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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.

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. 

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Feb 2019


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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Aug 2016


Pills

Liberals' Blind Refusal to Protect Young People

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Jun 2016


Medicinal Cannabis

Liberals at Odds With Reality on Medicinal Cannabis Use

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