November 27, 2019

[12.02 p.m.]

Ms ARMITAGE (Launceston) - Mr President, I note this bill has primarily come about as an urgent review because of the dog attacks on the wildlife, particularly our little penguins.  It is hoped that the increase in penalties will have the hoped-for result,...

November 26, 2019

[4.00 p.m.]

Ms ARMITAGE (Launceston) - Mr President, like the other members who have spoken, I find it very difficult to believe this paraphernalia is available for sale.  The fact you can have something legally available for sale on shelves and then the minute you buy...

November 25, 2019

[7.52 p.m.]

Ms ARMITAGE (Launceston) - Mr President, I move -

That the report of the Legislative Council Select Committee on Short Stay Accommodation in Tasmania be considered and noted.

I am pleased to note this report.

Due to the myriad of widely publicised concerns abou...

November 25, 2019


Mr Finch to move - That the Legislative Council -

  1. Notes that Civics and Citizenship is a part of the national curriculum that measures students' understanding of Australia's historic and current governance systems and practices, as well as Australian identity...

November 20, 2019

[2.56 p.m.]

Ms ARMITAGE (Launceston) - Mr President, as has been pointed out, this bill brings the Long Service Leave Act up to current standards, simplifies the calculation of long service leave and amends the Long Service Leave (State Employees) Act 1994, which was cl...

November 20, 2019


Would the Leader please advise -

(1)  Despite the Government's claims of record funding growth resulting in 'the second highest rate of any state in Australia', why has there been a...

November 18, 2019

Public Health Amendment (Prevention of Sale of Smoking
Products to Under-Age Persons) Bill 2018

[3.27 p.m.]

Ms ARMITAGE (Launceston) - Mr President, I will make a short contribution but I will confine my comments to the motion before us.

The member for Windermere is passi...

November 18, 2019

[11.24 a.m.]

Ms ARMITAGE (Launceston) - Mr President, today I speak on a topic that we have recently had the opportunity of being briefed about.  I am talking about Kin Raising Kids, an organisation which encourages and supports kinship carers, including grandparents ra...

October 16, 2019

[3.15 p.m.]

Ms ARMITAGE (Launceston) - Mr President, I also thank the Leader for the briefings provided and the people who came along and took the time speak with us and provide very useful information. I note the advice that we are the only state that still has a mora...

October 15, 2019

**Original Motion at bottom**

[8.26 p.m.]

Ms ARMITAGE (Launceston) - Mr President, my contribution will be short. I support section 17 of the Tasmanian act which prohibits any conduct which offends, humiliates, intimidates, insults or ridicules a person based on certain...

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