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Highway with Traffic

Roads and Jetties Amendment Bill 2022

I am interested to understand where this trend has come from under this Government where extra powers are being given to ministers.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Sep 2022


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Justice Miscellaneous (Advance Care Directives) Bill 2022

Advocates have called for this for a very long time. It was very widely discussed around and as supporting the push for voluntary assisted dying.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Sep 2022


City Planners Around Table

Land Use Planning and Approvals Amendment Bill 2022

We have a history in Tasmania, most recently from this Liberal Government, of laying out the red carpet for developers.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Sep 2022


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Statutory Holidays Amendment Bill 2022

The Greens will be supporting the Statutory Holidays Amendment Bill 2022.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Sep 2022


Law Books

Child and Youth Safe Organisations Bill 2022

We note this bill is substantially more detailed than the 13-page threadbare draft Child Safe Organisations Bill 2020.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Submission  |  27 Sep 2022


Protest, Climate Emergency

Police Offences Amendment (Workplace Protection) Bill 2022 - Legislative Council Amendments

What we know is that this minister has egg all over his face after three unsuccessful attempts through previous bills which were found to be unconstitutional.

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


Law Books

Retail Leases Bill 2022

We have no problems with a bill that sets out as its primary objective to facilitate certainty and fairness of retail premises leasing arrangements.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Sep 2022


Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Occupational Licensing (Automatic Mutual Recognition Consequential Amendments) Bill 2022

The Greens are happy to support this bill. It is an obvious necessary reduction in red tape.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Sep 2022


Highway with Traffic

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


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Public Interest Disclosures (Members of Parliament) Bill 2021

I want to say a bit about the value of whistleblowers. They can be a thorn in the side of a government or a corporation.

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


Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Public Interest Disclosures (Members of Parliament) Bill 2021

The Public Interest Disclosures Act 2002 provides a framework for the disclosure of information related to improper conduct by a public officer or public body.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Sep 2022


Parliament House, Tasmania

Greens Move to Fix Whistleblower Legislation

This week in State Parliament the Greens will bring on our Bill to fix the Public Interest Disclosures Act 2002 for debate.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Sep 2022


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Residential Tenancy (Rental Market Reform) Amendment Bill 2021

The Residential Tenancy (Rental Market Reform) Amendment Bill 2021 makes four overdue reforms to the Residential Tenancy Act of 1997.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Aug 2022


Houses, Construction

Homes Tasmania Bill 2022

As a former housing minister, I understand that the Homes Act was clunky, very outdated and quaint.

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


Basslink, Thyristor Valve, George Town

Electricity Supply Industry Amendment (Price Cap) Bill 2022

So we have 120 000 people living in poverty and we have tens of thousands of people who are on low to moderate incomes who are also really feeling the squeeze.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Aug 2022


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Climate Change (State Action) Amendment Bill 2021

This legislation came about as a result of former premier Paul Lennon's epiphany, where he suddenly discovered climate change.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Aug 2022


Tropical Storm Ana, from space

Climate Change (State Action) Amendment Bill 2021

Our performance at the 2019 COP in Paris and the international agreement that was struck by all countries left Australia utterly on the sidelines.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Aug 2022


Law Books

Health Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2022

We were the first state in Australia and we led the charge on the real-time monitoring of prescription medicines.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Aug 2022


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Family Violence Reforms Bill 2022

This bill makes some important contributions with the declaration for repeat family violence offenders.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Aug 2022


A family of tenants in their front yard.

Greens Back Tenants Union Calls to Give Renters a Fair Go

The Greens support the Tenants Union of Tasmania’s push to reform the outdated and unfair Residential Tenancy Act 1997.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Aug 2022


Chickens, Battery Cages

Draft Animal Welfare Amendment Bill 2022

While this Bill is welcome, we note with some frustration that it comes almost an entire decade after the expert and stakeholder review.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Submission  |  11 Jul 2022


Houses, Construction

Draft Housing Tasmania Bill 2022

Our concerns largely relate to the extent to which social housing will be the priority of the new Authority.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Submission  |  5 Jul 2022


Recycling, Plastic

Waste and Resource Recovery Amendment (Single-Use Plastics) Bill 2022

An Act to amend the Waste and Resource Recovery Act 2022 for the purpose of introducing restrictions on the use of single-use plastics.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Greens Bill  |  2 Jun 2022


Public Meeting, Town Hall

Local Government Amendment (Elections) Bill 2022

We are of the view that there were quite a number of changes that needed to be made to the legislation.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 May 2022


Protest, Climate Emergency

Police Offences Amendment (Workplace Protection) Bill 2022

In 2014 the Liberal Government started its attack on the rights of citizens to represent their community and their views through peaceful protest.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 May 2022


Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

Land Tax Amendment (Foreign Investors) Bill 2022

It is a bill that is very narrowly targeted at foreign owned residential properties that are not a principal place of residence.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 May 2022


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Duties Amendment Bill 2022

We believe foreign investors should pay a higher duty for homes and primary production lands that they buy on this island.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 May 2022


LGBTI Flags

Conversion Practices Report on Point

The Greens welcome the release of the TLRI report on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conversion Practices.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 May 2022


Protest, Climate Emergency

Police Offences Amendment (Workplace Protection) Bill 2022

Labor just want a carve out for the unions because the unions are there political and financial backers. They could not give less of a toss about other workers.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 May 2022


Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

Appropriation (Supplementary Appropriation for 2021-22) Bill 2022

This is an enormous amount of money. I do not think that anyone would disagree that in the current context, $441 700 000 is very substantial.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 May 2022


Law Books

Forest Practices Amendment (Validation) Bill 2022

What we have are two bills, both of which are entirely in opposition to climate action. In a climate crisis we cannot continue to justify native forest logging.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2022


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Forest Practices Amendment (Validation) Bill 2022

Not that long ago whaling was legal and whaling happened in the River Derwent. Sealing was also legal.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2022


Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

Land Tax Rating Amendment Bill 2022

For at least a decade, the Department of Treasury and Finance as well as independent economists have warned that Tasmania's own source revenue is too low.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Mar 2022


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Criminal Code Amendment Bill 2022

