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Marine Safety Chief Warns of Fish Farm Debris Fatality Risk

Media Release - Four years after raising significant concerns with fish farm companies, Tasmania’s marine safety chief has reiterated his fears a boat user will be killed if they do not remove floating debris in waterways.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Feb 2020

EPA Evidence Confirms Failure of Independent Fish Farm Regulation

Media Release - It’s clear from evidence presented today by the Director of the EPA to the Parliamentary Fin Fish Inquiry that decisions about fish farms are not being made at arm’s length from ministers, and the EPA is independent in name only.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 21 Feb 2020

Macquarie Harbour Salmon Escape

Media Release - The Minister for Primary Industries, Guy Barnett, must come clean on reports of mass salmon escapes in degraded Macquarie Harbour. Tasmanians need to know how many salmon have escaped and why.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 Dec 2019

Fin Fish Farming in Tasmania Inquiry

Submission - Tasmanian greens submission to Legislative Council Sessional Committee Government Administration A Sub-Committee, Fin...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 29 Nov 2019

Clean up Fish Farming

Policies - The Tasmanian Greens support a moratorium on fish farming until appropriate regulations are in place.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 Feb 2018

Marine-Related Incidents (Marpol Implementation) Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - This bill will replace the outdated Pollution of Waters by Oil and Noxious Substances Act 1987, and give effect to the MARPOL Convention.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 Oct 2019

Greens Welcome Long Delayed Container Deposit Scheme

Media Release - The Greens welcome news that the government is finally planning to implement a container deposit scheme for Tasmania.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 6 Jun 2019

Liberals' Climate Denial Budget

Media Release - After the hottest summer in the state’s history and fires that devastated communities and the wilderness, the Liberals have delivered a climate denial Budget.  

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 23 May 2019

Labor's Fish Farming Policy Still Unclear

Media Release - Despite assurances from independent candidates in the Federal Election that Labor would intervene to protect the marine environment in future, last week’s debate in State Parliament puts their confidence in doubt.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 4 May 2019

Labor Must Answer to Coastal Communities on Fish Farm Expansion

Media Release - When given the opportunity to articulate their policy on large-scale fish farm expansion ahead of the Federal Election, Labor failed.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 May 2019

New Fish Farm Regulations Lock Out Communities

Media Release - The new fish farm regulations that come into force today* confirm the fears held by many coastal communities.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 Apr 2019

Petuna's Storm Bay Expansion Approval Compromised

Media Release - Minister Barnett’s approval of the Storm Bay North Marine Farming Development Plan, enabling large scale industrial fish farming south of Betsy Island in Storm Bay, is completely compromised.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 11 Apr 2019

Leaked Letter Confirms Corrupted Approval Process for Storm Bay Expansion

Media Release - The leaked correspondence from the two former members of the government’s Marine Farm Planning Review Panel has confirmed there has been a corrupted process governing the approval of the massive fish farm expansion into Storm Bay.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 25 Feb 2019

Barnett Gives Himself an "A" on Salmon

Media Release - It’s laughable for the newest Minister for Primary Industries, Guy Barnett, to give the internal annual review of the Salmon Growth Plan a terrific score. The question on everyone’s lips must surely be “who did he speak to?” when he...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 13 Feb 2019

Oil Rig Biosecurity Concerns Remain

Media Release - There are serious questions about the Ocean Monarch oil rig, and what action will be taken to determine there is a definitive finding of “no risk” from the invasive colonial sea squirt.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 11 Jan 2019

Good Riddance to the Ocean Monarch

Media Release - The Ocean Monarch oil rig arrived in the Derwent River without a by-your-leave or any biosecurity checks, and anchored at the entrance to Ralph’s Bay. After 11 weeks of sustained public concern and criticism about the risk it presented to...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 31 Jan 2019

Adjournment - Ocean Monarch Oil Rig, Threat to Marine Environment

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I rise tonight to speak about a matter of concern in relation to Diamond Offshore's Ocean Monarch oil rig that has been drilling for gas in Bass Strait and is now anchored in the Derwent River near...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Nov 2018

Marine Farm Planning Review Panel - Resignation of Members

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie questions the Minister over the resignation of Marine Farm Planning Review Panel members Professor Barbara Novak and Ms Louise Cherry.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 21 Nov 2018

