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Biosecurity

Strengthening Tasmania's Biosecurity

The Tasmanian Greens want more investment in Biosecurity.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Policies  |  16 Feb 2018

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 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

Oil Rig Biosecurity Concerns Remain

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Jan 2019

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Jan 2019

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  22 May 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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