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Adjournment - Water Pollution

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff discusses the potential Hobart drinking water and irrigation scheme restrictions during the adjournment.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 28 Nov 2019

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

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

Liberals Take Evasion to the Next Level on Salmon

Media Release - The Minister for Primary Industries today in Parliament refused to respond to allegations that 1,200 salmon a day are dying from Pilchard orthomyxovirus (POMV) at the Dover and Tasman salmon farm leases.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 3 Jul 2018

Archer Must Explain Decision not to Exit Macquarie Harbour

Media Release - The death of 1.38 million fish in Macquarie Harbour last summer confirms a catastrophic regulatory failure by the EPA and the State Government’s policy directives that govern its activities. This mass salmon death reveals the Liberals’...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 30 May 2018

Derwent Estuary Program

Parliamentary Activity - The Derwent Estuary Program, as most members would know, is a partnership between a number of government business scientists and community groups, particularly the Brighton, Clarence, Derwent Valley, Glenorchy, Hobart and Kingborough...

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

Community Opposed to Storm Bay Fish Farm Expansion

Media Release - The Storm Bay sea-grab by Huon Aquaculture, Tassal and Petuna will see 19 million square metres of public waters privatised.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 21 Jan 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reply to Premier's Address - Government Declares War on the Environment

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I rise to give my response to the Premier's Address. I am going to focus my address on the state of the environment, this Government's declared war on the environment, and talk about the impacts that...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 10 Mar 2017

East Coast Doesn't Want Minister's 'World's Best Practice' Fish Farms

Parliamentary Activity - Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—(1) Understands that in 2012, the conservation movement and others, including a former salmon farmer, opposed the 360 per cent increase in salmon farm production that was approved for Macquarie Harbour...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 8 Mar 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

Government Caves to Pressure on IMAS Report

Media Release - After significant pressure, the government has caved in and released the damning IMAS report on the state of Macquarie Harbour.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 8 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

EPA Biomass Reduction an Indictment on Labor and Liberals

Media Release - The EPA's plan to reduce the number of farmed salmon in Macquarie Harbour by a third is a desperate attempt to save the marine life and farms in that basin from total collapse.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 30 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

Landmark Admission Of Harm By Salmon Industry

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens are pleased to hear the acknowledgement by the CEO of Huon Aquaculture, Francis Bender, on ABC Radio 936 that inshore salmon farming is bad for the marine environment, a wedge for local communities, and is damaging its...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 28 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

ASC Fish Farm Stamp of Approval Flawed

Media Release - The Aquaculture Stewardship Council team’s recommendation that Petuna Seafoods gets a “good stewardship” credit for their Macquarie Harbour fish farms is deeply flawed.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 Aug 2016

Government dodges Macquarie Harbour fish-farm question

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for PRIMARY INDUSTRIES and WATER, Mr ROCKLIFF The recent release through right to information of a departmental discussion paper about Macquarie Harbour water quality confirms that dissolved oxygen levels...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 Sep 2015

Cawthron Report Just First Step

Media Release - The government is finally releasing information about water quality problems in Macquarie Harbour, with the publication of the Cawthron review.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 15 Sep 2015