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Chronic Health Conditions

Go Hard, Go Early and Save Lives

Limiting people’s social movements outside their homes to all but essential activity is necessary to save lives.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Mar 2020

Preventative Health

It is a fundamental insight into the atomistic, individualistic responsibility that this minister puts onto a person taking them outside of their environment.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Jun 2018

Medicinal Cannabis Users Still at Risk of Prosecution Under Liberals

The Federal Government's most recent medicinal cannabis announcement raised the hopes of Tasmanians who thought they might be able to more easily access treatment, legally.  In reality it's very different.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  26 Feb 2017

Liberals' Medicinal Cannabis Mess

The continued confusion and anger of Tasmanians around access to medicinal cannabis is being exacerbated by the mixed messages coming from the Hodgman Government. 

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  24 Jan 2017

Food Labeling to Tackle Obesity

The Australian Bureau of Statistics confirms Tasmania is Australia’s most obese state, with 32 per cent of adults obese and 67 per cent overweight.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Nov 2016

Medicinal Cannabis

As the interim protection for legitimate medicinal cannabis users, will you move your Government toward developing a controlled access scheme for medicinal cannabis, where users can register with the Health Department and live without fear...

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Oct 2016

Protection Needed for Medicinal Cannabis Users

While the Hodgman Government has committed to implementing a controlled access scheme for medical cannabis that begins in 2017, many Tasmanian patients currently accessing cannabis for medical needs are unprotected by the law.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  12 Oct 2016

Business Over Health, Ferguson Must Resign as Minister

Health Minister, Michael Ferguson, has walked away from the government’s plan to take strong action to raise the legal age for smoking. These laws would have helped stop a new generation of smokers lighting up.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Jul 2016

Sugar Strategy Needed to Combat Obesity

Obesity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, some musculoskeletal conditions and some cancers.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Jun 2016

Greens Alternative Budget 2016: Health a Priority Over Fictional Surplus

Call on the Liberal and Labor parties to support sensible Greens’ policy that prioritises the long term wellbeing of Tasmanians over a fictional budget surplus.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jun 2016