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  • WEDNESDAY 6 APRIL 2016

    Cassy O'Connor On tomorrow to move

    That the House:—

    (1)           Recognises that hydrolic fracturing, or fracking, causes extensive environmental harm, impacts on the water table and is linked to increased risk of seismic activity.

    (2)           Acknowledges that fracking as a form of resource extraction not only carries extreme environmental and social risk, it has almost zero public support.

    (3)           Notes that:—

  • WEDNESDAY 6 APRIL 2016

    Cassy O'Connor On tomorrow to move

    That the House:—

    (1)           Notes the Council of Australian Government's meeting held in Canberra on 1 April 2016 - April Fool's Day.

    (2)           Understands the ludicrous proposal of the Commonwealth Government that States be responsible for their own income tax, a position that would hurt Tasmania more than any other State.

  • WEDESDAY 6 APRIL 2016

    Cassy O’Connor On tomorrow to move

    That the House:—

    (1)           Notes that:—

    (a)           each day in Question Time Government Members ask at least four self-congratulatory Dorothy Dixers of Government Ministers; and

    (b)           Ministers often provide long-winded and dull responses of between 4 and 6 minutes in length, wasting Partliament’s time and taxpayer’s money.

  • WEDNESDAY 6 APRIL 2016

    Andrea Dawkins On tomorrow to move -

    That this House:

    1.      Acknowledges the prodigious rise from part time muso/bar tender to indie heroine of Tasmania’s music scene of Courtney Barnett in winning the APRA song writer of the year award;

    2.      Notes that this follows on from her four Aria awards in 2015;

    3.      Recognises that Ms Barnett’s ability to turn an everyday story into an international success is unparalleled;

  • WEDNESDAY 6 APRIL 2016

    Andrea Dawkins On tomorrow to move -

    That this House notes:

    1.      The Australian Education Union’s 2016 State of our Schools report, which indicates that although more than two thirds of Tasmanian school principals believe Gonski school funding reforms have made a significance difference to the quality of education provided at their school, that over half still believe their school is under resourced or significantly under resourced;

  • WEDNESDAY 6 APRIL 2016

    Andrea Dawkins On tomorrow to move -

    That this House notes:

    1.      That the organic dairy in the Meander Valley, Elgaar Farm, was shut down in July 2014 by the Tasmanian Dairy Industry Authority (TDIA), subsequent to the Liberal Party’s election to majority government, and sadly remains closed for business to this day;

  • TUESDAY 5 APRIL 2016

    Andrea Dawkins On tomorrow to move -

    That this House notes:

    1.      The reforms agreed to at the recent Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting which will see eggs stocked in farms with up to 10,000 hens per hectare labelled as ‘free-range’;

  • NOTICE OF MOTION

    TUESDAY 05 APRIL 2016

    Rosalie Woodruff MP on tomorrow to move -

    That this house:

    1.     Acknowledges that the risk that the current Tasmanian energy crisis may turn into a catastrophe, including:

    ·        an environmental catastrophe, where threatened native Tasmanian species go extinct and irreversible damage is caused to vulnerable aquatic ecosystems;

  • NOTICE OF MOTION

    TUESDAY 5 APRIL 2016

    Rosalie Woodruff MP on tomorrow to move -

    That this house:

    1.     Acknowledges that the events in Tasmania’s hospitals over the last couple of months are inexcusable and cast a black shadow over this parliament.

    2.     Notes that on 29th January a 95 year old woman was left to lie on the floor of the emergency department waiting room at Royal Hobart Hospital for hours because no beds were available.

  • Question without Notice

    5 April 2016

    To the Premier

    Last week the Attorney-General confirmed the government's intentions to phase out suspended sentences and replace them with alternatives, despite concerns from key stakeholders including the Law Society.

    In her press release she stated:

    "Modelling of various scenarios conducted by John Walker as part of the SAC reference suggests that the full abolition of suspended sentences could cost around $10 million extra per annum."

  • Question without Notice

    5 April 2016

    To the Minister for Energy

    Minister, according to your Energy Supply Plan and recent public comments, 100MW of diesel generation has now been installed and is operational, and the 58MW Trent gas turbine has been returned from servicing and is in operation, bringing the Tamar Valley Power stations operational gas generation capacity up to its full 386MW.

    However, the National Energy Market’s live generation data shows that:

  • BERNACCHI LODGE

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

    [10.56 a.m.]

  • BERNACCHI LODGE DEVELOPMENT

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

    [10.57 a.m.]

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