The Greens strongly support the bill and the establishment of the new standalone criminal offence for strangulation under the code.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Mar 2022


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Treasury Miscellaneous (Affordable Housing and Youth Employment Support) Bill 2022

I thought it might be an interesting exercise to update the House on median house prices in Tasmania. You will struggle now to find a home for under $500 000.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Mar 2022


Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Justice Miscellaneous (Independent Review Amendments) Bill 2022

In the context of parliamentary activities, often historically it has been shut down as politically inconvenient truths.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 Mar 2022


Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Electoral Amendment (Integrity of Elections) Bill 2021

In lutruwita/Tasmania, as in many democratic societies, constant vigilance is needed to ensure the foundations of our democracy are strong.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Nov 2021


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Criminal Code Amendment (Judge Alone Trials) Bill 2021

The Greens welcome this bill and the Criminal Code amendment to make it possible for Tasmania to join with the other Australian states.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Nov 2021


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Living Marine Resources Management Amendment (Aquaculture Research) Bill 2021

The current situation in Tasmania is that we have an extremely chequered and now highly damaged history with salmon farming in Tasmania.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Nov 2021


Education, Textbook and Laptop

Education Legislation Amendments (Education Regulations) Bill 2021

Every Tasmanian parent and student wants to know that the best quality, most effectively regulated education system, is there for them.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 Nov 2021


Waste, Pile of Rubbish

Waste and Resource Recovery Bill 2021

This is a great boon for an investment in Tasmania into circular economy jobs, into beneficial industry for our state and Tasmania has a great opportunity.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 Nov 2021


Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Electoral Amendment (Voting Age) Bill 2021

The Electoral Amendment (Voting Age) Bill 2021 amends the Electoral Act 2004 to allow for voluntary enrolment on the state roll for Tasmanians aged 16 and 17.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Nov 2021


Container Deposit Machine

Container Refund Scheme Bill 2021

We have been the party that has been pushing, prodding, shouting from the hilltops for decades now for this kind of legislation in Tasmania.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Nov 2021


Vocational Training, Man Teaching Young Man Woodwork

TasTAFE (Skills and Training Business) Bill 2021

This legislation has come from a single submission, from a former secretary of Treasury, Don Challen. One submission.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Nov 2021


Highway with Traffic

Traffic Amendment (Personal Mobility Devices) Bill 2021

This is legislation that contemporises the kind of transport we can have on our roads.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Nov 2021


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Stadiums Tasmania Bill 2021

This is a bill that effectively establishes the Stadiums Tasmania bureaucracy to oversee two stadiums, at this stage. It is a complete waste of public funds.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Nov 2021


Wrest Point Casino, Federal Group, Tasmania

Gaming Control Amendment (Future Gaming Market) Bill 2021

It is very distressing to have spent some two days speaking on this bill. This bill has been a really long time coming. It has been years.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Oct 2021


Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

Gaming Control Amendment (Future Gaming Market) Bill 2021

What this legislation does is embed poker machines and new forms of gambling in pubs and clubs across Tasmania forever.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Oct 2021


Air View of Houses

Housing Land Supply Amendment Bill 2021

There have been endless conversations about taking strategic action on trying to reverse some of the extreme situations Tasmania finds itself in.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Oct 2021


Prison, Man Gripping Bars

OPCAT Implementation Bill 2021

It has been the work and passionate advocacy of people campaigning for justice and campaigning for an end to cruelty for many decades.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Oct 2021


Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

Gaming Control Amendment Legislation - Government's Position

The toxic by-product of your Government and Labor's cosy, supplicant relationship with the gambling industry is on its way to the Legislative Council.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Oct 2021


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Forest Management Amendment (Minimum Sawlog Quota Repeal) Bill 2021

This bill removes section 16 of the act to eliminate the mandated forest destruction quota of 137 000 cubic metres a year.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Oct 2021


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Amendment Bill 2021

I think we all agree that we get better outcomes when people are as involved as possible and able to talk as comfortably as possible.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Oct 2021


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Validation Bill 2021

It seems to be tidying up, and some overdue housekeeping. I respect the fact it is easy to miss these things.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Oct 2021


Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Energy - Net Carbon Zero Emissions

The announcement to enshrine net carbon zero emissions by 2030 is cynical non action on the climate crisis. We already reached that milestone.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Oct 2021


Drugs

Alcohol and Drug Dependency Repeal Bill 2021

It is distressing to think that reviews into the Alcohol and Drug Dependency Act indicated as far back as 14 years ago that this was out of date at that point.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Oct 2021


Parliament House, Tasmania

Mutual Recognition (Tasmania) Amendment Bill 2021

The Greens will be supporting the bill but we too have some concerns about how this would be given effect across all those licensed professions.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Oct 2021


Law Books

Land (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2021

There are a number of significant changes that improve the operability, particularly of the Land Titles Act.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Oct 2021


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Poisons Amendment Bill 2021

I would like to reflect on the still-to-be-completed coronial inquest into the death by his own hand of a Tasmanian paramedic.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Oct 2021


Vocational Training, Man Teaching Young Man Woodwork

TasTAFE (Skills and Training Business) Bill 2021

The Tasmanian Greens do not support the Government’s position to make TasTAFE a Government Business Enterprise.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Submission  |  5 Oct 2021


Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Electoral Act Review – Electoral Disclosure and Funding Bill 2021 and Electoral Matters (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2021

The proposed laws when considered collectively, in our opinion, would still be the weakest of any state or territory in Australia.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Submission  |  28 Sep 2021


Protest, Climate Emergency

Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Amendment Bill 2021

The amendment Bill removes all reference to environmental protestors, but that’s exactly who it targets.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Submission  |  17 Sep 2021


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Forest Management Amendment (Minimum Sawlog Quota Repeal) Bill 2021

A bill for an Act to amend the Forest Management Act 2013 to repeal the minimum sawlog quota.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Greens Bill  |  27 Oct 2021


Protest, Climate Emergency

Premier - Protestors

The third attempt to make this legislation constitutional would exempt a protest, for example, outside the hospital.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Sep 2021


