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Gutwein Refuses to Rule Out Further Public Funds for Twamley Dam

Media Release - Treasurer Peter Gutwein refused to rule out committing further public funding to bail out the now-precarious Twamley Dam and Prosser pipeline construction projects on the drought-ridden East Coast.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 Oct 2019

No Public Fund Bail Out for Twamley Dam

Media Release - The Glamorgan Spring Bay Council could never afford to build the Twamley Dam - which is being constructed solely to provide water for the commercial activities of two private companies, Tassal and Solis.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 9 Sep 2019

East Coast Salmon Expansion - Access to Water

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 1 May 2019

Public Reaction to Planning Proposals

Parliamentary Activity - Madam Speaker, I rise tonight to celebrate the power of the community of people in Tasmania who have risen up from the east coast but much more broadly than there to declare their love for the place they live in and their determination to...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 21 Aug 2018

Tassal, Liberals and Labor Need to Start Listening

Media Release - The Greens will move for a moratorium on fish farm expansion in Parliament this week in a bid to ensure the industry's rapid growth doesn't further degrade the marine environment and shut out affected communities.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Sep 2017

Expanded Plans for Okehampton Bay Still Without Support

Media Release - 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 - 2 Aug 2017

Okehampton Bay Boat Vigil a Sign of Strong Community Opposition

Media Release - There is strong community opposition to Tassal’s proposed salmon farm in Okehampton Bay. Tasmanians of all walks of life want our clear, clean East Coast waters fish farm free.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Jul 2017

Tasmanian Brand at Risk if Salmon Farming Continues Unchecked

Media Release - The Liberals’ refusal to properly regulate the salmon farming industry, and their approval of Tassal’s East Coast expansion at Okehampton Bay, is directly threatening the Tasmanian Brand.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 Jun 2017

Liberals and Labor in Lockstep on Fish Farms

Media Release - In a sign there’s no sliver of light to be seen between the Liberal and Labor parties on fish farm expansion, the two old parties voted together today against the Greens’ No Confidence Motion in Minister Rockliff.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Jun 2017

When is a 'Ban' Not a Ban?

Media Release - 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 late last week to take heat off Minister Rockliff in Estimates last Thursday.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 Jun 2017

LibLabs in Lock Step on Fish Farm Expansion

Media Release - The Liberal and Labor parties have rejected the Greens' move to establish a Parliamentary Inquiry into fish farm expansion in Tasmania, wasting an opportunity to improve management of the industry and abandoning communities concerned about...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 May 2017

Rockliff Dismisses Macquarie Harbour Mass Death Evidence

Media Release - Evidence of yet another permit breach by Tassal in Macquarie Harbour was released yesterday. On top of everything else, a mass fish death in 2015 was not reported in the required time.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 2 May 2017

Greens Move for Parliamentary Inquiry into Fish Farm Expansion

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens have moved to establish a Joint House inquiry into fish farm expansion plans to ensure all stakeholders are heard and independent expert advice guides the industry towards genuine world's best practice.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 2 May 2017

Greens Launch Candidate for Lyons

Media Release - 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 - 30 Apr 2017

Desperate Liberals Mislead over Crown Land

Media Release - In the middle of a private developer feeding frenzy over public Crown Land assets, including treasured coastal areas, the Liberals have released a laughably desperate list of properties sold under the previous government.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 Apr 2017

Rockliff Allowing Salmon Farm Expansion Before Panel's Findings Received

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 Sep 2016

East Coast Development Risk to Marine Environment

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 22 Sep 2016

Secret, Closed Door Deals through Office of Coordinator General

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Sep 2016

Liberals Must Heed Productivity Commission Warning

Media Release - The Productivity Commission’s draft Report on Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture has identified serious community concern about the poor management of environmental and social impacts of aquaculture in Tasmania.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 Sep 2016

ASC Fish Farm Stamp of Approval Flawed

Media Release - The Aquaculture Stewardship Council team’s recommendation that Petuna Seafoods gets a “good stewardship” credit for their Macquarie Harbour fish farms is deeply flawed.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 Aug 2016

Groom Must Announce Federally Funded Recovery Plan for Swift Parrot

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 23 August 2016Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes that:—(a)           illegal firewood collecting has resulted in the destruction of key nesting habitat at one of the most important locations for the...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 23 Aug 2016

Marine Farming Planning Review Needs Amended Terms of Reference

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 16 August 2016Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—That the House:—

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 Aug 2016

Immediate Action Needed on Scamander Water

Media Release - Safe drinking water is something people in developed countries should never have to question. The permanent 'boil water' alert for Scamander should prompt immediate action from the State Government.

Andrea Dawkins - 18 Jul 2016

Rockliff Rules Out Independent Assessment of East Coast Fish Farm

Media Release - Today, Minister Rockliff refused to commit to a formal independent assessment of the social impacts of new fish farm leases on the east coast. This is despite acknowledging the need to take out large amounts of fresh water from the local...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 8 Jun 2016

Chilean Algal Blooms Further Evidence of Harms of Fish Farming

Parliamentary Activity - Call on the Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Hon Jeremy Rockliff MP to instruct the Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment to conduct an independent assessment of the impacts of the proposed Okehampton Bay...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 May 2016

Liberals Show No Concern for Environment on Fish Farm Expansion

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 3 May 2016Ms WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for PRIMARY INDUSTRIES and WATER, Mr ROCKLIFF [10.55 a.m.]

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 3 May 2016

Health Minister Confirms Rural Health Outreach Funding to End in June

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for HEALTH, Mr FERGUSON

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 Apr 2016

East Coast Salmon Farm Expansion Concern

Parliamentary Activity - That the House:—(1) Notes the fin-fish farming expansion by Tassal into the east coast marine environment, commencing with the proposed establishment of 28 new pens at Okehampton Bay, has caused enormous community concern.(2) Acknowledges...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 7 Apr 2016

Secret Salmon Farm Approvals Threaten East Coast

Media Release - The government's decision to approve fin-fish farming near Triabunna is a serious threat to the future of the seafood industry and the fragile marine environment on the east coast.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 Feb 2016