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Rosalie Woodruff MP

Member for Franklin

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Rosalie Woodruff MP

In Parliament

  • First Reading

    Bill presented by Dr Woodruff and read the first time.

  • Dr Woodruff presented a petition signed by approximately 471 citizens of 
    Tasmania praying that the House call on the Liberal and Labor parties to 
    respect the wishes of the community rather than their corporate donors and 
    to remove all poker machines from Pembroke's pubs and clubs. 

    Petition received.

  • [11.34 a.m.]

    Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Speaker, it is a shameful performance from both the Labor and the Liberal parties in this instance.  The Labor Party has raised some very important questions but it seems to be more about playing the politics than understanding the complexity of the situation.  It is a fair point to point the finger at this Liberal minister and this Liberal Government, but we need to understand that it is more than just about the situation at the Royal Hobart Hospital.

     

  • Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

    [10.38 a.m.]

    Your answer to the Greens' first question was typically evasive.  Why did the Tasmanian Liberal Party, which you lead, accept $30 000 from foreign donors after ASIO's warning to your federal counterparts?  Do you support the state Liberals' decision to accept this money despite ASIO's warning and security concerns?  What do you believe the Yuhu Group billionaire founder Mr Huang Xiangmo expects from your party in return for his investment?

    ANSWER

  • Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for PLANNING and LOCAL GOVERNMENT, Mr GUTWEIN

    [10.42 a.m.]

  • Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for PRIMARY INDUSTRIES and WATER, Mr ROCKLIFF

    [10.15 a.m.]

    You ruled out relocating seals to the north-west of Tasmania starting in December, after the height of the seal breeding season, but not to relocations completely.  This sounds like an election protection policy for your members in Braddon, where Mr Brooks apparently only woke up to the issue a short time after putting up his last billboard.

    Members interjecting.

  • Ms WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for HEALTH, Mr FERGUSON

    [10.14 a.m.]

    In that last six days at the Royal Hobart Hospital's Emergency Department, there have been two category 4 escalations, four violent events and all elective surgeries have been cancelled again.  Fewer than 20 per cent of patients are being admitted in the required four-hour period and staff working conditions are described by HACSU as 'crushing'. 

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

    [10.27 a.m.]

  • Ms WOODRUFF question to ACTING ATTORNEY-GENERAL, Mr GROOM

    [10.35 a.m.]

  • Ms WOODRUFF question to ACTING MINISTER for CORRECTIONS, Mr BARNETT

    [10.15 a.m.]

  • Ms WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for HEALTH, Mr FERGUSON

    [10.12 a.m.]

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—


    (1) Understands that in March 2017 Forestry Tasmania proposed to light 230
    regeneration burns in Autumn 2017, stating these burns would only occur when
    weather conditions were suitable and smoke could disperse.


    (2) Notes that on 29 to 30 April 2017 in communities across the State, and specifically at
    New Norfolk, Judbury, Cygnet and Huonville, residents were subjected to thick
    choking smoke from Forestry Tasmania burns.

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—


    (1) Notes that the Liberal and Labor Parties have both declared themselves to be content
    with the impacts, regulatory framework, monitoring and enforcement of fish farming
    in Tasmania, including the projected doubling of the industry.


    (2) Understands that residents, recreational fishers, other commercial fishers, tourism
    operators, and sailors feel shut out of the flawed Okehampton Bay approval, and of
    decisions for a massive salmon farm that would blanket Storm Bay.

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—


    (1) Notes that in addition to the waste feed and fish faeces polluting the marine
    environment, which remains largely out of sight, fish farms are creating significant
    quantities of marine debris.


    (2) Recognises that storms, accidents, human error and carelessness results in fish
    farming equipment being lost or abandoned, and these often linger for years in
    waterways and wash up on beaches.

  • Marine Debris - Huon River and D'Entrecasteaux

    Macquarie Harbour

     

    [6.05 p.m.]

  • Tassal - Macquarie Harbour Operations

     

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

     

    [10.41 a.m.]

    We have credible information that Tassal has, again, discovered diseased and dead salmon in the low oxygen waters of their Macquarie Harbour operations.  Divers are being urgently summoned from around the state to pull those dead fish out of the water.  I understand Huon Aquaculture and Petuna have not identified the same problem.

     

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