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Duck Hunting Season

The opening of the annual duck shooting season starts this long weekend. Native ducks will be blasted out of the skies in the name of sport.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 Mar 2020

Duck Shooting is Animal Cruelty, Not "Way of Life"

Gun shots will echo across Tasmania’s inland waterways this weekend, as native ducks are brutally blasted out of the skies in the name of ‘sport’.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Mar 2020

Protecting Tasmania's Wombats

<p>The Tasmanian Greens want to ensure that adequate protections and recovery plans are in place for wombat mange...

Andrea Dawkins  |  Policies  |  30 Oct 2017

Dog Control Amendment Bill 2019

This is a bill that has been widely supported amongst people in the community we have spoken to.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 Oct 2019

Bicheno Penguin Deaths Demand Government Action

Thirteen little penguins were today found dead near the Bicheno blowhole, with cause of death yet to be determined – but likely to be from dog attack.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Sep 2019

Draft Dog Control Amendment Bill 2019

Tasmanian Greens submission to the draft Dog Control Amendment Bill 2019.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Submission  |  27 Sep 2019

Wild Swan Slaughter Must End

Environment Minister, Peter Gutwein, refused to take responsibility for Tasmania’s native swans.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Jul 2019

Wallaby Cruelty Must be Condemned

The actions of those individuals who maimed two defenceless wallabies, by shooting them with a bow and arrow, are despicable.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Jul 2019

Maria Island Pledge

The Liberals’ pledge to keep Maria Island ‘wild and pristine’ is hypocritical in the extreme.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Dec 2018

Courtney Must Act on Seal Cruelty

Thousands of Australian fur seals are being shot by ‘beanbag’ bullets, underwater explosives, injured, blinded, deafened - and killed in some cases.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Oct 2018

Courtney Dodges Question on Mass Salmon Escape and Seal Deaths

The Minister for Primary Industries, Sarah Courtney, dodged questions in Parliament on reports of mass salmon escapes and seal deaths.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  22 May 2018

Wombat Fire Deaths Must be Investigated

The wombat deaths in Kelso in Northern Tasmania, as a result of an intentionally-lit gorse fire, are a tragic loss for the local wildlife population.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  20 Nov 2017

Greens Release Plan to Save Tasmania's Wombats

The severe outbreak of wombat mange in 2010 has led to a likely extinction of the wombat population in Narawntapu National Park. Since then, this problem has become far more widespread.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  7 Oct 2017

Salmon Industry - Seal Relocation

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

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Sep 2017

Salmon Industry - Seal Relocation

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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Sep 2017

TCT Roadkill Survey

The report surveyed major state road managers including Hydro Tasmania, State Growth, Parks and Wildlife and Forestry Tasmania, as well as local councils.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Aug 2017

Wombat Culls Must Be Banned

The government’s announcement that three of the four current wombat cull permits are to be revoked comes after months of pressure from the community, in large part the Wombat Warriors, and support of the Greens in Parliament.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  15 Jun 2017

Wombat Mange Needs Real Government Action

The government's announcement of $100,000 is a positive step, but much more needs to be done to save the Tasmanian wombat population from the spread of sarcoptic mange.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  13 Mar 2017

Save Tasmania's Wombats

Tasmania’s wombat population is being decimated by a deadly mite ‘Sarcoptic scabiei’ that causes mange, and which has wiped out 95 per cent of wombats in Naurantapu Park and other parts of Tasmania.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Oct 2016

More Needs to Be Done to Protect Tasmania's Native Animals

Rosalie Woodruff tables a motion calling for the introduction of financial rewards to encourage the public to come forward with information to help solve criminal killing of endangered wildlife.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Sep 2016

Call for Liberal Government to Ban 1080

Rosalie Woodruff tables a motion calling on the government to ban 1080 poison.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 May 2016

Call for Government to Roll Out Virtual Fencing to Reduce Wildlife Fatalities

Andrea Dawkins tables a motion calling on the government to develop a fiscal strategy to roll out virtual fencing around the State.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016

Minister Should End Duck Hunting

The whimsical performance of Duck Lake by wildlife protesters on Moulting Lagoon was a courageous attempt to draw attention to the archaic and dishonourable practice of shooting native birds for sport.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Mar 2016

Consideration for Wildlife Needed During Burnoffs

Andrea Dawkins tables a motion calling on the government to consider the impact of burns and fires on native wildlife when undertaking any assessment of reduction burns and bushfire management.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Oct 2015

Wildlife Crossings Needed to Reduce Roadkill

Andrea Dawkins tables a motion calling on the government to undertake assessment of the impact of road deaths on Tasmania’s wildlife as well as a cost analysis of the construction of further fencing solutions and wildlife road crossings.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Aug 2015