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Rosalie Woodruff MP

Member for Franklin

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Rosalie Woodruff MP

In Parliament

  • 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. 

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

    You admitted yesterday that Professor Barbara Novak and Ms Louise Cherry 
    had written to you outlining their reasons for resigning from the Marine 
    Farm Planning Review Panel. Is it true that one reason they gave was that 
    the Storm Bay assessment lacked basic relevant scientific information, and 
    was another reason that the panel only exists for the operational 
    convenience of the fish farming industry?

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, it has been a privilege listening 
    to the other speeches members have made on this bill. I have a few 
    particular things to add. I will not go into a lot of detail but I want 
    to discuss how much things have changed in my life. There are many lives 
    lived and I take the point Ms Standen made before about documented 
    evidence throughout history in all human societies of trans people.

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

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

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I have deep concerns on many 
    levels about this bill before us. It was not something I was expecting to 
    speak on but you only have to open the bill and look at some of the 
    comments from a range of people in the community over the last couple of 
    days, from people at MONA, councillors on the Hobart City Council and a 
    number of other groups in the community who have instantly picked up what 
    this is proposing to do.

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I was wryly amused to hear the 
    Treasurer's comments in his second reading speech about his interest in 
    working on cooperative models and working together. Mr O'Byrne made such 
    obvious points that this was -

    Ms O'Byrne - Yes, they were obvious, but they were salient.

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I have had a number of 
    conversations with the minister about this. I want to return to the 
    questions I asked him in budget Estimates that he repeatedly refused to 
    answer. You were chairing that session, Mr Deputy Speaker, at the time 
    and you noted my continued questions about the same topic because the 
    minister repeatedly failed to answer them. What I asked was in response 
    to the minister's spruiking of the vast possibility of rivers of money 

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I rise to speak to the most 
    important report that has been submitted by the International Panel on 
    Climate Change - as some people say, the most important report they will 
    have tabled in their history of reports on the impact of global greenhouse 
    emissions on the world's planetary climate system and all the life systems 
    it supports. The International Panel on Climate Change is a massive 
    organisation that collects together the evidence and considered reviews of 

  • That the House -

  • Dr WOODRUFF question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I rise on behalf of the Greens 
    to provide inprinciple support for this bill, as we did when a similar 
    bill came before us last year.

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I have come to understand that 
    these section 19 June quarter returns that come before us are an example 
    of how clever this Treasurer is at doing a sort of smoke-and-mirrors 
    hiding of movement between agencies. He has developed a particularly 
    clever form of language that is a catch-all that hides a whole lot of 
    stuff he would like us to be silent and deaf about. 

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