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Andrea Dawkins MP

Member for Bass

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Northern Tasmania | Education and Training | Primary Industries | Water | Parks | Terrestrial Environment | Tourism and Hospitality | Small Business | IT and Innovation | Animal Welfare | Arts | Racing and Gambling

 

ABOUT ANDREA

Andrea is an experienced small business operator, having been the founder of Fresh restaurant; Launceston's first establishment to exclusively offer vegetarian and vegan cuisine.  The business evolved into a hybrid social enterprise focussed on promoting social inclusion, food provenance and animal welfare.

Fresh became a hub for the 'green' community, particularly at the height of the anti pulp mill movement.  

Harvest Market in Launceston became Andrea's next major project and has developed into a weekly farmers market offering produce and cuisine sourced exclusively from Tasmania.  Harvest is now a permanent fixture in the Launceston CBD each Saturday.

After establishing herself locally in the small business sector, local food movement, as well as social and environmental activism, Andrea nominated and was elected as an Alderman on the Launceston City Council in 2014.  Although her time in Council was cut short to take up her seat in the House of Assembly, Andrea took the opportunity while there to strongly voice her support for marriage equality in Tasmania and nationally.

Andrea also nominated as a candidate for the seat of Bass in the Lower House election in March 2014, eventually taking up the position of Greens Member for Bass upon the resignation of the former sitting member, Kim Booth.

Local food, healthy communities, sustainable farming and agriculture, as well as animal welfare and many social justice issues are of particular importance to Andrea and she will continue to advocate strongly for social inclusion through better education for the community.

In Parliament

  • 24 may 2017

    Andrea Dawkins MP to move -

    That the House - 

    1.      Notes that the Greens have released a Reinvesting in Regions policy, which aims to empower Tasmanian regions to set their own development agenda free of political interference and with a significant fund to draw on;

    2.      Recognises that this policy incorporates all elements of regional development policy best practice;

  • 30th May 2017

    Andrea Dawkins to move –

    That the house -

    1.     Recognises the achievement of Launceston’s Bronwyn Kidd, a young entrepreneur who has reached the Tasmanian final of Regional Pitchfest in June 2017.

    2.     Notes that Regional Pitchfest is an opportunity for regional innovators and entrepreneurs to pitch their business and ideas to a live audience and expert panel, and gain experience and exposure.

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  • Ms DAWKINS question to MINISTER for ENVIRONMENT, PARKS and HERITAGE, Mr GROOM
    [10.30 a.m.]

  • Ms DAWKINS question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN
    [10.31 a.m.]

  • Ms DAWKINS question to MINISTER FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT, Mr GUTWEIN
    [10.12 a.m.]

  • Ms DAWKINS question to MINISTER for HEALTH, Mr FERGUSON

    [10.31 a.m.]
    As a part of your plan to reduce the elective surgery waiting list, you are sending public elective surgery patients to private hospitals in Tasmania and in Melbourne. Serious concerns have been raised about follow-up care with post-operative patients. We are aware of patients presenting to the emergency department at the LGH with no paperwork and no after-surgery care plan with infections and other issues.

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    (1) Notes that many Tasmanian rivers are burdened by waste which has entered the
    system from the mining industry.


    (2) Understands the poor health of the King and Queen rivers in Queenstown stem from
    decades of poor mining practises.


    (3) Further notes that:—


    (a) Earth Science students from universities around Australia are studying
    substandard mining practises on the West coast of Tasmania to learn about
    the long term effects of mining on rivers; and

  • Ms Dawkins to move—That the House:—


    (1) The Federal Minster for Education and Training has flagged a change in the
    availability of VET FEE Help for creative courses.


    (2) Of the 70 creative courses now available, only 13 will have possible funding support
    under the new criteria.


    (3) With funding capped at $10,000, whilst many other courses are capped at $15,000,
    there is a clear deterrent for those wishing to study creative subjects.

  • Ms DAWKINS question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN 

    [10.36 a.m.]
    Over the past two years, you and your Police minister have made a number of statements seeking to reassure Tasmanians who rely on medicinal cannabis. You stated that Tasmanian police would not unfairly target them. Yet, too frequently, we are hearing of Tasmanians with serious and chronic health issues being harassed, charged, facing court and a conviction. Is it not a fact that your Government is failing sick Tasmanians who rely on medicinal cannabis? On behalf of these Tasmanians, 

  • Thursday 22 September 2016

    Ms DAWKINS question to MINISTER for PRIMARY INDUSTRIES and WATER, Mr ROCKLIFF

    [10.51 a.m.]

  • Thursday 22 September 2016

    Andrea Dawkins MP to move—

    That the House:—

    (1)           Notes that:—

    (a)           the proposed changes to the Tasmanian Education system tabled 21 September 2016 in the House of Assembly, heralding additional funding requirements of over $100 Million;

    (b)           until the details of the reports from the reviews into years 9 to 12 and the Early Years Coalition B4 are known, funding requirements to implement their recommendations can only be speculated;

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