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Liberals Still Holding Back Pill Testing

Festivals 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  |  Media Release  |  6 Feb 2020

ANU Review Demands Action on Pill Testing

The ANU review found the pill testing service at Groovin’ the Moo did not encourage the use of drugs.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Dec 2019

Pill Testing this Summer

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Nov 2019

Party In The Paddock to Champion Pill Testing

We are proud to be the sponsor of Party In The Paddock’s Parliamentary petition calling for pill testing to be trialled in Tasmania.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Nov 2019

NSW Coroner Recommends Immediate Action on Pill Testing

The New South Wales deputy state coroner has examined the tragic deaths at music festivals and today passed down her findings. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Nov 2019

Misuse of Drugs Amendment (Drug Analysis) Bill 2018

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  |  Greens Bill  |  28 Nov 2018

Poisons Amendment Bill 2019

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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Oct 2019

Labor Back Liberals in the Failed 'War on Drugs'

The Liberals’ ban on the sale of ice pipes passed through the House of Assembly this afternoon with the support of the Labor Party.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Oct 2019

Labor Party Plans for Future

This is a highly political and silly motion in the way it is drafted.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 Sep 2019

Labor Leadership Failure

In a time of climate emergency and growing social inequality, political parties need to work together to advance the public interest.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Sep 2019

Labor Backflip on Protecting Young Lives

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  |  Media Release  |  13 Aug 2019

Courtney in Pill Testing Spotlight

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Jul 2019

Budget Reply Speech

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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 May 2019

Want of confidence in Minister for Health, Mr Ferguson

The evidence of the past five years has persuaded me that this minister is not able to appreciate and to act in consultation with his hard-working staff.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Apr 2019

Pill Testing at Public Events

The ACT health minister invited Minister Ferguson to the Groovin the Moo Festival to observe their second pill-testing trial in operation.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Apr 2019

State of the State Address

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Mar 2019

Labor in 2019 Stands for Nothing

Tasmanians who voted Labor at the last election on the basis of their position on pokies will be wondering what State Labor stands for in 2019.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Mar 2019

Pill Testing

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Nov 2018

Misuse of Drugs Amendment (Drug Analysis) Bill 2018

The Falls Festival starts on 28 December this year and there will be no safe pill testing regime in place.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Nov 2018

Misuse of Drugs Amendment (Drug Analysis) Bill 2018

This bill amends the Misuse of Drugs Act 2001 by inserting a new Part 4A to establish a legal framework for lawful drug analysis pill testing.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Nov 2018

Fearful Labor Abandons Pill Testing Policy

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  |  Media Release  |  26 Nov 2018

ACT Pill Testing Will Save Lives

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  |  Media Release  |  22 Sep 2017

Mass Drug Overdose Demands Response - Pill Testing Saves Lives

On 22 and 23 October 2016, Australia experienced its worst mass drug overdose in decades with doctors expecting it will happen again in the next few months.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Oct 2016

Pill Testing to Save Young Tasmanian Lives

Last week 12 young people were hospitalised on the Gold Coast after consuming a drug they thought was ecstasy. Twenty-seven-year-old Ricky Stevens later died.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Oct 2016

Pill Testing Could Save Tasmanian Lives

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  |  Media Release  |  25 Oct 2016

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

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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 Jun 2016

Hidding Won't Commit to Keeping Our Young People Safe

The evidence shows pill testing will keep our young people safe from harmful drugs and it has the support of the Police Association.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jun 2016

Greens Alternative Budget 2016: Health a Priority Over Fictional Surplus

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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jun 2016

Liberals' Blind Refusal to Protect Young People

The 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 Association.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Jun 2016