Barnett Refuses to Release Resignation Letter

Media Release - Under questioning from the Greens in Parliament today, the Minister for Primary Industries, Guy Barnett, refused to release the resignation letter of two key scientists from the Marine Farming Review Panel. Their resignation letter was...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 20 Nov 2018

Liberals Must Release Marine Farming Panel Report

Media Release - Premier Hodgman’s decision to approve Tassal and Huon Aquaculture’s mass expansion into Storm Bay is a shocking indication of his government’s disregard for the community. He has an obligation to locals, commercial and recreational fishers...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 30 Oct 2018

Storm Bay Salmon Farm Approval Shows Disrespect for Community, and Science

Media Release - The Liberals’ decision to approve Tassal and Huon Aquaculture’s mass expansion into Storm Bay is a shocking indication of the disregard it holds for community consultation and scientific evidence.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 29 Oct 2018

Liberals Playing Favourites on Salmon a Risk to Shellfish and Wild Fisheries

Media Release - The Australia Institute report into aquaculture and fishing in Tasmania released today highlights how severely the government has undervalued the contribution of the shellfish and wild-catch fish industries. It’s destructive for the...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 Oct 2018

Stewardship Certification Removal for Macquarie Harbour Salmon Not Surprising

Media Release - News the last two salmon companies left farming in Macquarie Harbour are pre-emptively removing their Aquaculture Stewardship Council eco-branding from products as we head into a hot El Niño summer is not surprising - especially given 1.35...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 14 Oct 2018

Courtney Must Act on Seal Cruelty

Media Release - Under the Liberals, thousands of Australian fur seals are being shot by ‘beanbag’ bullets, shocked with underwater explosives, injured, blinded, deafened - and undoubtedly, killed in some cases.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Oct 2018

Norfolk Bay Salmon Farm Shock Galvanises Locals

Media Release - Huon Aquaculture’s installation of salmon pens in Norfolk Bay, without public consultation or independent assessment of social and marine impacts, has angered and frustrated Southern Beaches and Tasman Peninsula residents. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 Aug 2018

Norfolk Bay Zombie Salmon Lease Provokes Community Outrage

Media Release - Huon Aquaculture’s move to open a zombie finfish lease in Norfolk Bay for their POMV-infected salmon, without public consultation or an impact assessment is a retrograde step.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 10 Aug 2018

Courtney Dodges Question on Mass Salmon Escape and Seal Deaths

Media Release - The Minister for Primary Industries, Sarah Courtney, dodged questions in Parliament on reports of mass salmon escapes and seal deaths resulting from last week's climate-induced extreme weather events across Storm Bay.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 May 2018

Fish Farm Partnership Ignores Environmental Reality

Media Release - Petuna and Tassal’s restructured operations in Macquarie Harbour may temporarily quell nervous shareholders, but will do nothing to fix the fundamentals of a severely degraded ecosystem resulting from intensive fish farming.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 May 2018

EPA Modelling Fails Macquarie Harbour, Tasmanian Waterways at Risk

Media Release - The Director of the Environment Protection Authority has admitted modelling of salmon farming impacts on Macquarie Harbour is “flat wrong”, which begs the question of where else across Tasmania their modelling has also been unsuccessful.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 23 Mar 2018

Opportunity For Salmon Farming Clean Up With New Minister

Media Release - In her new role, however, Ms Courtney must take responsibility for appropriately regulating the salmon farm industry to protect the marine environment and the jobs it can sustain.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 20 Mar 2018

Greens Launch Plan to Clean Up Fish Farming

Media Release - Tasmanian salmon farming is operating at an industrial scale, and is planning to double in size.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 11 Feb 2018

Petuna Not on Pathway to Sustainability

Media Release - Petuna is using the same secretive approval processes and toothless regulations to guide its massive sea-grab of 4.3 million square metres of public waters in Storm Bay that have led to the damage of Macquarie Harbour.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 14 Dec 2017

Liberals' Plan to Expand Salmon Industry at Expense of Community and Environment

Media Release - The Liberals’ final Salmon Growth Plan released today is a sham, written by industry for industry.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 6 Dec 2017

Environment or Economic Protection Agency Overseeing Macquarie Harbour?

