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Rosalie Woodruff MP

Member for Franklin


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Rosalie Woodruff MP

In Parliament

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I support this bill and make a strong plea to the minister to address the key deficiency in this bill, which is the absence of any conversation about climate change. This is a climate emergency. We are all living in a global climate emergency. We are going to be addressing the global climate emergency for the rest of our lives.

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I find it concerning to speak in a Chamber where people are slinging personal insults across the room. That is really disgraceful and it brings a level of disrespect into this  place that we should all try to rise above.


  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, it is my great pleasure to share with the House a fantastic climate leaders conference I went to last week, which was intended to equip students across Tasmania with the skills to become climate leaders in their own schools and communities.

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, the Australian Crime Commission legislation went through the Australian Parliament in 2016. It was the second bill to merge the activities of an entity into the Australian Crime Commission. The first entity to be merged was the Australian Institute of Criminology.

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, this bill that comes back into our place was roundly rejected by the Greens last time. The bill is in exactly the same form as it was. Despite the fact that there was more opportunity to consult than with the initial 2017 amendment bill, it seems the minister has failed to listen to the concerns raised in a number of the submissions, albeit very hastily prepared submissions because the consultation process for the last amendment bill 2017 was very poor.

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I was confused when I saw this as the topic for the matter of public importance this morning. My initial response was concern but I decided to hold my assessment of what Labor was going to say in this matter until I had heard the words. I am in total support of what the minister has said.

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I rise to make some comments about references made in the adjournment debate yesterday by the member for Franklin, David O'Byrne, and by the Deputy Premier, Minister for Infrastructure, Jeremy Rockliff.

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

    That the House calls on the Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Hon. Sarah Courtney MP, to act immediately to cancel any lease or licence associated with finfish farming in zone 13 of the Tasman Peninsula and Norfolk Bay Marine Farming Development Plan.

  • That -

    (1)  A select committee be appointed with power to send for persons and papers to inquire into and report upon current firearms laws, with the following terms of reference -

    a.    Current and future firearms licensing regimes, including training and testing, licence renewal, licence infringements and licence categories;


  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I rise to raise concerns Bruny Island residents have about the ferry service change proposed for the island and their right to have a say in the conditions and the contractual arrangements being negotiated between the state Government and SeaLink.  The state Government awarded the new ferry contract to SeaLink Travel Group on 28 June.  The Premier promised Bruny Islanders that their ferry service would be

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, the Greens will be supporting the bill.  It has had a long history at the federal level and is the result of extensive work by COAG to tidy up an area where the law has been silent.  For many of the cases that are provided in the background material from the COAG consultation paper and the ultimate recommendations it is manifestly important that a code of conduct be created so that penalties for prohibition to practice could be the result.

  • Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, Tasmanians would have been gobsmacked with the news that was reported last night about the gatecrashing by a highly-respected specialist from the Royal Hobart Hospital, Dr Frank O'Keeffe.  It was reported on the news and I understand the clip of that press conference has gone viral because of the response of the minister to the comments of Dr O'Keeffe.