Tasmania Needs Proper Parliamentary Scrutiny of COVID-19 Decisions

In the middle of this unprecedented health and economic crisis, it is critical we do not let a crisis in our democracy emerge as well.

The Tasmanian Government has acted swiftly and with empathy during this COVID-19 crisis. Premier Gutwein has not only been swift to act, but he has also communicated his decisions clearly and transparently. Supporting the State Government has been individual Members of Parliament working in good faith.

But given the extraordinary powers given to the Government during this period, it is integral to ensure accountability and scrutiny of State-based decisions and programs dealing with the COVID-19 crisis.

The Australian Federal Parliament, the New Zealand Parliament and the Australian Capital Territory have all set up some form of oversight committee for the COVID-19 crisis -- Tasmania needs one too.

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To the Tasmanian Parliament --

We urge for the establishment of a multi-party select committee for the Tasmanian Parliament, to enable scrutiny of the various Government programs dealing with the COVID-19 crisis.

Who's signing

Patrick Weyland-Smith
Gemma Allan
David Lee
Steve Saunders
Ben Rush
Anna Wylie
Alex Last
Mick Yemm
David Wanless
Andrew Calder
Geoffrey Bradshaw
Sophie Underwood
Jean Thomson
Erika Avellaneda Celis
Gemma Brown
Terence Brumby
Catharine Errey
Christopher Dellit
Suzy Manigian
Rolf Lindholm
Janice May
Nick Chugg
Jill Robinson
Sue Lafferty
Paul Thomas
Heather McDougall
John Sexton
Jodie Henry
Richard Mecklenburgh
Joy Elizabeth
203 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Patrick Weyland-Smith
    signed 2020-07-01 10:55:28 +1000
  • Gemma Allan
    signed 2020-06-29 09:08:43 +1000
  • David Lee
    signed 2020-06-02 23:02:21 +1000
  • Steve Saunders
    signed 2020-04-20 01:44:06 +1000
  • Ben Rush
    signed 2020-04-19 16:27:54 +1000
  • Anna Wylie
    signed 2020-04-19 08:17:39 +1000
  • Mick Yemm
    signed 2020-04-18 09:34:45 +1000
    Mick Yemm
  • David Wanless
    signed 2020-04-18 00:19:20 +1000
  • Andrew Calder
    signed 2020-04-17 22:57:28 +1000
  • Geoffrey Bradshaw
    signed 2020-04-17 15:05:02 +1000
    Geoffrey Bradshaw
  • Sophie Underwood
    signed 2020-04-17 08:50:32 +1000
  • Jean Thomson
    signed 2020-04-17 08:19:33 +1000
  • Erika Avellaneda Celis
    signed 2020-04-17 05:10:06 +1000
    Erika Avellaneda Celis
  • Gemma Brown
    signed 2020-04-16 20:31:17 +1000
  • Terence Brumby
    signed 2020-04-16 20:22:44 +1000
  • Catharine Errey
    signed 2020-04-16 18:12:20 +1000
  • Christopher Dellit
    signed 2020-04-16 18:07:25 +1000
    I love Tasmania. These are huge issues we confront and collaborative parliamentary accountability is the way to go now. Not later but now.
  • Suzy Manigian
    signed 2020-04-16 17:39:23 +1000
  • Rolf Lindholm
    signed 2020-04-16 15:49:54 +1000
  • Janice May
    signed 2020-04-16 15:48:08 +1000
  • Nick Chugg
    signed 2020-04-16 15:43:12 +1000
  • Jill Robinson
    signed 2020-04-16 15:28:31 +1000
  • Sue Lafferty
    signed 2020-04-16 15:12:02 +1000
  • Paul Thomas
    signed 2020-04-16 14:57:47 +1000
  • Heather McDougall
    signed 2020-04-16 14:12:21 +1000
  • John Sexton
    signed 2020-04-16 13:38:20 +1000
  • Richard Mecklenburgh
    signed 2020-04-16 13:24:25 +1000
  • Joy Elizabeth
    signed 2020-04-16 12:47:18 +1000