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Launceston Skyscraper - Proposal by Frangrance Group

Will the Government be providing any special support or using powers under proposed major projects legislation to fast-track Fragrance Group's project?

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Sep 2017

City Planners Around Table

No Reassurance for Launceston Over Fragrance Skyscraper

The Minister for Planning and Local Government failed to provide any reassurance to Launceston residents today.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  19 Sep 2017

Launceston, Tasmania

Greens to Move to Repeal Pulp Mill Assessment Act

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  |  Media Release  |  30 Aug 2017

Mental Health, Man on Couch

Ferguson Must Address Psychiatric Care Shortage at the LGH

Last week the Royal Hobart Hospital Department of Psychiatric Medicine lost their RANZCP accreditation.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  15 Aug 2017

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

No Funds for Launceston Stormwater and Sewerage in Federal Budget

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

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  10 May 2017

Launceston, Tasmania

Northern Tasmania Can't Risk a Compromised Launceston City Deal

The Launceston City Deal projects can’t flourish without the water and sewerage infrastructure underpinning the city being upgraded.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  20 Apr 2017

Water Reservoir

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

The Government needs to commit to the people of Launceston that it will invest into the city's ancient and ailing water and sewerage infrastructure.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  12 Feb 2017

Water Reservoir

Government's TasWater Refusal Set to Hit Tasmanians Hard

TasWater have said they will likely raise charges by 10% in the next two years. This fee hike will hit disadvantaged Tasmanians the hardest.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  7 Dec 2016

Doctor with Patient

Elective Surgeries at the Launceston General Hospital

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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Nov 2016

Doctor with Patient

Ferguson's LGH Elective Surgery Mess

The Health Minister today failed to explain why knee and hip surgery patients who were sent interstate weren't receiving adequate post-operative care.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  17 Nov 2016

Construction, Work Site

Northern Stimulus too Little, too Late

Any plan to address the economic and employment decline in the North needs to look at long term sustainable growth.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  27 Sep 2016

Launceston, Tasmania

World Rivers Day Encourages Awareness of Threats to Waterways

The overall health of Launceston’s central catchment, the River Tamar/kanamaluka, has decreased.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Sep 2016


Congrats to All on Another Fantastic Junction Arts Festival

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

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Sep 2016

Water Reservoir

Launceston's Water and Sewerage Infrastructure

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

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Aug 2016

Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Health Minister Needs to Commit to Permanent LGH Ward 4D

To meet patient demand at the LGH 122 beds are required, the number of available beds has remained at 92

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Aug 2016

Doctor with Patient

Launceston in Health Crisis

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  15 Jun 2016

Tasmanian Farm, Cows

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

Water Reservoir

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

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

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 Jun 2016


Seniors Who Identify as LGBTI: Support in Aged Care

17 May 2016 was International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 Jun 2016

Launceston, Tasmania

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

Green Economics

Greens Deliver for Northern Tasmania

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  1 Jun 2016

Water Reservoir

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

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Ignoring Launceston's Infrastructure Stinks

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

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  27 May 2016

Doctor with Patient

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

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

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 May 2016

Launceston, Tasmania

Federal Budget 2016: Northern Tasmania Shortchanged on Infrastructure

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

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 May 2016

Water Reservoir

Floods Expose Launceston's Need

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  1 Feb 2016

Classroom, Students with Raised Hands

No Real Answers for Big Picture School in Launceston

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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Oct 2015

Classroom, Students with Raised Hands

Temporary Relief for City Campus Big Picture

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  |  Media Release  |  2 Nov 2015

Launceston, Tasmania

Urban Renewal

Presently Launceston is car-centric and the proposed changes to the traffic system are designed to allow more human-centred activity in the CBD.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Oct 2015

Happy Children, Playing with Parents

Every Child Succeeds Initiative

Anglicare's Every Child Succeeds initiativ, forms part of the Communities for Children program funded by the federal government.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Oct 2015


Junction Arts Festival Success

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

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Sep 2015

Music, Hands with Guitar

New Art Needs Funds

The Government needs to broaden awareness of artists by supporting innovative ideas and adopting successful models as templates for arts entrepreneurship.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  4 Sep 2015

Launceston, Tasmania

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

Local retailers have joined forces with Police and Cityprom, launching an initiative in Launceston this morning.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  26 Jun 2015

Launceston, Tasmania

Welcome Andrea Dawkins

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Jun 2015