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Liberals Still Holding Back Pill Testing

Media Release - Festivals like Party in the Paddock want to make sure they provide the safest possible environment to their patrons, but the Liberal Party is standing in their way.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 6 Feb 2020

ANU Review Demands Action on Pill Testing

Media Release - The ANU review found the pill testing service at Groovin’ the Moo did not encourage the use of drugs. Instead, the young people who used the service were more likely to avoid taking illicit drugs.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 10 Dec 2019

Greens Matter of Public Importance - Pill Testing this Summer

Parliamentary Activity - Full Debate on the Greens' Matter of Public Importance on ensuring that pill testing can occur at festivals this summer.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 14 Nov 2019

Party In The Paddock to Champion Pill Testing

Media Release - We are proud to be the sponsor of Party In The Paddock’s Parliamentary petition calling for pill testing to be trialled in Tasmania. This is critically important in the lead-up to the summer festival season.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 15 Nov 2019

NSW Coroner Recommends Immediate Action on Pill Testing

Media Release - New South Wales deputy state coroner, Harriet Grahame, has examined the tragic deaths at music festivals, and today passed down her straightforward and compassionate findings. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 8 Nov 2019

Misuse of Drugs Amendment (Drug Analysis) Bill 2018

Greens Bill - A Bill for an Act to amend the Misuse of Drugs Act 2001 to provide for the lawful delivery of drug analysis services.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 28 Nov 2018

Poisons Amendment Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff details concerns surrounding the banning of the sale of ice pipes in a Second Reading contribution to the Poisons Amendment Bill 2019.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 29 Oct 2019

Labor Back Liberals in the Failed 'War on Drugs'

Media Release - The Liberals’ ban on the sale of ice pipes passed through the House of Assembly this afternoon with the support of the Labor Party. The passage of this legislation effectively undermines Australia’s decades-long, harm reduction drug...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 29 Oct 2019

Liberal Motion - Labor Party Plans for Future

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff speaks to the Liberals' 'Labor Party Plans for Future' Motion, discussing them walking away from progressive reforms like pill testing, voluntary assisted dying, increasing the size of parliament and a Human Rights Act.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 11 Sep 2019

Labor Leadership Failure

Media Release - In a time of climate emergency and growing social inequality, political parties need to work together to advance the public interest. Instead, Labor Leader, Rebecca White, is playing silly political games while the planet burns.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Sep 2019

Labor Backflip on Protecting Young Lives

Media Release - The Labor Party’s decision to oppose Independent MLC, Ruth Forrest’s pill testing Motion makes it clear they’ve abandoned their party platform.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 13 Aug 2019

Courtney in Pill Testing Spotlight

Media Release - Hobart City Council’s vote in support of pill testing puts new Health Minister, Sarah Courtney, in the spotlight.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 Jul 2019

Budget Reply Speech

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor delivers a budget reply speech for the 2019-20 state Budget, and speaks to alternative policies in the Greens' Alternative Budget.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 May 2019

Want of confidence in Minister for Health, Mr Ferguson

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff speaks to a no confidence motion in the Minister for Health, Michael Ferguson, discussing failures in the health system and ideological opposition to policies such as surgical terminations in the public health system and...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 30 Apr 2019

Pill Testing at Public Events

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff questions the Minister for Health on pill testing following the ACT Health Minister's invitation to observe the ACT's second pill testing trial.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 30 Apr 2019

State of the State Address

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor delivers a State of the State address (Address in Reply speech) for 2019.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Mar 2019

Labor in 2019 Stands for Nothing

Media Release - Tasmanians who voted Labor at the last election on the basis of their position of principle on pokies will be wondering what, if anything, State Labor stands for in 2019.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 Mar 2019

Adjournment - Pill Testing

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff speaks on the adjournment on the Labor Party's position on pill testing.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 28 Nov 2018

Misuse of Drugs Amendment (Drug Analysis) Bill 2018 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor delivers a Second Reading speech for the Greens' Misuse of Drugs Amendment (Drug Analysis) Bill 2018 to establish a framework for the legal, professional testing of drugs.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 28 Nov 2018

Misuse of Drugs Amendment (Drug Analysis) Bill 2018 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff delivers a Second Reading speech for the Greens' Misuse of Drugs Amendment (Drug Analysis) Bill 2018 to establish a framework for the legal, professional testing of drugs.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 28 Nov 2018

Fearful Labor Abandons Pill Testing Policy

Media Release - The Greens are disappointed Labor has put politics above keeping young people safe in their decision not to support the Misuse of Drugs Amendment (Drug Analysis) Bill 2018.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 Nov 2018

ACT Pill Testing Will Save Lives

Media Release - The ACT Government’s decision to allow free pill testing at the Spilt Milk festival will save lives. We congratulate the ACT for their courage and common sense.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 Sep 2017

Mass Drug Overdose Demands Response - Pill Testing Saves Lives

Parliamentary Activity - Ms Woodruff to move—That the House:—(1) Understands that on 22 and 23 October 2016, Australia experienced its worst massdrug overdose in decades with doctors expecting it will happen again in the next fewmonths.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 Oct 2016

Pill Testing to Save Young Tasmanian Lives

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for POLICE, FIRE and EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, Mr HIDDING

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 25 Oct 2016

Pill Testing Could Save Tasmanian Lives

Media Release - Police Minister, Rene Hidding, once again showed Tasmanians he would rather continue a failed "war on drugs" than reduce the risk of drug deaths among young people.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 25 Oct 2016

Call for Government to Fund Pill Testing to Keep Our Youth Safe

Parliamentary Activity - Call on the Minister for Police and Emergency Management, Hon Rene Hidding MP, to forgo his outdated ‘war on drugs’ mentality in favour of saving young lives, and to support the introduction of pill testing at our festivals.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 2 Jun 2016

Hidding Won't Commit to Keeping Our Young People Safe

Parliamentary Activity - Wednesday 1 June 2016Ms WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for POLICE, FIRE and EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, Mr HIDDING[10.35]

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 Jun 2016

Greens Alternative Budget 2016: Health a Priority Over Fictional Surplus

Parliamentary Activity - Call on the Liberal and Labor parties to support sensible Greens’ policy that prioritises the long term wellbeing of Tasmanians over a fictional budget surplus.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 Jun 2016

Liberals' Blind Refusal to Protect Young People

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Health spokespersonThe Police Minister, Rene Hidding, today refused out of hand to consider pill testing measures at festivals as a way of protecting young people from harm, despite support from the Police...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 Jun 2016