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Media Release - 21 September 2023

Greyhound, Lying Down

Greyhound Traceability Claims Debunked by Undercover Investigation

The serious problems exposed by an Animal Liberation Tasmania investigation demand strong and immediate regulatory reforms
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Greyhound Racing, Animal Welfare

Media Release - 20 September 2023

Sad Horse

Murrihy Report Shows Urgent Need for Reform to Protect Animals

The interim report from the Murrihy investigation of harness racing in Tasmania highlights the failure of laws and regulations to protect the welfare of horses
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Animal Welfare, Horse Racing, TasRacing

Media Release - 19 September 2023

Doctor with Patient

Government Must Save Greenpoint Medical

Minister for Health, Guy Barnett, must immediately intervene and do everything he can to save Greenpoint Medical Centre
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Health, Community Health, GPs

Media Release - 19 September 2023

Bushfire, Active Blaze

More Action Needed on Bushfire Preparedness

Despite months of experts’ warnings of a particularly dangerous bushfire summer, resourcing for community preparedness in Tasmania remains worryingly inadequate
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Bushfires, Fire Management, Firefighters

Media Release - 13 September 2023


Liberals, Labor Vote Down Free Metro Bill

The Greens are deeply disappointed in the Liberal and Labor parties' decision to join forces to vote down our Bill to provide free Metro bus transport
Vica Bayley MP  |  Tags: Metro Tasmania, Public Transport

Media Release - 13 September 2023

Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

Murky Parks Privatisation in Freycinet National Park

The Liberal Government appears to have not learnt a thing from years of turmoil stirred up by the toxic privatisation of parks policy.
Vica Bayley MP  |  Tags: National Parks, Parks, Parks EOIs, Public Land

Media Release - 12 September 2023

Swift Parrot

The Liberals Swift Parrot Extinction Plan

In an extraordinary abrogation of his duty, Minister for the Environment, Roger Jaensch dodged his responsibility to protect the swift parrot from extinction.
Vica Bayley MP  |  Tags: Swift Parrot, Native Forest Logging, Extinction

Media Release - 6 September 2023

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

A Buck Both Ways on Billion Dollar Footy Folly

Today the Treasurer backed in a cost-benefit analysis report created by the pro-stadium lobby as part of its PR strategy and counter to its own advice.
Vica Bayley MP  |  Tags: AFL, Stadium

Media Release - 3 September 2023

Basslink, Thyristor Valve, George Town

Tasmanians Treated Like Mushrooms on Marinus

The Liberal Government’s announcement of a Marinus breakthrough treats Tasmanians like mushrooms.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Marinus Link

Media Release - 3 September 2023


Free Buses to get Tasmanians Moving

The Greens will this week table a Bill in parliament that will lock in cost-free fares for all journeys on Metro buses.
Vica Bayley MP  |  Tags: Metro Tasmania

Media Release - 30 August 2023

Child, Shadow

Commission of Inquiry Draws to a Close

Today was the closing session of the Commission of Inquiry into the Tasmanian Government’s Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Institutional Settings
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Commission of Inquiry, Child Safety, Children and Young People

Media Release - 23 August 2023


Bus Cancellation Decision Should be Reversed

A decision to permanently cancel over 150 bus services​​​​​​​ would exacerbate existing pressures on commuters and bus drivers and should be reversed. 
Vica Bayley MP  |  Tags: Metro Tasmania, Public Transport

Media Release - 17 August 2023

Parliament House, Tasmania

Greens' Whistleblower Reform Passes Parliament

The Greens were pleased and encouraged to see our Public Interest Disclosures (Members of Parliament) Bill 2021 pass through the Parliament yesterday.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Whistleblowers, Misconduct in Public Office, Transparency, Integrity

Media Release - 16 August 2023

Air View of Houses

Time for Rockliff to Support Real Rights for Renters

It's time the Liberals finally recognised the needs of renters by supporting the national push for changes to rental laws, and by taking action at a state level
Vica Bayley MP  |  Tags: Rent Caps, Housing Crisis, Tenant Rights

Media Release - 15 August 2023

Planning Documents

Kangaroo Bay Major Project Attempt Must Be Rejected

The Kangaroo Bay hotel development has been rejected by the community, and the Minister should recognise this by ruling out declaring it a Major Project
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Kangaroo Bay


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