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Evidence Amendment Bill 2020

I will commence my second reading comments on behalf of the Greens to say that we will be supporting this Evidence Amendment Bill 2020.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Mar 2020

Parliament Set to Debate Greens' Bill to Eliminate Crime of Begging

The Tasmanian Parliament will have the opportunity to eliminate the criminal offence of begging in Greens’ Private Members’ Time next week.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Oct 2018

Liberals' 'Tough on Crime' Approach Leading to Increased Serious Crime

This year’s Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management Annual Report confirms on almost every crime measure the Liberals have promised to act, the statistics are not good.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Oct 2017

Law and Order Policies

Scrapping suspended sentences is only going to make this worse and increase the pressure on the prison.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Aug 2017

Annual Crime Figures Confirm 'Tough on Crime' is Failing

Annual crime figures released by Tasmania Police yesterday demonstrate the Liberals' lopsided focus on law and order, and failure to invest in early intervention and rehabilitation, has made Tasmania a less safe place to live.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Aug 2017

Youth At Risk Strategy Undermined by 'Tough on Crime' Liberals

The Tasmanian Greens welcome the belated release of the government's Youth at Risk Strategy.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Jun 2017

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.  It's victims of crime and community safety that are paying the price.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Mar 2017

Parole Board Confirm Liberals Paying for Prisons Not Housing

The Parole Board's Annual Report confirms the worst fears of the community and housing sector.  Prisoners who are suitable to be released on parole are being forced to stay in prison because they can't get housing.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Nov 2016

Sentencing Advisory Council Rejects Mandatory Sentences

The Sentencing Advisory Council has stood its ground and hit back at the Liberals’ politically motivated stunt designed to tap into people’s valid concerns for the safety of their children.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Nov 2016

Health Minister Blames Former Government for Two Years of Inaction on Ice Epidemic

A dangerous increase in crystal methamphetamine use in Tasmania is now strongly suggestive of an epidemic.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Sep 2016

Retailers and Police Unite to Combat Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour in Launceston

Local retailers have joined forces with Police and Cityprom, launching an initiative in Launceston this morning which I was pleased to have been invited to attend.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  26 Jun 2015

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