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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 May 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.

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 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.

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.

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.

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


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


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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.

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.

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.

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.

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


Water Reservoir

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.

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


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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.

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


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.

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.

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Sep 2018


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Sep 2018


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

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.

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Aug 2018


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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Nov 2016


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Nov 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.

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?

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


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

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


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


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

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


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

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


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

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


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

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


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

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


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

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


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

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