Media Release - The context of the EPA’s meeting to discuss “contingency planning for mass mortalities” in Macquarie Harbour is all wrong.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 Dec 2017

Tassal's "Off-Shore" Spin

Media Release - Tassal’s so-called “commitment to Tasmania” in moving their operations apparently “off-shore” is simply a PR exercise. It seems to be designed to secure their share price and water down the intense public scrutiny of their activities, and...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 Nov 2017

Macquarie Harbour Waste Announcement

Media Release - The Greens are relieved wastewater from Tassal’s operations in Macquarie Harbour will not be dumped back into that waterway.  The reason Tassal is not allowed to dump their extra fish waste back into the Harbour is because it has already...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 13 Nov 2017

More NW Fish Farms Without Community Consultation

Media Release - The Minister for Primary Industries, Jeremy Rockliff’s announcement of Tassal’s exploration of finfish farming operations off eastern King Island is a desperate attempt to create fictional jobs in his home electorate of Braddon.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 8 Nov 2017

West Coast Community Demand Tassal Remove Macquarie Harbour Waste

Media Release - The West Coast Council’s unanimous vote against Tassal dumping its salmon waste in Macquarie Harbour is a strong signal the local community won’t accept any further pressure on the harbour or its World Heritage values.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 3 Nov 2017

Okehampton Bay FinFish Removal Bill Tabled

Media Release - The Greens’ Bill clarifies that no finfish farming can occur in the Bay in future.  It would protect the East Coast marine environment for future generations of Tasmanians.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 2 Nov 2017

Salmon Industry - Seal Relocation

Parliamentary Activity - Andrea Dawkins questions the Minister for Primary Industries over how many of 2,000 relocated seals have died.

Andrea Dawkins - 21 Sep 2017

Salmon Industry - Seal Relocation

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff asks the Minister how long he will allow male seals to be locked up together before they are released into nearby waters, where they will just swim straight back with the possibility of being killed.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 21 Sep 2017

Is Archer the Fresh Start the Marine Environment Needs?

Media Release - New Environment Minister, Elise Archer, has the opportunity to step in where her predecessor didn’t and be the fresh start the Tasmanian marine environment needs.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 5 Oct 2017

Salmon Industry Growth Plan

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for PRIMARY INDUSTRIES and WATER, Mr ROCKLIFF

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 Aug 2017

Seals at Risk Under Liberals' 'Three Strikes and You're Dead' Policy

Media Release - The Liberals' announcement they will cease relocating seals to NW Tasmania from Christmas - after the height of seal breeding - is purely political.  They haven't even ruled out seal relocation completely.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 21 Sep 2017

Liberals and Labor Reject Fish Farming Moratorium

Media Release - In no surprise to any objective observer of the debate over rapid fish farm expansion, the Liberal and Labor parties voted down the Greens' move for a moratorium until the science and the policy settings protect, rather than degrade,...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Sep 2017

ASC Breach Shows Liberals' Failed Regulations

Media Release - Tassal’s Macquarie Harbour operations have failed to meet the Aquaculture Stewardship Council’s minimum standards for the environment for a third year running, in further evidence of the Liberal Government’s failure to regulate the salmon...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 5 Sep 2017

RTI Confirms Liberals at Behest of Salmon Farming Industry

Media Release - Three years of correspondence between Primary Industries Minister, Jeremy Rockliff, and salmon farming companies, obtained by the Greens through Right to Information, reveal an all too familiar Tasmanian tale.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Aug 2017

Salmon Industry Profits at Expense of Marine Environment

Media Release - RTI documents released yesterday outline exactly how ineffective and damaging the Liberals’ so-called “management” of the salmon industry has been.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 25 Aug 2017

ReachTEL Poll Confirms Community Opposition to East Coast Fish Farms

Media Release - ReachTEL polling released today confirms, again, the majority of Tasmanians are behind the East Coast community in their opposition to fish farming at Okehampton Bay.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 24 Aug 2017

Okehampton Bay Approval Will Not Provide Community Support

Media Release - The Environment Protection Authority’s announcement they will be increasing monitoring of intensive salmon farming impacts in the clear waters of Okehampton Bay will be no solace for East Coast residents.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 23 Aug 2017

Strong Greens Franklin Ticket for State Election

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens will run a strong field of talented and committed candidates in Franklin in the upcoming State Election.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Aug 2017

Liberals' Unsustainable Salmon Growth Plan

Media Release - The Liberals' Draft Salmon Industry Growth Plan is an insult to concerned communities, a threat to our marine environment, and a danger to the long-term sustainability of the tourism, fishing and salmon farming industries.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 10 Aug 2017

