May 31, 2016

Mrs Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, I speak today about a wonderful Launceston community leader, Jean Hearn.  Jean was a Tasmanian Labor senator from 1980 to 1985.  For decades she has been a tireless worker for her community in a variety of roles - in the Senate...

May 31, 2016

Mrs ARMITAGE (Launceston) - Madam Acting President, I begin by congratulating the Hodgman Government for achieving a $77 million budget surplus.  This is the first time in seven years there has been a surplus, and the achievement occurs three years ahead of schedule....

May 25, 2016

Mrs Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, while I accept the decision to award a 10.5 per cent pay increase has been made by the independent arbiter, on 24 June 2015 in this House I stated it was absolutely appropriate for the Industrial Commission to determine wages a...

May 25, 2016

Mrs Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, we are about to see something very exciting and special take centre stage for the arts in our island state.  A $90 million project will establish a vibrant and dynamic creative industries and performing arts centre on the Wappi...

May 24, 2016

Mrs Armitage (Launceston) to the Leader of Government in the Legislative Council, Dr Vanessa Goodwin:

(1)  Will the Government consider adopting a policy similar to that which exists in Victoria which exempts concession card carrying pensioners from paying stamp duty on...

May 24, 2016

Mrs Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, I thank the member for Murchison for bringing this forward, and the other members of the committee for the work they have undertaken.

Preventive health is very important.  If we can keep people out of hospitals it is certainly t...

May 24, 2016

Mrs Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, I congratulate the member for Apsley on her return and the new member for Elwick.  I also have to say of the previous member for Elwick what a wonderful member she was in the House.

Today I pay tribute to an organisation which h...

May 24, 2016

Mrs Armitage (Launceston) - Mr President, I thank the member for Windermere for bringing this forward.  I agree there is a lot of work to be done in this area.  It is a very serious matter. 

I thank the former Auditor-General Mike Blake for this audit and for...

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