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COVID-19 - School Closures

Parliamentary Activity - Today you have declared a state of emergency, a clear acknowledgment of the great danger COVID-19 poses to our island community. On behalf of every vulnerable Tasmania I say thank you.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 Mar 2020

Adjournment - Tasmanian Access Card COVID-19

Parliamentary Activity - In Question Time this morning we asked the Premier about the travel arrival cards and the lack of resourcing and follow-up that is occurring at the airport. We are very concerned that this is a first-line prevention measure which must be...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 18 Mar 2020

COVID-19 - Tasmanian Access Card

Parliamentary Activity - People are asked to fill out a Tasmanian Arrival Card when they land but this is only a voluntary self-declaration process.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 18 Mar 2020

COVID-19 - Assistance for Vulnerable People

Parliamentary Activity - We agree the economy will need help as a result of this pandemic but, like many Tasmanians, we are worried about what happens to the most vulnerable in our community in the event of a wider outbreak and shutdown.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 Mar 2020

Marine Safety Chief Warns of Fish Farm Debris Fatality Risk

Media Release - Four years after raising significant concerns with fish farm companies, Tasmania’s marine safety chief has reiterated his fears a boat user will be killed if they do not remove floating debris in waterways.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Feb 2020

Tasmanian Fires

Media Release - On behalf of the Greens, I extend our deepest gratitude to the those fighting the fires and everyone supporting them. They represent the best of the Tasmanian spirit.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 Dec 2019

Firearms Inquiry Affirms Need to Maintain Strong Gun Laws

Media Release - Health professionals, police officers, survivors, and child safety advocates were united in their overwhelming opposition to any attempts to weaken gun laws.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Nov 2019

Liberal Spin Won't Protect Communities from Bushfires

Media Release - Volunteers on the frontline of bushfire protection are preparing for another major fire season, but the only firefighting effort the Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Services is attempting is political.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 15 Oct 2019

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Community Safety

Parliamentary Activity - 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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 11 Sep 2019

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Combustible Cladding

Parliamentary Activity - Madam Deputy Speaker, it is a very serious matter at the heart of what we are discussing here today and the slinging match across the Chamber does a disservice to the lives that have been lost and the severity of the issue for people who...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 31 Jul 2019

Shelton Must Rule Out Weakening Gun Laws

Media Release - Today’s swearing in of Mark Shelton as Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management halts the work of the Parliamentary inquiry into Tasmania’s gun laws. The report of the Committee will be delayed due to Mr Shelton stepping down,...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 2 Jul 2019

Premier Must Release Advice on Weakening Tasmania's Gun Laws

Media Release - Premier Hodgman has failed to defend his government’s cover up of advice they allegedly received to say the Liberals’ secret firearms election policy would not breach the National Firearms Agreement. The Liberals will now have to come...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 8 Feb 2019

Gas Safety Bill 2018 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, the Greens will be supporting the Gas Safety Bill.  As I mentioned before, this trio of bills before us today are about creating clearer lines of responsibility between the different departments...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 21 Nov 2018

Gun Laws Inquiry

Media Release - The Liberals continue to pander to the powerful gun lobby, moving today to set up a Parliamentary inquiry into gun laws after walking away from their secretive pre-election policy last week and the Legislative Council scrapping its flawed...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 29 Aug 2018

Redneck Liberals Open National Parks and World Heritage Area for Hunting

Media Release - It’s clear the Liberals have once again kowtowed to the powerful shooting lobby with their decision to open up Tasmania’s protected areas for recreational shooting, under the guise of environmental management.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 Aug 2018

Lower House Parliamentary Inquiry into Gun Laws Unnecessary

Media Release - With the Legislative Council’s announcement they are dumping their Firearms Inquiry, the Liberals have been quick to move to establish a House of Assembly Parliamentary Committee to inquire into firearms laws and future policy.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 Aug 2018

Gun Laws Backflip Welcome and Overdue

Media Release - Tasmanians would be breathing a sigh of relief at news the Liberals are walking away from their plan to weaken the state’s gun laws. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 Aug 2018

Gun Theft Figures Confirm Need to Dump Liberals' Dangerous Policy

Media Release - The report released today by Gun Control Australia shows firearms thefts have doubled over the last decade. Even more concerning, Tasmania showed a far higher number of guns stolen per capita than any other Australian state.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 9 Apr 2018

East Derwent Primary School and Jordan River Learning Federation - Community Safety Maps

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Mr Speaker, I wish to share with the House a really fantastic group of students, their teacher and Holly Sluiter from the Salvation Army and Communities for Children who came along on Monday...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Nov 2017

Liberals' Justice Incompetence

Media Release - Two explosive reports released this week expose a justice system that Attorney General, Vanessa Goodwin, has starved of funds, to breaking point.  It's victims of crime and community safety that are paying the price.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 10 Mar 2017

Tasmania Welcomes Uber

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens IT and Innovation spokespersonIt's very welcome news that Uber will be operational in Tasmania by Christmas.The sharing economy represents opportunities for Tasmanian drivers to fill shortfalls during busy...

- 8 Nov 2016

Hidding Can't Go Soft on Gun Laws

Media Release - 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 - 20 Oct 2016

Old Parties Fail Community on Gun Laws

Media Release - The National Firearms Agreement was implemented in 1996 and it has served us well. Although there have been no public mass shootings since then, both of the old parties chose to vote against upholding that Agreement in Parliament today.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 4 May 2016

Duck Shooters Need Knowledge of Gun Safety

Media Release - The comments, and apparent lack of understanding of gun laws, from the President of Field Hunting and Conservation are extremely concerning.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 3 Mar 2016

Greens Firearms Bill to Keep Community Safer

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens tabled a Bill in parliament today to amend the Firearms Act. The purpose of the Firearms Amendment (Rapid Fire Shotguns – Community Safety) Bill 2015 is to help ensure a safe community. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 Nov 2015