You are here

Debates and Speeches in Parliament

Greens Matter of Public Importance - Threat to Tasmania's GMO-free status

Cassy O'Connor MP - 8 August 2019
I rise on behalf of the Greens today to speak about this matter in the spirit of bipartisanship, because I believe that the entire parliament supports the moratorium on genetically modified organisms in Tasmania and strongly supports the extension of the moratorium to 10 years as part of our unending support for Tasmania's primary producers, reliant as they are on our clean, green brand and our GM-free status.

Tags: GMOs, GMO Moratorium, SDN-1 Deregulation, CRISPR, Fruit Growers

 

Greens Matter of Public Importance - Threat to Tasmania's GMO-free status

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 8 August 2019
First, I put on the record that the Tasmanian Greens warmly welcome and strongly support the Government's 10-year moratorium on GMOs. It is important for this state, for our 'clean green' brand.

Tags: GMOs, GMO Moratorium, SDN-1 Deregulation, CRISPR

 

Ministerial Statement - Release of Independent Report on Bushfires

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 8 August 2019
Rosalie Woodruff responds to the release of the AFAC Independent Operational Review.

Tags: Bushfires, AFAC review

 

Ministerial Statement - Release of Independent Report on Bushfires

Cassy O'Connor MP - 8 August 2019
Cassy O'Connor responds to the release of the AFAC Independent Operational Review.

Tags: Bushfires

 

Fruit And Nut (Research, Development And Extension Trust Fund) Repeal Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Cassy O'Connor MP - 8 August 2019
It is, as the previous speakers have indicated, a technical bill really, that repeals the Fruit and Nut Research, Development and Extension Trust Fund, and winds up the fund pool that was established in 1982 to support particularly apple and pear growers, and to assist them in managing threats and risks to their crops.

Tags: Legislation

 

Liberals' Housing performance

Cassy O'Connor MP - 8 August 2019
I am certain that every person here wants to see more good homes built for Tasmanians who need them, but you do not achieve it by pulling this sort of manoeuvre on a sitting day when it is not private member's time.

Tags: Housing Tasmania, Short Stay Accommodation, Affordable Housing, Newstart, Supreme Court

 

Housing Tasmania - Eviction of Tenants

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 August 2019
You kicked off Homelessness Week yesterday by claiming evictions of Housing Tasmania tenants are always a last resort and only occur if a tenant seriously and repeatedly breaches their tenancy agreement.

Tags: Housing Tasmania, Evictions, Tenants Union

 

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Budget Cuts

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 August 2019
Unfortunately for the Treasurer, there is a lack of trust about anything he says in relation to the budget because of the Treasurer's track record of not telling the truth or concealing the truth and not being open about some of the most basic questions like who is on the expenditure review committee of Cabinet.

Tags: Efficiency Dividend, Budget Cuts

 

Civil Liability Amendment Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 7 August 2019
Madam Deputy Speaker, the Greens support this bill and the important clarification it makes to the current definition of 'recreational activity' by removing the reference of sport and bringing us in line with the wording of the initial Ipp Report and the intention of the Parliament of Tasmania when we enacted the Civil Liability Act 2002.

Tags: Legislation

 

Rent Capping

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 August 2019
We all know, the evidence is there right in front of us, that Hobart is now the least affordable capital city in Australia. This is coupled with the fact that, broadly, Tasmania is the poorest state in the Commonwealth.

Tags: Rent Caps, Affordable Housing, Tenants Union, Tenant Rights, Supreme Court

 

Labor Motion - Unemployment and Jobs

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 August 2019
Treasurer, I do not have a handkerchief big enough to mop up the crocodile tears you just shed for the children of forest workers.

Tags: Tasmanian Forest Agreement, Native Forest Logging

 

Liberal Motion - Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 August 2019
Madam Deputy Speaker, I rise in my capacity as the Greens spokesperson for children to express my extreme disappointment, and in fact disgust, at the content of the motion that we are debating today.

Tags: Mandatory Minimum Sentencing, Supreme Court

 

UTAS protests

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 August 2019
Madam Deputy Speaker, I rise to speak about Hong Kong and the wave of students standing up for a free Hong Kong against the Chinese government.

Tags: Freedom of Speech, Foreign Influence

 

Housing Tasmania - Eviction of Tenants

Cassy O'Connor MP - 6 August 2019
It is National Homelessness Week. As you know, homelessness, housing and security and soaring rents are on rise, particularly since 2014.

Tags: Housing Tasmania, Evictions, Tenants Union, Supreme Court

 

Rent Increases - Regulation

Cassy O'Connor MP - 6 August 2019
The Tenants' Union of Tasmania makes it clear that as a result of the housing crisis some landlords are gouging tenants, which is driving up homelessness rates.

Tags: Housing, Rent Caps, Affordable Housing, Tenants Union, Tenant Rights

 

Pages

Subscribe to Tasmanian Greens MPs - Parliamentary Activity