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Primary Industries – Ruby Princess

My understanding is that the secretary was in charge of border controls at the time that the Ruby Princess passengers arrived in Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2020

Shaking Hands

Primary Industries – THA Lobbying

The head of the THA, Mr Steve Old, contacted the secretary seeking assistance to enable Mr Rodger Powell, to have an essential workers' exemption.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2020

Biosecurity Dog

Biosecurity (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2020

Largely most of the clauses in this consequential amendment bill either enable the making of regulations or update legislative references.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Aug 2020

Biosecurity Dog

Barnett's Weasel Words on SDN1 Deregulation

Today’s announcement that the moratorium on Genetically Modified Organisms would be extended by 10 years is welcome news.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Aug 2019

Biosecurity Dog

Biosecurity Bill 2019

For an island with a clean, green brand and reputation we have a lot to protect and we have a lot to lose if our biosecurity framework is not strong.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 May 2019

Ocean Waves

Oil Rig Biosecurity Concerns Remain

There are serious questions about the Ocean Monarch oil rig, and what action will be taken.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Jan 2019

Ocean Waves

Good Riddance to the Ocean Monarch

After 11 weeks of sustained public concern and criticism about the risk it presented to our marine environment, the oil rig has finally departed.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Jan 2019

Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Courtney Dodges Question on Mass Salmon Escape and Seal Deaths

The Minister for Primary Industries, Sarah Courtney, dodged questions in Parliament on reports of mass salmon escapes and seal deaths.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  22 May 2018

Biosecurity Dog

Liberals Not to Be Trusted on Biosecurity

The Liberals’ biosecurity policy announcement today is a terrible joke made at the expense of Tasmania's farmers and growers.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  1 Feb 2018

Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

More Funds Needed for DPIPWE, Not Relocation of Jobs

The Liberals’ plan to move DPIPWE staff from Hobart to the North and North West is hollow political pork-barreling.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  29 Jan 2018

Biosecurity Dog

Liberals Fail to Deliver Promised Biosecurity Legislation

Minister Rockliff today confirmed Biosecurity legislation would not be tabled in this term of government.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  29 Nov 2017

Biosecurity Dog

Stock Feed Another Biosecurity Mess

The extra pressure put on the agency as higher than normal volumes of stock feed are imported into the state, again highlights this concern.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  18 Jan 2016

Biosecurity Dog

Dogs Not Enough to Fix Biosecurity

Biosecurity funding is still a big problem for Tasmania. This won't be solved simply by adding extra detector dogs.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  1 Dec 2015

Biosecurity Dog

Government Stubbornness Compromising Biosecurity

Biosecurity Tasmania plays a vital role in protecting Tasmania's agribusinesses and must be funded appropriately.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  13 Nov 2015

Biosecurity Dog

Biosecurity Cuts Would Put Tasmania at Risk

Minister Rockliff has ignored the very real biosecurity threats to Tasmania from imports and tourist arrivals by only commenting on major produce exporters.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  11 Sep 2015

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Departments Struggling Under Liberal Regime

Biosecurity Tasmania are another victim of the Hodgman regime slash and burn policy directed at the State’s public sector.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  20 Jul 2015

Biosecurity Dog

GE-Free Status Continues

The move to roll over the current moratorium on genetically-engineered (GE) crops and animals for a further five years is welcome.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  19 Aug 2014