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Greens Release Plan to Invest in Community Health

On behalf of the Greens I was proud to release our community health plan. Investing in preventative health services keeps people healthier and out of hospitals.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Apr 2021


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Labor Abandon Health as Paul Lennon's Grip Tightens

After spending five years talking about the importance of health to Tasmanians, Labor appears to have abandoned their ‘top priority’.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Sep 2019


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Mental Health Funding

There have been documented occasions where people in severe distress have been forced to wait in the emergency department for numbers of days.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Oct 2018


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Preventative Health

It is a fundamental insight into the atomistic, individualistic responsibility that this minister puts onto a person taking them outside of their environment.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Jun 2018


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Ferguson Abandons 'Best Health' Election Commitment

Minister Ferguson has refused to commit to continuing with the Liberals’ centerpiece election promise to make Tasmania the ‘Healthiest State’ by 2025.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Jun 2017


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Extra $220M to Health in Greens' Alternative Budget

The Greens’ Alternative Budget prioritises what Tasmanians most want, fixing the State’s health system - currently at breaking point.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 May 2017


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Tasmanian Health Forgotten in Federal Budget

The gradual withdrawal of Commonwealth health funding over the last few years exposes the dire state of Tasmania’s public health system.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 May 2017


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State Liberals Must Save Rural Health Services

Federal Assistant Minister for Rural Health, David Gillespie, clearly has no idea what will happen when critical rural health services are discontinued.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Dec 2016


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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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Oct 2016


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Business Over Health, Ferguson Must Resign as Minister

Health Minister, Michael Ferguson, has walked away from the government’s plan to take strong action to raise the legal age for smoking.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Jul 2016


Green Economics

State Budget: Address in Reply

The Greens have discussed our energy strategy on numbers of occasions in this House since we tabled it early this year.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jun 2016


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Evidence Based Solution Needed for Reducing Smoking Rates

We know smoking tobacco is the largest cause of preventable death and disease in Australia and it has an incredibly major impact on the health system.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Jun 2016


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Ideology in the Way of Preventative Health

Minister Ferguson has put his personal ideology in the way of preventive health measures in this year's Budget.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Jun 2016


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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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jun 2016


Green Economics

Greens Deliver for Northern Tasmania

Liberal backbencher Sarah Courtney MP's claims that Greens have forgotten northern Tasmania in our Alternative Budget is rubbish.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  1 Jun 2016


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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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Jun 2016


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Greens Alternative Budget Invests in Preventative Health

Instead of cutting the Health budget, and taking money out of emergency departments, the Greens would reinstate frontline health staff.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 May 2016


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Tasmanian Greens' Alternative Budget

We recognise that genuine planning for the 21st century requires a long term vision and the courage to make bold decisions to drive change.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  31 May 2016


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Budget Lacking in Courage and Vision, Puts Environment Last

Built on the mirage of a very short term surplus, the Liberals' third State Budget lacks both courage and vision.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 May 2016


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Ferguson Hiding on Scarlet Alliance Funding

Michael Ferguson today claimed it was a Departmental decision to cut funding to Scarlet Alliance, and denied he had anything to do with it.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  25 May 2016


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Cut to Scarlet Alliance a National Shame

The Health Minister's decision to cut government funding to the Tasmanian Sex Worker Project is at odds with preventive health policy.  

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 May 2016


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World No Tobacco Day

The Tasmanian Greens have marked World No Tobacco Day to call for guaranteed funding for the state’s anti-smoking media campaign.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  31 May 2014


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Fund School Preventative Health Programs

The Tasmanian government must provide budget certainty to the Tasmanian School Canteen Association (TSCA), Family Food Patch and Move Well Eat Well.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  26 May 2014


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Federal Budget Fails Healthier Children Scheme

The highly successful ‘Move Well, Eat Well’ program being delivered in Tasmanian schools is another victim of the first Abbott Budget.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 May 2014