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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Archbishop Preaches Hate in Schools

Independent Member for Clark, Kristie Johnston, will join Equality Tasmania today in calling out the deeply hurtful, disrespectful and discriminatory letter sent by the Archbishop last week to Catholic school parents. As a parent of a child in a Catholic school I was disgusted to receive this letter that condemns and discriminates against so many in my community. The Archbishop…

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Time for Parliament to Get to Work

It is past time for this Parliament to get to work. My consistent stand since the election has been that the party commissioned to form Government should be given a chance to govern. In addition, I’ve also consistently said that I am prepared to provide confidence and supply on a merit basis so that the Government can get on with…

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Business as Usual for Ben Yole

It shows how weak integrity standards are in the racing industry when, despite a Supreme Court decision to confirm Tasracing’s power to warn off notorious harness racing trainer Ben Yole, he is able to merely transfer the horses to his father and carry on as before. At yesterday’s Hobart harness meet, Yole horses placed first in races 7, 8, 9…

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Johnston Backs Claremont Multisport Centre

Independent Member for Clark, Kristie Johnston, has thrown her support behind a new multisport centre at Claremont College and has vowed to work with the Government of the day to ensure the much-needed project is delivered. The new Education, Arts and Multisport Centre would include one full-size and two smaller basketball courts, stage and production equipment, storage and office room,…

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JOHNSTON SLAMS ESSENTIAL SERVICES FUNDING CUT PROMISE

Independent Member for Clark, Kristie Johnston, has described Labor and Liberal’s failure to commit to fair funding indexation to Tasmania’s community services as “callous” and “cold-hearted,” with figures showing it effectively equates to real funding cuts of between $7.35M and $14.7M over four years. “With Tasmania in the grip of housing, health and cost of living pressures, more and more…

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Marine Plan for Tasmania Desperately Needed

Have you noticed lately it’s become harder and harder to catch a fish around Tasmania’s coastline? It’s not going to get any better until we get a plan. A comprehensive marine plan that is ecosystem based and integrates different activities, allowing for the needs of the environment to remain healthy. The plan would identify current and future objectives for all…

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