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  • Question without Notice

    THURSDAY 10 MARCH 2016

    To the Minister for Energy

    Thousands of everyday Tasmanians with rooftop solar are having to pay to use the power they generate from solar panels for heating their own hot water and homes because of a meter software glitch.

    These are ordinary people using their own money to make a positive contribution to power generation in our state's energy crisis.

  • Question without Notice

    WEDNESDAY 9 MARCH 2016

    To the Minister for Energy

    The state is in an energy crisis. You’ve committed to spending over a hundred million dollars in dirty diesel generation, to damaging Hydro assets by running dam levels so low, and putting vulnerable aquatic ecosystems at risk.

  • NOTICE OF MOTION

    WEDNESDAY 9 MARCH 2016

    Rosalie Woodruff on tomorrow to move -

    That this House:

    1.       Acknowledges the case of a 95 year old woman forced to lie on an Emergency Department floor without a bed for hours is tangible evidence of the terrible state of Tasmania’s public health system.

  • NOTICE OF MOTION

    WEDNESDAY 9 MARCH 2016

    Rosalie Woodruff on tomorrow to move -

    That this House:

    1.     Acknowledges the Government finds itself in the midst of an energy crisis, facing soaring costs, electricity rationing, and environmental damage because of an ideological resistance to push the building of new wind farms, and sought to put a lid on rooftop solar.

  • [8.05 p.m.]
    Ms DAWKINS (Bass) - Mr Deputy Speaker, in 2015 one of the lessons learned 
    is that of the breadth of family violence in our communities. We have 
    learnt from the survivors of violence about the implicit nature of our 
    society's acceptance of that violence. We know now that phrases like 
    'boys will be boys' perpetuate violence by implied acceptance. Ending the 
    cycle of violence in our society is of the utmost importance to us all.

    What we often forget is the link between violence towards women and 

  • WEDNESDAY 9 MARCH 2016

    Andrea Dawkins On tomorrow to move -

    That this House notes:

    1.      Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome, the devastating virus affecting Tasmania’s oyster industry;

    2.      That the disease has been prevalent in southern Tasmanian waters since early February and is thought to have wiped out around 70% of the remaining oysters to be harvested for the season, with an estimated cost to the industry of $7 million;

  • WEDNESDAY 9 MARCH 2016

    Andrea Dawkins On tomorrow to move -

    That this House notes:

    1.      The ongoing problems associated with the water supply in the town of Rosebery;

    2.      That as recently as last week residents of Rosebery have reported dirty and brown drinking and bathing water running from their taps and sinks;

  • Rosalie Woodruff MP to the Minister for Health

    The Medical Imaging Unit at the Royal Hobart Hospital is the only place in Tasmania where people can access breast, liver and cardiac scans that are not Medicare rebatable. It undertakes research with the Menzies Centre, and is the only training provider for radiographers in the state. Despite all this, it runs at a profit .

    The government has invested a lot of money over recent years to update equipment, and draws significant levels of Medicare funding relative to costs.

  • Question without Notice

    WEDNESDAY 18 November 2015

     

    My question is to the Premier

    The cuts to the Ombudsman’s budget have reduced staffing levels by 20 per cent since 2011. There are now only 15 and a half full-time equivalent positions. Just point six of a position is allocated to respond to RTI requests.

    This has resulted in a decrease in the number of reviews assessed by the Ombudsman from 21 to only 8 last year, or 62%.

    Are you purposely running our state’s investigatory agencies into the ground to avoid scrutiny?

  • NOTICE OF MOTION

    WEDNESDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2015

    Rosalie Woodruff MP on tomorrow to move -

     

    That this House:

     

    (1) Notes with deep concern that nurses in the Tasmanian Public Sector worked 4,473 double shifts and 97,757 overtime hours over a 12 month period (from June 2014 to March 2015) and that 576 double shifts were worked in August alone.

    (2) Acknowledges that double shifts occur in specialty areas requiring high levels of mental acuity, including: midwifery; intensive care; trauma; and acute psychiatry.

  • NOTICE OF MOTION

    Wednesday, 18 November 2015

    Rosalie Woodruff MP on tomorrow to move -

    That this house:

    (1) Notes that representatives from all nations from around the world are meeting in Paris at the end of this month to urgently find ways to limit climate change caused by emission of greenhouse gases, with the objective of achieving a legally binding and universal agreement on the climate.

    (2) Acknowledges that there are no jobs on a dead planet. 

  • BREATH OF FRESH AIR FILM FESTIVAL
       
    [6.06 p.m.]
    Ms DAWKINS (Bass) - Madam Speaker, I too am rising to speak about the Breath of Fresh Air film festival. This year's BOFA kicked off for me with the Sprout's Cross Pollinate conference. The theme for this year was people, place and provenance.
  • LITTLE FORESTER RIVER - WATER LEVELS

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

    [11.00 a.m.]

  • NOTICE OF MOTION

    TUESDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2015

    Rosalie Woodruff MP on tomorrow to move -

     

    That this House:

     

    (1)             Closely scrutinises any policies, including ‘user-pay’ models, that put at risk the fundamental and essential function of courts in dispensing justice in a modern and democratic society.

    (2)             Acknowledges that for a just and fair society to function, every member of our community must be treated equally before the law, free from the influence of money, status or power.

  • NOTICE OF MOTION

    TUESDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2015

    Andrea Dawkins On tomorrow to move -

    That this House notes:

    1.      That in the last 12 months Tasmanians lost almost $200 million dollars in poker machines, which equates to over $380 for every single adult and child in the State;

  • GAMING - FEDERAL HOTELS MONOPOLY

    Ms DAWKINS question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

    [10.26 a.m.]

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