Expanded Plans for Okehampton Bay Still Without Support

Media Release - The expanded plans and greenwash of Tassal’s fish farm operations in Okehampton Bay won’t convince East Coast residents, or the wider Tasmanian community.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 2 Aug 2017

Okehampton Bay Boat Vigil a Sign of Strong Community Opposition

Media Release - There is strong community opposition to Tassal’s proposed salmon farm in Okehampton Bay. Tasmanians of all walks of life want our clear, clean East Coast waters fish farm free.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Jul 2017

Macquarie Harbour Waste Collection Needs Independent Monitoring

Media Release - The EPA’s revelation today that there’s been no independent testing of Tassal’s “nappy” waste collection system on their Macquarie Harbour pens, other than a single visual inspection, is a disgrace.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 4 Jul 2017

When is a 'Ban' Not a Ban?

Media Release - In Question Time today, the Premier did not deny the so-called ban on fish farming in 99% of Mercury Passage was cooked up in haste late last week to take heat off Minister Rockliff in Estimates last Thursday.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 Jun 2017

Macquarie Harbour at Risk with Liberals' Untested "Adaptive Management"

Media Release - The EPA has found Macquarie Harbour can only support a maximum of 12,000 tonnes of salmon. Tassal will have an extra 4,000 tonnes of salmon in the harbour over the next 12 months.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 31 May 2017

Liberals Refuse to Rule Out Watering Down Macquarie Harbour License Conditions

Media Release - The Minister for Primary Industries refused to commit to not changing laws or licence conditions, again, to help Tassal comply with an Aquaculture Stewardship Council order in Question Time today.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 24 May 2017

ASC Condemns Macquarie Harbour Salmon Farming Practices

Media Release - Tassal has breached 19 Aquaculture Stewardship Council standards in Macquarie Harbour. Dissolved oxygen levels are so low life that calls the harbour home is suffocating.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 May 2017

Fish Farm Debris Unacceptable

Parliamentary Activity - I have been contacted now by a wave of constituents in Franklin, particularly from people who live on the Huon River and D'Entrecasteaux, or people who sail on the D'Entrecasteaux.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 3 May 2017

Macquarie Harbour Mess is of Liberals' Making

Media Release - The reduced biomass cap announced by the EPA yesterday confirms the atrocious state of Macquarie Harbour.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 6 May 2017

LibLabs in Lock Step on Fish Farm Expansion

Media Release - The Liberal and Labor parties have rejected the Greens' move to establish a Parliamentary Inquiry into fish farm expansion in Tasmania, wasting an opportunity to improve management of the industry and abandoning communities concerned about...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 May 2017

EPA Must Halt Plans to Dredge Macquarie Harbour

Media Release - The EPA must step in and halt any plans Tassal has to dredge the seabed in Macquarie Harbour.  This would mean serious risks for the marine environment and the surrounding commercial activities.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 3 May 2017

More Allegations of Diseased and Dying Salmon in Macquarie Harbour

Media Release - The Minister for Primary Industries, unaware of any problems, undertook to seek advice from the Environment Protection Authority.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 3 May 2017

Rockliff Dismisses Macquarie Harbour Mass Death Evidence

Media Release - Evidence of yet another permit breach by Tassal in Macquarie Harbour was released yesterday. On top of everything else, a mass fish death in 2015 was not reported in the required time.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 2 May 2017

Greens Move for Parliamentary Inquiry into Fish Farm Expansion

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens have moved to establish a Joint House inquiry into fish farm expansion plans to ensure all stakeholders are heard and independent expert advice guides the industry towards genuine world's best practice.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 2 May 2017

Groom's Refusal to Confirm Salmon Destock After World Heritage Damage

Media Release - In Question Time today, Environment Minister, Matthew Groom, refused to confirm Tassal will meet the EPA deadline of April 15 and have all their fish out of Franklin lease in Macquarie Harbour.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 13 Apr 2017

Liberals' Super Trawler Farce

Media Release - After changing their position before and after the 2014 election, the Liberals brought a bill to Parliament that merely cements existing super trawler regulations into law.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 11 Apr 2017

Industry Regulation Needed For Salmon Investment Confidence

Media Release - Australian Ethical Investment's divestment from Tassal is a slap in the face to the sustainability brand of the Tasmanian farmed salmon industry.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 31 Mar 2017

Labor and the Liberals Sing the Same Tune on Fish Farm Expansion

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens' LeaderThis morning Tasmania's new Labor Leader had the opportunity to tell Tasmanians that Labor is prepared to enter the 21st century on key environmental issues such as fish farm expansion. Unfortunately,...

