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Shelton Must Rule Out Weakening Gun Laws

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Police, Fire and Emergency Management spokesperson

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, just as it was when former MP Adam Brooks’ resigned earlier this year. 

Gun Laws Inquiry

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens’ Police spokesperson

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 inquiry as a result.

Liberals' Justice Incompetence

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Justice spokesperson

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.

The report into Tasmania’s corrections system found technology and processes are outdated, error-prone and complex, and pose a risk to the community.

Tasmania Welcomes Uber

Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens IT and Innovation spokesperson

It'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 periods, and gives the public choice.

There's concern within the community that Uber may morph from the original model and could be hiring drivers without necessarily paying what they're due.  It's important government ensures all checks and balances are done. 

Hidding Can't Go Soft on Gun Laws

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Police and Emergency Management spokesperson

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.

The Greens are strongly against any push to weaken the classification of the rapid fire Adler and weaken the nation's strong gun laws.  The Tasmanian Government should strongly oppose this move at the Ministerial meeting in Melbourne.

State Conference Opening Address

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader  

Good morning extended Green tribe! It's lovely to see your faces and to personally thank you for travelling from wherever you came to be here in beautiful Deloraine.  

Thank you, particularly to all the Lyons members and their helpers for bringing us all together this weekend.

We meet on the traditional lands of the Pallittorre people, who - as it was for unknown thousands of the first Tasmanians - were removed from their country by trickery, force, at the point of a gun.


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