November 26, 2014

(Mrs Armitage) - Mr Deputy President, we all accept police officers have a very difficult job to do.  They put themselves on the front line day in and day out, they need protection and I, like others, want to protect them in every way possible.  I appreciate very much...

November 25, 2014

Mrs Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, I move -

(1)     That the Legislative Council give in-principle support to the introduction of time-limits on the following Chamber processes  -

(a)    second reading speeches;

(b) contributions...

November 18, 2014

Mrs Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, I thank the Leader for the briefings, particularly the ones we had yesterday.  Going through the fact sheet point by point was very useful. 

I support the bill before us.  Anything that streamlines and makes easier a proc...

November 18, 2014

Mrs Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, I too want to see industry and business protected, not just forestry.  It is important that it is all industry and all business that needs to be protected and to have a safe workplace.  I will support the bill.  I believe it pr...

November 6, 2014

Mrs Armitage (Launceston) - Mr Chairman, I want to put on the record that I support industry and business, as we all do.  Because I do not support mandatory sentences does not mean I do not support businesses in this state.

We have, with the amendment in front of us,...

November 4, 2014

Mrs Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, I can say ditto to everything that has been said by the member for Apsley.  Guaranteeing Futures was established through legislation in 2004-05 as part of the Pathways and Participation framework to improve post compulsory educ...

October 29, 2014

Mrs Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, I also acknowledge the briefings we had earlier.  They have been excellent and cleared my mind on a few issues.

I support the principle of the bill.  It is the right of a business to continue their business activity without in...

October 28, 2014

Mrs Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, I agree that the member for Windermere's motion has some merit.  With Tasmania's reliance on the rest of Australia it is very important that we at least try to stand on our own two feet where we can, and to that end encourage o...

September 25, 2014

Second Reading Speech resumed from September 24 (page 24)

Mrs Armitage (Launceston) - Mr Deputy President, first, I do not have a pecuniary interest any more than any other public servant paid out of the public purse, and we do serve the public.  I put on the record t...

September 24, 2014

Second Reading

Mrs Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, I, like others, do not feel that this bill should be before us.  I certainly do not have a problem with the members mentioned being part of the voting on this bill; I trust their integrity.  In fact, as has been m...

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