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Liberals' Sham Consultation to Entrench Poker Machine Harm

Media Release - The Liberals' plan for the future of gambling in Tasmania released last yesterday afternoon will entrench social harm for two decades to come. It is the gambling industry's wish list written up as government policy, and labelled as '...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 Feb 2020

Wellbeing of Young Tasmanians

Media Release - Today’s Investing in the Wellbeing of Tasmania’s Children and Young People report released by the Commissioner for Children and Young People paints a mixed picture of our Tasmania’s progress on the wellbeing of young Tasmanians.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Feb 2020

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Health

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff contributes to Labor's Matter of Public Importance on Health, discussing budget allocations and progress on implementing Access Solutions meeting agreements.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 12 Nov 2019

Quality Education for all Tasmanian Students

Policies - The Tasmanian Greens believe that investment in education is one of the most important functions of government. Our...

Andrea Dawkins - 2 Feb 2018

Mental Wellness A Path to Recovery

Policies - The Tasmanian Greens know a lot more needs to be done to improve our mental health system, including clearer pathways,...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 Mar 2018

Looking Out for LGBTI Tasmanians

Policies - The Tasmanian Greens believe every Australian has the right to be treated equally. Action on equality is essential for...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 Jan 2018

Federal Religious Freedom Bill

Parliamentary Activity - As Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing, do you support your federal colleagues' push for the so-called religious freedom bill, which will make it easier for bigots to humiliate, harass, harm and hurt the mental wellbeing of LGBTI...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Sep 2019

Estimates Reply - Minister Ferguson

Parliamentary Activity - Chair, I will reflect on some of the enlightening conversations I had with the minister in his capacity as the Minister for Health.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 12 Jun 2019

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Mental Health

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, it is pretty galling to stand up here and have to talk about the words, but the words matter.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 11 Jun 2019

Greens Matter of Public Importance - Child and Youth Mental Health

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens) - Mr Deputy Speaker, that was the clearest statement we have had from the Minister for Health on the situation in the child and adolescent mental health area of public policy.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 30 May 2019

Greens Matter of Public Importance - Child and Youth Mental Health

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I move -That the House take note of the following matter: child and youth mental health.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 30 May 2019

Budget 2019-20 - Mental Health Facilities

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for HEALTH, Mr FERGUSON

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 30 May 2019

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Mental Health in Schools

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I am pleased to make some comments on behalf of the Greens on this very serious matter that I am sure hangs heavily on the minds of many parents in the Tasmanian community.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 29 May 2019

Climate Change Emergency - Health Effects

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for HEALTH, Mr FERGUSON

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 23 May 2019

Gender Reform Laws Must be Debated Next Week

Media Release - Tasmania’s Upper House has passed nation-leading legislation that would end the punitive and entrenched bureaucratic discrimination against transgender people.  

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 Apr 2019

Tasmania's Distressing AIHW Mental Health Report Card

Media Release - In the last year, we had far more people accessing medication than any other Australian state - two and a half times more than the Northern Territory. Tasmanians are buying an average of 9.3 prescriptions every year to help with their...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 5 Dec 2018

Mental Health Amendment Bill 2018 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, on behalf of the Greens I add our support to the Mental Health Amendment Bill. It sounds like it is a change that is important and needed, initiated by the Mental Health Tribunal, supported by...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 21 Nov 2018

Ministerial Statement - Rebuilding the Health System

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam There is a lot to say about this announcement by the minister and I will return to the Premier's reference to mental health carers and the comments by Maxine Griffiths. They are pertinent to this whole area,...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 Oct 2018

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Health

Parliamentary Activity - There have been documented occasions where people in severe distress have been forced to wait in the emergency department for numbers of days.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 Oct 2018

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Vulnerable People

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I thank my colleague, Ms Standen, for bringing this matter of public importance on today. Rarely a day goes past in this place where we are not talking about vulnerability...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 Sep 2018

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Health

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I find it concerning to speak in a Chamber where people are slinging personal insults across the room. That is really disgraceful and it brings a level of disrespect into this  place that we...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 Sep 2018

Still Work to be Done on LGBTI Equality

Media Release - Hundreds of Tasmanians refused to let thunder and rain dampen their rainbow spirits today at the annual TasPride march through Hobart.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 Jan 2018

Mental Health Unit Rejected

Media Release - The Australian Medical Association leaves no room for doubt in their criticism of the Hodgman Liberal government’s plan to steamroll through a new acute mental health facility.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 Nov 2017

Matter of Public Importance - Mental Health

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Speaker, it is a shameful performance from both the Labor and the Liberal parties in this instance.  The Labor Party has raised some very important questions but it seems to be more about playing the politics...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 31 Oct 2017

Contempt of Court Risk Health Minister's Fault

Media Release - Minister Ferguson has failed to properly resource the State's only secure mental health facility, the Wilfred Lopes Centre. Staffing levels are now so low the Centre cannot safely follow a Supreme Court order to admit a prisoner for care.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 14 Oct 2017

Launceston General Hospital - Psychiatric Services

Parliamentary Activity - Ms DAWKINS question to MINISTER for HEALTH, Mr FERGUSON[10.10 a.m.]