Law Books

Premier - Anti-Discrimination Act

Equality Tasmania held a protest over the Australian Christian Lobby's campaign to have section 17 of our gold standard Anti-Discrimination Act watered down.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Sep 2021


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Defamation Amendment Bill 2021

It is a very important step and something that has been discussed across the country.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 Sep 2021


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Children, Young Persons and Their Families Amendment Bill 2021

There is logic behind this amendment bill, and I note it is part of the national reform process.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Aug 2021


Law Books

Living Marine Miscellaneous Amendments (Digital Processes) Bill 2021

The Living Marine Miscellaneous Amendments (Digital Processes) Bill 2021 introduces digital licensing and reporting tools.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Aug 2021


Local Food, Fresh Vegetables

Food Amendment Bill 2021

There are so many other situations that food-borne diseases can change in the nature of transmission, reproduction and proliferation.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Aug 2021


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Supply Bill (No. 4) 2021

The decrease in Parliamentary Library Service reflects the transfer of funding provided for legislative drafting under the 2019-20 Budget.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Aug 2021


Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

Supply Bill (No.3) 2021

The chances are there will be a case of Delta in Tasmania. It is a question of how we respond and how quickly we act.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Aug 2021


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Supply Bill (No.3) 2021

The bill is based on actual expenditures of agencies and it is there as an insurance policy effectively in the event that we cannot take the Budget through.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Aug 2021


Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

Justice Miscellaneous (Increasing Judicial Retirement Age) Bill 2021

There have been many comments made about the values of increasing the retirement age for judges. It is something in which we are in good company.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jul 2021


Dogs, Happy, Poking Heads Through Gap in Fence

Animal Welfare Act Issues

The reason that this is so timely now is because of an awful story that was in the Mercury last week about the death of a dog in Sandy Bay.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Jun 2021


Parliament House, Tasmania

Integrity Commission (Members of Parliament) Bill 2021

Just in case anyone is in any doubt, every member of parliament in this place is a public officer for the purposes of the Integrity Commission Act 2009.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Jun 2021


Cat, Feral with Bird

Feral and Roaming Cats

I also want to talk about feral cats and stray cats, and the public conversation that has developed over the last week since we tabled a bill in this place.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Jun 2021


Planning Documents

Land Use Planning and Approvals Amendment (Tasmanian Planning Scheme Modification) Bill 2021

Planning evokes very strong emotions in a number of people in the community and a complete absence of interest in many others.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Jun 2021


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Treasury Miscellaneous (Cost of Living and Affordable Housing Support) Bill 2021

There are actually some excellent initiatives here, particularly around encouraging the uptake of electric vehicles through registration offsets.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Jun 2021


Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

Supply Bill (No. 2) 2021

The Greens will be supporting the Supply Bill (No. 2) 2021 that enables our statutory bodies to continue to operate.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Jun 2021


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Supply Bill (No. 1) 2021

The Greens will be supporting Supply Bill (No. 1) 2021 because clearly we need to keep paying our dedicated public servants.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Jun 2021


Chestnut Teal Ducks

Wildlife (Protection of Native Duck Species) Bill 2021

A bill for an Act to amend the Wildlife (General) Regulations 2010 to reclassify partly protected duck species as protected wildlife.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Greens Bill  |  24 Jun 2021


Three Workers Installing Rooftop Solar Panels

Safe Climate Bill 2021

An Act to acknowledge the climate emergency as a threat to life on Earth and establish a framework for Tasmania to respond.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Greens Bill  |  22 Jun 2021


Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Public Interest Disclosures (Members of Parliament) Bill 2021

An Act to amend the Public Interest Disclosures Act 2002 to require disclosures in relation to members of Parliament to be made to the Integrity Commission.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Greens Bill  |  23 Jun 2021


City Planners Around Table

Land Use Planning and Approvals Amendment (Wellington Park Management Trust Veto) Bill 2021

An Act to amend the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 to restore the veto powers of the Wellington Park Management Trust.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Greens Bill  |  22 Jun 2021


Parliament House, Tasmania

Integrity Commission (Members of Parliament) Bill 2021

An Act to amend the Integrity Commission Act 2009 to provide the circumstances when a Member of Parliament is still considered a Member of Parliament.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Greens Bill  |  30 Jun 2021


House of Assembly, Tasmania

House of Assembly Restoration Bill 2021

An Act to amend the Constitution Act 1934 and the Electoral Act 2004 to provide for the restoration of seats to the House of Assembly and for related matters.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Greens Bill  |  22 Jun 2021


Man testing water in a river.

Environmental Management and Pollution Control Amendment (EPA Independence) Bill 2021

An Act to amend the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 to provide for the independence of the Environmental Protection Authority.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Greens Bill  |  24 Jun 2021


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Criminal Code Amendment (Misconduct in Public Office) Bill 2021

A bill for an Act to amend the Criminal Code Act 1924 to establish the offence of misconduct in public office.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Greens Bill  |  23 Jun 2021


Cat, Feral with Bird

Cat Management Amendment (Mandatory Confinement) Bill 2021

A bill for an Act to amend the Cat Management Act 2009 to require mandatory confinement of cats.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Greens Bill  |  24 Jun 2021


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Cable Car (kunanyi / Mount Wellington) Facilitation Repeal Bill 2021

A bill for an Act to repeal the Cable Car (kunanyi/Mount Wellington) Facilitation Act 2017.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Greens Bill  |  22 Jun 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


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Justice and Related Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2020

I thank the staff who gave me a very good briefing on this bill and outlined the many changes it will bring into law.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Mar 2021


Drugs

Alcohol and Drug Dependency Repeal Bill 2019

The Alcohol and Drug Dependency Act of 1968 is manifestly out of date and out of step with the current community expectations.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Mar 2021


Law Books

Food Amendment Bill 2020

The aim of the act, as the minister stated, is that it is not only safe but is suitable for human consumption.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Mar 2021


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Land (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2020

We will support the legislation going through. However, I also want to talk about the lack of consultation around the Leith overpass.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Mar 2021


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Justice Miscellaneous (Commissions of Inquiry) Bill 2021

Behind this amendment bill is so much trauma. I think it is reasonable to say that as a state we have been failing children and young people for decades.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Mar 2021


