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Want of Confidence in the Premier 2018
Type of vote: Motion (Amendment)
Moved by: Greens
Thursday, 29 November 2018
|Greens, Labor||Hickey, Liberals|
An amendment was proposed by Ms O’Connor, in paragraph (e) by leaving out “and education” and inserting instead “, education, affordable housing, a healthy environment and action on global warming”.
That the House has no confidence in the Premier, Hon Will Hodgman MP, for the following reasons:
(a) The Premier has failed to demand the highest standards of conduct from his members.
(b) The Premier has refused to ask the Honourable Member for Braddon, Mr Brooks, to resign despite a damning Integrity Commission report which found he repeatedly lied about his involvement in his private company while the Mining Minister and attempted to delete crucial evidence.
(c) The Premier authorised a payment of almost $60,000 to cover Mr Brooks’s legal bills, which was only revealed through questioning from Labor.
(d) The Honourable Member for Bass, Ms Courtney was rewarded with a new Ministry, despite findings that she breached the Ministerial Code of Conduct by failing to declare a conflict of interest created by her relationship with her Head of Department.
(e) While the Premier deals with chaos and dysfunction within his Government, he has taken his eye off the issues that are important to Tasmanians, including health and education.
(f) Under the arrogant and incompetent Health Minister, the Hon Michael Ferguson MP, the health system has gone from bad to worse, with health professionals describing conditions in our hospitals as the worst they have ever been.
(g) The Premier has allowed his divisive and aggressive Treasurer, the Hon Peter Gutwein MP, to go to war with public sector workers instead of negotiating in good faith. This has caused workers to take state-wide industrial action simply to get a payrise that keeps up with the cost of living.
Amendment - 29 Nov 2018 (Negatived)
An amendment to include a lack of attention to "affordable housing, a healthy environment and action on global warming" as reasons for a want of confidence.
Amendment - 29 Nov 2018 (Passed)
Amendment to motion to suspend of standing orders to debate a Motion Without Notice to place a time restriction on the debate.
Other - 29 Nov 2018 (Passed)
Suspension of standing orders to debate a Motion Without Notice of Want of Confidence.