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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

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

Northern Stimulus too Little, too Late

Media Release - Any plan to address the economic and employment decline in the North needs to look at long term sustainable growth and cannot be addressed by a Band-Aid solution that was dreamed up over a fortnight.

Andrea Dawkins - 27 Sep 2016

State Budget: Address in Reply

Parliamentary Activity - The Greens’ Alternative Budget is a statement of values.  It restores frontline funding to education and rightly includes the state Government's share of responsibility for crumbling sewerage and water infrastructure - two important issues...

Andrea Dawkins - 31 May 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

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

Parliamentary Activity - As indicated in the 2016/17 State Budget, significant investment is required to upgrade Tasmania’s crumbling water and sewerage infrastructure.

Andrea Dawkins - 31 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

Hodgman Liberal Government Axed Australia's Best Water Testing Regime

Parliamentary Activity - TasWater is under pressure to modify its data publication to allow for an increase in publicly available information.

Andrea Dawkins - 3 May 2016

Rockliff Says No Need for Water Governance Review

Parliamentary Activity - After a long, dry summer and one water situation after the next, we are keenly aware of how precious our water resources are to Tasmania.

Andrea Dawkins - 27 Apr 2016

Floods Expose Launceston's Need

Media Release - Last week's flash flooding has exposed the poor state of the TasWater infrastructure in and around Launceston. After years of consultations, trials and studies, it's time for TasWater to fix the sewage problem.

Andrea Dawkins - 1 Feb 2016