Voluntary Assisted Dying, Hand on Hand

End-of-Life Choices (Voluntary Assisted Dying) Bill 2020

Bone-shaking grief, unbelievable longing and terrible dislocation: these are all normal feelings when someone you love intensely dies.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 Dec 2020


Voluntary Assisted Dying, Hand on Hand

End-of-Life Choices (Voluntary Assisted Dying) Bill 2020

I support a safe, legal framework for voluntary assisted dying in Tasmania because I believe in respect for human dignity and autonomy.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 Dec 2020


Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Attorney-General and Justice – Birth Certificate Changes

The TLRI noted the very positive impacts that birth certificate changes have had on the lives on transgender Tasmanians.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Nov 2020


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Attorney-General and Justice – Non-Fatal Strangulation

Coroner Olivia McTaggart's report documents a range of instances where the man who murdered Ms Eaton engaged in acts of strangulation against women.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Nov 2020


Bushfire, Burned Forest

Local Government – Draft Bushfire Mitigation Measures Bill 2020

It is the case that many, probably most, councils don't have the necessary fire expertise to undertake this role.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2020


Planning Documents

Planning – State Policies

State policies make sure planning is consistent and forward thinking as well as unfettered by political and development interests.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Nov 2020


LGBTI Flags

Mental Health and Wellbeing – Birth Certificate Reforms

That bill which passed last year was strongly supported by the trans community and is part of a suite of measures removing the stigma.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Nov 2020


Shaking Hands

Electoral Amendment (Electoral Expenditure and Political Donations) Bill 2020

Politics in Tasmania, in many ways, is damaged by our lack of any donations disclosure framework beyond the Commonwealth law.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 Nov 2020


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Gas Industry Amendment Bill 2020

These are a number of small changes that follow the changes to the Gas Act from late 2019.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Nov 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Energy Co-Ordination and Planning Amendment (Tasmanian Renewable Energy Target) Bill 2020

We are in this position as a country where we are playing catch-up on tackling climate change.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Nov 2020


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Energy Co-Ordination and Planning Amendment (Tasmanian Renewable Energy Target) Bill 2020

A renewable energy target must be part of the actions that we take in Tasmania. We support a target for renewable energy.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Nov 2020


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

Electricity, Water and Sewerage Pricing (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2020

We need to be mindful of the potential for very significant shocks to people when they receive their water and sewerage bill and their electricity bills.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Nov 2020


Houses, Construction

Building and Construction (Regulatory Reform Amendments) Bill (No. 2) 2020

The first proposed change that I have some questions around is the change to the Crown land leases and landholder consent.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Oct 2020


Construction, Work Site

Building And Construction (Regulatory Reform Amendments) Bill (No. 2) 2020

We are concerned that the minister was not being entirely frank with the House about the extensive consultation that has been undertaken.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Oct 2020


Aboriginal Flag

Anzac Day Trust Winding-Up Bill 2020

The establishment of this trust is an interesting short story. On the year of its winding up it has reached a half century.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Oct 2020


Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

State Service Amendment (Validation) Bill 2019

The bill validates past payments made to current and former State Service employees for leave accrued above an employee's maximum entitlement.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Oct 2020


Air View of Houses

Residential Tenancy Amendment (Covid-19) Bill 2020

What we have seen in this House today is one of the worst, most disrespectful examples of a minister of the Crown denying reality.

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


Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

Justice Miscellaneous (Court Backlog and Related Matters) Bill 2020

The Greens welcome this bill which seeks to fix the substantial delays in the court system.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Sep 2020


Highway with Traffic

On-Demand Passenger Transport Services Industry (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2020

To a significant extent, the legislation is designed to ensure the ongoing viability of the taxi industry in Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Sep 2020


Air View of Houses

Property Agents and Land Transactions Amendment Bill 2019

Let us remember that when you buy your first home it is one of the most significant, important and life-changing decisions that you make.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Sep 2020


Drugs

Rail Safety National Law (Tasmania) Amendment Bill 2020

National laws now make it an offence to obstruct or hinder drug or alcohol testing. As such, a similar Tasmanian offence is being expunged.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Sep 2020


Mining

Mines Work Health and Safety (Supplementary Requirements) Amendment Bill 2019

We have come a long way to where we are debating a stronger workplace health and safety framework for the operation of mines and people who work in mines.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Sep 2020


Air View of Houses

Property Agents and Land Transactions Bill 2016

Our primary concern with this bill is that it fails to address the lack of consumer protections that face Tasmanians when they are purchasing a new home.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Oct 2016


Classroom, Students with Raised Hands

Teachers Registration Amendment Bill 2019

The bill deals with some current constraints on the Teachers Registration Board in dealing with a teacher without a Working with Vulnerable People registration.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Sep 2020


Law Books

Major Projects Legislation - Comments made by Minister for Planning

The Minister's threat to abandon the major projects legislation if the upper House passes amendments are an assault on the democratic function of parliament.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Sep 2020


Lonely Child

Evidence (Children and Special Witnesses) Amendment Bill 2020

While we are enacting a pilot witness intermediary scheme, I have no doubt that the scheme will prove to be of significant benefit to survivors and victims.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Sep 2020


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Financial Management (Further Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020

This is a tidy-up bill, it is making sure that there is consistency in the terminology and the language in relation to changes that were made four years ago.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Sep 2020


Prison, Man Gripping Bars

Dangerous Criminals and High-Risk Offenders Bill 2020

Generally, indefinite detention of a person can be the result of two different types of orders, depending on the time at which the order is made.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Sep 2020


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Bill 2020

The Greens are very pleased to support this bill which will finally bring into being a body that has been, as the minister said, decades in gestation.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Aug 2020


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Corrections Amendment (Electronic Monitoring) Bill 2020

It is only a short bill, which gives power to the Parole Board to specify conditions relating to the electronic monitoring of a parolee.

