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Ellis’ Aerial Fire Response Mess

Fire Minister Felix Ellis wouldn't tell Tasmanians how many of the 20 private aircraft he claims are available for fighting fires are grounded

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Nov 2023

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Tasmanian Fire and Emergency Service - Tabling of Documents

The issues of properly funding Fire Service work are desperately in need of reform and there is no doubt that the nearly 50-year-old system in place.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Nov 2023

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More Action Needed on Bushfire Preparedness

Despite months of experts’ warnings of a particularly dangerous bushfire summer, resourcing for community preparedness in Tasmania remains worryingly inadequate

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Sep 2023

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Reform of the Fire Service Act 1979

Everyone agrees that the Fire Service Act needs to be updated. Everyone has been looking forward to the TFS and emergency services coming together.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Aug 2023

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Estimates Reply – Ellis

He has also completely ignored the concerns that have been raised by the thousands of volunteer firefighters.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Jun 2023

Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Police, Fire and Emergency Management – Fire Levy Reforms

Can you confirm that the proposed changes to the Fire Service levy will ring fence any money to protect them in fire and emergency situations.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Jun 2023

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Police, Fire and Emergency Management – TFS Reforms

What there will be is a layer of red tape for the head of the TFES to be able to make operational decisions. That is their concern, that is what is on the table

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Jun 2023

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Estimates Reply - Petrusma

I asked questions in Estimates of the minister in the portfolios of Police, Fire and Emergency Management, and Prevention of Family Violence.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Jun 2022

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Parks – Fire Management

I understand that there is no fire ecologist position yet in place for the whole of the Parks' fire program.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Jun 2022

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Police, Fire and Emergency Management - Firefighting Assets

Minister, what monitoring and early attack assets are guaranteed in Tasmania?

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Sep 2021

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Fire Minister Refuses to Accept Climate Science

Minister Mark Shelton has repeatedly refused to accept that human-induced climate change is increasing Tasmania’s bushfire risk.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Nov 2020

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Bushfire Preparedness

None of us in this state really live in a place where we can be confident that we will not be physically affected by the possibility of bushfires.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Sep 2020

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Bushfire and Climate Summit Warning for Tasmania

The 33 Emergency Leaders for Climate Action were crystal clear - our worsening extreme weather is caused by burning fossil fuels.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Jun 2020

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Shelton Shows Disturbing Climate Ignorance

The Minister dodged questions about how many remote area firefighters are available to be mobilised if a fire breaks out.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Nov 2019

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Shelton Fails to Reassure Tasmanians on Bushfire Preparedness

The catastrophic fires in the northern states are a tragic reminder of the climate emergency unfolding around us.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Nov 2019

Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Centenary of National Parks Highlights Failures of Minister

Parks Minister, Matthew Groom, should admit Tasmania's protected areas are under unprecedented threat as a result of Liberal policies.

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

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World Heritage Committee Request Must be Heard

The Greens welcome the World Heritage Committee's request to implement the recommendations of their expert mission.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Jul 2016

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

State Budget 2016: Parks Funding Slashed and Burnt

Tthe Budget papers show more than $6 million cut from an already underfunded Parks and Wildlife Service across the forward Estimates.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jun 2016

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Bushfire Inquiry A Whitewash

The Bushfire Inquiry findings paint over the devastation of the summer bushfires in the World Heritage Area. It's as though they never existed.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Apr 2016