Noting of Budget Papers

Ms Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, first I congratulate the Treasurer and the Government for presenting a strong Budget with focus on such important issues as health and education. There were many positive announcements in the 2017-18 Budget for the northern part of the state, specifically the electorate of Launceston. It is pleasing to see the Government's focus on increasing health services in the north of the state, although I believe there is still a way to go before the north is fully supported. There is $35.8 million allocated to the Launceston General Hospital Ward D to see the addition of four beds, taking the total in that ward to 19, and ensuring it is fully funded over the

Forestry (UNLOCKING PRODUCTION FORESTS) BILL 2017 (No. 6)

Ms Armitage (Launceston) - I might need some guidance whether this is the right place to ask this question. It is regarding some comments from the previous minister in his second reading speech on 28 May 2014. I need to check whether I am missing something or have missed a process. Could you give me leeway to read what he has said so I can ask the question? He said – No earlier than 8 April 2020, the tenure of the future potential production of forest land may be changed by the conversion of the future potential production forest land to permanent timber production zone land. Six years provides time for the Tasmanian community to better understand the range of values across this land...

Police powers and related legislation (Evasion) BILL 2017 (No. 20)

Ms Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, the Commissioner for Children and Young People was very good at the briefing. He said children less than 18 years are different from other offenders because of their inexperience. We should be looking at emphasis on diversionary processes, avoid contact with the court system and use custodial sentences as last resort. That is difficult. They do not necessarily look like children, as our officers know. When I am called to attend as an independent person, which I have been doing for about 10 to 15 years, the children I see at the police at two or three in the morning might be 14 or 15. Had I not been told their age, I would think they could be 18 o

Forestry (UNLOCKING PRODUCTION FORESTS) BILL 2017 (No. 6)

Ms Armitage - I want to speak a little on the bill if you will give me a bit of latitude to say where I am coming from. I actually voted the bill into Committee. Mr Chairman - As long as we do not get into a substantive second reading speech. Ms Armitage - No, I am not going to get into a second reading speech. I voted the bill into Committee and thought it was appropriate with a several members having amendments to be aired. I wonder how much latitude I am allowed here because I have some concerns with the bill. Mr Chairman - Yes. I just remind the member that the second reading is about principle so we really cannot delve into the principle. Ms Armitage - I am going to tread carefully

Launceston General Hospital - Employment of Registrars

Ms Armitage (Launceston) question to the Acting Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council, Mrs Hiscutt. I have two further questions with regard to registrars employed at the Launceston General Hospital. I appreciate that the amount of $253 936.67 is to date - as of April 2017 - but it would be good to know from when to when: Is it six months? Is it two months? I would also appreciate knowing the period of time that sum refers to. I realise it is $1200 per day. Another small question relating to the same. Was the advertising for the registrars a month late? Answer from Mrs Hiscutt I thank the honourable member for Launceston for her supplementary questions. To the first one,

Launceston General Hospital - Employment of Registrars

Ms Armitage question to ACTING LEADER of the GOVERNMENT in the LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, Mrs HISCUTT I have two further questions with regard to registrars employed at the Launceston General Hospital. I appreciate that the amount of $253 936.67 is to date - as of April 2017 - but it would be good to know from when to when: Is it six months? Is it two months? I would also appreciate knowing the period of time that sum refers to. I realise it is $1200 per day. Another small question relating to the same. Was the advertising for the registrars a month late? ANSWER I thank the honourable member for Launceston for her supplementary questions. To the first one, I am advised that this expenditure

Interstate Board Member Costs

Ms Armitage question to ACTING LEADER of the GOVERNMENT in the LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, Mrs Hiscutt My question is a supplementary in relation to answers provided by the Acting Leader to my questions for cost for interstate board members of government business enterprises and state‑owned boards, specifically Aurora Energy, Hydro-Electric Corporation, TasNetworks, TT‑Line and Forestry Tasmania. Can the Acting Leader please advise how many meetings were attended per board for the period? ANSWER from the Acting Leader of Government in the Legislative Council, Honourable Leonie Hiscutt MLC I thank the honourable member for Launceston for her question. As the answer to this question is lengthy I se

Sentencing Amendment (Assaults On Frontline Workers) BILL 2016 (No. 63)

Ms Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, I cannot remember how I voted on the original bill, the other bill, which was a fair way back. I also do not like mandatory sentences, but I appreciate that this is a bill that is already there. That is where I see a slight difference. We had briefings from Robbie from HACSU in the north-west, Richard from the LGH and different people who came to see us. They talked about medical orderlies and attendants and the fact that they can take a child to theatre and then have to go to the mortuary. In the midst of all that, they have to go to a code black. There were 44 code blacks in the month before Christmas in Burnie. As I said, it could be anything

Interstate Board Member Costs

Ms Armitage question to ACTING LEADER of the GOVERNMENT in the LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, Mrs Hiscutt My question is a supplementary in relation to answers provided by the Acting Leader to my questions for cost for interstate board members of government business enterprises and state‑owned boards, specifically Aurora Energy, Hydro-Electric Corporation, TasNetworks, TT‑Line and Forestry Tasmania. Can the Acting Leader please advise how many meetings were attended per board for the period? ANSWER from the Acting Leader of Government in the Legislative Council, Honourable Leonie Hiscutt MLC I thank the honourable member for Launceston for her question. As the answer to this question is lengthy I se

Interstate Board Member Costs

Ms Armitage (Launceston) to ACTING LEADER of the GOVERNMENT in the LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, Mrs Hiscutt My question is a supplementary in relation to answers provided by the Acting Leader to my questions for cost for interstate board members of government business enterprises and state‑owned boards, specifically Aurora Energy, Hydro-Electric Corporation, TasNetworks, TT‑Line and Forestry Tasmania. Can the Acting Leader please advise how many meetings were attended per board for the period? ANSWER from the Acting Leader of Government in the Legislative Council, Honourable Leonie Hiscutt MLC I thank the honourable member for Launceston for her question. As the answer to this question is lengthy

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