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Bushfire, Active Blaze

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

Bushfire, Active Blaze

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

Police Officers in High Visibility Vests

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

Bushfire, Active Blaze

Greens Welcome Presumptive Cancer Reform

The Greens welcome the Government's announcement they will move to include women firefighters in presumptive cancer legislation

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Mar 2023

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Where are Labor as Tasmania is in Crisis?

The role of an opposition is to hold government to account on critical matters of public interest. That is not the case in Tasmania’s Parliament.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Aug 2022

Ambulance, Interior

Police, Fire and Emergency Management – 000 ESTA

In Tasmania, if someone rings 000, Telstra answers first and they direct the person to one of three separate services.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff 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

Bushfire, Active Blaze

Police, Fire and Emergency Management - Fire Warden Training

A decision was made last year that Tas Fire Training would stop providing chief fire wardens and fire warden training to the private sector.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Sep 2021

Bushfire, Active Blaze

Jaensch Leaves Parks' Tanks Half Full, Unprepared for Bushfire

Tasmanians will be left feeling disturbed after Minister Jaensch confirmed Parks and Wildlife's current vehicle fleet is unfit for fighting bushfires. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Sep 2020

Bushfire, Active Blaze

Firefighting Details Hidden as Scorcher Summer Approaches

The Minister has again refused to detail the Government’s funding for critical bushfire defence actions, as recommended by the AFAC review.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Sep 2019

Bushfire, Burned Forest

Ministerial Statement - Release of Independent Report on Bushfires

Cassy O'Connor responds to the release of the AFAC Independent Operational Review.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Aug 2019

Bushfire, Active Blaze

Premier Fails Students' Call for Action on Climate Crisis

Last Friday, about 8,000 passionate young Tasmanians left school to demand politicians take leadership and accept we are living in a climate change crisis.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Mar 2019

Bushfire, Active Blaze

Remembering the Devastation of 1967, Learning Lessons for the Future

Tasmanians are coming together as a community today to mark the devastation and tragedy of the 1967 bushfires.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Feb 2017

Bushfire, Burned Forest

TWWHA Bushfire Report Confirms Urgent Need for Fire Fighting Investment

The Greens welcome Dr Tony Press’ Report into last January’s fires in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  20 Dec 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

Bushfire, Burned Forest

Parks Minister Exposed for Gutting PWS Bushfire Funding

The Budget papers show a more than $6M cut to the Parks and Wildlife Service across the forward estimates.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Jun 2016

Green Economics

Tasmanian Greens' Alternative Budget

We recognise that genuine planning for the 21st century requires a long term vision and the courage to make bold decisions to drive change.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  31 May 2016