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Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Basslink Report Shows Public Ownership Needed

News today confirms that the Basslink failure was due to Basslink Pty Ltd operating the cable above safe use thresholds.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Dec 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Basslink should be publicly owned

Now is the time for the state and federal governments to commence negotiations with Keppel Holding Trust to buy the Basslink cable.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Nov 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Basslink 2.0 Business Case $20M Madness

The Commonwealth report into the feasibility of a second Basslink, published earlier this year, was adamant it would be a lame duck project. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Nov 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

COAG Must Consider Public Ownership of Basslink

As Ministers for Energy converge on Hobart tomorrow, Minister Barnett should formally open a conversation about nationalising the Basslink cable.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Nov 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

PAC Report Silent on Threats to Energy Security

The Public Accounts Committee’s Financial Position and Performance of Government Owned Energy Entities report is underwhelming.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Aug 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Liberals' Energy Inaction Costing Tasmania Millions

The Liberals’ refusal to drive investment in new renewables cost Tasmania an estimated $15 million this January alone.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Feb 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Energy Security Taskforce Points Finger At Government

The Interim Report of Tasmania’s Energy Security Taskforce found that Tasmania needs more on-island renewables.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Dec 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Finkel Energy Review Identifies Threat to Tasmania

A major national energy report has identified Tasmania as one of two states that are highly exposed and the biggest threat to Australia’s energy security.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Dec 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Basslink Break Uncertainty Highlights Need for On-Island Renewables

The energy crisis exposed Tasmania’s vulnerability to the State's increasing dependence on dirty coal-fired power from the mainland.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Dec 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Groom Silent as Basslink Finances Fail

There's a real risk Basslink may go into liquidation, and the costs of the energy crisis to Tasmanians becomes even more unknown.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Oct 2016


Wind Farm

Second Basslink Rationale Back the Front

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Oct 2016


Wind Farm

Second Basslink a COAG Distraction

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Oct 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Goanna Energy Submission an Indictment on Groom

Goanna Energy's submission to the Tasmanian Energy Security Taskforce is an indictment on Energy Minister, Matthew Groom.  

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Sep 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Groom Must Ensure Future Energy Supply

Hydro Tasmania will struggle to maintain our state’s hydro-electricity network under its existing maintenance budget over the next decade.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Sep 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Hydro Infrastructure Disaster an Indictment on Hodgman Government

The news Hydro Tasmania is unable to keep up with their maintenance schedule is an indictment on the Hodgman Government.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Sep 2016


Three Workers Installing Rooftop Solar Panels

Greens Alternative Budget 2016: Investment in Renewables Deliver Large Scale Returns

The Greens’ Alternative Budget has the vision to secure a renewable energy supply for Tasmania that also delivers large scale returns to the State.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jun 2016


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Treasurer Must Take Some Responsibility for Hydro Woes

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Apr 2016


Man Installing Rooftop Solar Panels

Power to the People

Many Tasmanians feel powerless in the face of doubts cast over our Islands energy security, rising power prices and the task of tackling climate change.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Mar 2016