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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Nov 2019

Storm Bay Salmon Farm Approval Shows Disrespect for Community, and Science

The Liberals’ decision to approve mass expansion into Storm Bay shows the disregard they hold for community consultation and scientific evidence.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Oct 2018

Stewardship Certification Removal for Macquarie Harbour Salmon Not Surprising

It is mischievous for Petuna to claim catastrophically low oxygen levels have “nothing to do with the way in which we operate our marine farms."

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Oct 2018

Liberals Take Evasion to the Next Level on Salmon

The Minister for Primary Industries today refused to respond to allegations that 1,200 salmon a day are dying from POMV.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Jul 2018

Archer Must Explain Decision not to Exit Macquarie Harbour

The death of 1.38 million fish in Macquarie Harbour last summer confirms a catastrophic regulatory failure by the EPA.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  30 May 2018

Derwent Estuary Program

The Derwent Estuary Program is a partnership between a number of government business scientists and community groups.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 May 2018

Fish Farm Partnership Ignores Environmental Reality

Petuna and Tassal’s restructured operations in Macquarie Harbour may temporarily quell nervous shareholders.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  17 May 2018

Community Opposed to Storm Bay Fish Farm Expansion

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Jan 2018

Environment or Economic Protection Agency Overseeing Macquarie Harbour?

The context of the EPA’s meeting to discuss “contingency planning for mass mortalities” in Macquarie Harbour is all wrong.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Dec 2017

Macquarie Harbour Waste Announcement

The Greens are relieved wastewater from Tassal’s operations in Macquarie Harbour will not be dumped back into that waterway.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Nov 2017

Is Archer the Fresh Start the Marine Environment Needs?

New Environment Minister, Elise Archer, has the opportunity to be the fresh start the Tasmanian marine environment needs.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Oct 2017

ASC Breach Shows Liberals' Failed Regulations

Tassal’s Macquarie Harbour operations have failed to meet the Aquaculture Stewardship Council’s minimum standards for a third year running.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Sep 2017

Macquarie Harbour Waste Collection Needs Independent Monitoring

The revelation today that there’s been no independent testing of Tassal’s “nappy” waste collection system, other than a single visual inspection, is a disgrace.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Jul 2017

Macquarie Harbour at Risk with Liberals' Untested "Adaptive Management"

Instead of forcing Tassal to remove fish, they’ve been allowed to set up tarps under cages to capture thousands of tonnes of fish faeces.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 May 2017

ASC Condemns Macquarie Harbour Salmon Farming Practices

Tassal has breached 19 Aquaculture Stewardship Council standards in Macquarie Harbour. Dissolved oxygen levels are so low, life is suffocating.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 May 2017

EPA Must Halt Plans to Dredge Macquarie Harbour

The EPA must step in and halt any plans Tassal has to dredge the seabed in Macquarie Harbour.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  3 May 2017

More Allegations of Diseased and Dying Salmon in Macquarie Harbour

The Minister for Primary Industries, unaware of any problems, undertook to seek advice from the Environment Protection Authority.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  3 May 2017

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

The Labor Party, before this Government, has a long history of putting the environment last when it comes to salmon industry regulation.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Mar 2017

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

The Marine Farming Planning Review Panel ignored warnings and approved the expansion of salmon farms from annual production of 8 000 tonnes to 29 500 tonnes.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Mar 2017

IMAS Report Confirms Urgent Need for Full Independent Oversight

The IMAS report reveals Macquarie Harbour in a state of environmental collapse, with seriously low oxygen levels.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Feb 2017

Government Caves to Pressure on IMAS Report

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Feb 2017

Macquarie Harbour Farms Destroy World Heritage Values

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Feb 2017

Government Must Release IMAS Report

Late last year, the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies produced a report for government on the health of Macquarie Harbour.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Feb 2017

EPA Biomass Reduction an Indictment on Labor and Liberals

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Nov 2016

EPA Report Confirms Macquarie Harbour Environmental Catastrophe

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Nov 2016

Landmark Admission Of Harm By Salmon Industry

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Sep 2016

Real Assessment or Fish Farm Free East Coast

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Sep 2016

ASC Fish Farm Stamp of Approval Flawed

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Aug 2016

Government dodges Macquarie Harbour fish-farm question

A recent release through right to information confirms that dissolved oxygen levels and subsequent disease outbreaks continue to be a problem for fish farms.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Sep 2015

Cawthron Report Just First Step

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Sep 2015