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Preventative Health

Labor Abandon Health as Paul Lennon's Grip Tightens

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 3 Sep 2019

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Health

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 Oct 2018

Matter of Public Importance - Preventative Health

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 Jun 2018

Ferguson Abandons 'Best Health' Election Commitment

Media Release - During today's Budget Estimates hearings, Minister Ferguson refused to commit to continuing with the Liberals’ centrepiece election promise to make Tasmania the ‘Healthiest State’ by 2025.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 6 Jun 2017

Extra $220M to Health in Greens' Alternative Budget

Media Release - The Greens’ Alternative Budget prioritises what Tasmanians most want, fixing the State’s health system - currently at breaking point. Included in our Alternative Budget is an investment of an additional $220 million over four years to help...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 31 May 2017

Tasmanian Health Forgotten in Federal Budget

Media Release - The gradual withdrawal of Commonwealth health funding over the last few years exposes the dire state of Tasmania’s public health system. This Federal Budget continues that trend.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 10 May 2017

State Liberals Must Save Rural Health Services

Media Release - Federal Assistant Minister for Rural Health, David Gillespie, clearly has no idea what will happen on 1 January 2017, when critical rural health services are discontinued.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 5 Dec 2016

Food Labeling to Tackle Obesity

Parliamentary Activity - The Australian Bureau of Statistics confirms Tasmania is Australia’s most obese state, with 32 per cent of adults obese and 67 per cent overweight.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 Nov 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

Business Over Health, Ferguson Must Resign as Minister

Media Release - Health Minister, Michael Ferguson, has walked away from the government’s plan to take strong action to raise the legal age for smoking. These laws would have helped stop a new generation of smokers lighting up.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 29 Jul 2016

State Budget: Address in Reply

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 Jun 2016

Evidence Based Solution Needed for Reducing Smoking Rates

Parliamentary Activity - 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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 15 Jun 2016

Ideology in the Way of Preventative Health

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 6 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

Greens Deliver for Northern Tasmania

Media Release - Budgets are about values and priorities. Liberal backbencher Sarah Courtney MP's claims that Greens have forgotten northern Tasmania in our Alternative Budget is rubbish.

Andrea Dawkins - 1 Jun 2016

Liberals' Blind Refusal to Protect Young People

Media Release - 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 - 1 Jun 2016

Greens Alternative Budget Invests in Preventative Health

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens today announced we make a significant contribution to improving the health of Tasmanians by increasing the Health budget by $139.3M over four years.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 31 May 2016

Tasmanian Greens' Alternative Budget

Media Release - The Greens believe governments should have a vision for the future that extends beyond the next election.   We recognise that genuine planning for the 21st century requires a long term vision and the courage to make bold decisions to drive...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 May 2016

State Budget 2016: Dishonest Liberal Government Budget Lacks Vision and Courage

Parliamentary Activity - The Hodgman Liberal Government’s 2016/17 Budget lacks courage and a vision for the future.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 May 2016

Budget Lacking in Courage and Vision, Puts Environment Last

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 May 2016

Ferguson Leaves Sex Workers Without Health and Safety Support

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes the only targeted sex worker education program in Tasmania will close on the 30 June 2016, as a result of the decision of the Minister for Health, Hon Michael Ferguson MP to...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 25 May 2016

Ferguson Hiding on Scarlet Alliance Funding

Media Release - The Minister for Health, Michael Ferguson, today claimed it was a Departmental decision to cut funding to Scarlet Alliance, and denied he had anything to do with it or there was any ideology involved.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 25 May 2016

Cut to Scarlet Alliance a National Shame

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 May 2016

World No Tobacco Day

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens have marked World No Tobacco Day to call on the Hodgman government to guarantee funding in the August Budget for the state’s nationally applauded anti-smoking media campaign.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 May 2014

Fund School Preventative Health Programs

Media Release - The Tasmanian government must provide budget certainty to the Tasmanian School Canteen Association (TSCA), Family Food Patch and Move Well Eat Well  after the federal budget prematurely ended the National Partnership on Preventative Health.

Nick Mckim - 26 May 2014

Federal Budget Fails Healthier Children Scheme

Media Release - 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 - 16 May 2014