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Man testing water in a river.

Van Dairy Group - EPA Investigation into Effluent Pollution

The EPA confirmed on 3 May they were investigating Van Dairy, Australia's largest dairy farm.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Jun 2021


Man testing water in a river.

Environmental Management and Pollution Control Amendment (EPA Independence) Bill 2021

An Act to amend the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 to provide for the independence of the Environmental Protection Authority.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Greens Bill  |  24 Jun 2021


Ocean Waves

Greens Move for an Independent EPA

Tasmania should have an independent environmental monitoring body that strongly enforces the law to protect biodiversity and environmental values. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Jun 2021


Man testing water in a river.

Greens Release Plan For Strong, Independent EPA

Lutruwita/Tasmania deserves an independent Environment Protection Agency, with the resources and teeth to put this island’s precious environment first.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Apr 2021


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Environment and Parks – EPA

It's fair to say, in a general sense, that the fovernment views the environment as a lower priority than the economy.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Nov 2020


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Environmental Protection Authority Inaction

Communities around Tasmania have spent years lodging formal complaints to the EPA about the devastating impacts of fish farm operations on marine waters.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Nov 2020


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

EPA Evidence Confirms Failure of Independent Fish Farm Regulation

Decisions about fish farms are not being made at arm’s length from ministers, and the EPA is independent in name only.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Feb 2020


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Fin Fish Farming in Tasmania Inquiry

Tasmanian greens submission to Legislative Council Sessional Committee Government Administration A Sub-Committee, Fin Fish Farming in Tasmania Inquiry.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Submission  |  29 Nov 2019


Spotted Handfish, Tasmania

Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies - Red Handfish Discovery

This newly discovered colony of rare red handfish could double the total population number to 80 individuals, which is fantastic.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Aug 2018


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Archer Must Explain Decision not to Exit Macquarie Harbour

The death of 1.38 million fish in Macquarie Harbour last summer confirms a catastrophic regulatory failure by the EPA.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  30 May 2018


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Environment or Economic Protection Agency Overseeing Macquarie Harbour?

The context of the EPA’s meeting to discuss “contingency planning for mass mortalities” in Macquarie Harbour is all wrong.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Dec 2017


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Okehampton Bay Approval Will Not Provide Community Support

The EPA’s announcement they will be increasing monitoring of intensive salmon farming impacts in the waters of Okehampton Bay will be no solace for residents.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Aug 2017


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Industry Regulation Needed For Salmon Investment Confidence

Australian Ethical Investment's divestment from Tassal is a slap in the face to the sustainability brand of the Tasmanian farmed salmon industry.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Mar 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Tandem Freefall: Parachute Fails For Macquarie Harbour and Fish Farm Industry

Junk science from the Primary Industry Minister’s department has been used to promote fish farm expansions at any cost.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Dec 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Rockliff Under the Spotlight on Salmon

The government still refuses to do what's needed to protect future jobs in the salmon farming industry.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Nov 2016


Mining

Brooks Evasive on Shree Minerals, EPA Decision

When Mr Brooks in opposition he was the loudest cheerleader for Shree Minerals. He talked them up as the saviour of the north-west coast.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 May 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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Apr 2016


Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

EPA 'Unlawful' Permit Amendments

The EPA must now move to ensure Shree Minerals fully rehabilitates any mining activity undertaken under the company’s amended permit.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  17 Dec 2014


Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

EPA Decision validates Court Action

The Supreme Court decision demonstrates the folly of the Liberal government’s intention to ‘crack down on third party appeals’.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  18 Jun 2014