Minister Snubs Ashley Advice

Independent Member for Clark, Kristie Johnston, has expressed her frustration following the Minister for Children and Youth, Roger Jaensch, refusing to establish a multidisciplinary taskforce to oversee the removal of children currently on remand at the Ashley Youth Detention Centre. “TasCOSS, the Children’s Commissioner and the Legislative Council have all called for the urgent establishment of this taskforce, and it’s…

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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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Johnston Slams Government and Opposition Inhumanity

Independent Member for Clark, Kristie Johnston, has slammed the Government and Opposition for failing to support an amendment to the Racing Regulation and Integrity Bill which would see the insertion of the word ‘humanely’, and make the humane treatment of racing animals one of its core functions. This Bill introduces a new Tasmanian Racing Integrity Commissioner and abolishes the Office…

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Kristie Johnston MP, Notice of Motion – 12 June 2024

Ms Johnston to move—That the House:—(1) Notes:—(a) that the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 has some of the mostcomprehensive prohibitions against discrimination and bullying ineducational settings in Australia. However, according to recently releaseddata from the Australian Council for Educational Research, Tasmania has thehighest rate of schoolyard bullying of any state or territory;(b) the regular and numerous reports to support services and…

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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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St John’s Park Dialysis Patients Deserve Better

Independent Member for Clark, Kristie Johnston, has urged Health Minister, Guy Barnett, to urgently meet with members of Tasmania’s Kidney Advisory Group to address concerns that the renal unit at St John’s Park in New Town is in a state of disrepair and simply not fit for purpose. With dialysis patients having to attend the facility on average four times…

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