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Rosalie Woodruff MP


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Rosalie Woodruff MP

In Parliament

  • 1437 Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Notes the fin-fish farming expansion by Tassal into the east coast marine
    environment, commencing at Okehampton Bay, has been widely rejected by local
    residents and shack owners, tourism operators, existing mussel and oyster farmers,
    abalone divers and recreational fishers.

    (2) Acknowledges the revelations on Four Corners that a document, dated 2016, stated
    Spring Bay Seafoods would facilitate Tassal’s expansion into the Mercury Passage.

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Acknowledges that the 'development at any cost' ethic is widespread across this
    Liberal Government.

    (2) Notes that the Treasurer Hon. Peter Gutwein MP has approved a $6 million loan from
    Treasury for Glamorgan Spring Bay Council to build water infrastructure, of which
    $4.5 million will go towards supporting Tassal’s development at Okehampton Bay,
    despite the Review of that lease not being concluded until February 2017.

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Notes the Australian Bureau of Statistics confirms Tasmania is Australia’s most
    obese state, with 32 per cent of adults obese and 67 per cent overweight.

    (2) Understands that obesity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, Type 2
    diabetes, some musculoskeletal conditions and some cancers.

    (3) Recognises that:-



    [6.19 p.m.]

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Notes the large public meeting held at the Hobart Town Hall on 8 November 2016 to
    discuss widespread anxiety about the substantial negative impacts to Tasmania of the
    proposed Tasmanian Planning Scheme.

    (2) Acknowledges the evidence presented at the meeting about the disastrous changes to
    Victorian land and street scapes that have resulted from intervention by politicians
    into their planning system.



    AMENDMENT BILL 2016 (No. 48)


    In Committee


    Council amendments to clause 5 -


    [5.00 p.m.]

    Mr HIDDING - Madam Deputy Chair, I move -



    CONVICTIONS) BILL 2016 (No. 59)


    Second Reading


    [2.44 p.m.]

    WORKERS) BILL 2016 (No. 63)

    Second Reading

    [4.04 p.m.]
    Ms WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, the Greens will be opposing 
    this politically motivated stunt. Its sole purpose is to make sure that 
    the courts impose a heavier sentence than would be proper according to the 
    justice of the case. It has no aim for deterrents or for making frontline 
    staff safer

    This bill represents the Attorney-General's increased attacks on every 

    Public Health Crisis

    [12.06 a.m.]
    Ms WOODRUFF (Franklin - Motion) - Madam Speaker, I move -

    That the House take note of the following matter: Tasmania's public health 

    The Greens have been watching, as has the rest of Tasmania, as the front 
    pages of most of the state's newspapers have continuously throughout this 
    year painted a terrible situation that has been unfolding since this 
    Government and this minister took office and took responsibility for our 



    [10. 57 a.m.]

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Notes with alarm that Tasmania’s wombat population is being decimated by a deadly
    mite ‘Sarcoptic scabiei’ that causes mange, and which has wiped out 95 per cent of
    wombats in Naurantapu Park and other parts of Tasmania.

    (2) Understands that the mange mite is an infectious condition that if left untreated, will
    cause a wombat to die a slow and painful death, often starved, deaf, blind and with
    fly-blown infections.

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Notes that the controversial Tassal fish farm development at Okehampton Bay on the
    East Coast has generated nearly 6,000 submissions as part of a public consultation
    process for the Review, 210 of which are unique submissions from community,
    scientific and industry groups.

    (2) Understands that the great majority of these submissions do not support the
    development proposal to intensively farm salmon in this vulnerable marine and
    coastal environment.

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Understands that the Australian fur seal is the world’s fourth rarest seal species,
    having been hunted to the brink of extinction last century, and is now a wholly
    protected animal.

    (2) Notes with concern the news that the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water
    and Environment is considering a request from Tassal to detain a number of seals in
    pens for days at a time prior to relocating them far away from the salmon lease.

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Understands that on 22 and 23 October 2016, Australia experienced its worst mass
    drug overdose in decades with doctors expecting it will happen again in the next few

    (2) Notes with sadness the passing of Victorian footballer Riki Stephens, aged 27, who
    was one of 16 people hospitalised on the Gold Coast after overdosing on a new drug,
    N-BOMe, which toxicology results showed was a cocktail of 3, 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine
    and a synthetic version of LSD.

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Notes the recent controversy around the Federal Liberal Government swapping a
    prohibition on imports of the 8-shot Adler lever action shotgun for the support of an
    independent’s vote in the Australian Senate.

    (2) Further notes the Tasmanian Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management,
    Hon. Rene Hidding MP’s statement that our Government remains committed to
    blocking support for weaker gun laws.

    Container Deposit Scheme

    [5.03 p.m.]
    Ms WOODRUFF (Franklin - Motion) - Madam Speaker, I move -

    That the House - 

    (1) Notes -

    (a) Tasmania and Victoria are the only Australian 
    states that have not committed to introducing a container deposit scheme;

    (b) the Liberal Western Australian and Labor Queensland 
    governments recently committed to introducing a 10c container refund 
    scheme, and the Liberal New South Wales government tabled draft