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Questions in Parliament

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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Kristie Johnston, Question to the Minister for Racing – 1 November 2023

Thank you Mr Speaker. My question is to the Minister for Racing. Minister joining us in the house is Kiera. Kiera is the brave whistleblower who raised concerns about the mistreatment of greyhounds at Tasracing’s Greyhound Adoption Program and her belief that greyhounds had been live baited. We now know her concerns are well-founded. She had initially raised these concerns…

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Kristie Johnston, Question to the Minister for Racing – 19 October 2023

Minister, on Tuesday you tabled the annual report of Tasracing in this House. In that report, Anthony Bullock, Greyhounds, Scott Brunton, thoroughbreds, and Ben Yole, harness racing, were all acknowledged as “trainer of the year” for their respective codes. The eligibility requirements for these awards, published on Tasracing’s website, makes any person who, and I quote, “… conducted themselves in…

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“Trainer of the Year” – A Cruel Joke

Today in Parliament I asked the Minister for Racing, Mr Ellis why Tasracing has anointed “trainer of the Year” to greyhound, thoroughbred and harness trainers who have done nothing but bring racing into disgrace. This racing Minister says he wants a racing industry with integrity and animal welfare at its heart, and then fronts parliament and condones rewarding three notorious…

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Kristie Johnston, Question to the Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management – 14 September 2023.

Thank you Mr Speaker My question is to the Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management. Minister, we have been waiting months for the draft Bill and funding model for the Tasmanian Fire Service. I am advised that our State’s 3500 volunteers have suffered years of underfunding, poor training, and run-down stations and vehicles. Minister, we are approaching what could…

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