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Parliament House, Tasmania

Minister Jaensch’s Contempt for Parliament

Roger Jaensch’s threats to terminate the Major Projects legislation if the Upper House dares amend it are an assault on the democratic foundation of Parliament.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  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


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


Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Legislative Council Election Deferral Should Have Been Dealt with by Parliament

The Greens recognise the strong public health grounds behind the Director of Public Health’s decision to defer Legislative Council elections.

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


Parliament House, Tasmania

Huon CEO Attacks Parliament Inquiry

Huon Aquaculture CEO Frances Bender has attacked the integrity and purpose of the Legislative Council's Inquiry into Fin Fish Farming.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Feb 2020


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Liberals Cynically Delay Two Controversial Bills Hoping MLC Mix Will Change

Outside the Liberal Cabinet, there is almost zero support for these Bills and a high degree of understanding about the damage they could cause if passed.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Apr 2017


Silhouette of Man with Cigarette in Hand

Evidence Based Solution Needed for Reducing Smoking Rates

We know smoking tobacco is the largest cause of preventable death and disease in Australia and it has an incredibly major impact on the health system.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Jun 2016


Parliament House, Tasmania

Premier Hodgman Dodges Questioning Over Pay Rise

Cassy questions the Premier over the 10.5% pay rise to members of Parliament.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Apr 2016


Parliament House, Tasmania

Hodgman Weak on MPs Pay Increase

The premier sent the issue of MPs' pay to the Tasmanian Industrial Commission, knowing it would result in a pay rise.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Apr 2016


Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Vanessa Bleyer for Windermere

Local lawyer and small business operator Vanessa Bleyer is the Greens' endorsed candidate for the Legislative Council seat of Windermere.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  22 Mar 2015


Protest, Climate Emergency

Upper House Urged to Reject Proposed Amendments to Anti-Protester Legislation

The Legislative Council should reject the Hodgman government's proposed amended anti-protest legislation.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  23 Oct 2014