Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Leader
The Tasmanian Greens are proud to have the wonderful Vica Bayley elected to the House of Assembly as the new Member for Clark.
Vica has a long track record fighting for a better future for our island home and the people who live here. This experience, and his passion for Tasmania, make him an excellent fit for this new role.
Following Vica’s election today, we formally agreed that I will be the new Leader of the Tasmanian Greens. Taking on this role is an immense honour, and there’s huge shoes to fill, but I’m looking forward to the challenge.
With the recount now complete, we’re really excited about heading into parliament next week and making the most of the opportunity presented by the balance-of-power in the House.
Tasmanians are concerned about climate change, the rising cost of living, the dangerous state of the health system, and the damage being done to our environment.
It’s time for the Parliament to act on these critical issues, and we’re looking forward to seeing what common ground we can find with other MPs to deliver better outcomes for Tasmania and its people.
Vica Bayley MP | Member for Clark
It’s an incredible privilege and a great responsibility to have been elected to the parliament today. My deepest thanks to the people of Clark for putting your trust in me, and to Greens members for the opportunity to represent them too.
I’m also really pleased to be able to work with Rosalie, and to draw on her years of experience. There is no doubt she will make a fantastic Greens’ Leader.
This is an exciting time to come into the House of Assembly. It feels like there’s a real possibility of change on issues that have been ignored by the Liberals for far too long.
The Rockliff Government is now in minority, and we have a parliament that has shown itself willing to override the Premier’s wishes when necessary.
The Liberals are focused on building a billion-dollar stadium in Hobart while so many other important issues are being neglected. The Greens’ focus is firmly fixed on driving positive change for the benefit of all Tasmanians.
When parliament returns next week we will be doing everything we can to work constructively across party lines to deliver real action on climate change, the cost of living, healthcare, environmental protection, and so much more.