- 20 Mar 2017

Petuna Plan an Admission of Regulation Failure

Media Release - Petuna Aquaculture’s public call for the EPA to create individual lease-level stocking limits is an admission that the government’s regulatory system is not fair, and is failing to protect Macquarie Harbour.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 Mar 2017

Fish Farm Delay a Reprieve for East Coast Residents

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Marine Environment spokespersonEast Coast residents will now have the time to provide detailed comments on a controversial jetty proposal in Triabunna, thanks to the Tasmanian Planning Commission's decision to...

- 10 Mar 2017

Premier Concedes Tassie Salmon Not "World's Best Practice"

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Marine Environment spokespersonThe Premier downgraded his assessment of the salmon industry’s practices as being “very good” in Parliament today.  Not even the Liberals can continue to claim Tasmania's salmon...

- 7 Mar 2017

Community Demands Rockliff Reverse Okehampton Bay Decision

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens' LeaderMore than 200 people packed the Triabunna Community Hall today to express their anger at the Liberal Government's decision to approve a Tassal fish farm in pristine Okehampton Bay.

- 5 Mar 2017

Halt Okehampton Bay Until Salmon Mess Cleared Up

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Environment spokespersonTassal joining Huon Aquaculture in court around the government's industry regulator raises even more issues about the government's regulation of the salmon industry.

- 23 Feb 2017

Labor and Liberals United on Okehampton Bay

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Environment spokespersonLabor have finally made their position clear on East Coast salmon industry expansion. They will join the Liberals in backing industry's short-term gains over the marine environment and...

- 21 Feb 2017

Fish Farm Goal-Shifting

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Environment spokespersonThe Minister for Primary Industries, Jeremy Rockliff, has announced he plans to regulate where salmon farm expansions can occur in the future, and it will "most likely be in oceanic...

- 19 Feb 2017

Okehampton Bay Decision

Media Release - It's no surprise the Minister's hand-picked panel have agreed with Minister Rockliff and recommended approving Tassal's operations at Okehampton Bay.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 Feb 2017

IMAS Report Confirms Urgent Need for Full Independent Oversight

Media Release - The IMAS report reveals Macquarie Harbour in a state of environmental collapse, with seriously low oxygen levels.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 9 Feb 2017

Macquarie Harbour Farms Destroy World Heritage Values

Media Release - By directing the destocking of salmon from the Franklin lease, the EPA has admitted the environmental damage that's occurred to the harbour and the adjoining World Heritage Area.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 8 Feb 2017

Government Must Release IMAS Report

Media Release - Late last year, the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies produced a report for government on the health of Macquarie Harbour.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 7 Feb 2017

Rockliff Hiding Macquarie Harbour Salmon Numbers

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Environment spokespersonThe Environment Protection Authority has lowered the maximum concentration of farmed fish in Macquarie Harbour down to 14,000 tonnes per hectare, reduced by one third of what Minister...

- 18 Jan 2017

Tandem Freefall: Parachute Fails For Macquarie Harbour and Fish Farm Industry

Media Release - A public spat between two CEOs of Tasmania’s largest regional industry employer on ABC radio this morning told us everything about the disastrous state of our salmon farming industry and the marine environment that sustains it.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 Dec 2016

Rockliff Under the Spotlight on Salmon

Media Release - Despite the scathing Four Corners exposé and yesterday's report of significant environmental damage in Macquarie Harbour from the EPA, the government still refuses to do what's needed to protect future jobs in the salmon farming industry.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 Nov 2016

EPA Report Confirms Macquarie Harbour Environmental Catastrophe

Media Release - The EPA's monitoring data report for salmon farming in Macquarie Harbour is not surprising. It won't be news to anyone who watched the Four Corners' exposé of Tasmania's salmon industry.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 15 Nov 2016

Expose Highlights Urgent Need for Salmon Industry Regulation

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokespersonThe scale of revelations on last night's Four Corners exposé of the Tasmanian salmon farming industry are immense.  It exposed the State Government wilfully pushing industry expansion at...

