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Greens Matter of Public Importance - Gambling Harm

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 September 2019
It is patently obvious to any observer of Tasmanian politics that in this place it is the Greens who raise the issues of the harm caused by poker machines in our community.

Tags: Pokies, Gambling Industry, Federal Group

 

Greens Matter of Public Importance - Gambling Harm

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 12 September 2019
Every single person who signed a petition or answered a door and spoke about their concerns about gambling will be looking at what the Treasurer and the Government does when this legislation is introduced next year.

Tags: Pokies, Gambling Industry, Federal Group, Veterans

 

Legal Professional Amendment (Validation) Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 12 September 2019
I will focus my comments on how we respond as a community from the point of view of this particular Solicitors' Guarantee Fund to the increasing lack of proper representation for people in the community to legal representatives and the support that they need to plead their case in court when their times comes, if their time comes to be in that place.

Tags: Legislation

 

Public Works Committee Amendment Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 September 2019
If there ever was an argument for restoring the numbers in the House of Assembly it is this legislation which has clearly come about for two reasons - one, because this Government has an allergy to transparent processes, and two, because it does not have the backbench to staff its committees including the Public Works Committee.

Tags: Legislation, Infrastructure

 

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Community Safety

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 11 September 2019
What we are really talking about here is two parties that support the building of a massive investment in prison infrastructure in the north of the state that would, by the early estimates, have cost $137 million to build.

Tags: Northern Prison, Justice, Drug Policy, Community Safety

 

Greens Motion - Bushfires and Climate Emergency

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 11 September 2019
Rosalie Woodruff moves a motion calling on the Government to provide information relating to the implementation of recommendations from independent bushfire reviews.

Tags: Bushfires, Climate Emergency, Fuel Reduction Burns, Honey Industry, AFAC review, Extinction

 

Labor Motion - Family Violence Counselling and Support Service Funding and Staffing

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 September 2019
When a victim of family violence or sexual assault reaches out for help, makes that phone call, seeks that counselling service and support, as a parliament and as a society we need to make sure that support is there at that critical point in time for the victims of family violence and sexual assault.

Tags: Family Violence

 

Liberal Motion - Labor Party Plans for Future

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 11 September 2019
Rosalie Woodruff speaks to the Liberals' 'Labor Party Plans for Future' Motion, discussing them walking away from progressive reforms like pill testing, voluntary assisted dying, increasing the size of parliament and a Human Rights Act.

Tags: Pill Testing, House of Assembly Restoration, Charter of Human Rights

 

Adjournment - Seal Death on Bruny Island

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 11 September 2019
Rosalie Woodruff speaks during the adjournment to call on the minister to provide information of the death a seal at Dennes Point.

Tags: Fish Farms, Seals

 

Restraint Orders Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 September 2019
We recognise that restraint orders and the capacity for a court to hear the evidence of the need for a restraint order and to issue one is an important component of protecting the blameless from harm which is perpetrated by another.

Tags: Legislation

 

Adjournment - Island Magazine, Arts Tasmania Funding

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 10 September 2019
Madam Deputy Speaker, I rise tonight to speak about the devastating news that Tasmania's premium literary publication, Island magazine, heard last Friday when they discovered they had failed to win a renewal of their four-year funding arrangement with Arts Tasmania.

Tags: Arts Funding

 

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Health Cuts

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 10 September 2019
Madam Deputy Speaker, few questions times that I can remember have left such a sour taste in my mouth.

Tags: Tasmanian Health Service, Budget Cuts

 

Magistrates Court (Criminal And General Division) Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 10 September 2019
We wholeheartedly support the changes that will bring our Magistrates Court from a very dusty and outdated form of legislation into the 21st century.

Tags: Legislation

 

Urgency Motion - Wildlife Culling

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 September 2019
Cassy O'Connor moves an urgency motion on the mismanagement of wildlife following right to information documents revealing large crop protection permit culls.

Tags: Culling Native Wildlife, Crop Protection Permits, Extinction

 

Liberal Matter of Public Importance - Strong Economic Management

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 September 2019
Madam Deputy Speaker, apart from being completely boring, that contribution from Mr Tucker failed to mention human beings.

Tags: Housing Waiting List

 

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