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


Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Major Projects Bill - Submissions

1755 people made submissions to the controversial major projects bill, at 5 p.m. yesterday, some 206 of those submissions had not been uploaded.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Aug 2020


Cat, Feral with Bird

Cat Management Amendment Bill 2019

This bill has been looked at by many people across Tasmania for many years now with a great deal of hope and a great deal of mitigation.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Aug 2020


Aircraft, QANTAS Passenger Jet

Covid-19 Disease Emergency (Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment (Quarantine Debt Recovery) Bill 2020

It is entirely reasonable for government, on behalf of taxpayers, to recoup some of the costs of quarantine measures that are necessary to keep Tasmanians safe.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Aug 2020


City Planners Around Table

Land Use Planning and Approvals Amendment (Major Projects) Bill 2020 - Full Debate

Full House of Assembly debate on the Land Use Planning and Approvals Amendment (Major Projects) Bill 2020.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Aug 2020


Highway with Traffic

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


City Planners Around Table

Architects Amendment Bill 2020

The Greens are happy to support the amendments in this bill. We agree it is time to modernise an act which is over 90 years old. S

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Aug 2020


Biosecurity Dog

Biosecurity (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2020

Largely most of the clauses in this consequential amendment bill either enable the making of regulations or update legislative references.

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


Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

Archer Needs to Commit to More Protection for Victims of Family Violence

More than a year has passed since a Coroner’s report detailed the case for enacting a standalone offence of non-fatal strangulation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Jul 2020


Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

Land Tax Amendment Bill 2020

This amendment bill gives the Commissioner for State Revenue significant discretion in assessing applications for land tax relief.

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


Houses, Construction

Homebuilder Grants Bill 2020

We have some serious issues with the eligibility and the framework around the Commonwealth Homebuilder Grant.

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


Parliament House, Tasmania

TLRI Report Confirms No 'Unintended Consequences' from Transgender Law Reforms

The TLRI has confirmed nation-leading transgender reforms have none of the ‘unintended consequences’ Attorney General Archer warned of.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Jun 2020


Construction, Work Site

Building and Construction (Regulatory Reform Amendments) Bill 2020

Some stakeholders in the sector that they do not feel they had the sort of consultation they would have liked on the changes in this bill.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 Jun 2020


Law Books

COVID-19 Disease Emergency (Commercial Leases) Bill 2020

The Greens recognise that formulating this bill and balancing the interests that are contained within it has been challenging.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 May 2020


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

COVID-19 Update

That piece of legislation handed government enormous powers. It had to be scrutinised. It should have been amended.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 May 2020


Police Officers in High Visibility Vests

COVID-19 Disease Emergency (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (No. 2) 2020 - In Committee

We should not be afraid to allow the Subordinate Legislation Committee to look at directions made by the Director of Public Health.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Apr 2020


Law Books

COVID-19 Disease Emergency (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (No. 2) 2020

In broad terms we are prepared to support this legislation, as we were prepared to support the first COVID-19 emergency legislation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Apr 2020


Science Lab

Covid-19 Disease Emergency (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2020

This is, without question, the most consequential and sweeping legislation of powers parliament has debated.

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


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Brickmakers Point Landslip Bill 2020

Local residents in Deviot will be relieved that this legislation is going through the parliament four years after the landslip in that area on the West Tamar.

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


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Cognate debate on COVID-19 financial bills

On the way to work this morning we drove past the Centrelink offices in Hobart and the queue was stretching all the way down Barrack Street.

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


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Justice Legislation Amendments (Criminal Responsibility) Bill 2020

I want to speak about the sort of tragic circumstances that have led to this bill coming before us today.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Mar 2020


Law Books

Criminal Code Amendment (Sexual Abuse Terminology) Bill 2020

Madam Deputy Speaker, I rise to provide the Greens' support on the changes to the terminology in a number of subsections to section 124 of the Criminal Code.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Mar 2020


Justice, Scales and Gavel

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Mar 2020


Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Safe Climate Bill 2020

A Bill for an Act to acknowledge the climate emergency as a threat to life on Earth and establish a framework for Tasmania to respond.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Greens Bill  |  12 Mar 2020


Parliament House, Tasmania

Greens to Liberals: "Dude, where's my legislation?"

After the first full week of Parliament for 2020, the Greens call on the Government to explain why it has again failed to prepare a legislative agenda. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Mar 2020


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Disposal of Uncollected Goods Bill 2019

Rosalie's second reading speech for the Disposal of Uncollected Goods Bill 2019, establishing a new framework for the disposal of uncollected goods.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Sep 2019


Protest, Climate Emergency

Workplace (Protection from Protesters) Repeal Bill 2019

A bill for an Act to repeal the Workplace (Protection from Protesters) Act 2014 and to revoke certain legislative instruments consequent on that repeal.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Greens Bill  |  28 Nov 2019


Protest, Climate Emergency

Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Amendment Bill 2019

As a child, I remember some part of me just knew that that was a possibility. If all else failed, I could go to the streets to make my voice known.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Nov 2019


Law Books

Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Amendment Bill 2019

Whatever we call it, this is a dog of a bill that is designed to take away the freedoms that Tasmanians have enjoyed to peacefully protest.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Nov 2019


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Duties Amendment Bill 2019

Cassy O'Connor discusses foreign investment during a second reading speech on the Duties Amendment Bill 2019.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2019


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Pulp Mill Assessment Repeal Bill 2017

A Bill for an Act to repeal the Pulp Mill Assessment Act 2007 (No. 4 of 2007) and to revoke the Pulp Mill Permit and any approval provisions.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Greens Bill  |  1 Nov 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Okehampton Bay Finfish Removal Bill 2017

A Bill for an Act to cancel the marine lease and marine farming licence in Okehampton Bay.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Greens Bill  |  29 Nov 2017


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Inland Fisheries Amendment (Royalties) Bill 2019

This fix will enable the Inland Fisheries Service to garner legal licence fees but particularly royalties in relation to wild eel catches.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Nov 2019


Law Books

Long Service Leave (State Employees) Amendment Bill 2019

It is disappointing that we only had the legislation for a bit over a week and it has come on today after our briefing yesterday.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Nov 2019


Sad Horse

Animal Welfare Amendment (Reformation) Bill 2018

A bill for An Act to amend the Animal Welfare Act 1993 for banning factory farming, greyhound racing, rodeos, and enacting other animal welfare reforms.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Greens Bill  |  20 Sep 2018


