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  • Mr McKIM question to MINISTER for RESOURCES, Mr HARRISS
       
    [10.53 a.m.]
    You have now admitted for the first time that FSC's auditors, SCS Global, has identified non-conformities in Forestry Tasmania's FSC application. What are the nature of those non-conformities? How many non-conformities have been identified? You have not rejected the assertions that I have put to you earlier this morning, so I will now put them again.
  • Mr McKIM question to MINISTER for RESOURCES, Mr HARRISS
       
    [10.09 a.m.]
    When you were last asked about Forestry Tasmania's application for Forest Stewardship Council certification, you said that Forestry Tasmania expected to receive the final report from FSC'S auditors, SCS Global, in April.
     
    Isn't it the case that Forestry Tasmania is now aware that SCS Global have revealed a large number of major non-conformities in Forestry Tasmania's application? Isn't it the case that tho
  • Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN
       
    [10.25 a.m.]
    Do you accept that the very purpose of the Commonwealth Grants Commission process that sees Tasmania receive a higher per capita share of GST is to invest in improving the health, wellbeing and educational attainment of the Tasmanian people?
     
    That is, it is intended to be invested in service delivery - a recurrent expense to Government.
  • NOTICE OF MOTION

    Wednesday, 27 May 2015

    Cassy O’Connor MP on tomorrow to move -

    That the House:

    1. Congratulates our close Pacific neighbour, Samoa, on the agreement to build the country's second windfarm;

    2. Understands that with the construction of this valuable infrastructure Samoa is on track to reach its target of being 100 percent renewable by 2017;

  • Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

     [10.15 a.m.]

  • NOTICE OF MOTION

    Tuesday, 26 May 2015

    Cassy O’Connor MP on tomorrow to move -

    That the House:

    1. Understands that 39 women have been killed by men in Australia this year;

    2. Acknowledges with deep sadness the death of 37 year old, Olga Dizon, on the 14th of May last;

    3. Recognises that while Olga was number 37 on that awful list of tragedies, she was also a daughter, sister and friend, who 'shone a light wherever she went';

  • NOTICE OF MOTION

    Tuesday, 26 May 2015

    Cassy O’Connor MP on tomorrow to move -

    That this House:

    1. Recognises the contribution to the Australian Army of Lieutenant-General David Morrison, after his 36 years of service;

    2. Commends the outgoing Chief of the Army for his crucial work in publicly criticising the culture of sexual harassment within the Australian armed forces;

  • 1.    Notes that NRL team Paramatta launched its  No More initiative at their game on the 17th May to raise awareness of violence against women;

    2.    Notes that at the game the players and fans linked arms to demand an end to family violence;

    3.    Notes that Paramatta is one of a number of NRL Clubs partnering with the No More and White Ribbon campaigns;

    4.    Notes that boys and young men look up to their sporting heroes and that sport is one of the most powerful mediums to send a message to men about family violence;

  • Mr McKIM question to MINISTER for RESOURCES, Mr HARRISS

    [10.31 a.m.]

  • 1.    Notes that in last Friday’s historic referendum on same sex marriage 62.1% of Irish voters said ‘yes’;

    2.    Notes that Ireland has become the 19th country to allow same sex marriage and that same sex marriage is also legal in 32 US states.

    3.    Notes that the Irish Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said the overwhelming yes vote makes Ireland a “beacon of light” for the rest of the world in terms of liberty and equality;

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