Special Interest Speech: LAUNCESTON SCHOOL FOR SENIORS

Mrs ARMITAGE (Launceston) - Madam President, my special interest speech today regards the Launceston School for Seniors. For the past 31 years the Launceston School for Seniors has been a vital part of the community. The idea was conceived by a local adult education officer, Robert Waldron, who learned of similar programs in other parts of Australia - places where senior citizens could participate in a wide range of courses and activities to keep them active. The original brochure read: School for Seniors, a living and learning centre for mature-aged students. Are you a mature aged adult interested in keeping your brain ticking over and looking for an informal adult learning environment? The

PARLIAMENTARY SALARIES, SUPERANNUATION AND ALLOWANCES BILL 2012

Mrs ARMITAGE (Launceston) - Madam President, I too rise to make a very brief contribution. I agree with the other members who have spoken. I believe that we should not be involved in any way in setting our own salaries. It should be kept at arm's length. What I am disappointed about is the perception in the community that if we do not accept the legislation as it is we automatically take a 38 per cent increase. Like the member for Apsley, I too have had people come to me, and phone me, and say, 'How dare you take 38 per cent? What are you thinking down at the Legislative Council? You all have to accept this legislation.' I have explained to them that we are not accepting 38 per cent and ther

PATIENTS WAITING LIST, LAUNCESTON GENERAL HOSPITAL

Mrs ARMITAGE asked a question of the Leader of Government Business in the Legislative Council - (1) How many patients on the Launceston General Hospital waiting list are currently residing on the north-west coast? (2) What cuts have each region been required to make? (3) What savings in dollar terms have each region achieved from the required cuts? Mr FARRELL replied - (1) As at 29 February 2012, the Launceston General Hospital had 605 patients on the elective surgery waiting list who reside on the north-west coast. (2) Mr FARRELL (Derwent - Leader of Government Business in the Legislative Council) - Madam President, as there are two tables in answer to (2) I seek leave to table it and have

CONSOLIDATED FUND APPROPRIATION BILL (No. 1) 2012 (No. 16) CONSOLIDATED FUND APPROPRIATION BILL (No.

Mrs ARMITAGE (Launceston) - Madam President, I really appreciated your contribution. I hope the government was listening and might take some notice. Tasmania is facing challenging times, as is the whole world. We are still all experiencing the aftershocks of the GFC and there appears to be no early resolution of the European debt crisis. It is noted that this has put the credit rating of major Australian banks under pressure with credit availability vulnerable. It is good to see that Australia has had a completely unprecedented boom in mining which is pulling the economy along with Tasmanian minerals and mining-related exports experiencing major growth and China being one of the main trading

PLUMBERS AND GASFITTERS

Mrs ARMITAGE asked a question of the Leader of Government Business in the Legislative Council - With regard to requirements for plumbers and gasfitters - (1) What are the different licence types available for plumbers and gasfitters? (2) What is the difference between a contractor licence and a practitioner licence? (3) How many licence/registration cards must plumbers and gasfitters now carry? (4) In view of the possibility of fraudulent activity with display of licence numbers, why are plumbers and gasfitters now required to display licence numbers on vehicle signage, all advertising and correspondence relating to their business? (5) Why is it necessary for nine staff in the Occupational L

PROBLEM TREES AND HEDGES

Mrs ARMITAGE (Launceston) - Madam President, while I have congratulated both the member for Hobart and the member for Western Tiers I will do it on the record to say congratulations and welcome. I congratulate the member for Pembroke for bringing this forward. I am quite sure most of us have had these issues come before us, and I have a couple of very similar issues before me at the moment. The member for Rumney mentioned that a view is a right under the planning scheme. Well, not under all planning schemes. In fact, under our planning scheme in Launceston, it certainly is not a right - Mr Mulder - By correction I am saying that it exists incidental to the fact that there is a limit to the h

FOX ERADICATION PROGRAM

Mrs ARMITAGE (Launceston) - Madam President, I too commend the honourable member for Windermere for persistently bringing this forward. I am quite sure that his persistence has in some way contributed to the change in the focus to include other feral species, including cats. I am pleased with the amended motion. I did have concerns about the call for an independent oversighting of the new structure. I was advised that our Tasmanian Fox Eradication Program was the single largest fox eradication effort ever attempted in the world, which was unique because it was attempted before the establishment of foxes in large numbers in Tasmania. I was quite interested to read that. I applaud the honourab

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