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Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

Hydro’s Overseas Operations Still a Mystery

Hydro’s 2021 report fails again to detail anything about their overseas activities

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Oct 2021


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Energy and Emissions Reduction - Onerous Contracts

We've heard that Hydro Tasmania didn't think there was enough energy for hydrogen which contradicted the Government's position.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Sep 2021


Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Energy and Emissions Reduction - New Energy Agency

Now the CEO has left and there is plenty of speculation that a rift has occurred between Government and Hydro.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Sep 2021


Shaking Hands

Hydro Tasmania – Gas Transportation

The Department of State Growth, informed an Estimates committee two weeks ago that Hydro shares the gas transportation costs with other consumers.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Dec 2020


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Hydro Tasmania – Involvement in Controversial Projects

The table shows that the residual mitigated risk on human rights issues and community outrage was high.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Dec 2020


Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

Energy – Subsidising Gas Users

When you were minister after the 2018 election did you direct Hydro Tasmania to subsidise gas to Tasmanian gas users?

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2020


Basslink, Thyristor Valve, George Town

We still don't know how much the Basslink crisis cost us

Almost two years after it began, the public still doesn’t know how much money the Basslink crisis cost Tasmanians.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Oct 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Hydro's Losses Cost Taxpayer Dearly

Tasmania’s energy crisis gave Matthew Groom the chance to show leadership and guide Tasmanians through a very difficult time.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Oct 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Groom Silent as Basslink Finances Fail

There's a real risk Basslink may go into liquidation, and the costs of the energy crisis to Tasmanians becomes even more unknown.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Oct 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Groom Must Ensure Future Energy Supply

Hydro Tasmania will struggle to maintain our state’s hydro-electricity network under its existing maintenance budget over the next decade.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Sep 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Hydro Infrastructure Disaster an Indictment on Hodgman Government

The news Hydro Tasmania is unable to keep up with their maintenance schedule is an indictment on the Hodgman Government.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Sep 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

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. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Aug 2016


Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

Energy Minister Attack on Mostogl

Minister Groom's response to Mr Mostogl's criticism of both the Minister's performance and Hydro's was to accuse him of acting out of corporate self-interest. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Aug 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Groom Ignores Community on Cloud Seeding

Tasmanians have serious reservations about Hydro's self-assessment of the impact of cloud seeding activities on the severe June flooding.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Aug 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Groom Must Reassure Community About Cloud Seeding

The Minister for Energy needs to step in and reassure the community that cloud seeding activities in Tasmania are being conducted safely as well as efficiently.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Aug 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Call for Energy Saving Strategies

Hydro storages have increased for the first time since the Basslink cable broke.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016


Basslink, Thyristor Valve, George Town

Premier Determined to See Second Basslink Cable

Tasmanians are angry that Basslink became the vehicle for running our dams down to record lows and into crisis.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Treasurer Won't Accept Responsibility for No Dividend Return by Hydro

The Treasurer has told Parliament that Hydro Tasmania will not be expected to return a dividend to government for the next three years.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Apr 2016


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Treasurer Must Take Some Responsibility for Hydro Woes

The gas which should have been used to fire up Tamar Valley to protect storages was being sold on the mainland while Hydro was frantically exporting.

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


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Dam Levels Fall, Minister Continues to do Nothing

Hydro’s dam levels are down to 12.8% and Minister Groom is nowhere near meeting the targets set out in his Energy Supply Plan.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Apr 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Groom Switches Blame to Hydro for Energy Crisis

We have not seen much of Minister Groom lately on the energy crisis.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 Apr 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Hapless Minister's Missing Power

According to the Government’s Energy Supply Plan, 100MW of diesel generation were to be installed and operational by the end of March.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Apr 2016


Coal

Brown Coal Power Imports Staggering and Shameful

The latest figures from Hydro are that up to 50% of Tasmania’s power is now coming from Victorian coal-fired power stations.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Dec 2015


Spirit of Tasmania, TT-Line Vessel

Appointments Welcome, Still No GBE Gender Balance

The announcement today of two new women appointed to the Board of the Motor Accidents Insurance Board (MAIB) is a welcome step forward.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Dec 2015


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Annual Report Shows Liberal Hydro Sabotage

Hydro Tasmania’s crash in revenue this financial year can be laid squarely at the feet of the state and federal governments.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Oct 2015


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Poor Energy Decisions Cost State

Recent poor decisions made in the state’s energy sector will cost an estimated staggering $700 million over the next six years.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  4 Dec 2014


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Cash for Assets Rejected

Tasmania should not be further penalised by the Commonwealth should the State Liberals uphold their public commitments to not sell off assets.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  31 Jul 2014