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Greens Matter of Public Importance - WorkSafe Tasmania and the Bob Brown Foundation

Parliamentary Activity - The Liberals, the Labor Party and the Independent are all doing the same thing: they are creating a faux risk here but this is not what this issue is about. The real risk people are protesting peacefully in the forest is because they...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 5 Mar 2020

Greens Matter of Public Importance - WorkSafe Tasmania and the Bob Brown Foundation

Parliamentary Activity - We brought this on as a matter of public importance today because public trust in our institutions is essential. For the public to be able to have a measure of faith in the integrity of ministers of the Crown is essential and a...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 Mar 2020

Activities of WorkSafe Tasmania Regulator

Parliamentary Activity - On your watch Tasmania's Workplace Health and Safety Regulator has explicitly targeted the Bob Brown Foundation, the first time unlawfully, and the second attempt yesterday with a threatened $50 000 fine.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 Mar 2020

WorkSafe Tasmania Referral of Bob Brown Foundation

Parliamentary Activity - You and Mr Barnett issued a joint media statement on the morning of 21 February that stated that you had referred the alleged unsafe workplace behaviours of the Bob Brown Foundation to WorkSafe Tasmania.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 4 Mar 2020

Questions Still Hang Over WorkSafe Protest Referral

Media Release - In Parliament today, the Minister for Justice, Elise Archer, undermined her own official statement and denied she referred alleged unsafe workplace behaviours of the Bob Brown Foundation to WorkSafe Tasmania.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 4 Mar 2020

WorkSafe Tasmania Prohibition Notice on Bob Brown Foundation

Parliamentary Activity - Did the Attorney-General or Mr Barnett give you the heads up about the prohibition notice that WorkSafe Tasmania tried, unlawfully as it turns out, to slap on the Bob Brown Foundation?

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Mar 2020

Slippery Language from Gutwein on WorkSafe Referral

Media Release - In his first question time as Premier, Peter Gutwein could apparently not give an honest answer about his knowledge of the unlawful WorkSafe prohibition notice slapped on the Bob Brown Foundation a fortnight ago.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Mar 2020

Greens Refer Barnett, Archer and WorkSafe CEO to Integrity Commission

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens have today written to the Integrity Commissioner asking him to investigate allegations of the serious misconduct of Attorney-General Elise Archer, Resources Minister Guy Barnett, and WorkSafe CEO Mark Cocker.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Feb 2020

Integrity Commission referral of Archer, Barnett and Cocker

Submission - Referral of Attorney-General Archer, Minister Barnett, and WorkSafe Chief Executive Mark Cocker to the Integrity...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Feb 2020

Court Vindicates Forest Defenders' Right to Peaceful Protest

Media Release - Today’s decision by the Magistrates Court to uphold the Bob Brown Foundation’s Appeal against the government’s protest ban is very welcome news.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Feb 2020

Gutwein Government Dog Whistling to Pro-Logging Thugs

Media Release - Within 24 hours of the Gutwein Government abusing the law to target peaceful protesters in the Tarkine, pro-logging thugs violently attacked those same peaceful protesters overnight.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 Feb 2020

Another Authoritarian Attack on Peaceful Protesters

Media Release - Today’s attack on the right to peaceful forest protest through WorkSafe Tasmania’s directive to the Bob Brown Foundation is a politically motivated shield for the logging industry.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 Feb 2020

Forest Defenders Making a Difference in takayna

Media Release - The presence of activists in takayna/Tarkine is clearly making a big impact on planned logging operations in the region.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Feb 2020

Adjournment - Priorities of Government

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff speaks during the Adjournment on the Government's prioritisation of political legislation over meaningful policies.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Nov 2019

Adjournment - Anti-Protest Legislation

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor rises on the adjournment to criticise the Government's anti-protest legislation.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Nov 2019

Liberals, Ogilvie Vote to Gag Democracy

Media Release - As if it wasn’t chilling enough for the Liberals to seek to erode the democratic rights of all Tasmanians with their anti-peaceful protest law, today they gagged debate on the legislation itself.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 28 Nov 2019

Workplace (Protection from Protesters) Repeal Bill 2019

Greens Bill - A bill for an Act to repeal the Workplace (Protection from Protesters) Act 2014 and to revoke certain legislative...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 28 Nov 2019

Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Amendment Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff delivers a second reading for the Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Amendment Bill 2019, reflecting on the role historic protests have played in shaping Tasmania and Australia.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Nov 2019

Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Amendment Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor delivers a second reading speech for the Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Amendment Bill 2019, which seeks to make broad offences relating to impeding business activities.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Nov 2019

Anti-Protest Legislation

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor questions the premier over the Government's aggressive approach to protesters.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Nov 2019

Adjournment - Right to Protest

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff speaks during the Adjournment on the anti-protest laws tabled by the Government.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 14 Nov 2019

Anti-Protest Laws

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor questions the premier over their second attempt at anti-protest legislation following the High Court's invalidation of the original laws.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Nov 2019

Hodgman Liberals Marching Tasmania Towards a Police State

Media Release - The Liberals are determined to stifle the right to peaceful protest in Tasmania. At a time when young people are striking for climate, fighting for justice for Aboriginal people, standing up against new coal mines, protecting our carbon...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Nov 2019

Climate Action Protesters

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor questions the Premier over their future plans for protest laws.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 Oct 2019

Adjournment - Knitting Nannas

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff speaks during the adjournment in support of three women from the 'knitting nannas' who were arrested outside of Parliament for protesting.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 15 Oct 2019

Incitement of Violence on Hong Kong Protesters Must be Condemned

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor speaks out over the Tasmanian Council for the Promotion of the Peaceful Reunification of China (CPPRC) reposting an article that states Hong Kong independence protesters should be ‘executed’.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 Aug 2019

Greens Condemn Sumac Forest Attack

Media Release - The Greens condemn the attack on the Sumac Forest protest camp in takayna/Tarkine. The kind of violence and intimidation displayed overnight is unacceptable.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 15 May 2019

Right to Peaceful Protest Law - High Court Decision

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 19 Oct 2017

Liberal Fail on Dud Anti-Protester Laws

Media Release - If Tasmanians needed any more proof that the draconian anti-protest laws are unworkable, ridiculous law, they have it today with charges against every Lapoinya arrestee dropped.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Jun 2016

Collision Course for High Court

Media Release - Tasmania’s draconian Anti Protest Law is heading for a High Court challenge after the Government voted against a Greens bill to repeal the legislation.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 May 2016

Hodgman Running Scared from High Court on Anti-Protest Laws

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 May 2016

Time to Scrap Liberals' Protest Laws

Media Release - The decision by Tasmania Police to drop charges against Bob Brown is further evidence we'd be far better off without the Liberals' protester laws.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 May 2016

Time to Repeal the Anti-Protest Laws

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderWith the resignation of Minister Harriss and a High Court challenge under way, now is the right to time for the Government to admit its mistake and to repeal their anti-protest laws.The Greens tabled the...

- 17 Mar 2016

Anti-Protest Laws to be Challenged in High Court

Media Release - Tasmania's draconian, undemocratic anti-protest laws will be tested in the High Court and we applaud those who are prepared to challenge this extreme legislation.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 Mar 2016

Greens Will Move to Repeal Draconian Anti-Protest Laws

Media Release - A retired anaesthetist, two nurses and a local builder arrested under draconian Liberal anti-protest laws at Lapoinya are exactly the kind of Tasmanians who Minister Harriss pledged would not be targeted when the Bill was before Parliament...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Feb 2016

Incompetent, Divisive Forests Minister Must Resign

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Forests spokespersonResources Minister, Paul Harriss, is presiding over a debacle in his portfolio and all of it, his own making.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Jan 2016

Draconian New Protest Laws Used at Lapoinya

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Member for BassMore than 70 concerned residents and community members gathered to stand up for the Lapoinya forest, to protest the roading and forestry operations.We have seen the government's draconian new laws...

- 19 Jan 2016

Arrogant Harriss Must Withdraw Anti-Protest Bill

Media Release - The Resources Minister, Paul Harriss, must drop his arrogant blustering and withdraw his undemocratic Workplaces (Protection from Protestors) Bill 2014 in light of the UN Human Rights Commission’s damning critique.

Kim Booth - 10 Sep 2014