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  • Thursday 5 May 2016

    Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Notes that the Federal Liberal’s Budget:—

    (a)           gives $7.7 billion in subsidies to polluting fossil fuel companies;

    (b)           retains Tony Abbott’s $1 billion cut to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency; and

    (c)           gives $0 to support workers and communities to transition out of fossil fuels.

  • Thursday 5 May 2016

    Rosalie Woodruff to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Notes the launch of a campaign by the Bob Brown Foundation to Save Bruny Island from the logging that is destroying the habitat of the critically endangered swift parrot.

  • Thursday 5 May 2016

    Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Notes recommendations from the House of Representatives Environmental Standing Committee that environmental groups carry out 25% of their activities in remediation works if they are to qualify for deductible gift recipient (DGR) status.

    (2)           Recognises that this recommendation has been pushed by the mining industry who seeks to silence advocates for the environment when they get in the way of commercial interests.

    (3)           Acknowledges that:—

  • Thursday 5 May 2016

    Andrea Dawkins MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Notes that:—

    (a)           after years of industry leg work, Tasmania is finally seeing a tourism boom, attaining the biggest growth in international visitors and expenditure of any other State or territory;

    (b)           in 2015 there was 1.15 million visitors to the State, including 212,000 from overseas, injecting a total of almost $2 billion into the Tasmanian economy;

  • Thursday 5 May 2016

    Andrea Dawkins MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Notes:—

    (a)           throughout the month of April 2016 roughly 50 farmers’ markets around the Country participated in the ‘Boots for Change’ program;

    (b)           the Boots for Change initiative coincides with ‘Boots for Change Day’, when people are encouraged to wear a pair of boots to their local farmers market as a show of support for farming families; and

  • Thursday 5 May 2016

    Cassy O'Connor MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Notes that the 2016 Federal Budget confirmed a $3.4M cut to management of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) in 2016-17, with the funding for management of the TWWHA extension flatlining to zero in 2018-19.

    (2)           Recognises that as a direct result of climate change and dry lightning strikes more than 20,000 hectares of the TWWHA was ravaged by fire over summer, destroying Gondwanan and sub-alpine wilderness.

  • Thursday 5 May 2016

    Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for HUMAN SERVICES, Ms PETRUSMA

    [10.21 a.m.]

  • Thursday 5 May 2016

    Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

    [10.06 a.m.]

  • Wednesday 4 May 2016

    [6.09 p.m.]

  • 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.]

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