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Extreme Weather Event - Effect on Seals and Sharks

Accompanying the report of salmon pens with holes the size of trucks in the sides, we have also heard of dead seals being washed up on shorelines.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 May 2018

Extreme Weather Event - Damage to Salmon Pens

Last Thursday there was extreme rainfall, floods and wild winds across southern Tasmania focused around Storm Bay and the D'Entrecasteaux Channel.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 May 2018

Labor Ignore Climate Change in Reshuffle

In further proof there's little to distinguish the two major parties on environmental issues, Labor's shadow Cabinet reshuffle has omitted the single biggest policy challenge facing the state, climate change.

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

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

Flood Inquiry Welcome, but Ignores Climate Change

The Tasmanian Greens' welcome Minister Hidding's announcement of an inquiry into the State's devastating June floods. We commend the Minister on the appointment of former Auditor General, Mike Blake, to oversee the Inquiry.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Sep 2016

Liberals Failing to Aid Dairy Farmers in Transition to Organic

The Minister for Primary Industries, Hon. Jeremy Rockliff MP, must listen to those that understand the industry and the market and to take immediate and further steps to assist dairy farmers to succeed in what we know are very dire...

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Aug 2016

Call for Amendment to Save Giant Lobster from Forestry Practices

‘Astacopsis gouldi’, the giant freshwater lobster, is the largest freshwater invertebrate on the planet, and is found only in the northwest and northeast of Tasmania.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Aug 2016

Urgent Action Needed to Save Giant Freshwater Lobster

Astacopsis gouldi, the giant freshwater lobster, is now categorised as endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's red list.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Aug 2016

Hydro Cloud-seeding Cover Up

The record winter floods took the lives of three Tasmanians. It destroyed homes, paddocks, fences and roads and had a devastating impact on rural communities. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Aug 2016

Tasmania's Biggest Flood Since 1929

Notes that the heavy rainfall in parts of Tasmania, especially the North, North West and the Upper Derwent resulted in loss of life, both human and animal.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Jun 2016

Greens' Response to Tasmanian Floods

On behalf of the Tasmanian Greens I want to say to the people of northern Tasmania and the Highlands, our hearts are with you.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Jun 2016

Gutwein's Water and Sewerage Mess

The Treasurer and Member for Bass, Peter Gutwein, again refused to take responsibility for Launceston's ailing water and sewerage infrastructure.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  2 Jun 2016

State Budget 2016: Surplus at the Cost of Launceston's Water and Sewerage

As indicated in the 2016/17 State Budget, significant investment is required to upgrade Tasmania’s crumbling water and sewerage infrastructure.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 May 2016