COVID-19 Disease Emergency (Misc. Provisions) Amendment (Quarantine Recovery) Bill no 29 of 2020

[12.06 p.m.] Ms ARMITAGE (Launceston) - Mr President, while this bill is retrospective, I do not see that as a problem because it has been widely advertised, with the Premier announcing the proposed fees for hotel quarantining on 24 July. Anyone planning to come to Tasmania from 31 July would have been well aware they would be contributing to their hotel accommodation. It should be noted this is a contribution only to security, food, laundry and anything the hotel quarantine facility may provide during the stay. As the member for Murchison said, there are many things, particularly if you have someone there and you do not know whether they are going to come down with COVID-19 - the extra pr

Wombat Mange

[11.43 a.m.] Ms ARMITAGE (Launceston) - Mr President, today I speak about our wonderful Tasmanian wombats and the plight they face with the infectious wombat mange. Having taken this matter over from the previous member for Rosevears, I will be able to pass it to the new member for Rosevears. On that note, I welcome our new members, Jo Palmer, member for Rosevears, and Bastian Seidel, member for Huon. It is very good to have you in the Chamber. I am sure you will enjoy your time here. The common wombat, found in all regions of Tasmania, has a distinguished honour of being the largest burrowing herbivorous mammal and is a uniquely Australian symbol. Their little faces are extremely recogn

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