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Launceston Skyscraper - Proposal by Frangrance Group

Parliamentary Activity - To reassure the people of Launceston, will you today rule out providing any special support or using the powers you would have under the proposed major projects legislation to fast-track this project?

Andrea Dawkins - 19 Sep 2017

No Reassurance for Launceston Over Fragrance Skyscraper

Media Release - The Minister for Planning and Local Government failed to provide any reassurance to Launceston residents today that he won't intervene on behalf of the Fragrance Group to fast track their proposed skyscraper development opposite City Park.

Andrea Dawkins - 19 Sep 2017

Greens to Move to Repeal Pulp Mill Assessment Act

Media Release - The expiration of the pulp mill permits means the Tamar Valley community is one step closer to ending this sorry saga that has plagued them for fifteen years.

Andrea Dawkins - 30 Aug 2017

Ferguson Must Address Psychiatric Care Shortage at the LGH

Media Release - Last week the Royal Hobart Hospital Department of Psychiatric Medicine lost their RANZCP accreditation, this week the Launceston General Hospital has been left with no permanent psychiatrist, and the Registrar fully booked.

Andrea Dawkins - 15 Aug 2017

No Funds for Launceston Stormwater and Sewerage in Federal Budget

Media Release - The Federal Budget included significant infrastructure funding, with billions of dollars committed for works around the country - but not Tasmania.

Andrea Dawkins - 10 May 2017

Northern Tasmania Can't Risk a Compromised Launceston City Deal

Media Release - Northern Tasmanians welcomed the signing of the Launceston City Deal today.  There was still no funding, however, to address the city’s underlying, and crippling, issue – its ailing water and sewerage infrastructure.

Andrea Dawkins - 20 Apr 2017

Liberals Need to Invest $150M Windfall Gain in Launceston Infrastructure

Media Release - Instead of taking credit for the State and the nation's ongoing recovery from the GFC, the Hodgman Government needs to commit to the people of Launceston that it will invest a significant part of its $150 million windfall gain into the...

Andrea Dawkins - 12 Feb 2017

Government's TasWater Refusal Set to Hit Tasmanians Hard

Media Release - It's not only TasWater who are being left hanging by the Hodgman Government's refusal to have a meaningful discussions about critical water and sewerage infrastructure funding, it's the Tasmanian community.

Andrea Dawkins - 7 Dec 2016

Elective Surgeries at the Launceston General Hospital

Parliamentary Activity - We are aware of patients presenting to the emergency department at the LGH with no paperwork and no after-surgery care plan with infections and other issues.

Andrea Dawkins - 17 Nov 2016

Ferguson's LGH Elective Surgery Mess

Media Release - The Health Minister today failed to explain why knee and hip surgery patients who were sent interstate for operations weren't receiving adequate post-operative care at the Launceston General Hospital.

Andrea Dawkins - 17 Nov 2016

Northern Stimulus too Little, too Late

Media Release - Any plan to address the economic and employment decline in the North needs to look at long term sustainable growth and cannot be addressed by a Band-Aid solution that was dreamed up over a fortnight.

Andrea Dawkins - 27 Sep 2016

World Rivers Day Encourages Awareness of Threats to Waterways

Parliamentary Activity - The Tamar Estuary and Esk Rivers forum held in Launceston on 21 September 2016, featured presentations and discussion on management practices, research topics and future developments for those waterways.

Andrea Dawkins - 22 Sep 2016

Congrats to All on Another Fantastic Junction Arts Festival

Parliamentary Activity - The Sixth Junction Arts Festival opened on 7 September and another incarnation of Launceston's only arts festival began.

Andrea Dawkins - 13 Sep 2016

Launceston's Water and Sewerage Infrastructure

Parliamentary Activity - CEO of TasWater, Miles Hampton, has publicly stated that the ailing water infrastructure in Launceston is the community's problem.

Andrea Dawkins - 24 Aug 2016

Health Minister Needs to Commit to Permanent LGH Ward 4D

Parliamentary Activity - Wednesday 17 August 2016Andrea Dawkins MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes:—

- 17 Aug 2016

Launceston in Health Crisis

Media Release - The Launceston General Hospital is in a serious situation after the dramatic loss of Emergency Department staff. Nine of eleven specialists and six senior nursing staff have resigned, retired or significantly reduced their hours.

