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Water Reservoir

Gutwein Refuses to Rule Out Further Public Funds for Twamley Dam

Treasurer Peter Gutwein refused to rule out committing further public funding to bail out the now-precarious Twamley Dam.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Oct 2019


Water Reservoir

No Public Fund Bail Out for Twamley Dam

The Glamorgan Spring Bay Council could never afford to build the Twamley Dam.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Sep 2019


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

East Coast Salmon Expansion - Access to Water

Today construction is starting on a pipeline along the Prosser River as part of Tassal's bid to get water for their east coast salmon expansion.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 May 2019


Public Meeting, Town Hall

Public Reaction to Planning Proposals

I also want to pay tribute to a couple of other communities in Tasmania who have celebrated such important wins over the last couple of months.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Aug 2018


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Tassal, Liberals and Labor Need to Start Listening

The Greens will move for a moratorium on fish farm expansion in Parliament this week.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Sep 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Expanded Plans for Okehampton Bay Still Without Support

The expanded plans and greenwash of Tassal’s fish farm operations in Okehampton Bay won’t convince East Coast residents, or the wider Tasmanian community.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Aug 2017


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Okehampton Bay Boat Vigil a Sign of Strong Community Opposition

There is strong community opposition to Tassal’s proposed salmon farm in Okehampton Bay.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Jul 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Tasmanian Brand at Risk if Salmon Farming Continues Unchecked

The Liberals’ approval of Tassal’s East Coast expansion at Okehampton Bay is directly threatening the Tasmanian Brand.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Jun 2017


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Liberals and Labor in Lockstep on Fish Farms

The two old parties voted together today against the Greens’ No Confidence Motion in Minister Rockliff.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Jun 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

When is a 'Ban' Not a Ban?

In Question Time today, the Premier did not deny the so-called ban on fish farming in 99% of Mercury Passage was cooked up in haste.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Jun 2017


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

LibLabs in Lock Step on Fish Farm Expansion

The Liberal and Labor parties have rejected the Greens' move to establish a Parliamentary Inquiry into fish farm expansion in Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 May 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Rockliff Dismisses Macquarie Harbour Mass Death Evidence

Evidence of yet another permit breach by Tassal in Macquarie Harbour was released yesterday.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  2 May 2017


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Greens Move for Parliamentary Inquiry into Fish Farm Expansion

The Tasmanian Greens have moved to establish a Joint House inquiry into fish farm expansion.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  2 May 2017


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Greens Launch Candidate for Lyons

The Tasmanian Greens are delighted to announce that Fraser Brindley will be the Greens’ lead candidate for the key seat of Lyons in the upcoming State election.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Apr 2017


Planning Documents

Desperate Liberals Mislead over Crown Land

The Liberals have released a laughably desperate list of properties sold under the previous government.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Apr 2017


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Rockliff Allowing Salmon Farm Expansion Before Panel's Findings Received

The Minister has requested an independent assessment by the Marine Farming Planning Review Panel of the 20-year-old lease at Okehampton Bay. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Sep 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

East Coast Development Risk to Marine Environment

Tourism Tasmania and Australia Tourism have pushed for Tasmania in 2017 to focus on “Coastal & Aquatic”, with a particular focus on the East Coast.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Sep 2016


Shaking Hands

Secret, Closed Door Deals through Office of Coordinator General

The Tasmanian people have a right to know about major development proposals that impact on their communities and the environment.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Sep 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Liberals Must Heed Productivity Commission Warning

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Sep 2016


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

ASC Fish Farm Stamp of Approval Flawed

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Aug 2016


Swift Parrot

Groom Must Announce Federally Funded Recovery Plan for Swift Parrot

Illegal firewood collecting has resulted in the destruction of key nesting habitat for the critically endangered swift parrot.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Aug 2016


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Marine Farming Planning Review Needs Amended Terms of Reference

The Liberal Government fully supports the salmon industries’ plan to aggressively double the size of their industry by 2030.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Aug 2016


Water Reservoir

Immediate Action Needed on Scamander Water

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  18 Jul 2016


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Rockliff Rules Out Independent Assessment of East Coast Fish Farm

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Jun 2016


Port Arthur, Historic Convict Site, Tasmania

Chilean Algal Blooms Further Evidence of Harms of Fish Farming

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 May 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Liberals Show No Concern for Environment on Fish Farm Expansion

This summer saw a marine heatwave that ran for more than 140 days with temperatures 4.5 degrees warmer than average.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016


Doctor with Patient

Health Minister Confirms Rural Health Outreach Funding to End in June

The Liberal Federal Government has committed to slashing the rural health outreach program by approximately two-thirds.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Apr 2016


Ocean Waves

East Coast Salmon Farm Expansion Concern

The fin-fish farming expansion by Tassal into the east coast marine environment has caused enormous community concern.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Apr 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Secret Salmon Farm Approvals Threaten East Coast

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Feb 2016