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Rosalie Woodruff MP

Member for Franklin


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Rosalie Woodruff MP

In Parliament

  • 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




    [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.



    Clarence City Council - Lauderdale Urban Area - Rejected Proposal


    [9.25 p.m.]

  • Macquarie Harbour - Tassal Permit Conditions




    [10.31 a.m.]

  • Proposed Development - Lauderdale

    [6.21 p.m.]

  • Zayed Future Energy Prize - Huonville High School

    [6.15 p.m.]

  • Ms Woodruff to move —That the House:—

    (1) Congratulates Taxtex Knitwear and Uniforms, a disability enterprise, that is now feeding energy into the Tasmanian grid, as well as producing high quality knitwear.

    (2) Notes that following a successful crowd funding campaign last year, Tastex became Tasmania’s first community solar project, installing 30 KW of solar panels on the roof of their Glenorchy factory.

  • Ms Woodruff to move —That the House:—

    (1) Notes that Sunday 9 April 2017, 70 concerned residents of the Kangaroo Bay area attended Clarence Council’s launch of the Kangaroo Bay Parklands, in the rain, to protest against the Kangaroo Bay development.

  • Ms Woodruff to move —That the House:—

    (1) Congratulates the local community of Orielton Rivulet who are celebrating the announcement by the proponent of a proposed 40,000 chicken farm that the development will not proceed on that property.

    (2) Understands the property was just 1.8km from the northern extent of the Pittwater-Orielton Lagoon, an internationally protected Ramsar wetland, with Orielton Rivulet running through the property and discharging into the lagoon.

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Notes that the May 2013 Auditor-General’s report, titled ‘Hospital bed management and primary preventative health’, found high average lengths of stay, high rates of unplanned readmissions, and no key performance indicators regarding patient throughput.

    (2) Understands a follow-up audit by the Auditor-General found that, under the direction of the Minister for Health, Hon. Michael Ferguson MP, the Tasmanian Health Service has only implemented 58% of the recommendations contained from the 2013 report.

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Notes the decision by the Australian Ethical Investment super fund to sell all its $10 million worth of shares in Tassal given their concerns about the sustainability of the salmon farming industry.

    (2) Recognises that Australian Ethical Investment’s divestment from Tassal is a significant blow to the clean and green brand Tasmania’s salmon farming industry needs to remain nationally competitive.

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Understands that the Energy Users Association Conference in Hobart on 23 March 2017 noted the inevitability of the shift to renewable energy generation in Australia on the grounds of cost and carbon emission reduction, and the fact this was now recognised as such across the energy users’ sector nationally.

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Notes March 2017’s Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program Report is proof of the alarming level of ice use in Tasmania, and provides clear evidence that the Liberals are failing to address the problem.

    (2) Understands the use of the methamphetamine Ice is destroying Tasmanians’ lives, robbing children of childhoods, leading to family and community violence, and making the work of support services, the police and ambulance workers far more dangerous.

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

    (1) Notes that the Liberals have delivered another serious blow to a core public health service with the closure of the only palliative care support and education service in Tasmania, Palliative Care Tasmania.

    (2) Further notes that in the last four years Palliative Care Tasmania has helped thousands of Tasmanians through death literacy, including training 1,400 medical professionals, and informing 72 community groups about how to die at home.