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Traffic Amendment (Electronic Billboards) Bill 2022

Part 8 of the Traffic Act 1925 was introduced by Jim Cox in 2007 to limit the use of electronic billboards on public streets.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Oct 2022

Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Electricity Safety Bill 2022

We support what this bill does to regulate safety and maintenance requirements and to regulate electrical installations and electrical equipment.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Oct 2022

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Vehicle and Traffic Amendment (Driver Distraction and Speed Enforcement) Bill 2022

I also want to note with a heavy heart that the Tasmanian road toll this year is the highest it has been, as I understand it, in more than 10 years.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Sep 2022

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Police, Fire and Emergency Management – Perceptions of Safety

Public place assaults, public order incidences and offences against the person have all increased over the period.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Jun 2022

Police Officers in High Visibility Vests

Police, Fire and Emergency Management – Random Breath Tests

Random breath tests more than halved from some 280 000 in the previous year to 120 000.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Jun 2022

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Infrastructure and Transport – Speed Limits

There appears to be heavy resistance within the freight industry to lowering speed limits in Tasmania. We can all understand where that is coming from.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Jun 2022

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Infrastructure and Transport – Crash Statistics

The Transport Service's website reports this data but it is not available in the Budget.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Jun 2022

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Greens Covid19 Emergency Response Plan

An evidence-based public health plan for stopping the spread of Covid, and saving lives and livelihoods.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Policies  |  1 Feb 2022


Metro Tasmania – Driver Safety

The annual report notes that there has been an increase in complaints related to driver interactions with other road users.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Dec 2021

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Greens Welcome Labor Commitment on Gun Laws, Call for Liberals to Release Policy

The Greens support strong gun laws in Tasmania. We were proud to release our policy in the early stages of the campaign to strengthen our state's gun laws.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Apr 2021

Doctor with Face Mask

Politics Must be Removed from Public Health

All announcements relating to the COVID emergency response during the state election campaign must be removed from politics.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Mar 2021

Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Electricity Safety Bill 2020

We have a situation where the combination of bushfires, overhead power lines, particularly distribution lines, and climate change is rapidly evolving.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Mar 2021

Prison, Man Gripping Bars

Liberal Policies Filling Jails, Increasing Aboriginal Incarcerations, Clogging Courts

The latest ROGS data on Justice again confirms the State has gone backwards, socially, under the Liberals.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Jan 2021

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Infrastructure and Transport – MAST Boat Safety

The 2019 report of Coroner Simon Cooper noted that MAST was at the time investigating the introduction of a requirement for hull identification numbers.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Nov 2020

Parliament House, Tasmania

Building and Construction – Quad Bikes

The Government has decided not to extend the Consumer Code of Practice to resellers of quad bikes.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Nov 2020

Public Meeting, Town Hall

Local Government – Community Resilience Hubs

The final report from the National Bushfire and Climate Summit this year recommended the establishment and funding of community resilience hubs.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2020

Science Lab

Community Leaders Should Support Public Health Advice

It is the responsibility of community leaders to support the advice of public health officials.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Aug 2020

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Vehicle and Traffic Amendment (Road Vehicle Standards) Bill 2020

I accept that this is reflecting changes at the Commonwealth level to the compliance arrangements for vehicles that come into the country.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Aug 2020

Science Lab

COVID-19 Pandemic

On Friday we will hear from the National Cabinet the result of their views about where we are going to head in Australia.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 May 2020

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COVID-19 - Implementation of Recommendations

The north-west COVID-19 outbreak has been devastating for the families of people who died and hugely affected the 5000 people who went into quarantine.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 May 2020

Science Lab

COVID-19 Update

Some of us would have heard stories late last year of a mysterious virus coming out of Wuhan, China.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 May 2020

Science Lab

Community Testing a Critical Part of COVID-19 Suppression

The approach to COVID-19 testing in Tasmania needs to change for us to fully understand the pattern of transmission.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 May 2020

Education, Textbook and Laptop

COVID-19 - School Closures

Today you have declared a state of emergency, a clear acknowledgment of the great danger COVID-19 poses to our island community.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Mar 2020

Aircraft, QANTAS Passenger Jet

Tasmanian Access Card COVID-19

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Mar 2020

Aircraft, QANTAS Passenger Jet

COVID-19 - Tasmanian Access Card

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Mar 2020

Science Lab

COVID-19 - Assistance for Vulnerable People

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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Mar 2020

Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Marine Safety Chief Warns of Fish Farm Debris Fatality Risk

