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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. Basslink lost at least $40 million due to the rupture of the cable, while its only customer, Hydro Tasmania, spent tens of...

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Oct 2017

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.  Instead, Hydro Tasmania’s Annual Report shows it was a $64 million wasted opportunity.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Oct 2016

Groom Silent as Basslink Finances Fail

Basslink's third quarter financial report has painted an alarming picture of the state of their finances.  There's a real risk Basslink may go into liquidation, and the costs of the energy crisis to Tasmanians becomes even more unknown.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Oct 2016

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Sep 2016

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Sep 2016

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Aug 2016

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Aug 2016

Hodgman Liberal Government Axed Australia's Best Water Testing Regime

TasWater is under pressure to modify its data publication to allow for an increase in publicly available information.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016

No-Energy Minister Groom Needs Consumption Reduction Plan

According to the Liberal’s Energy Supply Plan 200MW of diesel generation was to be installed and operational by the end of April 2016.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Apr 2016

Treasurer Must Take Some Responsibility for Hydro Woes

The Treasurer can try to blame previous governments for the parlous situation Hydro Tasmania is in, but the fact is that on his watch and under his dividend policy, the gas which should have been used to fire up Tamar Valley to protect...

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

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, but Tasmania's state owned businesses still perform poorly on gender equality.

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

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

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