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Rosalie Woodruff MP

Member for Franklin


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Rosalie Woodruff MP

In Parliament

  • 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 

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Notes the Ministerial approval to make the State Planning Provisions on 22 February

    (2) Respects that this was a sad day for all Tasmanians aware of the threat this approval
    brings to environmental values, local character, and our built and cultural heritage.

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Notes that the 2016 energy crisis cost Tasmania an estimated $126 million and
    highlighted how insecure the state’s energy supply is.

    (2) Understands that the Liberals' only response to the crisis has been to participate in
    talk-fests, and to promise an energy-efficiency loan scheme that still isn’t functioning
    more than a year after the energy crisis commenced.


  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Understands that 35 organisations from around Tasmania recently met in Ross and
    joined together as the Planning Matters Alliance.

    (2) Further understands the groups are united to campaign against the government's State
    Planning Provisions that severely limit communities’ involvement in development
    and planning decisions that affect their future.


  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Understands that in 2012, the conservation movement and others, including a former
    salmon farmer, opposed the 360 per cent increase in salmon farm production that was
    approved for Macquarie Harbour because of concerns about the lack of science to
    demonstrate that this expansion would be sustainable.

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Notes Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Hon. Jeremy Rockliff MP’s
    approval of fin-fish farming in Okehampton Bay was decried as being a corrupt
    process, and rejected by some 250 people at a Triabunna public meeting last Sunday
    5 March 2017.

  • Dr Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Notes that an estimated 250 people packed the Triabunna Community Hall on
    Sunday, 5 March 2017 at a public meeting about the Government’s approval of a
    Tassal fish farm on the pristine East Coast.

    (2) Understands that, by their own words, the meeting comprised local residents, shack
    owners, recreational fishers, divers, several ex-salmon farmers, owners of
    commercial fishing businesses, ex-Tassal employees, marine biologists, and tourism
    business operators.

  • 1437 Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Notes the fin-fish farming expansion by Tassal into the east coast marine
    environment, commencing at Okehampton Bay, has been widely rejected by local
    residents and shack owners, tourism operators, existing mussel and oyster farmers,
    abalone divers and recreational fishers.

    (2) Acknowledges the revelations on Four Corners that a document, dated 2016, stated
    Spring Bay Seafoods would facilitate Tassal’s expansion into the Mercury Passage.

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Acknowledges that the 'development at any cost' ethic is widespread across this
    Liberal Government.

    (2) Notes that the Treasurer Hon. Peter Gutwein MP has approved a $6 million loan from
    Treasury for Glamorgan Spring Bay Council to build water infrastructure, of which
    $4.5 million will go towards supporting Tassal’s development at Okehampton Bay,
    despite the Review of that lease not being concluded until February 2017.

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Notes the Australian Bureau of Statistics confirms Tasmania is Australia’s most
    obese state, with 32 per cent of adults obese and 67 per cent overweight.

    (2) Understands that obesity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, Type 2
    diabetes, some musculoskeletal conditions and some cancers.

    (3) Recognises that:-



    [6.19 p.m.]

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Notes the large public meeting held at the Hobart Town Hall on 8 November 2016 to
    discuss widespread anxiety about the substantial negative impacts to Tasmania of the
    proposed Tasmanian Planning Scheme.

    (2) Acknowledges the evidence presented at the meeting about the disastrous changes to
    Victorian land and street scapes that have resulted from intervention by politicians
    into their planning system.



    AMENDMENT BILL 2016 (No. 48)


    In Committee


    Council amendments to clause 5 -


    [5.00 p.m.]

    Mr HIDDING - Madam Deputy Chair, I move -