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Rosalie Woodruff New Greens Member for Franklin

17 Aug 2015

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader 

The Tasmanian Greens Party Room is delighted at news late today that Dr Rosalie Woodruff has been elected on countback to fill Senator-designate, Nick McKim’s seat in Franklin.

Rosalie Woodruff continues the long Green tradition of electing representatives with a  proven track record of activism and advocacy for the environment and social justice.

She will be an outstanding representative for Franklin and an exceptional addition to our Parliamentary team.  Rosalie has the brains, energy and vision to be a strong contributor to the public and Parliamentary debate on issues that affect Tasmania and its people.

Rosalie has served on the Huon Valley Council for almost six years, advocating for sustainable growth and future-focussed decision making to grow regional jobs and look after the local environment.

Our new Member has also carved out a stellar career in public health and climate change policy, as a primary researcher on the first major national research undertaken on the impacts of climate change on public health and author of respected work published in international journals. Rosalie’s published work has won international recognition as leading-edge policy.

In recognition of her extensive expertise, Rosalie was engaged as a contributor and reviewer to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

This is the sort of thinking which we need more of in Tasmania, particularly among policy makers in our Parliament.

Both Andrea and I very much look forward to working with our dynamic new MP and being part of the first all-female Party Room in the State’s history.

Ms Woodruff will be formally sworn in to the Parliament on Wednesday.