October 16, 2012

Mrs ARMITAGE ( Launceston ) - I will be supporting the possibility that this goes to committee B. From what I heard this morning there was some confusion and many issues. I take on board the comments from the honourable member for Mersey that people have had ample oppo...

September 26, 2012

Mrs ARMITAGE (Launceston) - I take this opportunity to commend the member for Murchison on her second reading speech. It was delivered with compassion and sincerity. If I could truly believe that passing this bill would alleviate all the pain, suffering and discriminat...

August 28, 2012

Mrs ARMITAGE ( Launceston ) - I find this issue we have before us very difficult. I agree that the previous bill was poorly drafted and appreciate that this bill is stronger with the subsequent amendments from the committee. I must commend my fellow Legislative Council...

August 21, 2012

Mrs ARMITAGE ( Launceston ) - I, too, find this quite difficult legislation to deal with because you can look at both sides. I would also like to read a couple of parts that I do not think have been read into what we have before us. Initially, I received correspondence...

August 20, 2012

Mrs ARMITAGE ( Launceston ) - I will only make a short contribution. I support the intent and the sentiment of this. Obviously smoking is bad for you, but what can we do to help people, not just smokers, but non-smokers too? I agree with the member for Rosevears that t...

June 27, 2012

Mrs ARMITAGE ( Launceston ) - Madam President, on 14 May this year I received an e mail and attachments from the workers compensation insurers, which I passed on to all the members for their information. It stated:

We understand that the Labor Party intends to introduce...

June 26, 2012

Mrs ARMITAGE ( Launceston ) - I, too, say 'ditto' to all the previous speakers. It is interesting when you hear from the Leader in the second reading speech about the statistics in Tasmania that we are far behind, below other states and territories. As was mentioned by...

June 25, 2012

Mrs ARMITAGE ( Launceston ) - Madam President, I agree with the member for Mersey. I am quite comfortable with an in camera briefing. From my perspective, I would like to know what is in the URS because I believe I am making the decision and I want to know the informat...

May 23, 2012

Mrs ARMITAGE (Launceston) - Madam President, my special interest speech today regards the Launceston School for Seniors. For the past 31 years the Launceston School for Seniors has been a vital part of the community. The idea was conceived by a local adult education of...

May 23, 2012

Mrs ARMITAGE (Launceston) - Madam President, I too rise to make a very brief contribution. I agree with the other members who have spoken. I believe that we should not be involved in any way in setting our own salaries. It should be kept at arm's length. What I am disa...

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