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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) 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.

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Notes that Clarence City Council has approved a development for a Hotel and
    Hospitality Training School and apartments to be built in Kangaroo Bay.

    (2) Understands the building on Cambridge road would be 5 storeys, 20.2 metres high,
    and 83 metres long, and form a continuous solid structure with no breaks, obscuring
    views of the bay, city and mountain from the road and neighbouring suburb, and will
    be totally out of scale with other buildings on Cambridge Road.

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Notes that Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Hon. Jeremy Rockliff MP
    asserts his Marine Farming Planning Review Panel has provided independent
    scientific advice that supports salmon farming in Okehampton Bay.

    (2) Understands:—

    (a) the Marine Farming Planning Review Panel is a government panel, housed
    within DPIPWE, that was purged in 2011 by the Labor party to place
    ultimate decision-making with the Minister, after it rejected a proposed lease
    expansion by Tassal to Soldiers Point;

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Understands that an explosive report into Tasmania’s corrections system was
    released last week, exposing a justice system that Attorney-General, Hon. Vanessa
    Goodwin MLC, has starved of funds and pushed to breaking point.

    (2) Recognises the KPMG report found technology and processes in the corrections
    system are outdated, error-prone and complex, and pose a risk to the community.

  • Ms WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I rise tonight to make an addition 
    to some of the comments I made in my response to the Premier's speech 
    about the state of the Health department. I made the point that the only 
    real deliverable that the Health minister, Michael Ferguson, has been able 
    to point to since taking office is the Government's putative elective 
    surgery waiting times, which he claims have reduced. If you look below 
    his slick spin, you would see this is a fiction. 

  • Ms WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I rise to give my response to the 
    Premier's Address. I am going to focus my address on the state of the 
    environment, this Government's declared war on the environment, and talk 
    about the impacts that is having on the marine and the land environment 
    that we need to sustain us and will sustain any hope of long-term jobs in 
    this state.

    This Government has also shown over the last year a complete disregard for 
    people on low incomes. They have used every opportunity to claw money out 


    [10.30 a.m.]
    You are on the record as saying your sustainable growth plan for the 
    salmon farming industry will be oceanic, not estuarine. You clearly 
    understand the heavy impacts that are happening on inshore and estuarine 
    areas. Minister, what is oceanic? Exactly how far offshore do you mean? 
    I am sure you understand the Okehampton Bay east coast expansion you have 
    just approved is inshore. It is a farm that would be there for many years, 

  • Ms WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I rise tonight to put some more 
    context around the public discussion of the report the Minister for Health 
    conducted in April last year as part of the patients' access initiative 
    Patients First, so-called. This was conducted and called Review of Access 
    to Emergency Care[OK] at the Launceston General Hospital and the Royal 
    Hobart Hospital[TBC]. It was undertaken by three academics from the 
    Translational Research Institute, Clinical Service Improvement and 

  • Okehampton Bay - Public Meeting

    [3.36 p.m.]
    Ms WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I rise to draw the attention of 
    the House to the very large public meeting held in Triabunna last Sunday 
    that I attended, as did the member for Denison, the Leader of the 
    Tasmanian Greens. There were some 250 people at this public meeting and 
    they came from all walks of life. There were people who lived in 
    Triabunna, people who had owned properties in Triabunna, some for