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Swift Parrot

What Role Did Liberal Ministers Play in Swift Parrot Perfidy?

In Question Time, we asked Minister Jaensch what knowledge he had, and what role he played, in censoring the threats to the swift parrot’s survival.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Aug 2022


Man testing water in a river.

Liberals Vote Against State of Environment Report Commitment

The Liberals today voted against the Greens’ motion calling on them to ensure the next report, due in 2024, is delivered on time.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Aug 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  |  Media Release  |  3 Aug 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  |  Media Release  |  19 Jul 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  |  Media Release  |  11 Jul 2022


Pile of Woodchips

Greens Stand By Wentworth Hills Forest Defenders

Forest defenders from the Bob Brown Foundations have this morning, once again, put their bodies on the line to protect Earth's precious Tasmanian carbon banks.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Feb 2022


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Liberals and Labor Vote Against Climate Action, Lock In Mandated Forest Destruction

Today the old parties joined together to lock in the minimum sawlog quota that is driving forest destruction along with carbon and biodiversity loss.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Oct 2021


Container Deposit Machine

Belated Container Refund Scheme Finally Happening

A container refund scheme for Tasmania has been Greens’ policy for decades and we are pleased it is finally becoming a reality.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Oct 2021


Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Corrections' Estimates Confirms Government Working to Get Around Westbury Reserve Protections

Corrections Minister, Elise Archer, confirmed the government is seeking to find an ‘offset’ for the Westbury Reserve in order to build a prison on the site.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Sep 2021


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Gutwein Government Must Direct MMG to Leave takayna/Tarkine Rainforest

The Gutwein Government needs to step in urgently and direct MMG to halt all work in this forest and comply with the Federal Environment Department’s decision.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Jul 2021


Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Dr Eric Woehler - Medal of the Order of Australia

Dr Eric Woehler, Tasmanian BirdLife convenor, last week was awarded an Order of Australia medal for his lifetime services to bird ecology.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Jun 2021


Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Premier Finally Recognises Conservation Values of Westbury Reserve

After a year of denying Westbury Reserve has any environmental values, it was welcome to hear Premier finally recognise the site has “sensitive natural values”.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Jun 2021


Cat, Feral with Bird

Greens Table Legislation to Protect Native Wildlife

The Greens tabled two Bills in Parliament today, designed to protect our state’s unique and special native wildlife.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Jun 2021


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Conservation Covenants

Conservation covenants make a critical contribution to protection of natural values, ecosystem services and biodiversity.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Sep 2020


Swift Parrot

Liberals Pulling a Swiftie on Threatened Species

The swift parrot is no better protected today than it was yesterday under the Liberals in Government.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Aug 2020


Planning Documents

EPBC Act 10 Year Review

The EPBC Act has manifestly failed to meet its objects, and is not fit for purpose. The Tasmanian Greens believe a new Act should be drafted.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Submission  |  17 Apr 2020


Wallaby

National Threatened Species Day

National Threatened Species Day marks the day the last thylacine died. Under this Government, much of our remaining native wildlife faces a similar fate.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Sep 2019


Degraded Landscape, Midlands, Tasmania

United Nations Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Rosalie Woodruff discusses the summarial findings from the United Nations Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 May 2019


Planning Documents

DPIPWE Backs Down On State Veg Map

The news that DPIPWE will no longer be producing a statewide priority vegetation map was like a bombshell.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Sep 2016


Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

Protection Needed for Peter Murrell Reserve

The Peter Murrell Conservation Area in Kingston is facing the prospect of a new sewerage pipeline to be installed through it by TasWater.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Sep 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Look Below the Waves on Threatened Species Day

State waters have supported the highest known marine plant variety in the world, but recent research shows a sharp decline in biodiversity.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Sep 2016


Bruny Island Lighthouse

Groom Must Act on Critically Endangered Swift Parrot

Yesterday, the Federal Government silently moved the swift parrot up to critically endangered status under EPBC.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 May 2016