Andrea Dawkins - 15 Jun 2016

Tasmania's Biggest Flood Since 1929

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 14 Jun 2016

State Budget 2016: Treasurer Washes Hands of Launceston Water and Sewerage

Parliamentary Activity - Launceston's crumbling water and sewerage infrastructure has not been allocated funds in this year's Budget. 

Andrea Dawkins - 2 Jun 2016

Seniors Who Identify as LGBTI: Support in Aged Care

Parliamentary Activity - 17 May 2016 was International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

Andrea Dawkins - 2 Jun 2016

Gutwein's Water and Sewerage Mess

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

Andrea Dawkins - 2 Jun 2016

Greens Deliver for Northern Tasmania

Media Release - Budgets are about values and priorities. Liberal backbencher Sarah Courtney MP's claims that Greens have forgotten northern Tasmania in our Alternative Budget is rubbish.

Andrea Dawkins - 1 Jun 2016

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

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

Andrea Dawkins - 31 May 2016

Ignoring Launceston's Infrastructure Stinks

Media Release - Launceston’s aging infrastructure has been abandoned by another Treasurer. Bass' own Treasurer, Peter Gutwein, has ignored Launceston in the State Budget.

Andrea Dawkins - 27 May 2016

Call for Liberal Government Not to Rule Out Additional Palliative Care Facility in the North

Parliamentary Activity - After the closure of Philip Oakden House in 2007, Launceston has been without a dedicated, standalone hospice facility.

Andrea Dawkins - 26 May 2016

Federal Budget 2016: Northern Tasmania Shortchanged on Infrastructure

Parliamentary Activity - As expected, the 2016 Federal Coalition Budget contains nothing for Tasmania, with Launceston missing out significantly in badly needed infrastructure funding.

Andrea Dawkins - 4 May 2016

Floods Expose Launceston's Need

Media Release - Last week's flash flooding has exposed the poor state of the TasWater infrastructure in and around Launceston. After years of consultations, trials and studies, it's time for TasWater to fix the sewage problem.

Andrea Dawkins - 1 Feb 2016

No Real Answers for Big Picture School in Launceston

Parliamentary Activity - The Big Picture School of the City Campus in Inveresk, Launceston has enjoyed ongoing success, providing a happy learning environment for disengaged students.

Andrea Dawkins - 28 Oct 2015

Temporary Relief for City Campus Big Picture

Media Release - It's comforting news that the government has put on hold any plans to move the City Campus Big Picture school until further discussions are had.

Andrea Dawkins - 2 Nov 2015

Urban Renewall

Parliamentary Activity - NOTICE OF MOTIONWEDNESDAY 14 October 2015Andrea Dawkins On tomorrow to move -That this House notes:1.      The proposed traffic changes as part of the renewal and revitalisation of the Launceston CBD;

- 14 Oct 2015

Every Child Succeeds Initiative

Parliamentary Activity - NOTICE OF MOTIONTUESDAY 13 October 2015Andrea Dawkins On tomorrow to move -That this House:

- 13 Oct 2015

Junction Arts Festival Success

Parliamentary Activity - Junction opened on Wednesday 2 September with the first heat of Senior Idol and closed with the final on Sunday.

Andrea Dawkins - 16 Sep 2015

New Art Needs Funds

Media Release - The Liberal government needs to broaden awareness of artists who are leading the way by supporting innovative ideas and adopting successful models as templates for arts entrepreneurship.

Andrea Dawkins - 4 Sep 2015

Retailers and Police Unite to Combat Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour in Launceston

Media Release - Local retailers have joined forces with Police and Cityprom, launching an initiative in Launceston this morning which I was pleased to have been invited to attend.

Andrea Dawkins - 26 Jun 2015

Welcome Andrea Dawkins

Media Release - We welcome Andrea Dawkins as the new Greens Member for Bass with pleasure and excitement.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 9 Jun 2015