May 30, 2013

Mrs ARMITAGE (Question) - Can the leader please advise: are there any plans to close the York Street Adult Education LINC building in Launceston ?

Mr FARRELL - Mr President, I thank the member for Launceston for her question. A plan for adult learning facilities in Lau...

May 29, 2013

Mrs ARMITAGE ( Launceston ) - Mr President, I have a couple of comments to make because I tried to keep fairly strictly to the budget. While much has already been covered in budget deliberations, I would like to take the opportunity to make a few comments regarding the...

May 28, 2013

Mrs ARMITAGE ( Launceston ) - Mr Deputy President, this is a first step. I will not repeat everything that has already been said by other members because I agree with the member for Montgomery in her contribution, that I do not need to use 100 words when two will do.


May 28, 2013

Mrs ARMITAGE ( Launceston ) - Mr President, I rise to speak on this budget, the budget you have when you do not have any money to spend. There is nothing to get excited about, as it appears to be all show and no substance. There is very little new money. The budget was...

May 22, 2013

Mrs ARMITAGE - Like the honourable member for Mersey, I have not voted to go into Committee on this or any other clause. It is a privilege and honour to vote, but when there is compulsory voting, postal voting is a problem because many things can go wrong.

The only way...

May 21, 2013

Mrs ARMITAGE ( Launceston ) - Mr President, I have a similar stance as the member for Mersey. As I could be perceived to have a pecuniary interest in this bill I will not be voting on the second reading and will also refrain from voting on certain clauses. However, I b...

May 20, 2013

Mrs ARMITAGE ( Launceston ) - I also congratulate you, Mr President, on your re-election after a very hard campaign. You have gone from the depths of despair, to relief, to elation, and it is wonderful to see you there in the chair. As has been said by others, it will...

May 20, 2013

Mrs ARMITAGE ( Launceston ) - Mr President, I will make a short contribution as a lot has been covered. I have a problem with what is before us, when we have a budget and we have a budget coming up shortly, and here we are with a supplementary appropriation bill from l...

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