Pills

Misuse of Drugs Amendment (Drug Analysis) Bill 2018

A Bill for an Act to amend the Misuse of Drugs Act 2001 to provide for the lawful delivery of drug analysis services.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Greens Bill  |  28 Nov 2018


Homeless Man

Police Offences Amendment (Begging) Bill 2018

A Bill for an Act to amend the Police Offences Act 1935 to remove the offence of begging.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Greens Bill  |  17 Oct 2018


Parliament House, Tasmania

House of Assembly Restoration Bill 2018

A Bill for an Act to amend the Constitution Act 1934 and the Electoral Act 2004 to provide for the restoration of seats to the House of Assembly.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Greens Bill  |  21 Nov 2018


Multicultural, Hands on Hands

A Tasmanian Charter of Human Rights

The Tasmanian Greens support a Charter of Human Rights for Tasmania, which would ensure legislation must be Human Rights compliant.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Policies  |  1 Feb 2018


Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

Justice Legislation Miscellaneous Amendments Bill 2019

The Greens support these amendments to the Sentencing Act, the Criminal Code Act and the Criminal Law (Detention and Interrogation) Act.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 Oct 2019


Police Officers in High Visibility Vests

Police Legislation Miscellaneous Amendment Bill 2019

The amendments within this bill are simple rectifications of omissions, either unintended or the consequences of movement between bills.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 Oct 2019


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Dog Control Amendment Bill 2019

This is a bill that has been widely supported amongst people in the community we have spoken to.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 Oct 2019


Dogs, Happy, Poking Heads Through Gap in Fence

Dog Control Amendment Bill 2019

Cassy O'Connor delivers a Second Reading speech for the Dog Control Amendment Bill 2019, dealing with dog attacks on little penguin colonies.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Oct 2019


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Public Sector Superannuation Reform Amendment Bill 2019

Cassy O'Connor delivers a Second Reading speech for the Public Sector Superannuation Reform Amendment Bill 2019.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Oct 2019


City Planners Around Table

Neighbourhood Disputes about Plants Amendment Bill 2019

That was the fruition of work at the time that Dr Vanessa Goodwin had done and put in train.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Oct 2019


Pills

Poisons Amendment Bill 2019

Rosalie Woodruff details concerns surrounding the banning of the sale of ice pipes in a Second Reading contribution to the Poisons Amendment Bill 2019.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Oct 2019


Ocean Waves

Marine-Related Incidents (Marpol Implementation) Bill 2019

This bill will replace the outdated Pollution of Waters by Oil and Noxious Substances Act 1987, and give effect to the MARPOL Convention.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Oct 2019


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Place Names Bill 2019

The House and the minister will be well aware that when this bill was first tabled we raised a number of concerns about its content.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Oct 2019


Law Books

Burial And Cremation Bill 2019

I rise on behalf of the Greens to speak on the Burial and Cremation Bill 2019 and to indicate that in broad terms we support this legislation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Oct 2019


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Genetically Modified Organisms Control Amendment Bill 2019

We commend the minister for his advocacy at a national level in relation to the deregulation of SDN-1 and RNA-derived genetic organisms.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Sep 2019


Highway with Traffic

Public Works Committee Amendment Bill 2019

If there ever was an argument for restoring the numbers in the House of Assembly it is this legislation which has clearly come about for two reasons.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Sep 2019


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Legal Professional Amendment (Validation) Bill 2019

I will focus my comments on how we respond as a community from the point of view of this particular Solicitors' Guarantee Fund.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Sep 2019


Police Officers in High Visibility Vests

Restraint Orders Bill 2019

Restraint orders are an important component of protecting the blameless from harm which is perpetrated by another.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Sep 2019


Magistrates Court

Magistrates Court (Criminal And General Division) Bill 2019

We wholeheartedly support the changes that will bring our Magistrates Court from a very dusty and outdated form of legislation into the 21st century.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Sep 2019


Highway with Traffic

Roads and Jetties Amendment (Works In Highways) Bill 2019

It is not a particularly complicated bill, it provides more administrative powers for the minister around the state highways.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 Sep 2019


Local Food, Fresh Vegetables

Fruit And Nut (Research, Development And Extension Trust Fund) Repeal Bill 2019

It is, as the previous speakers have indicated, a technical bill really, that repeals the Fruit and Nut Research, Development and Extension Trust Fund.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Aug 2019


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Civil Liability Amendment Bill 2019

A major motivation for that review of the law of negligence came on the back of the insurance company HIH collapsing in 2001.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Aug 2019


Law Books

Land Acquisition Amendment Bill 2018

The Greens will not be opposing the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill 2018, but I want to make a few comments about the amendments.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Aug 2019


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Criminal Code Amendment (Bullying) Bill 2019

This bill proposes to include self-harm or extreme humiliation and also that bullying can be an attempt to cause apprehension or fear in a person.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Aug 2019


Waste, Pile of Rubbish

Litter Amendment Bill 2018

It is part of a package that needs to occur to send a clear message and to set a culture in Tasmania that supports a clean, green brand.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Aug 2019


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Government Procurement Review (International Free Trade Agreements) Bill 2019

This legislation is part of model national lawt hat reflects that Australia has signed up to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Aug 2019


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Right To Information Amendment (Applications For Review) Bill 2019

We will be supporting the legislation, but it is grindingly frustrating to know that we have been here before.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Jul 2019


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Right To Information Amendment (Applications For Review) Bill 2019

Madam Speaker, the right to information is a core principle of an open and democratic society.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Jul 2019


Highway with Traffic

Local Government (Highways) Amendment Bill 2019

This Bill is tinkering around the edges of the real problem, which is a lack of vision for transport in and around Greater Hobart.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Jul 2019


Child, Shadow

Criminal Code and Related Legislation Amendment (Child Abuse) Bill 2018

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse shocked the nation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Jul 2019


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Registration to Work with Vulnerable People Amendment Bill 2018

We know that Tasmania has, according to the ABS census data, the highest level of disability in the country.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 May 2019


