Mrs Armitage (Launceston) to Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council, Dr Vanessa Goodwin (1) At a Dare Shott lecture recently by Professor William Sievert whereby he stated that treatment of hepatitis C had improved dramatically and we now have new drugs that are well tolerated being taken for 12 or 24 weeks, with a cure rate of 90 per cent to 100 per cent, it was mentioned that a high number of inmates in our prisons are infected with hepatitis C. (2) In view o
Mrs Armitage (Launceston) to Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council, Dr Vanessa Goodwin With respect to question without notice on Tuesday, 16 August, whereby I sought an answer as to whether staff appointed to the administration and secretariat of the new single THS situated in Launceston but residing in the south of the state travel to and from home to their northern base in their own time or work time, the answer provided was - The THS is based in Launceston.
Mrs Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, I speak about a man who has spent his life proving you can change the world from Tasmania. Peter Rae is well known for his parliamentary career as Liberal Senator for Tasmania from 1968 to 1986 and as former Minister for Education and Technology in the Tasmanian Parliament from 1986 to 1989. In 1999, he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for service to business and commerce, to the federal and Tasmanian parliaments, and t
Mrs Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, I too support the bill. It is important we make sure what we have is appropriate, and I am pleased that in 2012 it did go back to the drawing board for more consultation. In the past some people had building disputes at Blackstone Heights and unfortunately it is outside the six-year period. I do not how we came up with the period of six years and I would be interested in the Leader letting me know. The people I mentioned had a hous
Mrs Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, I thank the Government and the taxi owners and drivers who took the time out to brief us on this bill. It was very good and very informative and cleared up many questions. While several of the southern taxidrivers and owners had considerable concerns, I note the northern taxi group were quite resigned to the fact that Uber would operate in the state. They were accepting of the legislation though, in their words, with a heavy heart.
Mrs Armitage (Launceston) to the Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council, Dr Vanessa Goodwin On 26 July 2014, the minister, Mr Ferguson, stated that in order to reflect the fact that we have a distributed model of health care delivery in Tasmania, the administration and secretariat of the new single Tasmanian Health Service will be situated in Launceston. I appreciate these are statewide positions. Can the Leader please advise - (a) where staff appointed to thes
Mrs Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, many men love their shed, the place where they can create, be inspired, be left alone sometimes and chill out with their mates. Today I am going to talk to you about one such place in my electorate, the Veterans & Community Wood Centre. In the next few weeks the shed will begin operating from a brand new site in Nunamina Avenue, Kings Meadows, after four-and-a-half happy years at Masonic Peace Haven retirement village in Norwood. Th
Clauses 1 to 5 agreed to . Clause 6 - Section 4 amended (Meaning of continuing professional development) Mrs Armitage - While I appreciate this bill does not specifically deal with CPD, it is carried over from the original act. It is the only place I could find it was mentioned so it might be appropriate to mention it here. The Leader mentioned in summing up, the director, Mr Webster, would be prepared to organise some workshops on continuing professional development. I am
Mrs Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, I will explain when I was saying to the member for Murchison that when you mention they spend their evenings reading magazines what I meant was they need to read the trade magazines for the CPD. Ms Forrest - Yes. Mrs Armitage - I also accept the bill before us is really a tidy up, or Government streamlining. There are certainly some very good aspects to them going to make it fairer, faster, simpler, cheaper to build something small,
Mrs Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, I agree with the comments that have been made. I thank the honourable Leader for bringing this forward. I, too, have been to Ashley on occasions with my work previously with Whitelion. Only on Monday at 5.45 a.m. I received a call from the police station about four youths involved in some things they should not have been involved in. I get called in as an independent person, so I get to see firsthand as well the kids that actually