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  • Wednesday 4 May 2016

    Andrea Dawkins MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Notes:—

    (a)           as expected, the 2016 Federal Coalition Budget contains nothing for Tasmania, with Launceston missing out significantly in badly needed infrastructure funding;

    (b)           that no provision in the Budget was made for Launceston’s water and sewerage system, the infrastructure for which is in desperate need of upgrade and replacement;

  • Wednesday 4 May 2016

    Andrea Dawkins MP to move—

    That the House notes:—

    (1)           In 2015 the Prime Minister, Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP said the Government was considering funding the crucial years five and six of Gonski  but that funding has failed to materialise in last night’s budget and the Tasmanian Government is now left with a $132M black hole in education.

    (2)           Targeted funding will increase the skills and learning potential of the Tasmanian students who are struggling to meet benchmarks and should be valued by Federal and State Governments.

  • Wednesday 4 May 2016

    Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Recognises that we are part of nature and that when we harm the ecosystems we depend upon that we necessarily harm ourselves.

    (2)           Notes that the Federal Treasurer, Hon Scott Morrison MP wants to claim the Federal Budget as an economic plan for extraordinary times, but that he failed to mention the environment once.

  • Wednesday 4 May 2016

    Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Notes that while the Federal Liberal Government chose to prioritise millions of dollars for roadworks and tax cuts for businesses, Tasmania's needs to attract extra health funding hasn't been realised in the Federal Budget and that this state overwhelmingly gets a very raw deal.

  • Wednesday 4 May 2016

    Cassy O'Connor MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Recognises that investment in infrastructure is a key economic driver.

    (2)           Notes the lack of investment in Tasmanian infrastructure in the 2016/17 Federal Budget.

    (3)           Acknowledges that the Premier, Hon Will Hodgman MP and the Minister for Infrastructure, Hon Rene Hidding MP have been reduced to talking up old funding announcements and existing infrastructure allocations.

  • Wednesday 4 May 2016

    Cassy O'Connor MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Understands that climate change is the single biggest threat to humanity and to our nation’s prosperity.

    (2)           Notes that the role of government is to prepare a budget that cares for the needs of their community and set a nation up for the future.

    (3)           Acknowledges with deep regret that the Federal Treasurer Hon Scott Morrison MP not once mentioned the climate or the environment in his Budget speech.

  • Wednesday 4 May 2016

    Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for ENVIRONMENT, PARKS and HERITAGE, Mr GROOM

    [10.28 a.m.]

  • Tuesday 3 May 2016

    [6.34 p.m.]

  • Tuesday 3 May 2016

    [6.23 p.m.]

    Ms WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I rise tonight to draw the attention of the House to a campaign that has just been launched in Tasmania which reflects the level of concern, indeed desperation, in parts of the community over this Government's inaction on endangered species.

  • Tuesday 3 May 2016

    [6.10 p.m.]

    Ms DAWKINS (Bass) - Madam Speaker, tonight I rise to give comment on opportunities for further inclusion in the parliamentary ritual with regard to the recitation of the Lord's Prayer every morning.  Not all parliaments continue the tradition.  In the ACT the prayer has been replaced with a silent reflection and in the US Congress there is a rotation between prayers of different faiths.

  • Wednesday 4 May 2016

    Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

    [10.09 a.m.]

  • NOTICE OF MOTION

    TUESDAY 3 MAY 2016

    Rosalie Woodruff MP on tomorrow to move -

    That this house:

    1.     Notes that Hydro storages have increased for the first time since the Basslink cable broke.

    2.     Understands that we are still a long way from being free from the energy crisis. 

    3.     Acknowledges that:-

  • Tuesday 3 May 2016

    Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Notes that hundreds of marine scientists from around the world are currently gathered in Hobart at the 4thInternational Congress in a High-Carbon Dioxide World Symposium.

    (2)           Acknowledges that:—

    (a)           ocean acidification is occurring faster than at any time in the past 50 million years; and

    (b)           this increase in acidification is caused by human induced carbon dioxide emissions.

  • Tuesday 3 May 2016

    Andrea Dawkins MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Notes that a high-tech alarm system known as ‘virtual fencing’ has been shown to reduce roadkill by up to 82 per cent.

    (2)           Notes that the virtual fencing system has been praised by organisations such as Save the Tasmanian Devil Program, as well as local governments, and that both Latrobe and Kentish Councils have moved to advocate for a statewide trial.

  • Tuesday 3 May 2016

    Andrea Dawkins MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Notes TasWater is under pressure to modify its data publication to allow for an increase in publicly available information.

    (2)           Notes annual water data publishing is not in the best interests of the community.

    (3)           Notes of the 48 water catchments in Tasmania, only 11 have water management plans adopted, leaving the department working without a sustainable plan, when allocating water.

  • Tuesday 3 May 2016

    Cassy O'Connor MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Notes the promotion of violence against women through sexist and misogynistic language is completely unacceptable in our community.

    (2)           Understands that 127,707 people signed a petition against Wicked Campers in 2014, complaining about their slogans, in particular one that stated. 'in every princess, there's a little slut who wants to try it just once'.

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