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Biosecurity

Strengthening Tasmania's Biosecurity

Policies - The Tasmanian Greens want more investment in Biosecurity.

Andrea Dawkins - 16 Feb 2018

Barnett's Weasel Words on SDN1 Deregulation

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Aug 2019

Biosecurity Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - The Greens would argue, and I am sure the minister and Dr Broad would agree, 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 and well...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 May 2019

Oil Rig Biosecurity Concerns Remain

Media Release - There are serious questions about the Ocean Monarch oil rig, and what action will be taken to determine there is a definitive finding of “no risk” from the invasive colonial sea squirt.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 11 Jan 2019

Good Riddance to the Ocean Monarch

Media Release - The Ocean Monarch oil rig arrived in the Derwent River without a by-your-leave or any biosecurity checks, and anchored at the entrance to Ralph’s Bay. After 11 weeks of sustained public concern and criticism about the risk it presented to...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 31 Jan 2019

Courtney Dodges Question on Mass Salmon Escape and Seal Deaths

Media Release - The Minister for Primary Industries, Sarah Courtney, dodged questions in Parliament on reports of mass salmon escapes and seal deaths resulting from last week's climate-induced extreme weather events across Storm Bay.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 May 2018

Liberals Not to Be Trusted on Biosecurity

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

Andrea Dawkins - 1 Feb 2018

More Funds Needed for DPIPWE, Not Relocation of Jobs

Media Release - The Liberals’ plan to move Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment staff from Hobart to the North and North West is hollow political pork-barreling.

Andrea Dawkins - 29 Jan 2018

Liberals Fail to Deliver Promised Biosecurity Legislation

Media Release - The Minister for Primary Industries, Jeremy Rockliff, confirmed today in question time, that after four years and lengthy consultation, promised Biosecurity legislation would not be tabled in this term of government.

Andrea Dawkins - 29 Nov 2017

Stock Feed Another Biosecurity Mess

Media Release - 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 - 18 Jan 2016

Dogs Not Enough to Fix Biosecurity

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

Andrea Dawkins - 1 Dec 2015

Government Stubbornness Compromising Biosecurity

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

Andrea Dawkins - 13 Nov 2015

Biosecurity Cuts Would Put Tasmania at Risk

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

Andrea Dawkins - 11 Sep 2015

GE-Free Status Continues

Media Release - The State government’s move to roll over the current moratorium on genetically-engineered (GE) food crops and animals for a further five years is welcome, but falls short of the permanent ban needed to secure ongoing market certainty.

Kim Booth - 19 Aug 2014