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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

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 and take control over this essential power asset.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Nov 2017

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

COAG Must Consider Public Ownership of Basslink

As State, Territory and Federal 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

PAC Report Silent on Threats to Energy Security

The Public Accounts Committee’s Financial Position and Performance of Government Owned Energy Entities report, tabled in the Tasmanian Parliament today, is underwhelming.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Aug 2017

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

Energy Security Taskforce Points Finger At Government

The Interim Report of Tasmania’s Energy Security Taskforce found that Tasmania needs more on-island renewables, and the Tasmanian Government is wholly responsible for our energy security.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Dec 2016

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 and reliability.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Dec 2016

Basslink Break Uncertainty Highlights Need for On-Island Renewables

The energy crisis exposed Tasmania’s vulnerability to cuts to our electricity supply, and the State's increasing dependence on dirty coal-fired power from the mainland. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Dec 2016

Groom Silent as Basslink Finances Fail

Basslink's third quarter financial report has painted an alarming picture of the state of their finances.  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

Second Basslink Rationale Back the Front

Ahead of tomorrow's COAG Energy Committee meeting, Matthew Groom implied further investment in renewable energy projects can't happen without a second Basslink interconnector.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Oct 2016

Second Basslink a COAG Distraction

The Minister for Energy, Matthew Groom will be begging for funding for a second Bass Strait power interconnector at the COAG Energy Committee this week, with complete disregard for the advice of industry experts, scientists and economists.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Oct 2016

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

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

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

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

Treasurer Must Take Some Responsibility for Hydro Woes

The Treasurer can try to blame previous governments for the parlous situation Hydro Tasmania is in, but the fact is that on his watch and under his dividend policy, the gas which should have been used to fire up Tamar Valley to protect...

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

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