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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

Liberals' Housing performance

I am certain that every person here wants to see more good homes built for Tasmanians who need them.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Aug 2019

Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

If your concern is actually the wellbeing of children you cannot support mandatory minimum sentencing.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Aug 2019

Rent Capping

We all know, the evidence is there right in front of us, that Hobart is now the least affordable capital city in Australia.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Aug 2019

Housing Tasmania - Eviction of Tenants

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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Aug 2019

Liberals' Housing Protection Racket

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  |  Media Release  |  12 Jun 2019

Estimates Reply - Minister Jaensch

There is a surge in the budget allocation that runs out next year for child safety services.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 Jun 2019

Housing Tasmania - Eviction of Tenants

The minister for Housing has refused to rule out appealing the Supreme Court judgment that found Gregory Parsons was unfairly evicted.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 Jun 2019

Housing Tasmania - Eviction of Tenants

Tasmania's Supreme Court found Housing Tasmania was wrong to evict Gregory Parsons, a man with a disability, due solely to the expiry of his lease.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 Jun 2019

Premier and Housing Minister Dig In Over Unfair Evictions

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  |  Media Release  |  11 Jun 2019

Jaensch Refuses to Rule Out Evictions High Court Appeal

Yesterday, the Full Court of the Supreme Court justly ruled Housing Tasmania must provide underlying reasons for evicting tenants.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Jun 2019

Premier Must Release Advice on Weakening Tasmania's Gun Laws

Today’s Supreme Court’s judgement confirms the public have a right to see the advice provided to the Premier from the then-Police Minister.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Feb 2019

Supreme Court Civil Procedure Amendment Bill 2018

The expanded administrative powers of the Associate Judge will allow Supreme Court judges more time to consider substantial matters.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Nov 2018

Firearm Laws Inquiry

The proposed inquiry we are speaking to today has come on a long tail of conversations in the Tasmanian community that started some 22 years ago now in 1996.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Aug 2018

Peter Gutwein's Pork Barrel-Budget

​​​​​​​Tasmanians have been presented with an uninspiring pork barrel budget from a government that was bought and bribed its way into office.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Jun 2018

Hodgman's Chickens Coming Home to Roost

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  |  Media Release  |  28 Nov 2017

Contempt of Court Risk Health Minister's Fault

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  |  Media Release  |  14 Oct 2017

Liberals' Justice Incompetence

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  |  Media Release  |  10 Mar 2017

Government Must Release IMAS Report

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Feb 2017

Liberals' Drug Treatment Under-Funding Written into Law

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  |  Media Release  |  20 Sep 2016

Save the Tarkine Decision Welcome

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  |  Media Release  |  26 Aug 2016

Next Step in Abolishing Suspended Sentences

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Aug 2016

EPA 'Unlawful' Permit Amendments

The EPA must now move to ensure Shree Minerals fully rehabilitates any mining activity undertaken under the company’s amended permit.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  17 Dec 2014

EPA Decision validates Court Action

The Supreme Court decision demonstrates the folly of the Liberal government’s intention to ‘crack down on third party appeals’.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  18 Jun 2014