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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, although this MPI was listed 
    as health, this has moved into a discussion about mental health. We can 
    all accept that one of the key aspects of concern that has been raised 
    about the situation for people accessing Royal Hobart Hospital emergency 
    department is people in acute mental health distress who have been left 
    waiting at different times throughout the last year for hours and often 
    days. There have been documented occasions where people in severe 

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I rise to move into a different space from matters that have come to our attention today. It is a story about what is happening on King Island.

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, the Greens have been trying to raise this issue and elevate it above the slanging match that has been coming from Government members in an absolutely outrageous, cowardly, naïve and incredibly foolish response to what is a serious situation and serious threat to democracy in Tasmania that is unfolding before us. 

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, the Greens have stood here for the last four-and-a- half years and have spoken consistently on these issues. It is a crying shame for the people who work in the public health system in Tasmania and for the patients who are caught up with the 45 per cent increase in demand at the Royal Hobart Hospital that has occurred under 
    this minister because he fails to listen. 

  • Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for HEALTH, Mr FERGUSON

    The secret KPMG report shows the truth in hard numbers. You have been systematically underfunding the health service, budget on budget, since you came to office. You refuse to accept the reality of an increasing demand for health services. You have starved doctors and nurses every year of the resources they need to care for patients - 

    Members interjecting.

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I want to speak about the fantastic news from the eastern shore that the Rosny Hill development has been withdrawn.

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

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, the Greens have a number of comments to make in relation to these miscellaneous amendments to the Justice and Related Legislation Act. We thank the staff for a hastily squished-in briefing on all sides. Thank you for providing us with some clarification on questions we have about the bill. 

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, the Greens are happy to support these amendments. In the words of Chris Gunson from the Tasmanian Bar, they are both necessary and appropriate amendments to make.

  • Dr WOODRUFF question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I rise to comment for the Greens on this independent review of Part 9 of the Crime (Confiscation of Profits) Act 1993. I want to return to the original passage of the principal act which went through this place in August 2013.

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, on behalf the Greens, I strongly support this legislative move. It is important we continue to walk down the path of reducing stigma around mental health in the community; from having conversations about emotions to being a more caring and inclusive society. All of us know people or are aware of people in our communities who are suffering from trauma. Trauma can be caused by a range of experiences. 

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, this is a complex bill that selectively applies elements of the Magistrates Court and the Administrative Appeals Division Act 2001. I want to put on the record how outraged we are at the complete arrogance of this Government in giving the parliament two days to treat such a serious matter.

  • Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER FOR POLICE, FIRE and EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, Mr FERGUSON

  • Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for LOCAL GOVERNMENT, Mr GUTWEIN

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, there has been so much in the news over the past couple of weeks over the federal Liberal Party bullying attitude towards women in politics. They show contempt for the need to have women equally represented in parliament. They seem, despite everything that has happened, determined to stick to a system that has failed. There are not enough women represented in the Liberal Party in Tasmania or at the federal level.

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