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Rosalie Woodruff MP

Member for Franklin


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Rosalie Woodruff MP

In Parliament

    The recent release through right to information of a departmental discussion paper about Macquarie Harbour water quality confirms that dissolved oxygen levels and subsequent disease outbreaks continue to be a problem for fish farms despite the Government dismissing these concerns when they were raised by the previous member for Bass, Kim Booth, and in the recent Senate Inquiry. Why was the entire section on stocking densities in the report redacted?
  • That this house:

    1.     Congratulates the Hobart City Council for their initiative to develop a “Zero Waste to Landfill Strategy”.

    2.     Acknowledges the importance of such a strategy and the opportunity it presents to develop industries to recover and re-process resources currently going to landfill.

    3.     Recognises that this ambitious target will require a cultural shift in the public perception of how waste is perceived and managed.

  • That this House:

    1.     Notes the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre  warning that Tasmania’s eastern half could face a longer bushfire season at a higher than normal risk this coming summer.

    2.     Notes past fire chief Mike Brown’s warnings that climate change had led to an increase in the number of lightning strike fires, a longer fire season and more days of high fire danger.

  • That the House notes:

    1. The Final Report into Sex Offence Sentencing released by the Sentencing Advisory Council on 9 September 2015 and the fifteen recommendations made in that report.

  • That this House:

    1. Notes that Threatened Species Day was marked on 7 September this year.

    2. Calls on the government to update the state-wide strategy on threatened species which is now 15 years old.

    3. Calls on the government to review all out-of-date recovery plans for the close to 640 plants and animals on our threatened species list.

    4. Calls on the government to develop and release a timetable to prepare recovery plans for the animals and plants that do not currently have plans.

  • That this House:

    1. Notes that recreational gillnet fishing is banned in most other Australian states because it results in deaths of seabirds, mammals and fish that are discarded by fishers.

    2. Recognises that in areas that have stopped gillnet fishing, such as Georges Bay in St Helens, local fishers have noticed increases in fish numbers.

    3. Welcomes the community campaign that is calling for a ban on gillnets in Tasmania and includes environment groups, fishing groups, tourism businesses and diving businesses.

  • That this House:

    1. Agrees that Tasmania is the safest state in the nation.

    2. Notes the release of the Sentencing Advisory Council draft report into the Hodgman Liberals’ policy to abolish suspended sentences.

    3. Acknowledges the Council’s warning that if suspended sentences are abolished without non-custodial alternatives, Tasmania’s prison population could triple.

    4. Recognises that all the evidence shows suspended sentences are an important mechanism for preventing crime and keeping our community safer.

  • That this House:

    1. Condemns the federal government’s attack on the public’s right to launch legal action in response to decisions made under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

    2. Notes that the federal government’s move to change the EPBC Act is part of an ongoing pattern that seeks to silence its critics and undermine our democratic freedoms, damage the environment and disempower local communities and farmers.

  • That this House:

    1. Acknowledges the contribution of the aquaculture industry to the Tasmanian economy, and the need to protect the future of the industry and our clean, green brand.

    2. Notes the release of the Senate Inquiry Report Regulation of the fin-fish aquaculture industry in Tasmania on Friday 21 August which recommends greater transparency of planning decisions, public release of data and increased funding to improve the planning, monitoring and compliance of the sector.

  • That this House:

    1. Notes that Tasmania is ideally placed to lead the country on electric vehicle infrastructure to utilize its renewable energy supplies.

    2. Acknowledges the work of the previous Labor–Green government on showing leadership in this area.

    3. Welcomes Labor’s support for a rollout of electric vehicles and necessary infrastructure in Tasmania, and its conversion to green thinking.

    4. Supports the Electric Vehicle Association of Tasmania’s proposal to establish a statewide network of electric vehicle charging stations.

  • Question

  • Madam Speaker,

    I would like to begin by acknowledging that we sit today on the traditional lands of the mouheneenner people and I pay my respects to the custodians of culture and country. I express my sorrow for all that has been taken from them and the other Indigenous peoples of Australia.