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Media Release - 11 August 2022

Wombat

Money for Carers Can't Hide the Carnage

Millions of native animals, including wallabies, green rosellas, cockatoos and wombats have been killed in Tasmania under property protection permits.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Native Wildlife, Crop Protection Permits, Animal Welfare


Media Release - 10 August 2022

A family of tenants in their front yard.

Greens Back Tenants Union Calls to Give Renters a Fair Go

The Greens support the Tenants Union of Tasmania’s push to reform the outdated and unfair Residential Tenancy Act 1997.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Tenant Rights, Tenants Union, Legislation


Media Release - 9 August 2022

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Restoration of Tasmania’s Parliament

Advice from the Tasmanian Electoral Commission confirms the best way to restore the House of Assembly is to simply reverse the legislative change made in 1998.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Democracy, House of Assembly, House of Assembly Restoration, Parliament


Media Release - 8 August 2022

Orange-Bellied Parrot, Female

Robbins Island Development Should be Rejected Under Precautionary Principle

Federal and state environment ministers must heed a recent Federal Court decision and apply the precautionary principle to the proposed Robbins Island windfarm.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Threatened Species, Environment, Tasmanian Devil, Wedge-Tailed Eagle


Media Release - 3 August 2022

Logged Forest, Tarkine

State of the Environment Needs Action, Not Another Review

The Deputy Premier’s comments, saying he intends to delay this legally required work by yet another unnecessary review, are concerning.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Environment, Biodiversity, Planning, Climate Change


Media Release - 20 July 2022

Coronavirus

Covid Crisis as Hospitalisations Treble

Yesterday the number of Covid hospitalisations reached a new peak of 184 – more than three times higher than the highest ever peak of 58 in April.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: COVID-19, Hospitals, Health


Media Release - 19 July 2022

Logged Forest, Tarkine

State of Environment is Devastating

The Australian State of the Environment Report paints a devastating picture of Australia’s ecosystems and biodiversity.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Environment, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Native Forest Logging


Media Release - 19 July 2022

Empty Classroom

Mask Wearing in Schools Necessary for Winter

The Victorian Education Department is protecting young Victorians during the current Covid wave by requiring all students aged 8 and over to wear masks.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: COVID-19, Schools, Children and Young People


Media Release - 16 July 2022

Medicinal Cannabis

Archer’s Cold War Cannabis Response Outdated

Tasmanians overwhelmingly want to decriminalise the personal use of marihuana, and Minister Archer’s views are way behind the community.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Drug Policy, Health, Justice


Media Release - 16 July 2022

Coronavirus

National Cabinet Needs Low-Covid Strategy

The ripple effect of a single person’s infection on their absence in the workplace or the loss of a hospital bed is having damaging effects in Tasmania.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: COVID-19, Health, Political Leadership


Media Release - 12 July 2022

Coronavirus

Health and Aged Care Facilities Hit as Covid Hospitalisations Hit Record Number 

Today, Tasmania has also recorded 100 people in hospital who have Covid, as new subvariants spread rapidly in the community.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: COVID-19, Health, Hospitals


Media Release - 11 July 2022

Pile of Woodchips

HIF Must Rule out Native Forest Biomass for E-Fuel Plant

HIF must rule out using native forest products to feed their proposed e-fuel plant. Biofuels are not renewable if they include Tasmania’s carbon bank forests.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Climate Change, Native Forest Logging, Biomass, Carbon Storage, Biodiversity


Media Release - 11 July 2022

Coronavirus

Rockliff Must Act as Hospitals are Struck by Covid

Predictably, Tasmanians hospitals are struggling as the current Covid wave continues.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: COVID-19, Health, Hospitals


Media Release - 9 July 2022

Coronavirus

Rockliff Must Follow ATAGI and AHPPC Advice, as Tasmania Hits 200,000 Covid Cases 

Tasmania’s Covid case numbers topped 200,000 yesterday, another grave milestone in the ongoing pandemic.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: COVID-19, Health, Hospitals


Media Release - 8 July 2022

Coronavirus

100 Covid Deaths: An Utterly Tragic, and Preventable Milestone

This is a profoundly tragic statistic, but it’s 100 lives cut short and 100 Tasmanian families grieving.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: COVID-19, Health


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