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Marine-Related Incidents (Marpol Implementation) Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 October 2019
This bill will replace the outdated Pollution of Waters by Oil and Noxious Substances Act 1987, and give effect to the MARPOL Convention.

Tags: Marine Environment, Pollution, Legislation, Air Quality, Bunker Fuel, Algal Blooms

 

Adjournment - Inspection of Youth Custodial Services Report Redacted Information

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 October 2019
This morning the custody inspection report, Inspection of Youth Custodial Services in Tasmania 2018, undertaken by the custodial inspector, Mr Richard Connock, who also happens to be the Ombudsman, was tabled in the Tasmanian parliament, but in a circumstance that I have not seen in a report that has been tabled in the parliament, multiple redactions are made to Mr Connock's report and his recommendations.

Tags: Ashley Youth Detention Centre, Custodial Inspectorate, Redaction, Missouri Model

 

Adjournment - Climate Action Protests

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 October 2019
Rosalie Woodruff speaks in support of 16 climate protesters who were peacefully protesting outside Parliament House, and who have been arrested by the Tasmanian Police.

Tags: Climate Emergency, Wielangta, IPCC, TFA Forests

 

Place Names Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 October 2019
Madam Speaker, the House and the minister will be well aware that when this bill was first tabled we raised a number of concerns about its content, the justification for it and particularly in relation to the proposed section 13, which is the heavy-handed section.

Tags: Place Names, Legislation, Dual Naming, Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre

 

Greens Motion - No New Thermal Coal Mines

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 October 2019
Rosalie Woodruff speaks to a motion to place a prohibition on new thermal coal mines in Tasmania in the Greens' Private Members Business.

Tags: Coal Mining, Thermal Coal, Climate Emergency, Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hydrogen, Southern Midlands, Greta Thunberg, Knitting Nannas, IPCC

 

Labor Motion - Northern Region Prison Site

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 October 2019
Mr Deputy Speaker, the Greens will not be supporting the amendment to this motion. We support the motion that it seeks to amend and I will make some comments about that. I am aware that Ms Butler would also like to speak so I will make some time for her to do that and make a shorter contribution.

Tags: Northern Prison, Corrections, Reoffending, Westbury

 

Adjournment - Commissioner Children and Young People Ambassador Program

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 October 2019
Madam Speaker, following on from what the minister for Education was talking about then, I take the opportunity to talk about the Commissioner Children and Young People's outstanding Ambassador Program.

Tags: Children, Young People, Commissioner for Children and Young People

 

Labor Matter of Public Importance - TAFE Tasmania

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 October 2019
Mr Deputy Speaker, this is a very interesting and significant debate, particularly for young Tasmanians who are looking for affordable public vocational training options.

Tags: TasTAFE, Education, Australian Education Union, Landscape Restoration

 

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Budget Cuts and Budget Mismanagement

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 October 2019
Cassy responds to the Treasurer during Labor's 'Budget Cuts and Budget Mismanagement' Matter of Public Importance.

Tags: Native Forest Logging, Exports, Budget Cuts, State Budget

 

Condolence Motion - Honourable John Myles Bennett

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 October 2019
Mr Deputy Speaker, I rise on behalf of the Tasmanian Greens to express our sincere condolences at the premature death of the honourable John Bennett and to acknowledge a life very well lived as a proud and passionate Tasmanian.

Tags: Condolence Motion

 

Burial And Cremation Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 October 2019
Madam Speaker, I rise on behalf of the Greens to speak on the Burial and Cremation Bill 2019 and to indicate that in broad terms we support this legislation. However, we are proposing an amendment to deal with the issue Ms Dow was talking about in relation to the use of private land for cemeteries.

Tags: Burials and Cremations, Cemeteries, Legislation, Anglican Church Sales, Anglican Church

 

Adjournment - Nigerian Community in Tasmania, Public Inauguration

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 October 2019
Madam Speaker, I too, want to echo the sentiments expressed by the Attorney-General and my colleague, the member for Clark and warmly congratulate the Nigeria Community in Tasmania Inc. for their incorporation.

Tags: Multicultural Affairs

 

Adjournment - Knitting Nannas

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 15 October 2019
Rosalie Woodruff speaks during the adjournment in support of three women from the 'knitting nannas' who were arrested outside of Parliament for protesting.

Tags: Knitting Nannas, Climate Emergency, Protest

 

Motion without Notice - Censure

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 September 2019
Cassy O'Connor moves a censure motion in all Liberal and Labor members for failing to support a Climate Emergency declaration.

Tags: Climate Emergency, Censure Motion, Climate Strike, Greta Thunberg, IPCC, TFA Forests, Extinction

 

Matter of Public Importance - Bushfire Preparedness

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 September 2019
Rosalie Woodruff discusses failure to adopt a series of bushfire policy recommendations in the Greens' Matter of Public Importance debate.

Tags: Bushfires, AFAC review

 

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