November 23, 2017

Ms Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, first I would like to thank the Parliament for approving the select committee inquiry into this proposed takeover.  I take this opportunity to thank the members of the committee - Tania Rattray, Rob Armstrong, Craig Farrell, Mik...

November 21, 2017

Ms Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, today I hope to shine a light on the wonderful work Launceston charities are doing to help those in need in the lead up to Christmas.

The 183-year-old Launceston Benevolent Society is Tasmania's longest-running welfare organisati...

November 15, 2017

Ms Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, this matter has been covered fairly well by previous speakers.  I also welcome and congratulate the member for Pembroke to the Chamber.  Very well done.  I am sure every member here is more than happy to give you any assistance...

November 14, 2017

Ms Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, today I am speaking about three street libraries in the Launceston electorate.  What are they?  They are little places in the community where you can find books to borrow from the books donated by members of the community.  The...

October 18, 2017

Ms Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, I appreciate the opportunity to say a couple of words about Vanessa this afternoon.

Our Vanessa, Dr Vanessa Goodwin, the former member for Pembroke, is an amazing, beautiful person.  A genuine, caring individual for whom nothing...

October 17, 2017

Ms Armitage (Launceston) - Today I pay tribute to Launceston anaesthetist Dr Colin George Merridew.  Better known as George, he was born in Devonport, Tasmania in 1948.  George retired at the end of last month after a distinguished career spanning five decades in which...

October 17, 2017

Ms Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, I thank the member for McIntyre for the motion before us.

It certainly is an issue.  Like other members, I have also toured the facility at Launceston.  I have been out to Ashley with Whitelion.

It is a sad reflection on our...

September 28, 2017

Ms Armitage (Launceston)  - Madam Acting President, as tempting as it might be to veer into other areas not covered by this bill, I will not do so.  This bill tidies up and tightens the principal act. I note there were 64 submissions and a lot of consultation.  It is i...

September 26, 2017

Ms Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, today I speak about a Facebook page, Humans of Launceston, which has had a stunning response since it was started by East Launceston's Adam Page in July 2016.  It features the life stories of Launceston residents.  The storytell...

September 21, 2017

Ms Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, we all love Vanessa. I think for everyone in this Chamber she is our Vanessa.  I wish her well.  I too, like other honourable members, hope one day maybe she will be back because miracles do happen.  There is no saying she will...

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