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Illegal Firearms Activity

A new police task force cracking down on illegal guns has been set up in Tasmania's north after a concerning number of incidents.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jul 2021

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Greens Release Plan for Strong Gun Laws, Safer Communities

All Tasmanians should feel safe in their community. Strong firearms laws ensure people are protected.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Apr 2021

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Police, Fire and Emergency Management – National Firearms Agreement

After some policy commitments were made by the Liberal Party before the last state election, there was a substantial firearms inquiry in Tasmania.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2020

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Firearms Inquiry Dissenting Report

The Tasmanian Greens' dissenting report for the Select Committee on Firearms Legislation and Policy.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Submission  |  27 Nov 2019

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Firearms Inquiry Affirms Need to Maintain Strong Gun Laws

Health professionals, police officers, survivors, and child safety advocates were united in their overwhelming opposition to any attempts to weaken gun laws.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Nov 2019

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Shelton Must Rule Out Weakening Gun Laws

The report of the Committee will be delayed due to Mr Shelton stepping down, just as it was when former MP Adam Brooks’ resigned earlier this year. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Jul 2019


State of the State Address

Cassy O'Connor delivers a State of the State address (Address in Reply speech) for 2019.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Mar 2019


Labor in 2019 Stands for Nothing

Tasmanians who voted Labor at the last election on the basis of their position on pokies will be wondering what State Labor stands for in 2019.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Mar 2019

Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

Premier Must Release Advice on Weakening Tasmania's Gun Laws

Today’s Supreme Court’s judgement confirms the public have a right to see the advice provided to the Premier from the then-Police Minister.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Feb 2019

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Gun Laws Inquiry

The Liberals continue to pander to the powerful gun lobby, moving today to set up a Parliamentary inquiry into gun laws.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Aug 2018

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Lower House Parliamentary Inquiry into Gun Laws Unnecessary

The Liberals have been quick to move to establish a House of Assembly Parliamentary Committee to inquire into firearms laws and future policy.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Aug 2018

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Gun Laws Backflip Welcome and Overdue

Tasmanians would be breathing a sigh of relief at news the Liberals are walking away from their plan to weaken the state’s gun laws. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Aug 2018

Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

Firearm Laws Inquiry

The proposed inquiry we are speaking to today has come on a long tail of conversations in the Tasmanian community that started some 22 years ago now in 1996.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Aug 2018

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National Firearms Agreement

The proposed firearms inquiry reeks of a government in lockstep with the interests of the gun lobby.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Aug 2018

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No Advice from Police on Liberal Gun Policy

Premier Hodgman today refused to back down from his party’s policy to weaken the State’s gun laws. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Jun 2018

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National Firearms Agreement - Proposed Changes by Tasmanian Government

The Premier assured voters the former police minister had advised him the policy would not breach the National Firearms Agreement.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Jun 2018

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Gun Control Laws

The Premier and former Police minister made a secret deal with the shooting lobby to weaken Tasmania's gun laws.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 May 2018

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Gun Theft Figures Confirm Need to Dump Liberals' Dangerous Policy

The report released today by Gun Control Australia shows firearms thefts have doubled over the last decade.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Apr 2018

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Hidding Can't Go Soft on Gun Laws

The Greens are strongly against any push to weaken the classification of the rapid fire Adler and weaken the nation's strong gun laws.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Oct 2016

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Old Parties Fail Community on Gun Laws

The National Firearms Agreement was implemented in 1996 and it has served us well.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 May 2016

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Gun Safety Bill A Priority

A new shotgun on the market, the Adler 110, can fire off 6 shots in about 6 seconds and can be legally owned by anyone with a gun licence in Tasmania.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 May 2016

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Duck Shooters Need Knowledge of Gun Safety

The comments, and apparent lack of understanding of gun laws, from the President of Field Hunting and Conservation are extremely concerning.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Mar 2016

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Restricting the 6-shot Adler

The Minister is refusing to protect the community from the rapid fire 6-shot Adler shotgun, and is confusing the issue by only talking about the 8-shot Adler.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Nov 2015

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Greens Firearms Bill to Keep Community Safer

The purpose of the Firearms Amendment (Rapid Fire Shotguns – Community Safety) Bill 2015 is to help ensure a safe community. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Nov 2015

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Laborials Block Greens' Amendments to Gun Laws

The government’s refusal to support a proposed Greens’ amendment to require spousal notification of gun applications is a missed opportunity.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  25 Mar 2015

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Lowering Gun Laws Age Limit Unnecessary

Police Minister Rene Hidding is moving to entrench an unhealthy gun culture with his moves to lower the gun age to 15 years.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  27 Nov 2014

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Gun Law Reform

The Police Minister, Rene Hidding, still has not ruled out seeking to reduce the age limit for hunting with supervision from 16 years to 12 year.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  4 Nov 2014