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2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee - TasWater

Parliamentary Activity - Full transcript of the Tasmanian Water and Sewerage Corporation Pty Ltd hearings in the 2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 4 Dec 2019

TasWater Confirm No Penalty for 6 Million Litre Sewerage Spill

Media Release - In GBE hearings today, TasWater confirmed there has been no infringement or fine issued for the 6,000,000Lt sewerage spill from their Macquarie Point Treatment Plant in August this year.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 4 Dec 2019

Liberals Ignore Councils on TasWater

Media Release - Today’s Local Government Association of Tasmania meeting on the government takeover of TasWater was a forgone conclusion. The Liberal Government’s mind was already made up.

Andrea Dawkins - 11 May 2017

No Funds for Launceston Stormwater and Sewerage in Federal Budget

Media Release - The Federal Budget included significant infrastructure funding, with billions of dollars committed for works around the country - but not Tasmania.

Andrea Dawkins - 10 May 2017

True Cost of Liberals' TasWater Plan

Media Release - The Liberals' highly political plan to takeover TasWater has received another blow today, with Chair Miles Hampton exposing the high cost Tasmanians will pay for the Liberals' plan.

Andrea Dawkins - 1 May 2017

Courtney's Water Fail

Media Release - Tasmania’s ailing water and sewerage infrastructure needs to be dealt with as a matter of urgency. The Liberals’ reckless and politicised handling of the matter, however, is almost beyond belief.

Andrea Dawkins - 24 Apr 2017

Northern Tasmania Can't Risk a Compromised Launceston City Deal

Media Release - Northern Tasmanians welcomed the signing of the Launceston City Deal today.  There was still no funding, however, to address the city’s underlying, and crippling, issue – its ailing water and sewerage infrastructure.

Andrea Dawkins - 20 Apr 2017

Upgrading Taswater Infrastructure

Parliamentary Activity - With the state election in sight, less than a fortnight ago you issued a threat to councils that the state would take over TasWater if it did not lift its game.

Andrea Dawkins - 8 Mar 2017

Tasmania's Brand at Risk from Liberal Inaction on Water

Media Release - The Liberals' daily self-congratulation on water and sewerage is disingenuous.  After three years of neglect and dodging questions, they're now pumping out daily media statements on how critical sewerage infrastructure is, and...

Andrea Dawkins - 23 Mar 2017

TasWater Confirms Liberal Water Politicking

Media Release - Today's comments from TasWater confirm the Liberals' cynical politicking on the State's water and sewerage infrastructure.

Andrea Dawkins - 27 Feb 2017

Gutwein Bullying Councils on Water

Media Release - Minister Gutwein's options to councils for the funding of water and sewerage upgrades are cynical and politically motivated.

Andrea Dawkins - 24 Feb 2017

Liberals' Water and Sewerage Petition Sham

Media Release - The Liberals' petition "to councils" on the State's water and sewerage infrastructure, launched yesterday, is a sham.

Andrea Dawkins - 22 Feb 2017

Water and Sewerage Mess Needs Action, Not Blame-Shifting

Media Release - Tasmanians have every reason to feel disappointed with the Local Government Minister's nothing-announcement that he plans to meet with councils over ongoing water and sewerage issues later this week.

Andrea Dawkins - 20 Feb 2017

Liberals Need to Invest $150M Windfall Gain in Launceston Infrastructure

Media Release - Instead of taking credit for the State and the nation's ongoing recovery from the GFC, the Hodgman Government needs to commit to the people of Launceston that it will invest a significant part of its $150 million windfall gain into the...

Andrea Dawkins - 12 Feb 2017

Auditor-General Report Confirms Need for State Funds for Launceston Sewerage Works

Media Release - The Auditor-General's Report into Local Government Authorities and TasWater released today confirms TasWater's financial situation, and their inability pay for infrastructure upgrades on their own.

Andrea Dawkins - 15 Dec 2016

Government's TasWater Refusal Set to Hit Tasmanians Hard

Media Release - It's not only TasWater who are being left hanging by the Hodgman Government's refusal to have a meaningful discussions about critical water and sewerage infrastructure funding, it's the Tasmanian community.

Andrea Dawkins - 7 Dec 2016

Liberals' War on Councils

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for PLANNING and LOCAL GOVERNMENT, Mr GUTWEIN

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 25 Aug 2016

TasWater Costs to Rate Payers

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Aug 2016

Launceston's Water and Sewerage Infrastructure

Parliamentary Activity - Ms DAWKINS question to MINISTER for PLANNING and LOCAL GOVERNMENT, Mr GUTWEIN

- 24 Aug 2016

Tasmanians Paying for Liberals' War On Councils

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Local Government spokespersonThe Liberals' relentless war on councils risks local service delivery and increases in rates for Tasmanians.Local Government Minister, Peter Gutwein's amalgamation agenda is written...

- 25 Aug 2016

Gutwein Washes Hands of Water Issues

Media Release - Local Government Minister, Peter Gutwein has passed the buck on our aging water and sewerage infrastructure to councils, and in the same breath told them they shouldn't raise rates to pay for it.

Andrea Dawkins - 24 Aug 2016

Water Infrastructure News Welcome

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Water spokesperson    The Greens welcome the news TasWater have committed to fixing the water supply to all 24 towns currently on "do not consume" and "boil water" alerts within two years. It is the core business...

- 23 Aug 2016

Brand Integrity Requires More than Celebrity

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader The Tasmanian Greens welcome the appointment of Ray Martin as a Brand Ambassador for the State but we caution an over-reliance on celebrity at a time when the brand is under threat from Liberal policy.

- 5 Jul 2016

State Budget: Address in Reply

Parliamentary Activity - It gives me great pleasure to present the Tasmanian Greens' fully costed Alternative Budget for 2016-17. It continues a long-standing tradition of the Tasmanian Greens to present an alternative vision for the future of Tasmania. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 May 2016

State Budget 2016: Treasurer Washes Hands of Launceston Water and Sewerage

Parliamentary Activity - Launceston's crumbling water and sewerage infrastructure has not been allocated funds in this year's Budget. 

Andrea Dawkins - 2 Jun 2016

Gutwein's Water and Sewerage Mess

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Member for BassThe Treasurer and Member for Bass, Peter Gutwein, again refused to take responsibility for Launceston's ailing water and sewerage infrastructure.

- 2 Jun 2016

Greens Deliver for Northern Tasmania

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Member for BassBudgets are about values and priorities. Liberal backbencher Sarah Courtney MP's claims that Greens have forgotten northern Tasmania in our Alternative Budget is rubbish.If Ms Courtney wants to...

- 1 Jun 2016

State Budget 2016: Surplus at the Cost of Launceston's Water and Sewerage

Parliamentary Activity - Andrea Dawkins MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes that:—(a)           as indicated in the 2016/17 State Budget, significant investment is required to upgrade Tasmania’s crumbling water and sewerage infrastructure;

- 31 May 2016

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

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 May 2016

Federal Budget 2016: No Money for Infrastructure to Support Tourism Growth

Parliamentary Activity - After years of industry leg work, Tasmania is finally seeing a tourism boom, attaining the biggest growth in international visitors and expenditure of any other State or territory.

Andrea Dawkins - 5 May 2016

Federal Budget 2016: Northern Tasmania Shortchanged on Infrastructure

Parliamentary Activity - As expected, the 2016 Federal Coalition Budget contains nothing for Tasmania, with Launceston missing out significantly in badly needed infrastructure funding.

Andrea Dawkins - 4 May 2016