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Parliament House, Tasmania

Police, Fire and Emergency Management - Media and Communications

It's very important to have clear and efficient communication with media outlets and from media outlets so that official information is available to the public.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Sep 2021


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Police, Fire and Emergency Management - Strip Searches

The Examiner reported on information about the numbers of invasive strip searches of children and young people continuing in the youth detention system.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Sep 2021


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Police, Fire and Emergency Management - James Griffin

You outlined a number of specific recommendations that were made in that report. I asked you how they were being actioned.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Sep 2021


Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Griffin Management Review - Police Handling of Child Sex Abuse Claims

Clearly there has been a culture in at least parts of Tasmania Police where victims or witnesses reporting sexual abuse have not been taken seriously.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Sep 2021


Handgun with Bullets

Greens Welcome Labor Commitment on Gun Laws, Call for Liberals to Release Policy

The Greens support strong gun laws in Tasmania. We were proud to release our policy in the early stages of the campaign to strengthen our state's gun laws.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Apr 2021


Handgun with Bullets

Greens Release Plan for Strong Gun Laws, Safer Communities

All Tasmanians should feel safe in their community. Strong firearms laws ensure people are protected.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Apr 2021


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Tasmania Police - Child Sexual Abuse - James Griffin

The Tasmania Police internal review of police actions in relation to James Griffin is a catalogue of repeated failures.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 Mar 2021


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Child Sexual Abuse - State Service Employees - Allegations

So far 14 State Service employees have been stood down over allegations of child sexual abuse.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 Mar 2021


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Griffin Police Review Reveals Tragedy of Errors

The review by Tasmania Police into the James Geoffrey Griffin investigation reveals a decade long failure to properly investigate serious allegations.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Feb 2021


Prison, Man Gripping Bars

Liberal Policies Filling Jails, Increasing Aboriginal Incarcerations, Clogging Courts

The latest ROGS data on Justice again confirms the State has gone backwards, socially, under the Liberals.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Jan 2021


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Estimates Reply - Minister Shelton

Although Tasmania Police had commenced an investigation, and it took almost three months for the Working with Vulnerable People card to be revoked.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 Dec 2020


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Shelton Must Review Police Procedures on Child Abuse Investigations

Police Minister, Mark Shelton refused to acknowledge police policies or procedures should be reviewed and changed. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Dec 2020


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Police, Fire and Emergency Management - James Griffin

The ministers through Estimates this week have confirmed that Ms Courtney, the Minister for Health, first became aware on 31 July 2019.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2020


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Shelton Silent on Child Abuse Allegations

The Police Minister's refusal to answer questions about his inaction in the James Geoffrey Griffin matter is a shameful abrogation of ministerial responsibility

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Nov 2020


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Government Must Act Urgently on Youth Strip Searches

Information obtained by the Examiner newspaper shows invasive strip searches of children and young people are continuing at high levels.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Jun 2020


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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


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Police Offences Amendment (Repeal of Begging) Bill 2019

It is positive to stand in this place and see legislation come before the House that was initiated by community sector leaders.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Nov 2019


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


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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


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Archer Must Provide Concrete Answer Over Informant Question

The Victorian circumstance of a lawyer turned police informant had been surrounded in court suppression orders and secrecy.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Feb 2019


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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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Police Offences Amendment (Prohibited Insignia) Bill 2018 - On Labor's Amendment

We will not be supporting this amendment and it is clear that it was not written and presented to this House in the true desire to have it passed.

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


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Police Offences Amendment (Prohibited Insignia) Bill 2018

We recognise the very serious problem that organised criminal activity poses in the Australian society.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Aug 2018


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

This year’s DPFEM Annual Report confirms on almost every crime measure the Liberals have promised to act, the statistics are not good.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Oct 2017


Medicinal Cannabis

Greens Release Medicinal Cannabis Registration Scheme Policy Initiative

The Liberals' Controlled Access Scheme for medicinal cannabis begins tomorrow, but very few Tasmanians will be able to access it.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  31 Aug 2017


Drugs

Ferguson Must Fund Drug Health Programs in Budget

The ACIC's National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program Report, released over the weekend, is proof of the alarming level of ice use in Tasmania.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Mar 2017


Pills

Pill Testing Could Save Tasmanian Lives

Police Minister, Rene Hidding, once again showed Tasmanians he would rather continue a failed "war on drugs" than reduce the risk of drug deaths.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Oct 2016


Medicinal Cannabis

Medicinal Cannabis

Over the past two years, the Premier and Police minister have made a number of statements seeking to reassure Tasmanians who rely on medicinal cannabis.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Oct 2016


Medicinal Cannabis

Protection Needed for Medicinal Cannabis Users

There are currently patients who face charges and convictions over their medical cannabis possession and use in lieu of the government controlled access scheme.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  12 Oct 2016


Drugs

Ice Use Needs Government-Wide Action

The Police Association’s concern about the increase in crimes against people in the last year should be taken seriously by the Government.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Aug 2016


Pills

Liberals' Blind Refusal to Protect Young People

The Police Minister, Rene Hidding, today refused out of hand to consider pill testing measures at festivals as a way of protecting young people from harm.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Jun 2016


Medicinal Cannabis

Liberals at Odds With Reality on Medicinal Cannabis Use

The Government announced their plans for a controlled access scheme for medicinal cannabis over the weekend.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Apr 2016


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Road Safety Underfunded While MAIB Gives $144M in Dividends

The Liberals in government have presided over a significant decline in the number of random breath tests and speed camera hours.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Dec 2015


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Newnham Police Station Concerns

Police Minister, Rene Hidding must commit to consulting with local communities over any plans to downsize or close local police stations.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  12 May 2015