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  • Mr McKIM question to MINISTER for ENVIRONMENT,
    PARKS and HERITAGE, Mr GROOM
     
    [10.30 a.m.]
    Your draft management plan for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area has embarrassed Tasmania on the international stage with the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations handing down a damning draft decision in Paris last week. The UN has effectively condemned your draft plan as failing to provide adequate protection for the
  • Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for HEALTH, Mr FERGUSON
       
    [10.12 a.m.]
    Do you agree that, despite the Budget's extra allocation of $2.4 million over four years, mental health services for young Tasmanians remain the most poorly resourced in the country?
     
    Do you agree that young Tasmanians suffering mental ill health are being largely shut out by a system which is almost criminally under-resourced?
  • Notice of Motion

    Wednesday, 3 June 2015

    Cassy O’Connor MP on tomorrow to move -

    That this House:

    1. Notes the 2015/16 Liberal State Budget once more holds little for Tasmanians in need;

    2. Recognises the harsh cuts to Tasmania's social fabric inflicted by the previous year's Liberal State and Federal Budgets a point made strongly by the Tasmanian Council of Social Services;

  • Notice of Motion

    Tuesday, 2 June 2015

    Cassy O'Connor MP on tomorrow to move

    That the House:

    1. Understands that Housing Tasmania’s waiting lists were at their lowest level in a decade under the previous Labor-Green Government;

    2. Notes with shame that in just over a year of ‘stable majority Government’, the Minister for Human Services, Hon Jacquie Petrusma MP has presided over a massive 43.5% jump in the housing waiting list;

  • Notice of Motion

    Tuesday, 2 June 2015

    Nick McKim MP on tomorrow to move

    That the House:

    1. Recognises and grieves for the 84 women killed by violent men in 2014;

    2. Understands with horror that the Nation is on track to top that grim toll in 2015, with 41 women killed this year so far, an average of one every four days;

    3. Acknowledges that the best way to tackle the issue of men’s violence against women is to change community expectations, cultural attitudes and to address gender inequality;

  • Notice of Motion

    Nick McKim MP on tomorrow to move -

     

    That this House:

    1.    Notes that Fireworks Night that was held last weekend identified a number of issues with the issuing of Fireworks Permits;

    2.    Notes that under the current regulations neighbours, including wildlife sanctuaries, equestrian centres, kennels and other properties with livestock are only informed of fireworks permits after the permit has been issued;

  • Notice of Motion

    Tuesday, 2 June 2015

    Nick McKim MP on tomorrow to move -

    That the House:

    1. Notes the unfair competitive advantage that major industrials in Tasmania have over small business due to their bargaining power when negotiating electricity prices;

    2. Agrees that: 

  • Mr McKIM question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN
       
    [10.56 a.m.]
    You have claimed that your Budget delivers for women at risk of men's violence, yet can you confirm that the new funding in your Budget to respond to the current crisis of men's violence against women in Tasmania is limited to a pathetic $200 000 per annum?
     
    Like me and other men in this Parliament, you are a White Ribbon Ambassador, and good on you for signing up, but when are your actions going to final
  • Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for HUMAN SERVICES, Mrs PETRUSMA
       
    [10.19 a.m.]
    Did you feel ripped off when the Treasurer handed down his second Budget last week? How do you explain to the housing and homelessness sector the woeful budget outlook for Tasmanians needing a secure affordable home because you failed to advocate strongly enough on their behalf during the Budget process.
  • Mr McKIM question to TREASURER, Mr GUTWEIN
       
    [10.06]
    There was no new funding allocated in your Budget specifically for small business. For goodness' sake, you could not even bring yourself to mention small business just once in your Budget speech.
  • Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for HEALTH, Mr FERGUSON
       
    [10.33 a.m.]
    After months of prevaricating your Commonwealth colleagues have today announced a two-year funding deal for the Mersey hospital. Do you agree with Devonport Mayor, Steve Martin, that the $148 million over two years, while welcome, is a bandaid solution that provides no long-term certainty for the Mersey? Do you agree the Abbott Government should have made a longer-term funding commitment to the Mersey?
  • Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN
       
    [10.12 a.m.]
    The rumour mill is alive with stories of your Parliamentary Secretary, Mr Brooks', conduct on your recent trip to China. Is it a fact that he embarrassed the delegation more than once? Is it a fact that he missed more than one bus? Can you give the House a full report on Mr Brooks' conduct in China?
  • 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.

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