Biosecurity Dog

Biosecurity Bill 2019

For an island with a clean, green brand and reputation we have a lot to protect and we have a lot to lose if our biosecurity framework is not strong.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 May 2019


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Forest Practices Amendment Bill 2018

We will go into Committee because we have a few things we would like to talk about, the specifics of a number of clauses.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 May 2019


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Health Miscellaneous Amendments Bill 2019

What this will do is to update a 20-year or so old regulatory system. It requires food to be put into three different risk categories.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 May 2019


Police Officers in High Visibility Vests

Sentencing Amendment (Assaults On Off-Duty Police) Bill 2018

We have a long-held position based on the evidence that it is not appropriate to set legislation in parliament about mandatory sentencing levels.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 May 2019


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Sentencing Amendment (Mandatory Sentencing For Serious Sexual Offences Against Children) Bill 2018

What a surprise that we are here today with exactly the same bill that we debated in 2017.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 May 2019


LGBTI Flags

Justice And Related Legislation (Marriage Amendments) Bill 2018 - Legislative Council Amendments - full debate

It is extremely important that this House recognises it has a responsibility to deal with this amended legislation today.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Apr 2019


LGBTI Flags

Passage of Historic Gender Reforms

The sky over Tasmania will not fall in following the passage of landmark human rights reforms through the Tasmanian Parliament this afternoon.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Apr 2019


LGBTI Flags

Births, Deaths and Marriages Act - Legislative Reform

There are alarmingly high suicide and self-harm rates amongst transgender adolescents as a result of the stigma and discrimination they face.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Apr 2019


Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

Supreme Court Civil Procedure Amendment Bill 2018

The expanded administrative powers of the Associate Judge will allow Supreme Court judges more time to consider substantial matters.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Nov 2018


Drugs

Misuse of Drugs Amendment (Drug Analysis) Bill 2018

This bill amends the Misuse of Drugs Act 2001 by inserting a new Part 4A to establish a legal framework for lawful drug analysis pill testing.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Nov 2018


Homeless Man

Security And Investigations Agents Amendment Bill 2018

We have heard a range of views presented in the community through the media, through email, some phone calls, and there is a range of views.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Nov 2018


Hospital Bed

Community, Health, Human Services And Related Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2018

Mr Deputy Speaker, I rise on behalf of the Greens to support the Community, Health and Related Services Legislation ( Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2018.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Nov 2018


Public Meeting, Town Hall

Local Government Amendment (Miscellaneous) Bill 2018

Given the number of councils in Tasmania and the time it takes to reach agreement in the local government sector, this is a comprehensive raft of changes.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Nov 2018


City Planners Around Table

Land Use Planning And Approvals Amendment (Tasmanian Planning Policies And Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2018

I am pleased to do that particularly because of the willingness of the minister to have the conversations about concerns raised by stakeholders.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Nov 2018


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Burial And Cremation Amendment Bill 2018

We are having this debate today as a result of a momentous decision made by the Anglican Church in the context of the National Redress Scheme.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Nov 2018


LGBTI Flags

Liberal Party - Progressive Policy Obstacles

We note the presence of Senator Abetz in this building during the two days that amendments to the Births, Deaths and Marriage Act were on the agenda.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Nov 2018


Parliament House, Tasmania

House of Assembly Restoration Bill 2018

Cassy O'Connor delivers a Second Reading Speech for the Greens' House of Assembly Restoration Bill 2018.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Nov 2018


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

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


Law Books

Gas Industry Bill 2018

The function of these three bills before us today is about clearly delineating departmental responsibilities and making a more efficient enactment of each act.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Nov 2018


Mental Health, Man on Couch

Mental Health Amendment Bill 2018

It sounds like it is a change that is important and needed, supported by the Mental Health Council, mental health consumers and others.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Nov 2018


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Macquarie Point Development Corporation Amendment Bill 2018

It is a bill to remove the voice of Tasmanians from debate about this most central part of our capital city.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Oct 2018


LGBTI Flags

Justice And Related Legislation (Marriage Amendments) Bill 2018

We have before us a bill which is the bare minimum reflection of what the people of Australia told their parliaments to do last year.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Oct 2018


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

Water And Sewerage Legislation (Corporate Governance And Pricing) Amendment Bill 2018

The takeover bid by the state last year came on the back of the very poor relationship this minister had for the preceding three years.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Oct 2018


Homeless Man

Police Offences Amendment (Begging) Bill 2018

Cassy O'Connor delivers a Second Reading speech for the Greens' Police Offences Amendment (Begging) Bill, to remove the offence of begging in Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Oct 2018


Police Officers in High Visibility Vests

Family Violence Reforms Bill 2018

We have gender equality in the Tasmanian Parliament. Women and girls are encouraged to aspire to success and to be treated equally.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Oct 2018


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Electricity Supply Industry Amendment (Price Cap) Bill 2018

We have concerns, which we raised last year, regarding putting off the requirement for a review of the wholesale electricity price.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Oct 2018


Highway with Traffic

Traffic and Related Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

The Greens will be supporting the Traffic and Related Legislation Amendment Bill 2018. We recognise it is a common sense change.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Sep 2018


Lonely Child

Child Safe Standards

It is quite breathtaking that we, in 2018, we still do not have a set of nationally consistent standards for child safety.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Sep 2018


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Justice and Related Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2018

It has been three years since the last miscellaneous justice amendment bill came before the House.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Sep 2018


Law Books

Legal Profession Amendment Bill 2018

In the words of Chris Gunson from the Tasmanian Bar, these are both necessary and appropriate amendments to make.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Sep 2018


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Crime (Confiscation of Profits) Amendment Bill 2018

I thank Mr Bugg for the work he did. It is certainly a good review and I like the way he prepares his information.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Sep 2018


Police Officers in High Visibility Vests

Police Offences Amendment (Consorting) Bill 2018 Second Reading

I want to put on the record how outraged we are at the complete arrogance of this Government in giving the parliament two days to treat such a serious matter.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Sep 2018


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Emergency Management Amendment Bill 2018

I support this bill and make a plea to the minister to address the key deficiency in this bill, which is the absence of any conversation about climate change.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Sep 2018


