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Justice Legislation Miscellaneous Amendments Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff delivers a Second Reading speech for the Justice Legislation Miscellaneous Amendments Bill 2019, which relates to police and judicial powers and procedures.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 31 Oct 2019

Liberals' Housing performance

Parliamentary Activity - I am certain that every person here wants to see more good homes built for Tasmanians who need them, but you do not achieve it by pulling this sort of manoeuvre on a sitting day when it is not private member's time.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 8 Aug 2019

Liberal Motion - Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

Parliamentary Activity - Madam Deputy Speaker, I rise in my capacity as the Greens spokesperson for children to express my extreme disappointment, and in fact disgust, at the content of the motion that we are debating today.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Aug 2019

Rent Capping

Parliamentary Activity - We all know, the evidence is there right in front of us, that Hobart is now the least affordable capital city in Australia. This is coupled with the fact that, broadly, Tasmania is the poorest state in the Commonwealth.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Aug 2019

Housing Tasmania - Eviction of Tenants

Parliamentary Activity - It is National Homelessness Week. As you know, homelessness, housing and security and soaring rents are on rise, particularly since 2014.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 6 Aug 2019

Liberals' Housing Protection Racket

Media Release - The Liberals have used their numbers once again to prevent debate on the capacity of another failing Minister. This time, Housing Minister, Roger Jaensch. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Jun 2019

Estimates Reply - Minister Jaensch

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR - I thank Ms Standen for her contribution. It was, as ever, well considered and very informative.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Jun 2019

Housing Tasmania - Eviction of Tenants

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Jun 2019

Housing Tasmania - Eviction of Tenants

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for HOUSING, Mr JAENSCH

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Jun 2019

Premier and Housing Minister Dig In Over Unfair Evictions

Media Release - The full bench of the Supreme Court last week upheld an earlier ruling that Housing Tasmania tenants are entitled to natural justice. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Jun 2019

Jaensch Refuses to Rule Out Evictions High Court Appeal

Media Release - Yesterday, the Full Court of the Supreme Court justly ruled Housing Tasmania must provide underlying reasons for evicting tenants . We welcome their ruling that Housing Tasmania tenants should have natural justice afforded to them and the...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 Jun 2019

Premier Must Release Advice on Weakening Tasmania's Gun Laws

Media Release - Premier Hodgman has failed to defend his government’s cover up of advice they allegedly received to say the Liberals’ secret firearms election policy would not breach the National Firearms Agreement. The Liberals will now have to come...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 8 Feb 2019

Supreme Court Civil Procedure Amendment Bill 2018 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, the Greens support the Supreme Court Civil Procedure Amendment Bill 2018.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 29 Nov 2018

Firearm Laws Inquiry

Parliamentary Activity - That -(1)  A select committee be appointed with power to send for persons and papers to inquire into and report upon current firearms laws, with the following terms of reference -

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 29 Aug 2018

Peter Gutwein's Pork Barrel-Budget

Media Release - ​​​​​​​Tasmanians have been presented with an uninspiring pork barrel budget from a government that was bought and bribed its way into office, and is now selling off the farm.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Jun 2018

Hodgman's Chickens Coming Home to Roost

Media Release - In the last sitting week of Parliament under the Hodgman Liberals, all the Premier’s chickens are coming home to roost.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 28 Nov 2017

Contempt of Court Risk Health Minister's Fault

Media Release - Minister Ferguson has failed to properly resource the State's only secure mental health facility, the Wilfred Lopes Centre. Staffing levels are now so low the Centre cannot safely follow a Supreme Court order to admit a prisoner for care.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 14 Oct 2017

Liberals' Justice Incompetence

Media Release - Two explosive reports released this week expose a justice system that Attorney General, Vanessa Goodwin, has starved of funds, to breaking point.  It's victims of crime and community safety that are paying the price.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 10 Mar 2017

Government Must Release IMAS Report

Media Release - Late last year, the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies produced a report for government on the health of Macquarie Harbour.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 7 Feb 2017

Liberals' Drug Treatment Under-Funding Written into Law

Media Release - The Sentencing Amendment Bill debated in Parliament expands the power to make Drug Treatment Orders to the Supreme Court. Given the dramatic rise in ice use and its associated problems, it's a welcome tool.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 20 Sep 2016

Save the Tarkine Decision Welcome

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens commend the Full Court of the Supreme Court on its unanimous decision to dismiss the Liberal Government's appeal, and order to the Minister to provide a statement of reasons for the decision to grant mining leases for...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Aug 2016

Next Step in Abolishing Suspended Sentences

Media Release - The Liberals have taken the next step in scrapping suspended sentences, producing legislation for public comment.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 23 Aug 2016

EPA 'Unlawful' Permit Amendments

Media Release - The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) must now move to ensure Shree Minerals fully rehabilitates any mining activity undertaken under the company’s amended permit, now the Supreme Court has declared those amendments unlawful.

Nick Mckim - 17 Dec 2014

EPA Decision validates Court Action

Media Release - The Supreme Court decision which requires the Environment Protection Authority to provide a statement of reasons for its decision to amend permit conditions on Shree Minerals’ Nelson Bay River mine demonstrates the folly of the Liberal...

Nick Mckim - 18 Jun 2014