- 1 Nov 2016

Liberals Weak on Salmon, Ignore Insider Warnings

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokespersonNews that the State Government have ignored advice from industry about conditions at Macquarie Harbour on three occasions is alarming.  It puts Macquarie Harbour's marine environment,...

- 31 Oct 2016

Scouts Back Greens' Call for Cash For Containers

Media Release - We were delighted to join Scouts Tasmania's Chief Commissioner, Michael Hovington, and members of local scout troops on Kingston Beach today to call on the government to legislate a container deposit scheme in Tasmania.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 9 Oct 2016

Rockliff Allowing Salmon Farm Expansion Before Panel's Findings Received

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for PRIMARY INDUSTRIES and WATER, Mr ROCKLIFF

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 Sep 2016

Moratorium Required on Expansion of Marine Farming

Parliamentary Activity - Wednesday 21 September 2016Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes the recent media statement by Tassal that they intend to go full-steam ahead with their salmon farming expansion into Okehampton Bay without waiting...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 21 Sep 2016

Rockliff Silent on Fish Farm Regulation

Media Release - The Minister for Primary Industries made it clear in Parliament today he has no intention of limiting or stopping the expansion of Tassal onto the East Coast, despite a review that’s still ongoing.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 Sep 2016

Look Below the Waves on Threatened Species Day

Media Release - Tasmania is known for giant kelp forests and seagrass meadows. State waters have supported the highest known marine plant variety in the world, but recent research shows a sharp decline in biodiversity.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 7 Sep 2016

Real Assessment or Fish Farm Free East Coast

Media Release - The baseline data for Okehampton Bay shared publicly by aquaculture industry owner, Rowan Armitage, is the last nail in the coffin for the planned East Coast fish farm expansion.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 6 Sep 2016

Liberals Must Heed Productivity Commission Warning

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokespersonThe Productivity Commission’s draft Report on Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture has identified serious community concern about the poor management of environmental and social impacts of...

- 1 Sep 2016

Assurances Needed for East Coast on Fish Farms

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokespersonMinister Rockliff needs to expand the terms of reference for the Marine Farming Planning Review process to focus on the triple-bottom line. It should include a proper and independent...

- 17 Aug 2016

Proposed Fish Farm Review Just Green-Washing

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokespersonThe Minister for Primary Industries has finally heard the East Coast residents' outrage about the proposed fish farm in Okehampton Bay.

- 12 Aug 2016

State Budget: Address in Reply

Parliamentary Activity - The Greens have discussed our energy strategy on numbers of occasions in this House since we tabled it early this year.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 Jun 2016

Rockliff Rules Out Independent Assessment of East Coast Fish Farm

Media Release - Today, Minister Rockliff refused to commit to a formal independent assessment of the social impacts of new fish farm leases on the east coast. This is despite acknowledging the need to take out large amounts of fresh water from the local...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 8 Jun 2016

New Salmon Framework Only First Step

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokespersonThe Greens welcome the move to a more independent body to oversee the monitoring of marine farm discharge. However, the Government's new framework makes no change to the assessment or...

- 6 Jun 2016

Green Light For Unregulated Fish Farm Expansion

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokespersonMinister Rockliff has ruled out any further assessment of the impacts of fish farming in Okehampton Bay, despite the fact that there’s been no environmental baseline study of salmon...

- 3 May 2016

Abalone Quotas Need Immediate Review

Media Release - Abalone numbers have been on the decline for years, and the recent marine heatwave has intensified it. Climate change and overfishing have hit divers hard.

Andrea Dawkins - 3 May 2016

Salmon Stock Plunge A Climate Change Warning

Media Release - Tassal's 8% share price drop, and their announcement they'll walk away from two contracts with Coles and Simplot because of supply issues, raises serious questions about the government's ability to manage the long-term sustainability of...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 8 Apr 2016

Macquarie Harbour Fish Farm Questions Remain

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokespersonGovernment documents released today demonstrate that fish farms in Macquarie Harbour are still plagued by water quality problems, despite the government brushing aside concerns aired in...

- 7 Sep 2015

Senate Committee on Fish Missed the Boat

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokespersonThe Liberals and Labor will be given an opportunity in Parliament this week to put the sustainability of Tasmania's aquaculture industry ahead of short term politics.

- 23 Aug 2015