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Supertrawler Still Unwelcome in Tasmania

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokesperson

The protest outside the Liberal Party Conference is another reminder of the strong opposition within the community to a supertrawler in Tasmanian waters. 

All Tasmanians want to see commercial and recreational fishing survive for the long-term and a supertrawler puts that at risk.

Hoovering-up of the base fish stock threatens our fisheries - small pelagic fish are the bread and butter of the food chain.

Appointments Needed in Health

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Health spokesperson 

Concerns raised by the AMA’s Dr Tim Greenaway about key health leadership positions need to be addressed by Minister Ferguson as soon as possible.

It is crucial that proper process is followed, but Tasmania's health sector needs certainty about who is at the helm.

We have seen elective surgery waiting lists skyrocket, an emergency department in crisis at the Launceston General Hospital and now we're hearing directly from health workers that they need strong, stable leadership.

Tassie Forests could get Logging Reprieve

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokesperson

The Greens welcome Minister Groom’s commitment in Question Time today to investigate whether Tasmania may apply for funding to stop logging the habitat of threatened species such as the Swift Parrot. 

The question was prompted by a Radio National report which revealed that federal Minister Hunt had invited the Victorian government to apply for funding to stop logging the home of the endangered Leadbeater’s possum.

Goodwin Puts Environment at Risk

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Justice spokesperson

Attorney-General Vanessa Goodwin has endangered Tasmania’s clean, green land, water and air by denying funding to the Environmental Defenders Office of Tasmania.

The Hodgman Government had the chance to chip in and help the EDO after the federal government walked away from its responsibility, but they have failed the community by not including the EDO in the Solicitors Guarantee Fund grant round.

Senate Committee on Fish Missed the Boat

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokesperson

The Liberals and Labor will be given an opportunity in Parliament this week to put the sustainability of Tasmania's aquaculture industry ahead of short term politics.

We will move to bring marine farming under the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and out of the hands of the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and the Environment (DPIPWE.

Sentencing Report Damning of Liberals Justice Approach

Rosalie Woodruff MP } Greens Justice spokesperson

The draft report of the Sentencing Advisory Council makes it clear the Liberals' plan to abolish suspended sentences could triple Tasmania's prison population, leading to more crime in Tasmania.

The risk is overcrowded prisons, a more dangerous workplace for staff, and higher reoffending which means more crime in our community.

LGH Woes a Symptom of Health System in Crisis

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Health spokesperson

The Health Minister needs to take personal responsibility for the enormous and unsustainable pressure being felt by both the Royal Hobart and the Launceston General Hospitals. 

It is clear there are not enough funded beds at our two major hospitals and not enough staff.

The Greens welcome the government’s announcement that it would fund 40 new nursing positions at the Royal but it is clear the Launceston General also requires additional staffing in order to cope with ever increasing demand.

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