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Adjournment - Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 September 2019
Madam Speaker, I rise tonight to read some initial comments to the House about the international panel on climate change special report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, which was just tabled less than a day ago in the principality of Monaco.

Tags: Centrostephanus, IPCC

 

Disposal of Uncollected Goods Bill 2019

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 September 2019
Rosalie's second reading speech for the Disposal of Uncollected Goods Bill 2019, establishing a new framework for the disposal of uncollected goods.

Tags: Legislation

 

Adjournment - Climate Emergency, Actions by Government and Opposition

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 September 2019
Madam Speaker, the good news is that the South Australian parliament has today declared a climate emergency. When I say 'good news', I use those words cautiously because the fact that we are in a climate emergency is not good news.

Tags: Climate Emergency, TFA Forests

 

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Budget Cuts

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 25 September 2019
Madam Deputy Speaker, we have sat in this parliament - those of us who have been here for five-and-a-half years under this Liberal Government - and watched as the Treasurer has practiced his dark arts of sneakiness, deception and dishonesty, cruel cuts, and then overlaid with that, amazing spin.

Tags: Greta Thunberg, Budget Cuts, Extinction

 

Liberal Motion - Extension School Program

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 September 2019
Madam Speaker, I always have great faith in our young people, in their capacity to learn and to grow and to be active in our community and to drive change.

Tags: Education, Australian Education Union, Social Enterprise, Speech Pathology, NAPLAN, Colleges, Efficiency Dividend

 

Labor Motion - Hydrogen Strategy

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 25 September 2019
We support the bulk of this motion. We support where it is coming from, which is looking ahead, planning for the future, thinking about renewable energy futures for Tasmania and jobs that will be needed, in this case in the north, because of the changing requirements we have in industry in Tasmania, particularly to phase out fossil fuels rapidly and altogether.

Tags: Hydrogen

 

Greens Motion - Climate Strike

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 September 2019
We brought this motion forward to give every member of the House an opportunity to tell young Tasmanians that they stand with them in their fight for a safe climate.

Tags: Climate Strike, Greta Thunberg, Extinction

 

Adjournment - George Town Airport Sale

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 September 2019
Cassy O'Connor speaks during the adjournment on issues associated with the sale of George Town Airport to a Chinese company.

Tags: Foreign Influence, Chinese Communist Party, Foreign Investment

 

Adjournment - Bushfire Risk

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 25 September 2019
Madam Deputy Speaker, I rise to raise some concerns shared with us by Margaretta Pos, a resident of the east coast who lives in the Falmouth area. She has written to us and to the Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage about her concerns about the bushfire risk in the Falmouth area and the whole of the east coast.

Tags: Bushfires

 

Justice Legislation Amendment (Organisational Liability for Child Abuse) Bill 2019

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 September 2019
Cassy's second reading speech for the Justice Legislation Amendment (Organisational Liability for Child Abuse) Bill 2019, implementing a range of recommendations from the Royal Commission on Institutional Responses to Childhood Sexual Abuse.

Tags: Royal Commission on Institutional Responses to Childhood Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Catholic Church

 

Sessional Orders Amendment

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 September 2019
Cassy O'Connor moves to amend the sessional orders to provide for the following - "Notwithstanding the provisions of standing order 48, the Speaker shall ensure the time taken to ask a question does not exceed one minute and the time taken to answer a question does not exceed four minutes."

Tags: Democracy, Accountability, Standing Orders, Dorothy Dixer

 

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Community Safety

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 24 September 2019
Madam Deputy Speaker, I am surprised that Labor did not jump up because they are certainly frothing at the mouth on this matter. I start by thanking the Tasmanian Police for their excellent work in apprehending the prisoner who was at large.

Tags: Corrections, Recidivism, Breaking the Cycle

 

Genetically Modified Organisms Control Amendment Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 September 2019
We commend the minister for ensuring that the moratorium is extended. We also commend the minister for his advocacy at a national level in relation to the decision not to regulate SDN-1 and RNA-derived genetic organisms.

Tags: GMO Moratorium, SDN-1 Deregulation, Legislation, Great Western Tiers, CRISPR, Honey Industry

 

Adjournment - United Nations Climate Action Summit

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 24 September 2019
Rosalie Woodruff speaks during the Adjournment on the Prime Minister's absence from the UN Climate Action Summit.

Tags: Climate Emergency, Greta Thunberg, Extinction

 

Adjournment - Global Climate Strike

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 September 2019
Cassy O'Connor speaks during the Adjournment on the Global Climate Strike, and discusses the Liberal and Labor parties failure to support a climate emergency declaration.

Tags: Climate Emergency, Climate Strike, Great Barrier Reef

 

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