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Token Commitment to NPAH Increases Housing Insecurity

News from today's COAG meeting that the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness will be extended for another 12 months lets down the community and housing sector.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Dec 2016

Finkel Energy Review Identifies Threat to Tasmania

A major national energy report has identified Tasmania as one of two states that are highly exposed and the biggest threat to Australia’s energy security and reliability.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Dec 2016

Hidding Can't Go Soft on Gun Laws

Tasmanians have a right to know what position Police Minister, Rene Hidding, will take to a COAG meeting in Melbourne tomorrow, where a move to end the moratorium on importations of the Adler 8-shot shotgun will be on the agenda.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Oct 2016

Ideology Put Before People on Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp as Food

The Hodgman Liberal Government is making slow progress towards bringing about access for Tasmanians to both medicinal cannabis and low-THC hemp as a food product.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Apr 2016

Hodgman COAG April Fool

The Council of Australian Government's meeting was held in Canberra on 1 April 2016 - April Fool's Day.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Apr 2016

State Schools Ignored by Liberals

That the Coalition Federal government have only committed to funding the Gonski reforms to the end of 2016-17.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Apr 2016

Animal Welfare Disregarded in New Free-Range Egg Regulations

Reforms agreed to at the recent Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting which will see eggs stocked in farms with up to 10,000 hens per hectare labelled as ‘free-range’.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 Apr 2016

COAG Let Down for Tasmania

Tasmania has been seriously let down at COAG by both the Prime Minister and Premier Hodgman, despite his empty promise not to accept any deal that would see Tasmania worse off.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Apr 2016

Premier Must Stand Up for Schools at COAG

Prime Minister Turnbull's attack on our public education funding would be crippling for Tasmania. Premier Hodgman needs to defend our schools staunchly at COAG.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  31 Mar 2016

Premier Failed at COAG

Premier Will Hodgman has effectively achieved nothing in the 2 days he’s just spent at COAG. He’s come back without the $2.1 billion he went there to retrieve, and it also looks increasingly as though he has failed to ensure there is no...

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  24 Jul 2015