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EPA Evidence Confirms Failure of Independent Fish Farm Regulation

Media Release - It’s clear from evidence presented today by the Director of the EPA to the Parliamentary Fin Fish Inquiry that decisions about fish farms are not being made at arm’s length from ministers, and the EPA is independent in name only.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 21 Feb 2020

Fin Fish Farming in Tasmania Inquiry

Submission - Tasmanian greens submission to Legislative Council Sessional Committee Government Administration A Sub-Committee, Fin...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 29 Nov 2019

Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies - Red Handfish Discovery

Parliamentary Activity - Mr Deputy Speaker. I thank the Minister for Planning for reminding us and recording in Hansard that indeed the Greens have concerns with some corrupted planning processes that have been used around the Cambria Green development.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 Aug 2018

Archer Must Explain Decision not to Exit Macquarie Harbour

Media Release - The death of 1.38 million fish in Macquarie Harbour last summer confirms a catastrophic regulatory failure by the EPA and the State Government’s policy directives that govern its activities. This mass salmon death reveals the Liberals’...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 30 May 2018

Environment or Economic Protection Agency Overseeing Macquarie Harbour?

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 Dec 2017

Okehampton Bay Approval Will Not Provide Community Support

Media Release - The Environment Protection Authority’s announcement they will be increasing monitoring of intensive salmon farming impacts in the clear waters of Okehampton Bay will be no solace for East Coast residents.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 23 Aug 2017

Industry Regulation Needed For Salmon Investment Confidence

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 31 Mar 2017

Who are the Marine Farming Planning Review Panel?

Parliamentary Activity - Jeremy Rockliff MP asserts his Marine Farming Planning Review Panel has provided independent scientific advice that supports salmon farming in Okehampton Bay.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 14 Mar 2017

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

Media Release - A public spat between two CEOs of Tasmania’s largest regional industry employer on ABC radio this morning told us everything about the disastrous state of our salmon farming industry and the marine environment that sustains it.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 Dec 2016

Rockliff Under the Spotlight on Salmon

Media Release - Despite the scathing Four Corners exposé and yesterday's report of significant environmental damage in Macquarie Harbour from the EPA, the government still refuses to do what's needed to protect future jobs in the salmon farming industry.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 Nov 2016

Brooks Evasive on Shree Minerals, EPA Decision

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 24 May 2016Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for MINING, Mr BROOKS[10.28 a.m.]

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 May 2016

Tasmania Needs Water Management Inquiry

Parliamentary Activity - Motion to establish a Joint Select Committee to inquire into and report upon water governance in Tasmania.

Andrea Dawkins - 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

EPA 'Unlawful' Permit Amendments

Media Release - The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) must now move to ensure Shree Minerals fully rehabilitates any mining activity undertaken under the company’s amended permit, now the Supreme Court has declared those amendments unlawful.

Nick Mckim - 17 Dec 2014

EPA Decision validates Court Action

Media Release - The Supreme Court decision which requires the Environment Protection Authority to provide a statement of reasons for its decision to amend permit conditions on Shree Minerals’ Nelson Bay River mine demonstrates the folly of the Liberal...

Nick Mckim - 18 Jun 2014