Who Can We Trust?

Statement from Kristie Johnston MP; Today in Parliament I sought assurances from the Premier that public servants who would have had adverse findings against them by the Commission of Inquiry had it not been for legal restrictions, are not still working with vulnerable people and are not tasked with investigating others or in implementing the recommendations of the Commission. He…

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Disappearing Greyhounds

Statement from Kristie Johnston MP on the release of information from Animal Liberation Tasmania about the greyhound Princess (racing name Zipping Princess). The tragic story of Princess highlights yet again that the greyhound racing industry see greyhounds as commodities that can be tossed aside when they no longer make them money. I have been concerned for some time about greyhounds…

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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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Kristie Johnston, Question to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs – 13 September 2023

Thank you Mr Speaker. My questions is to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs. Minister, I have met with members of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community who are extremely concerned about the proposed amendments to the Aboriginal Lands Act. Consultation on the draft bill closes next Tuesday, 19 September. This ends a six-week consultation period, which is far too short for proper consultation on such important legislation….

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Vaping or Evaporating?

Statement from Kristie Johnston MP: In Parliament today I pressed the Premier to take more immediate and concrete action on the vaping scourge sweeping through our schools, and ruining the lives of our children. The Premier was big on talk but lamentably low on action. He isn’t even using the tools he has available to him. The Federal Government has…

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Kristie Johnston, Question to the Premier – 12 September 2023

Thank you Mr Speaker. My question is to the Premier. Premier in March, when you were Health Minister, you supported my motion recognising the harmful impacts of vaping and committing your government to a national approach whereby the supply of e-cigarettes without a prescription would be unlawful, regardless of whether or not they contain nicotine. The Federal Minister, Mark Butler,…

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Kristie Johnston, Question to the Minister for Racing – 7 September 2023

Thank you Mr Speaker. My question is to the Minister for Racing. Minister, it has been over one month since ORI temporarily suspended leading greyhound trainer Anthony Bullock pending the outcome of an investigation. Since Bullock’s suspension notorious greyhound trainer Gary Johnson has been filling Bullock’s shoes at race meets fielding more and more dogs. I say notorious because Animal…

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