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  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, the Greens have been trying to raise this issue and elevate it above the slanging match that has been coming from Government members in an absolutely outrageous, cowardly, naïve and incredibly foolish response to what is a serious situation and serious threat to democracy in Tasmania that is unfolding before us. 

  • Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I move -

    That the debate on the Justice and Related Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2018 be adjourned until tomorrow.

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, the Greens have stood here for the last four-and-a- half years and have spoken consistently on these issues. It is a crying shame for the people who work in the public health system in Tasmania and for the patients who are caught up with the 45 per cent increase in demand at the Royal Hobart Hospital that has occurred under 
    this minister because he fails to listen. 

  • Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for RESOURCES, Mr BARNETT 

  • Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for HEALTH, Mr FERGUSON

    The secret KPMG report shows the truth in hard numbers. You have been systematically underfunding the health service, budget on budget, since you came to office. You refuse to accept the reality of an increasing demand for health services. You have starved doctors and nurses every year of the resources they need to care for patients - 

    Members interjecting.

  • Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I will not be reflecting on the vote of the House just now on the Greens disallowance motion but I will be reading into Hansard the by-law of the Clarence City Council from 2007 and why it is a concern of people on the eastern shore that we share about overreach on the part of the council. No reflection 
    on the vote on the issue.

    Mr Hidding - Fair enough, let us see how you go.

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I want to speak about the fantastic news from the eastern shore that the Rosny Hill development has been withdrawn.

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I move -

  • That the House -

  • That this House -

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, the Greens have a number of comments to make in relation to these miscellaneous amendments to the Justice and Related Legislation Act. We thank the staff for a hastily squished-in briefing on all sides. Thank you for providing us with some clarification on questions we have about the bill. 

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, the Greens are happy to support these amendments. In the words of Chris Gunson from the Tasmanian Bar, they are both necessary and appropriate amendments to make.

  • Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I thank the member for Lyons for bringing this matter of public importance debate on today. I had not really thought much about perpetual interment rights until this morning's MPI came through. It is a very interesting matter of public importance; very contemporary to the current debate. People will 
    be talking about this in the context of the Anglican Church's plans. 

  • Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for ENVIRONMENT, Ms ARCHER

  • Dr WOODRUFF question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

  • Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for INFRASTRUCUTURE, Mr ROCKLIFF

    The Tasmanian Government's submission to Infrastructure Australia details your infrastructure priorities and road construction features very heavily. 

    Mr Jaensch - Hear, hear.

    Ms O'CONNOR - I despair.

    Mr Ferguson - How did you get here today, on a road?

    Madam SPEAKER - Order, Premier.

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