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  • Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I thank the 
    member for Franklin, Mr O'Byrne, for bringing this matter of conflicts of 
    interest on as a matter of public importance debate today. Public faith 
    in the institutions of government, of parliament, of ministerial decisions 
    and of departmental officers must be upheld. It is a fair assessment that 
    it has been eroded under this Government. 



  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I have deep concerns on many 
    levels about this bill before us. It was not something I was expecting to 
    speak on but you only have to open the bill and look at some of the 
    comments from a range of people in the community over the last couple of 
    days, from people at MONA, councillors on the Hobart City Council and a 
    number of other groups in the community who have instantly picked up what 
    this is proposing to do.

  • Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I rise tonight 
    to speak on behalf of women and girls everywhere, to acknowledge the 
    contribution of the Deputy Leader of the Opposition last night and to 
    acknowledge that Ms O'Byrne has a proud history of advocating for women 
    and girls, for gender equality, for an end to violence against women and 

  • Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I rise to 
    speak on the Justice and Related Legislation (Marriage Amendments) Bill 
    2018 and acknowledge the outstanding contribution we just heard from my 
    colleague, the member for Clark and shadow attorney-general, Ms Haddad. 
    It is inspiring to hear the history of advocacy and activism, of protest, 
    heartbreak and ultimately triumph from time to time.

  • Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I thank Ms Dow 
    for her contribution and make the point that of those significant 
    questions you asked of the minister, Ms Dow, he did not make a record of 
    them as I can see.

    Mr Gutwein - I understand that we are and I will do my best to address all 
    of them.

    Ms O'CONNOR - Alright, I hope you were listening because the questions 
    were thoroughly valid.

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I was wryly amused to hear the 
    Treasurer's comments in his second reading speech about his interest in 
    working on cooperative models and working together. Mr O'Byrne made such 
    obvious points that this was -

    Ms O'Byrne - Yes, they were obvious, but they were salient.

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I have had a number of 
    conversations with the minister about this. I want to return to the 
    questions I asked him in budget Estimates that he repeatedly refused to 
    answer. You were chairing that session, Mr Deputy Speaker, at the time 
    and you noted my continued questions about the same topic because the 
    minister repeatedly failed to answer them. What I asked was in response 
    to the minister's spruiking of the vast possibility of rivers of money 

  • Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

  • Dr WOODRUFF question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN 

  • Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

    The fall from grace of Ms Courtney leaves you holding seven portfolios and 
    10 yesterday when the Treasurer left during question time on a family 
    matter. You must recognise this is untenable. As Premier, your focus 
    needs to be on running the state, yet we can all see your options are 
    limited. What will you do if the code of conduct investigation finds 
    against Ms Courtney? Are you thinking ahead to that possibility? Have 
    you approached Mr Hidding to fill the void left by Ms Courtney?

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I rise to speak to the most 
    important report that has been submitted by the International Panel on 
    Climate Change - as some people say, the most important report they will 
    have tabled in their history of reports on the impact of global greenhouse 
    emissions on the world's planetary climate system and all the life systems 
    it supports. The International Panel on Climate Change is a massive 
    organisation that collects together the evidence and considered reviews of 

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

    That the bill be read a second time.

    It is hard to believe that in 2018 begging remains an offence in five 
    jurisdictions in Australia, including Tasmania. This is an antiquated 
    offence that has no place in a contemporary, informed and just society.

  • That the House -

  • Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens) - Thanks, Mr Deputy Speaker; 
    the Premier was talking at the time.