Terrorism Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments Bill) No. 43 of 2015 - Second Reading Speech

Mrs Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, I too am fairly comfortable with the legislation before us. Most of my concerns have been mentioned by other members and I am sure will be addressed by the Leader in her response. The world has changed, and continues to change, and not necessarily for the better. We live with heightened concerns regarding terrorism. We cannot believe Tasmania will be exempt. It was interesting listening to the member for Rosevears, when he was saying about the change to the door. We used to have access to quite a close door, and now we walk 100 metres around. As I mentioned to the Leader and the President previously, it might be okay for some members, but for th

Motion - Consideration and Noting - Number of Public Primary Schools - Auditor-General Report No. 10

Mrs Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, I express my thanks for the work of the Auditor-General, Mike Blake, who recently announced he would retire next year after 11 years in this role. He has served the Tasmanian Parliament with great distinction and I wish him well in retirement. The aim of this audit was to form an opinion on the efficiency and effectiveness of the number and location of public primary schools in Tasmania. This document begins one of the state's most important conversations. It asks, 'What is the best model of learning we can offer children in our public primary schools, and how should we get there?' I note the report stated there were too many primary schools, par

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