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  • Wednesday 1 June 2016

    Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Notes the Greens’ Alternative Budget makes a real investment in preventative health that will make a serious dent in the rate of chronic diseases, smoking and obesity in Tasmania.

    (2)           Understands the Greens would invest $100M over four years into preventive health, because we understand this is an investment that pays for itself over the short, medium and long-terms.

  • Wednesday 1 June 2016

    Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Notes the Greens’ Alternative Budget has the vision to secure a renewable energy supply for Tasmania that also delivers large scale returns to the State.

    (2)           Understands a Green Government would fund:—

    (a)           a smarter network to enable increased renewable generation while reducing operating costs and avoiding unnecessary capital expenditure on our network;

  • Wednesday 1 June 2016

    Cassy O'Connor MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Notes:—

    (a)           in 2012, the Labor Green Government delivered the Tasmanian Forest Carbon Study which assessed the amount and potential economic value of carbon sequestered across the entire Tasmanian forest estate;

    (b)           this work has been recently updated through the report, ‘Climate Opportunities in Tasmania’s Forests’ by TreeMod Consulting;

  • Wednesday 1 June 2016

    Cassy O'Connor MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Understands that poker machines leech funds from Tasmanian communities that can afford it the least and have caused profound harm to individuals, families and the children of poker machine addicts.

    (2)           Recognises there is no social or economic benefit to the State as a result of the proliferation of poker machines in pubs and clubs around Tasmania.

    (3)           Acknowledges that this Government is addicted to the revenue from poker machines.

  • Tuesday 31 May 2016

    Ms DAWKINS question to MINISTER for PRIMARY INDUSTRIES and WATER, Mr ROCKLIFF

    [11.00 a.m.]

  • Tuesday 31 May 2016

    Ms WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for HEALTH, Mr FERGUSON

    [10.28 a.m.]

    In the policy and parameter statements in budget paper 1 for this year, 2015-16, there is a policy item -

    Members interjecting.

    Madam SPEAKER - Order.  Members should be silent while the member is asking her question, especially the two members who are under a warning.

  • Tuesday 31 May 2016

    Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

    [10.11 a.m.]

  • Tuesday 31 May 2016

    Andrea Dawkins MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Notes that:—

    (a)           the Liberal Government is embarking on once in a generation changes to the ‘Education Act’ which requires students to be engaged from 4½ until 18 years of age;

    (b)           21% of students are not ready for school at the commencement of their first school year in Tasmania;

  • Tuesday 31 May 2016

    Andrea Dawkins MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Notes that:—

    (a)           as indicated in the 2016/17 State Budget, significant investment is required to upgrade Tasmania’s crumbling water and sewerage infrastructure;

    (b)           in Launceston a significant amount of time is taken up by politicians shifting responsibility and blame for the dire situation the City is in, with regard to sewage overflows into Kanamaluka/River Tamar;

  • Tuesday 31 May 2016

    Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Notes the Minister for Health, Hon Minister Ferguson MP’s promise to fix the broken health system so that Tasmanians can have access to the best quality health care.

    (2)           Understands that despite the back-on-track rhetoric, the Minister for Health has attempted to hide the details of his ongoing evisceration of Tasmania’s public hospitals deep within the budget papers.

  • Tuesday 31 May 2016

    Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Notes that the Draft State Planning Provisions (SPPs) fail to prioritise the interests of the community, and protection of the environment, ahead of development interests.

    (2)           Acknowledges that the SPPs ensure a far wider range of development decisions will be “permitted” instead of “discretionary”, and that residents therefore lose their opportunity to comment on, or appeal against, these proposals.

  • Tuesday 31 May 2016

    Cassy O'Connor MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Notes the commencement on 30 May 2016 of a petition by members of the Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania (RACT) to call a special general meeting of the RACT to raise their concerns with the proposed expansion into Freycinet National Park. 

    (2)           Acknowledges RACT has many reasons to feel let down by the Hodgman Government including:— 

  • Tuesday 31 May 2016

    Cassy O'Connor MP to move—

    That the House: ——

    (1)           Notes the Hodgman Liberal Government’s 2016/17 Budget:—

    (a)           lacks courage and a vision for the future;

    (b)           is built on layers of untruth about increased spending on essential services that were savaged in the first Hodgman Liberal Government Budget and the Treasurer, Hon Peter Gutwein MP’s claim that the Budget is ‘back in the black’;

    (c)           repackages money already announced and puts it forward as new money;

  • Thursday 26 May 2016

    Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Notes the toxic algal bloom that formed along the coast of Chile, the world’s second biggest salmon exporter, has killed 23 million fish and had an economic impact of at least $800 million.

    (2)           Understands that:—

    (a)           the Chilean algal bloom was fuelled by a similar marine heat wave that occurred off the east coast of Tasmania during the 2015/16 summer, and that these events will occur more frequently as a consequence of global warming;

  • Thursday 26 May 2016

    Andrea Dawkins MP to move—
    That the House:—

    (1)           Notes:—

    (a)           On 16 May 2016 the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced it had accepted a court enforceable undertaking from Careers Australia Group Limited (Careers Australia);

    (b)           the ACCC’s view that conduct of Careers Australia and its agents was unconscionable and in breach of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL);

  • Thursday 26 May 2016

    Andrea Dawkins MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Notes:—

    (a)           that after the closure of Philip Oakden House in 2007, Launceston has been without a dedicated, standalone hospice facility; and

    (b)           the report commissioned by the Hodgman Liberal Government from Grosvenor Management and Consulting which indicated there is no need to provide additional palliative care beds in the North for the next 20 years.

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