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Questions in Parliament

Kristie Johnston, Question to the Minister for Children and Youth – 20 June 2024

Thank you honourable Speaker. My question is to the Minister for Children and Youth In light of the unopposed passage through the Other Place of a motion seeking the establishment of a multidisciplinary taskforce to work to remove children on remand from Ashley Youth Detention Centre, will the Minister now act to establish that multidisciplinary taskforce as urgently called for…

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Kristie Johnston, Question to the Minister for Health – 19 June 2024

Thank you Honourable Speaker My question is to the Minister for Health. Minister, I draw your attention to a report by the Auditor-General titled “Access to Oral Health Service” released yesterday. This report painted a grim picture for Tasmanians needing general care. To quote the report: “… the service is struggling to meet demand for non-urgent general care. Of concern…

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Kristie Johnston, Question to the Minister for the Environment – 11 June 2024

Thank you Madam Speaker. My question is to the Minister for Environment. The Climate Change Act requires that the Government produce an Emissions Reduction and Resilience Plan for the transport sector by November 30 2023. Six months later, we still have no plan to reduce emissions in the transport sector, and therefore this state. We aren’t seeing the switch needed…

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Kristie Johnston, Question to the Attorney General – 23 May 2024

Thank you Madam Speaker. My question is to the Attorney General. Attorney yesterday an Integrity Commission report was tabled in this house following an investigation which uncovered a serious issue with Right to Information processes within the Department of Health. Mr Roland Browne, one of the complainants, issued a statement yesterday condemning the Integrity Commission for taking 2.5 years to…

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Kristie Johnston, Question to the Minister for Resources – 16 May 2024

Thank you Madam Speaker. My question is to the Minister for Resources. The last 12 months for Tasmania’s world-class ocean environment has been nothing short of alarming. – Exactly 12 months ago to the day, IMAS released their interim report showing Maugean skate numbers had dramatically declined, – Tasmania experienced its most severe marine heatwave yet, from which the critically…

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More Navel Gazing on Integrity

Today in Parliament I asked the Attorney-General if he would finally agree that the Integrity Commission has failed in its mission and establish a fit for purpose Anti-Corruption Commission with some teeth. I drew the Attorney’s attention to the views of Geoffrey Watson, Centre for Public Integrity Director in his assessment of our so-called integrity commission: “…they make no announcements…

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Kristie Johnston, Question to the Premier – 7 December 2023

Thank you Mr Speaker. My question is to the Premier. Premier, victim survivors, the community and I (and I would assume my committee colleagues) were astounded at your, and your ministers’ lack of curiosity. This was particularly concerning with regard to identifying the individuals who received s18 notices. Throughout your and your Ministers’ responses to questions you frequently hid behind…

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Kristie Johnston, Question to the Minister for Consumer Affairs – 16 November 2023

Thank you Mr Speaker, My question is to the Minister for Consumer Affairs. Minister, members of Families Tasmania (formerly Child Health Association of Tasmania) were devastated to learn that this organisation, with a 106 year history, was put into voluntary solvent liquidation by the board without any communication with its members. Staff were terminated, and the accounts and operations of…

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