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  • 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'.

  • Tuesday 3 May 2016

    Cassy O'Connor MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Notes the Takayna/Tarkine region is one of the world’s richest cultural heritage sites, with a human story that dates back some 40,000 years.

    (2)           Notes that, in recognition of its cultural value, the fragile coastline is on the National Heritage Register.

  • Tuesday 3 May 2016

    Cassy O'Connor MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Notes with a heavy heart that a young Somali refugee has set herself alight on Nauru, the second refugee to self-immolate in the past week.

    (2)           Mourns the very recent death of a young Iranian man who was imprisoned on Nauru and who suffered burns to 90% of his body by his own hand.

    (3)           Expresses its deepest condolences to the man’s family.

  • Tuesday 3 May 2016

    Ms WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for PRIMARY INDUSTRIES and WATER, Mr ROCKLIFF

    [10.55 a.m.]

  • Tuesday 3 May 2016

    Ms DAWKINS question to MINISTER for PRIMARY INDUSTRIES and WATER, Mr ROCKLIFF

    [10.30 a.m.]

  • Tuesday 3 May 2016

    Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

    [10.10 a.m.]

  • Wednesday 27 April 2016

    [6.18 p.m.]

    Ms WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I rise to make some comments on the report tabled today, the inquiry into the State Fire Commission established in October last year.  The inquiry was established with extensive terms of reference.  I want to correct the member for Lyons about the comments he made earlier regarding the terms of reference and to remind him that these were broad terms of reference. 

  • Thursday 28 April 2016

    Ms DAWKINS question to Mr FERGUSON, representing MINISTER for POLICE, FIRE and EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

    [4.37 p.m.]

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