- 15 Aug 2017

Royal Hobart Hospital - Psychiatric Medicine Accreditation

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for HEALTH, Mr FERGUSON

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 9 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

Ferguson's Failure on Psychiatric Medicine at the RHH

Media Release - The Royal Australian New Zealand College of Psychiatrists yesterday formally advised the Tasmanian Health Service that the Royal Hobart Hospital would no longer be considered an accredited training hospital.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 9 Aug 2017

Labor and Liberals Ignore Health Cost of Pokies

Media Release - Tasmanians lose $200 million a year to poker machines. They devastate families and destroy lives.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 28 Jul 2017

Extra $220M to Health in Greens' Alternative Budget

Media Release - The Greens’ Alternative Budget prioritises what Tasmanians most want, fixing the State’s health system - currently at breaking point. Included in our Alternative Budget is an investment of an additional $220 million over four years to help...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 31 May 2017

State Liberals Must Fight for Rural Alive and Well Funding

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens' Primary Industries spokespersonThe funding insecurity around Rural Alive and Well is deeply concerning.  Many rural Tasmanians have survived depression and suicide thanks to the committed staff and volunteers at...

- 20 Feb 2017

RHH Decant Leaves Psychiatric Unit Out in the Cold

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Health spokespersonThe decant of the Psychiatric Unit at the Royal Hobart Hospital, due to start tomorrow, will drastically cut the quality of care for people in the greatest need.

- 28 Nov 2016

Liberals Cave to Extreme Right on Safe Schools

Media Release - At their State Council meeting today, the Tasmania Liberals passed a Motion to abolish the Safe Schools program.

Andrea Dawkins - 5 Nov 2016

Selfie Challenge to Raise Awareness for Dementia and Alzheimer's

Parliamentary Activity - Wednesday 21 September 2016Andrea Dawkins MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes that 21 September 2016 is World Alzheimer’s Day, coinciding with September being Dementia Awareness Month, and which includes a series of events...

- 21 Sep 2016

Desperate Need for Rehabilitative Services for Ice Addiction

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Acknowledges that the very real and dangerous increase in Crystalline Methamphetamine (Ice) use in Tasmania is now strongly suggestive of an epidemic.(2)           Notes that:-

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 Sep 2016

Anti-Discrimination Act Changes are Dangerous

Media Release - The removal of the word ‘reasonably’ from the final draft of proposed amendments to the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 is proof that Premier, Will Hodgman, is being driven by the hard Right in his Party, just like his Federal colleague,...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 Sep 2016

On RUOK Day Liberals Should Rethink Anti-Discrimination Act Changes

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderRUOK Day is an important reminder that reaching out to people in mental distress is something we can all do.  We can all ask our friends and people we care about if they are OK.  For a person experiencing...

- 8 Sep 2016

Australia's Asylum Seeker Shame

Parliamentary Activity - Wednesday 17 August 2016Cassy O'Connor MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Acknowledges with shame that Australia has been detaining asylum seekers offshore on Nauru and Manus Island under the direction of the Federal Liberal...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Aug 2016

Liberals Need to Honour Their Suicide Prevention Election Commitment

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 14 June 2016Rosalie Woodruff to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes that:—(a)           as part of an election commitment the Liberal Government allocated $3 million to suicide prevention strategies in the 2014/15 Budget, with...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 14 Jun 2016

LGBTI Issues: Ultimate Support for a Simple Life

Parliamentary Activity - Mr Deputy Speaker, I rise tonight to respond to parliamentary secretary Mr Barnett's adjournment speech last evening on Safe Schools and his continued attack on LGBTI issues in this Parliament.

Andrea Dawkins - 1 Jun 2016

Greens Alternative Budget 2016: Health a Priority Over Fictional Surplus

Parliamentary Activity - Call on the Liberal and Labor parties to support sensible Greens’ policy that prioritises the long term wellbeing of Tasmanians over a fictional budget surplus.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 Jun 2016

Greens Alternative Budget Invests in Preventative Health

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens today announced we make a significant contribution to improving the health of Tasmanians by increasing the Health budget by $139.3M over four years.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 31 May 2016

Federal Budget 2016: Premier Says Eslake, TasCOSS, Anglicare Are Wrong

Parliamentary Activity - Economist Saul Eslake agrees that Tuesday's budget contains little for Tasmania, and the Tasmanian Council of Social Services and Anglicare have given the federal budget a big thumbs down.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 May 2016

Saving Lives from Suicide

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderThe Tasmanian Greens warmly welcome the Liberal Government's Suicide Prevention Strategy.

- 11 Mar 2016

Vietnam Veterans Day

Parliamentary Activity - Congratulates Mates4Mates and the Family Recovery Centres for the ongoing and vital care and support they provide to Australian Defence Force personnel and returned service men and women and their families.

Andrea Dawkins - 18 Aug 2015

White Paper Welcome but Not Enough for Tassie

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Primary Industries spokesperson

- 5 Jul 2015

Adolescent and Youth Mental Health Services

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for HEALTH, Mr FERGUSON   [10.12 a.m.]Do you agree that, despite the Budget's extra allocation of $2.4 million over four years, mental health services for young Tasmanians remain the most poo

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Jun 2015

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Remains Critically Under Resourced

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Health spokesperson Tasmania's youth mental health services remain the most poorly resourced in the country, despite the extra funding allocated to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in this year's State...

- 3 Jun 2015