

    (b)           that all the evidence suggests this policy will lead to worse outcomes for children;

    (c)           that the Tasmanian Greens have a fully costed alternative Policy to roll out 11 new Child and Family Centres; and

  • Tuesday 16 August 2016

    Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Understands that the Liberal Government fully supports the salmon industries’ plan to aggressively double the size of their industry by 2030 and that the east coast community widely believe the Okehampton Bay lease is just a wedge to expand Tassal’s growth into the Mercury Passage and beyond.

  • Tuesday 16 August 2016

    Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Recognises that Warwick Smith’s sudden resignation from the viability study of a second Basslink cable should prompt an urgent rethink of the proposal.

    (2)           Understands that Mr Smith’s departure halfway through a study into the second interconnector gives the Liberal Government an opportunity to reconsider its approach.

  • Tuesday 16 August 2016

    Cassy O'Connor MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Recognises the 31st Summer Olympics are being held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

    (2)           Notes that for the first time there is a refugee team competing, with 10 individuals who have fled from conflict in South Sudan, Ethiopia and Syria.

    (3)           Congratulates the 421 Australian athletes, and the 12 who hail from Tasmania.

    (4)           Further notes that 214 of our athletes are women.

  • Tuesday 16 August 2016

    Cassy O'Connor MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Recognises that voters have the right to know which corporate and business bodies are donating how much to which political party in the lead up to an election.

    (2)           Agrees that transparency in relation to electoral donations is critical to the healthy functioning of democracy.

    (3)           Acknowledges that Queensland is moving to real time electoral donation disclosure from February 2017.

  • Ms WOODRUFF (Franklin) –

    Madam Speaker, I am proud to present the details of the Greens’ fully costed Alternative Budget within my portfolio areas.

  • Ms DAWKINS (Bass) –

    Mr Deputy Speaker, the Greens’ Alternative Budget is a statement of values.  It restores frontline funding to education and rightly includes the state Government's share of responsibility for crumbling sewerage and water infrastructure - two important issues for my seat of Bass and for the wider community.

  • Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) –

    Madam Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to present the Tasmanian Greens' fully costed Alternative Budget for 2016-17. 

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