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Tasmanian Devil

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary - Wildlife Hospital

I want to talk about a really important initiative that they have literally just launched today. In January 2018, Bonorong launched Tasmania's first wildlife ho

Vica Bayley MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Nov 2023

Forester Kangaroo

1080 Poison - Permit For Use on Property with Threatened Species

Minister, are you aware that a permit has been issued by your department to use 1080 poison on a property in the Southern Midlands?

Vica Bayley MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Aug 2023

Chestnut Teal Ducks

Native Duck Slaughter Set To Begin

From dawn tomorrow the sound of gunfire will ring out across waterways around Tasmania, marking the start of this year's native duck hunting season

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Mar 2023

Chestnut Teal Ducks

Jaensch Refuses to Protect Native Birds on World Wetlands Day

Nature lovers across lutruwita/Tasmania are celebrating World Wetlands Day today.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Feb 2023

Chestnut Teal Ducks

End Cruel Duck Shoot Bonanza

The Tasmanian Greens have today written to Minister for Environment Roger Jaensch calling on him to intervene and stop the hunting of native ducks in Tasmania.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Jan 2023

Wedge-Tailed Eagle

TasNetworks - Threatened Birds

You signed an MOU with Raptor Refuge in 2016. How is that going at the moment?

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 Dec 2022

Black Swan, Tasmania

Palmer Needs to Stop Swan Killings

The news of a Tasmanian government-sanctioned shooting of more than 200 protected swans and their baby cygnets at a trout fishing estate is beyond belief

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Nov 2022

Tasmanian Devil

Tasmanian Devils - Road Kill Numbers

220 endangered Tasmanian devils have been killed on the state's roads in the last 18 months.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Sep 2022

Tasmanian Devil

Jaensch Marks Threatened Species Day with More Dithering on Devils

On Threatened Species Day, we hear 220 Tasmanian devils have been killed on the state’s roads in the last year.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Sep 2022


Money for Carers Can't Hide the Carnage

Millions of native animals, including wallabies, green rosellas, cockatoos and wombats have been killed in Tasmania under property protection permits.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Aug 2022

Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Primary Industries and Water – Seal Deaths

Minister, are you concerned at the gross use of underwater explosives, more than 8000 underwater explosives that are used for the purpose of scaring seals?

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Jun 2022

Chestnut Teal Ducks

Native Duck Slaughter Must End

Native birds being blasted from the skies is not sport, and it’s not the Tasmanian way of life.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Feb 2022


Infrastructure and Transport - Roadkill

A UTAS and CSIRO collaboration found more than 294 000 Tasmanian native animals are killed every year by vehicles on our roads.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Sep 2021

Cat, Feral with Bird

Greens Table Legislation to Protect Native Wildlife

The Greens tabled two Bills in Parliament today, designed to protect our state’s unique and special native wildlife.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Jun 2021

Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Big Salmon Ducks Scrutiny on Mass Wildlife Deaths

Details, released under Right to Information today, reveal the incredibly devastating impact of salmon farming on Tasmanian native marine life.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Mar 2021

Chestnut Teal Ducks

Greens Bear Witness to Duck Slaughter

Gun shots echoed across Tasmania’s inland waterways this morning, as native ducks were blasted out of the skies in the name of ‘sport’.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Mar 2021

Chestnut Teal Ducks

Barnett Ignores Expert Advice and Duck Shooting Cruelty

Primary Industries Minister, Guy Barnett continues his obstinate refusal to listen to the evidence when it comes to native duck shooting. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Mar 2021

Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Government Investigates, Approves Seal Cruelty for Salmon Giant

RTI documents show a DPIPWE investigation into Animal Welfare Act breaches was taking place while the same department was approving an almost identical practice

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Oct 2020

Wild Coast, Tasmania

Whale Deaths on the West Coast

It's just the grimmest thing and the sad truth that no matter how many you take back to deep water, they're always going to swim towards the clicks and squeals.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Sep 2020

Ocean Waves

Whale Deaths on the West Coast

I rise today with a heavy heart to mark the deaths of more than 360 long-finned pilot whales.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Sep 2020

Cat, Feral with Bird

Barnett Lets the Cats Out of the Bag

The Government had the opportunity to tackle one of the state’s biggest environmental issues, but they fell at the first hurdle.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Aug 2020

Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Duck Hunting - Right to Information Request

In response to media reporting on a briefing minute released, the DPIPWE Secretary issued a statement claiming the Minister had never received the minute.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Aug 2020

Chestnut Teal Ducks

Barnett’s Duck and Cover

Minister Barnett’s feeble attempt to duck scrutiny won’t work, he’s not fooling anyone.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Aug 2020

Tasmanian Devil

Roadkill Mitigation

A letter to the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport in relation to roadkill mitigation technologies.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Submission  |  31 Jul 2020

Chestnut Teal Ducks

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 Mar 2020

Chestnut Teal Ducks

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’.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Mar 2020

Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Dog Control Amendment Bill 2019

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 Oct 2019

Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Sep 2019

Dogs, Happy, Poking Heads Through Gap in Fence

Draft Dog Control Amendment Bill 2019

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Submission  |  27 Sep 2019

Black Swan, Tasmania

Wild Swan Slaughter Must End

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

Dr 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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Jul 2019

Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Maria Island Pledge

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Dec 2018

Ocean Waves

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

Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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.

Dr 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.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  7 Oct 2017

Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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

Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Salmon Industry - Seal Relocation

The Minister has ruled out relocating seals to the north-west of Tasmania starting in December, but not relocations completely.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Sep 2017


Wombat Culls Must Be Banned

A ban on crop protection permits being issued for wombats is the only way to prevent localised extinction and ensure survival of the species.

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 wombat population from the spread of sarcoptic mange.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  13 Mar 2017

Chestnut Teal Ducks

Minister Should End Duck Hunting

Minister Groom should celebrate this centenary year of the nearby Freycinet National Park by declaring an end to duck hunting.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Mar 2016


Consideration for Wildlife Needed During Burnoffs

The scale and frequency of fuel reduction burns have increased from the creation of a buffer zone to what is now broadscale incineration.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Oct 2015

Tasmanian Devil

Wildlife Crossings Needed to Reduce Roadkill

Approximately 1 animal every 2 minutes is killed on Tasmanian roads, which equates to at least 300,000 animals annually, including 3,000 Tasmanian devils.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Aug 2015