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  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House notes:—

    (1) Notes that the Liberals have delivered another serious blow to a core public health
    service with the closure of the only palliative care support and education service in
    Tasmania, Palliative Care Tasmania.

    (2) Further notes that in the last four years Palliative Care Tasmania has helped
    thousands of Tasmanians through death literacy, including training 1,400 medical
    professionals, and informing 72 community groups about how to die at home.

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Notes that Clarence City Council has approved a development for a Hotel and
    Hospitality Training School and apartments to be built in Kangaroo Bay.

    (2) Understands the building on Cambridge road would be 5 storeys, 20.2 metres high,
    and 83 metres long, and form a continuous solid structure with no breaks, obscuring
    views of the bay, city and mountain from the road and neighbouring suburb, and will
    be totally out of scale with other buildings on Cambridge Road.

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Notes that Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Hon. Jeremy Rockliff MP
    asserts his Marine Farming Planning Review Panel has provided independent
    scientific advice that supports salmon farming in Okehampton Bay.

    (2) Understands:—

    (a) the Marine Farming Planning Review Panel is a government panel, housed
    within DPIPWE, that was purged in 2011 by the Labor party to place
    ultimate decision-making with the Minister, after it rejected a proposed lease
    expansion by Tassal to Soldiers Point;

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Understands that an explosive report into Tasmania’s corrections system was
    released last week, exposing a justice system that Attorney-General, Hon. Vanessa
    Goodwin MLC, has starved of funds and pushed to breaking point.

    (2) Recognises the KPMG report found technology and processes in the corrections
    system are outdated, error-prone and complex, and pose a risk to the community.

  • Ms WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I rise tonight to make an addition 
    to some of the comments I made in my response to the Premier's speech 
    about the state of the Health department. I made the point that the only 
    real deliverable that the Health minister, Michael Ferguson, has been able 
    to point to since taking office is the Government's putative elective 
    surgery waiting times, which he claims have reduced. If you look below 
    his slick spin, you would see this is a fiction. 

  • Ms WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I rise to give my response to the 
    Premier's Address. I am going to focus my address on the state of the 
    environment, this Government's declared war on the environment, and talk 
    about the impacts that is having on the marine and the land environment 
    that we need to sustain us and will sustain any hope of long-term jobs in 
    this state.

    This Government has also shown over the last year a complete disregard for 
    people on low incomes. They have used every opportunity to claw money out 

  • Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

    [10.10 a.m.]
    People on the east coast are asking why is your Government so prepared to 
    pollute the near-pristine waters of their east coast. As Minister for 
    Tourism you must know these clear waters and beautiful beaches are 
    increasingly a magnet for visitors, including those who come to Tasmania 
    by cruise ship. Over the past summer the Greens understand eight cruise 
    ships pulled up at Wineglass Bay, in a national park, yet not a single 
    dollar flowed to the local economy as a result.


    [10.30 a.m.]
    You are on the record as saying your sustainable growth plan for the 
    salmon farming industry will be oceanic, not estuarine. You clearly 
    understand the heavy impacts that are happening on inshore and estuarine 
    areas. Minister, what is oceanic? Exactly how far offshore do you mean? 
    I am sure you understand the Okehampton Bay east coast expansion you have 
    just approved is inshore. It is a farm that would be there for many years, 

  • Ms WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I rise tonight to put some more 
    context around the public discussion of the report the Minister for Health 
    conducted in April last year as part of the patients' access initiative 
    Patients First, so-called. This was conducted and called Review of Access 
    to Emergency Care[OK] at the Launceston General Hospital and the Royal 
    Hobart Hospital[TBC]. It was undertaken by three academics from the 
    Translational Research Institute, Clinical Service Improvement and 

  • Okehampton Bay - Public Meeting

    [3.36 p.m.]
    Ms WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I rise to draw the attention of 
    the House to the very large public meeting held in Triabunna last Sunday 
    that I attended, as did the member for Denison, the Leader of the 
    Tasmanian Greens. There were some 250 people at this public meeting and 
    they came from all walks of life. There were people who lived in 
    Triabunna, people who had owned properties in Triabunna, some for 

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Notes the Ministerial approval to make the State Planning Provisions on 22 February

    (2) Respects that this was a sad day for all Tasmanians aware of the threat this approval
    brings to environmental values, local character, and our built and cultural heritage.

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Notes that the 2016 energy crisis cost Tasmania an estimated $126 million and
    highlighted how insecure the state’s energy supply is.

    (2) Understands that the Liberals' only response to the crisis has been to participate in
    talk-fests, and to promise an energy-efficiency loan scheme that still isn’t functioning
    more than a year after the energy crisis commenced.


  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Understands that 35 organisations from around Tasmania recently met in Ross and
    joined together as the Planning Matters Alliance.

    (2) Further understands the groups are united to campaign against the government's State
    Planning Provisions that severely limit communities’ involvement in development
    and planning decisions that affect their future.


  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Understands that in 2012, the conservation movement and others, including a former
    salmon farmer, opposed the 360 per cent increase in salmon farm production that was
    approved for Macquarie Harbour because of concerns about the lack of science to
    demonstrate that this expansion would be sustainable.

  • Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Notes Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Hon. Jeremy Rockliff MP’s
    approval of fin-fish farming in Okehampton Bay was decried as being a corrupt
    process, and rejected by some 250 people at a Triabunna public meeting last Sunday
    5 March 2017.

  • Dr Woodruff to move—That the House:—

    (1) Notes that an estimated 250 people packed the Triabunna Community Hall on
    Sunday, 5 March 2017 at a public meeting about the Government’s approval of a
    Tassal fish farm on the pristine East Coast.

    (2) Understands that, by their own words, the meeting comprised local residents, shack
    owners, recreational fishers, divers, several ex-salmon farmers, owners of
    commercial fishing businesses, ex-Tassal employees, marine biologists, and tourism
    business operators.