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Duck Hunting Season

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 5 Mar 2020

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

Media Release - 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 - 5 Mar 2020

Protecting Tasmania's Wombats

Policies - The Tasmanian Greens want to ensure that adequate protections and recovery plans are in place for wombat mange...

Andrea Dawkins - 30 Oct 2017

Dog Control Amendment Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff delivers a Second Reading for the Dog Control Amendment Bill 2019, which introduces new provisions to assist with the detection of dogs responsible for attacks on sensitive wildlife and provide new penalties.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 31 Oct 2019

Bicheno Penguin Deaths Demand Government Action

Media Release - 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 - 24 Sep 2019

Draft Dog Control Amendment Bill 2019

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Sep 2019

Wild Swan Slaughter Must End

Media Release - Environment Minister, Peter Gutwein, refused to take responsibility for Tasmania’s native swans, while the Primary Industries Minister dismissed the need to investigate their large-scale slaughter.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 31 Jul 2019

Wallaby Cruelty Must be Condemned

Media Release - There is no excuse for the abuse of animals. The actions of those individuals who maimed two defenceless wallabies, by shooting them with a bow and arrow, are despicable.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 Jul 2019

Maria Island Pledge

Media Release - The Liberals’ pledge to keep Maria Island ‘wild and pristine’, however, is hypocritical in the extreme. This is the same government who have put the National Park’s wildness and pristine state at risk by simultaneously increasing visitor...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 21 Dec 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

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

Wombat Fire Deaths Must be Investigated

Media Release - 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 - 20 Nov 2017

Greens Release Plan to Save Tasmania's Wombats

Media Release - 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 - 7 Oct 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

TCT Roadkill Survey

Parliamentary Activity - Andrea Dawkins MP to move -That the House - 1.     Acknowledge the recent release of the Tasmanian Conservation Trust survey and report regarding Roadkill in Tasmania entitled –‘Roadkill: A survey of state road authorities and local...

Andrea Dawkins - 10 Aug 2017

Wombat Culls Must Be Banned

Media Release - 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 - 15 Jun 2017

Wombat Mange Needs Real Government Action

Media Release - 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 - 13 Mar 2017

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

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 15 Sep 2016

Call for Liberal Government to Ban 1080

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 25 May 2016

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

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

Andrea Dawkins - 3 May 2016

Minister Should End Duck Hunting

Media Release - 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 - 5 Mar 2016

Consideration for Wildlife Needed During Burnoffs

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 14 Oct 2015

Wildlife Crossings Needed to Reduce Roadkill

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 27 Aug 2015