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Rosalie Woodruff MP

Member for Franklin


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Rosalie Woodruff MP

In Parliament

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin - 2R) - Madam Speaker, I move - 

    That the bill be now read the second time. 

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I support this motion and will add 
    a few comments. We have heard chapter and verse all the pieces of the 
    Integrity Commission's report that the Premier failed to read into the 
    House. I will run through a few more because it really calls into account 
    not just the behaviour of Adam Brooks when he was a minister and following 
    that time when he was being investigated, but this points to the integrity 
    of the Premier.

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I rise tonight to speak about a 
    matter of concern in relation to Diamond Offshore's Ocean Monarch oil rig 
    that has been drilling for gas in Bass Strait and is now anchored in the 
    Derwent River near the entrance to Ralphs Bay. Ralphs Bay is the only 
    known spotted hand fish habitat in Tasmania. It is a very sensitive area, 
    very shallow and very precious.

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, the Greens will be supporting this 
    bill but we have a few things we would like to comment on in Committee 
    about the details of what this bill is planning, which is to formalise the 
    MOU arrangement in legislation between the Office of the Tasmanian 
    Economic Regulator in its role as monitor and assessor, and its ability to 
    have access to information regarding storages from Hydro Tasmania. The 
    bill will also establish a new role of an energy coordination and assessor 

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, the Greens support this bill. 
    We have a number of things to say about the pre-conditions for the bill. 
    We have heard a range of views presented in the community through the 
    media, people have contacted us through email, some phone calls, and there 
    is a range of views. There have been views expressed to me about invasion 
    of personal privacy and the thin end of the wedge, and those comments are 
    entirely understandable in the current climate of deep concern in the 

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I rise on behalf of the Greens 
    to support the Community, Health and Related Services Legislation (
    Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2018. I would like some clarification 
    around the change to terminology within the Mental Health Act 2013. The 
    fact sheet does not provide any information about the purpose for that 
    change. I can assume that it may relate to the accuracy, or rather the 
    inaccuracy, of the existing terminology, where the term 'continuing care 


  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I want to make a small 
    contribution. I have been listening to the comments from other members. 
    I support the integrity of Brand Tasmania. I have heard members talk 
    about the value of having a brand which is recognised throughout the world, 
    throughout Australia, as particular to our state. It is important that 
    brand is genuine and can be perceived to be credible by a whole range of 
    people who make an active choice to purchase a Tasmanian product. 

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, on behalf of the Greens I support 
    this Local Government Amendment (Miscellaneous) Bill. It contains a 
    substantial number of amendments. Given the number of councils in 
    Tasmania and the time it takes to reach agreement amongst the variety of 
    players in the local government sector, this is a comprehensive raft of 
    changes. It is very pleasing to see a number of them in particular, 
    having been a councillor on the Huon Valley Council, several of these are 
    overdue and very welcome.

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I am pleased to provide the 
    Greens' support for this Land Use Planning Approvals Amendment Bill. I am 
    pleased to do that particularly because of the willingness of the minister 
    to have the conversations about concerns raised by stakeholders. There 
    are stakeholders in Tasmania who have spent their career focusing on 
    planning, people who are planners, but also people in legal centres, 
    lawyers, members of the community, and strong advocates for people who are 

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, what we have just heard from 
    the Treasurer is the sort of slippery language and spin that people 
    associate with the very worst characteristics of politicians. Shame on 
    you, Treasurer, for bringing us all into disrepute for being incapable of 
    speaking the truth. That is a problem for this Liberal Government. You 
    cannot speak the truth. You have no confidence in your convictions. If 
    you did you would be open and transparent and you would consult with the 

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, the Greens will be supporting the Gas Safety Bill.  As I mentioned before, this trio of bills before us today are about creating clearer lines of responsibility between the different departments who administer the different components of the gas industry in Tasmania and to make sure that the act is more efficiently enacted. 

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, the Greens are pleased to support this bill.  We thank the staff who provided us with a very extensive and comprehensive briefing and answered all the questions we could think of.  Thank you very much.

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, on behalf of the Greens I add 
    our support to the Mental Health Amendment Bill. It sounds like it is a 
    change that is important and needed, initiated by the Mental Health 
    Tribunal, supported by the Mental Health Council, mental health consumers 
    and other mental health advocates. We support these changes.

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, we have been here before and I 
    hope we will not be here talking about these issues for too much longer. 
    I object to the personalisation of this issue. It is clear that what is 
    at play in Tasmania is a structural underfunding by the Liberal Party of 
    the health system. That has now been substantiated through evidence 
    presented by a number of reports, particularly by the KPMG report which 
    the Government has still not released.