City Planners Around Table

Call-in Laws For Major Developments Confirmed

Planning Minister, Roger Jaensch, today confirmed, under questioning from the Greens in Parliament, he will introduce Major Projects legislation in 2019. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Aug 2018


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Land Titles Amendment Bill 2018

We will be supporting the bill primarily because this is a change to the Land Titles Act that has been requested by the chief justice.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Aug 2018


Law Books

Health Complaints (Code of Conduct) Amendment Bill 2018

It has had a long history at the federal level and is the result of extensive work by COAG to tidy up an area where the law has been silent.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Aug 2018


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Constitution Amendment (House of Assembly Electoral Boundaries) Bill 2018

The process that led to the redistribution of boundaries and the renaming of the electorate of Denison to Clark began an extended period of time ago.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Aug 2018


Law Books

Justices of the Peace Bill 2018

Rosalie Woodruff delivers a second reading speech for the Justices of the Peace Bill 2018.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Aug 2018


Law Books

Planning Legislation for Major Projects

​​​​​​​The open for business mantra of the Government is causing alarm among communities.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Aug 2018


Public Meeting, Town Hall

Greens Release Plan to Strengthen Local Government

The Greens will reform the Local Government Act to strengthen local councils, and protect the governance of our regions and the interests of their communities.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Feb 2018


Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Tasmania Needs a Charter of Human Rights

The Greens will bring Tasmanian law into the 21st century and protect Tasmanian individuals and communities with a Charter of Human Rights.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Feb 2018


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Historic Dying with Dignity Law Passes in Victoria

Tasmanians who support the right to die with dignity will welcome news the Victorian Parliament has passed voluntary assisted dying legislation.  

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Nov 2017


Voluntary Assisted Dying, Hand on Hand

Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2016

A bill for An Act to provide for medical assistance in specific and restricted circumstances to enable the voluntary death of competent adults.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Greens Bill  |  24 May 2017


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Sentencing Amendment (Fines without Recording Convictions) Bill 2016

Maintaining the distinction between guilt and conviction also has the potential to improve community safety through the rehabilitation of offenders.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Nov 2016


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Sentencing Amendment (Assaults on Frontline Workers) Bill 2016

This bill represents the Attorney-General's increased attacks on every Tasmanian's right to receive a just sentence.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Nov 2016


Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

Community Consultation on Pokies Only the First Step

The Gaming Control Amendment (Community Consultation) Bill is a good first step to including the wider Tasmanian public in decision-making.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  25 Oct 2016


Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Climate Act Review an Opportunity

Tasmania now has a legal responsibility to deliver emissions reductions and increase carbon storage.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Jul 2016


Dogs, Happy, Poking Heads Through Gap in Fence

Law to Recognise Animals as Sentient Beings

The Change.org online campaign ‘Xena’s Law’ petitions the Federal Agriculture Minister to enact legislation which would recognise animals are sentient beings.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Oct 2015


Waste, Pile of Rubbish

Macquarie Point remediation and Copping c-cell

There is legacy waste issue with Macquarie Point, what is going to happen to the waste, and where it is going?

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Oct 2015


Fracking

State Fracking Ban Bill

The Greens today tabled the Mineral Resources Development (Hydraulic Fracturing) Amendment Bill 2015, which implements a ban on fracking.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  19 Mar 2015


Fracking

Frack Free Tasmania Status

The Tasmanian Greens will move to introduce a permanent ban on fracking when Parliament resumes next week.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  28 Feb 2015


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Gun Law Reform

The Police Minister, Rene Hidding, still has not ruled out seeking to reduce the age limit for hunting with supervision from 16 years to 12 year.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  4 Nov 2014


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Anti-Protest Bill Beyond Fixing

The proposed amendments to the Hodgman government’s controversial anti-protest laws do nothing to address the major concerns.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  22 Oct 2014


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Greens Table No Forced Divorce Bill

The Greens today tabled their Births Deaths and Marriages Registration (No Forced Divorce) Amendment Bill 2014.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  16 Oct 2014


Medicinal Cannabis

Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill 2014

The Tasmanian Parliament will be given an opportunity to provide temporary legal protection for people who are legitimately using medicinal cannabis.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Oct 2014


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Wage Freeze Bill Backflip

The Treasurer’s backflip on his previous arrogant claim there were no problems with his wage freeze Bill vindicates all those the Liberals told to shut-up.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  25 Sep 2014


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Upper House Adjourns Wage Freeze Bill

The Legislative Council has delivered another humiliating and embarrassing blow to the Hodgman government.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  25 Sep 2014


Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

Wage Freeze-Supply Claim Wrong

The Liberal government‘ latest threat that blocking the wage freeze is to vote against Supply is not true.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  12 Sep 2014


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Public Sector Pay Freeze Bill

The Greens today moved an urgency motion seeking to have the Liberal government’s Crown Employees (Salaries) Bill 2014 immediately withdrawn.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  4 Sep 2014


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Public Sector Pay Freeze Indefinite

The Liberal government is clearly intending to extend the public sector pay freeze beyond the announced 12 months.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  3 Sep 2014


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Forestry Bill Gagged-Again

The Government has brought the Parliament’s reputation to a new low by ramming through the Forestry (Rebuilding the Forest Industry) Bill 2014.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  2 Sep 2014


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Forestry Bill Late Debate

The Hodgman government is trying to hide scrutiny of its Legislative Council amended and contentious Forestry (Rebuilding the Forest Industry) Bill 2014.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  2 Sep 2014


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Undemocratic Shenanigans over Forestry Bill

The Hodgman government’s arrogance and contempt for proper democratic and parliamentary process is spiralling out of control.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  28 Aug 2014


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Anti Protest Laws Questions Continue

The government is refusing to confirm or deny whether advice was sought on the constitutionality of the Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Bill 2014.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  21 Aug 2014


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Forestry FSC Under Threat

The Forests Minister, Paul Harriss, must confirm whether he has sought formal advice from Forestry Tasmania on Forest Stewardship Council certification.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  21 Aug 2014


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Forestry Bill Gagged

The Hodgman Liberal government has been accused of running and hiding from proper parliamentary scrutiny following its shock decision to gag debate.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  5 Jun 2014