November 16, 2016

Mrs Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, the member for Apsley has asked some of the questions I was going to ask.  I support the bill.  It is a good bill.  It is tidying up a few anomalies with regard to things like advertising and changes we need to catch up with, l...

November 15, 2016

Mrs Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, in five days, on 20 November, Sally's Ride will be held leaving from Royal Park in my electorate of Launceston.

Sally's Ride is named after Sally Fletcher.  Sally did the first Sally's Ride in 2002, by riding solo around Tasmani...

November 10, 2016

Mrs Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, I appreciate the Government's commitment to ensure community interest is paramount.  I do not have any concerns there.  The Leader says:

'This Government has previously made it very clear that its policy position was that t...

November 9, 2016

Mrs Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, like the honourable member for Mersey, I support this bill, but I have concerns about taking one tool out of the toolbox.  While I accept the Government made an election promise to remove suspended sentences, I find it strange...

November 8, 2016

Mrs Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, today I speak about autism and the work of Autism Tasmania in Launceston.  Autism is neurological condition which is sometimes described as a different way of thinking.  The autism spectrum is very broad.  Some people are only...

October 24, 2016

Mrs Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, it is with great pride I speak today about 'Newstead College Says No to Family Violence' program.  The college is the first in Tasmania to embark on this program which raises awareness of family violence in an effort to stop it...

October 17, 2016

Mrs Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, I am speaking today about an organisation which for decades has been a champion for supporting women and children in Launceston.  Launceston Women's Shelter Inc, trading as Magnolia Place LWS, is funded by the Department of Hea...

October 17, 2016

Mrs Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, I thank the Government and everyone else who has briefed us.  I also thank Mandy Jenkins for the work she has done in facilitating the briefings.

I have been to many kindergartens and preschools in my life, having had four child...

October 11, 2016

Mrs Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, it is an interesting bill with many passionate people briefing us.  I thank the Government and the many community members for our briefings.   This legislation has implications for the whole state.  Rail trails and disused rail...

October 10, 2016

Mrs Armitage (Launceston) - Motor neurone disease, or MND, is the name given to a group of diseases in which the nerve cells controlling the muscles that enable us to move, speak, breathe and swallow, undergo degeneration and die.  With no nerves to activate them, musc...

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