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

    That the House calls on the Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Hon. Sarah Courtney MP, to act immediately to cancel any lease or licence associated with finfish farming in zone 13 of the Tasman Peninsula and Norfolk Bay Marine Farming Development Plan.

  • That -

    (1)  A select committee be appointed with power to send for persons and papers to inquire into and report upon current firearms laws, with the following terms of reference -

    a.    Current and future firearms licensing regimes, including training and testing, licence renewal, licence infringements and licence categories;

  • Dr WOODRUFF question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

  • That the House -

  • Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I thank the Deputy Leader of the Opposition for bringing on this matter of public importance today. Although I am not the Greens health spokesperson I am the spokesperson for women, which is why I will make a contribution on this debate.

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

    We have just heard that the DPIPWE investigation is incomplete with no time frame set by the minister. TT-Line is accused of failing to ensure the wellbeing of 16 prized polo ponies that died on the Spirit of Tasmania in January of this year.

  • Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER FOR PRIMARY INDUSTRIES AND WATER, Ms COURTNEY

  • Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I wanted to make a brief contribution this evening on the subject of women in politics and I am sure it is a subject you take great interest in given that you now preside over a parliament which has gender balance.

     

  • Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, we will be supporting the bill primarily because, as is stated in the fact sheet in the second reading, this is a change to the Land Titles Act that has been requested by the chief justice.  I listened with great interest to Ms Haddad's contribution detailing some of the enormous pressures that the courts are under as a result of increasing case load.  There have been cuts to the funding for courts in Tasmania over the past few

  • Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Mr Deputy Speaker, it has been a long, traumatic and painful journey to this point where we are debating the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Commonwealth Powers) Bill 2018.  No-one has felt this more than the survivors of child sexual abuse, their families and the people who love them.  I also acknowledge what a painful journey it has been to this point to acknowledge that for decades survivors could not tell thei

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I rise to raise concerns Bruny Island residents have about the ferry service change proposed for the island and their right to have a say in the conditions and the contractual arrangements being negotiated between the state Government and SeaLink.  The state Government awarded the new ferry contract to SeaLink Travel Group on 28 June.  The Premier promised Bruny Islanders that their ferry service would be

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, the Greens will be supporting the bill.  It has had a long history at the federal level and is the result of extensive work by COAG to tidy up an area where the law has been silent.  For many of the cases that are provided in the background material from the COAG consultation paper and the ultimate recommendations it is manifestly important that a code of conduct be created so that penalties for prohibition to practice could be the result.

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, Tasmanians would have been gobsmacked with the news that was reported last night about the gatecrashing by a highly-respected specialist from the Royal Hobart Hospital, Dr Frank O'Keeffe.  It was reported on the news and I understand the clip of that press conference has gone viral because of the response of the minister to the comments of Dr O'Keeffe.

  • Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for HEALTH, Mr FERGUSON

  • Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for HEALTH, Mr FERGUSON

  • Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

    Your federal colleagues Senators Abetz, Duniam and Bushby were central to the chaos that unfolded in Canberra last week and there are now questions marks over Tasmania's GST share and a moratorium on fracking.  What do you have to say to your federal colleagues who brought the nation's politics to its knees last week?

     

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