Tasmania’s marine safety chief has reiterated his fears a boat user will be killed if they do not remove floating debris in waterways.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Feb 2020

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Tasmanian Fires

On behalf of the Greens, I extend our deepest gratitude to the those fighting the fires and everyone supporting them.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Dec 2019

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Firearms Inquiry Affirms Need to Maintain Strong Gun Laws

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Nov 2019

Bushfire, Burned Forest

Liberal Spin Won't Protect Communities from Bushfires

Volunteers on the frontline of bushfire protection are preparing for another major fire season.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Oct 2019


Community Safety

What we are really talking about here is two parties that support the building of a massive investment in prison infrastructure in the north.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 Sep 2019

Hobart, Tasmania

Combustible Cladding

Madam Deputy Speaker, it is a very serious matter at the heart of what we are discussing here today.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 Jul 2019

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Shelton Must Rule Out Weakening Gun Laws

The report of the Committee will be delayed due to Mr Shelton stepping down, just as it was when former MP Adam Brooks’ resigned earlier this year. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Jul 2019

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Lauderdale Primary School - South Arm Road

Children walk to and from the Lauderdale Primary School each day along an incredibly dangerous stretch of the South Arm Road.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Apr 2019

Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

Premier Must Release Advice on Weakening Tasmania's Gun Laws

Today’s Supreme Court’s judgement confirms the public have a right to see the advice provided to the Premier from the then-Police Minister.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Feb 2019

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Gas Safety Bill 2018

As I mentioned before, this trio of bills before us today are about creating clearer lines of responsibility between the different departments.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Nov 2018

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Hobart Airport Overpass Proposal for the Tasman Highway

I am putting this on the record in the hope that the Minister is listening, because the matters Mr Barclay raise are significant and serious.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Sep 2018

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Gun Laws Inquiry

The Liberals continue to pander to the powerful gun lobby, moving today to set up a Parliamentary inquiry into gun laws.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Aug 2018

Fallow Deer

Redneck Liberals Open National Parks and World Heritage Area for Hunting

It’s clear the Liberals have once again kowtowed to the powerful shooting lobby.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Aug 2018

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Lower House Parliamentary Inquiry into Gun Laws Unnecessary

The Liberals have been quick to move to establish a House of Assembly Parliamentary Committee to inquire into firearms laws and future policy.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Aug 2018

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Gun Laws Backflip Welcome and Overdue

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. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Aug 2018

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Gun Theft Figures Confirm Need to Dump Liberals' Dangerous Policy

The report released today by Gun Control Australia shows firearms thefts have doubled over the last decade.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Apr 2018

Classroom, Students with Raised Hands

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

The East Derwent Primary School worked with Colony 47, Red Cross, the Salvation Army and the Smith Family to create community safety maps.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Nov 2017

Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Log Trucks on Tasmanian Roads

Minister Barnett is either misleading or in denial over the evidence that more log trucks will lead to an increase in serious accidents and fatalities.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Mar 2017

Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

Liberals' Justice Incompetence

Two explosive reports released this week expose a justice system that Attorney General, Vanessa Goodwin, has starved of funds, to breaking point.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Mar 2017

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Tasmania Welcomes Uber

The sharing economy represents opportunities for Tasmanian drivers to fill shortfalls during busy periods, and gives the public choice.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  8 Nov 2016

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Hidding Can't Go Soft on Gun Laws

The Greens are strongly against any push to weaken the classification of the rapid fire Adler and weaken the nation's strong gun laws.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Oct 2016

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Old Parties Fail Community on Gun Laws

The National Firearms Agreement was implemented in 1996 and it has served us well.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 May 2016

Handgun with Bullets

Duck Shooters Need Knowledge of Gun Safety

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Mar 2016

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Road Safety Underfunded While MAIB Gives $144M in Dividends

The Liberals in government have presided over a significant decline in the number of random breath tests and speed camera hours.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Dec 2015

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Greens Firearms Bill to Keep Community Safer

The purpose of the Firearms Amendment (Rapid Fire Shotguns – Community Safety) Bill 2015 is to help ensure a safe community. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Nov 2015

Justice, Scales and Gavel

Involve Community in Tackling Crime

The Hodgman government needs to urgently convene a Safe Community taskforce to develop a strategy to tackle the apparent increase in crime.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  17 May 2015

Police Officers in High Visibility Vests

Newnham Police Station Concerns

Police Minister, Rene Hidding must commit to consulting with local communities over any plans to downsize or close local police stations.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  12 May 2015

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Road Safety

Tasmania should implement a double demerit point penalty trial on state roads.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  8 Oct 2014