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Wedge-Tailed Eagle

TasNetworks – Wedge-Tailed Eagle Deaths

Transmission lines are known killers of wedge-tailed eagles and other raptors.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Dec 2020


Man Installing Rooftop Solar Panels

TasNetworks – Solar System Limiters

Solar users in Tasmania would be concerned to hear that these industry guidelines want to limit solar photovoltaic export into the grid to five kW volt systems.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Dec 2020


Wind Farm

TasNetworks – Epuron Wind Farm Development

There are 27 000 anglers in Anglers Alliance Tasmania who are deeply concerned about that farm.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Dec 2020


Bushfire, Active Blaze

TasNetworks – Bushfire Risk from Transmission Lines

There is community concern about the 220-kilovolt overhead transmission lines that are being proposed for part of the Hampshire to Staverton line.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Dec 2020


Wind Farm

TasNetworks – Hampshire to Staverton line

I have an email from UPC from July that states that if the infrastructure becomes a regulated asset that it would be transferred to TasNetworks.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Dec 2020


Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

TasNetworks – AusNet

AusNet is named in a number of TasNetworks' Project Marinus documents.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Dec 2020


Parliament House, Tasmania

TasNetworks – Outsourcing of Maintenance

I understand that TasNetworks contracts interstate companies to do line maintenance.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Dec 2020


Planning Documents

TasNetworks Needs to Go Back to the Drawing Board

TasNetworks has again failed to address community and environmental concerns with its revised proposed NW transmission line route.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Aug 2020


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Battery of the Nation

There is so much hot air around this pumped hydro project it is hard not to be deeply concerned.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Oct 2018


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Electricity Supply Industry Amendment (Price Cap) Bill 2018

We have concerns, which we raised last year, regarding putting off the requirement for a review of the wholesale electricity price.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Oct 2018


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Labor Refuses to Rule Out Privatising TasNetworks

This morning on ABC Radio, Labor’s Michelle O’Byrne refused to take the sale of TasNetworks ‘off the table’.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Dec 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Liberals' Renewables Plan Lacks Detail

The Liberals' announcement they plan to adopt the Greens' renewable energy target, to make Tasmania 100% energy efficient by 2022, is welcome news.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Aug 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

PAC Report Silent on Threats to Energy Security

The Public Accounts Committee’s Financial Position and Performance of Government Owned Energy Entities report is underwhelming.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Aug 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Groom Misleads on Electricity Costs

It was confirmed in Budget Estimates today that Hydro’s part of household power bills will go up 30% compared to last year.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Jun 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Liberals Caught Out Misleading on Energy Costs

Today the Treasurer confirmed he expects power prices will rise under his Government after the 1st of July.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 May 2017


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Tasmanians Lose Out On Power Bills

The Australian Energy Market Commission reported the large decreases in TasNetworks' charges will be wiped out by increases in wholesale electricity costs.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Dec 2016


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Businesses Win at Expense of Low Income Households

TasNetworks confirmed their "cost reflective" policy will mean business power bills will benefit over Tasmanian households.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Dec 2016


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Barnett Continues to Mislead, Divide over Forestry

The big lie of a commercially viable and sustainable native forest industry was exposed with the release of correspondence from the FT Board today.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Oct 2016


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Treasurer Must Take Some Responsibility for Hydro Woes

The gas which should have been used to fire up Tamar Valley to protect storages was being sold on the mainland while Hydro was frantically exporting.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Apr 2016


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Forestry Tasmania Annual Report Smoke and Mirrors

Forestry Tasmania's Annual Report 2014-15 paints a blithely optimistic picture of the GBE's financial fortunes.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Oct 2015


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Minister Squirms Over Forestry Broken Promises

The attempts by Minister Harriss to take credit for the investment by some private forestry businesses such as New Forests, or Forico, borders on delusional.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  12 May 2015


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Energy Policy Sucks Life Out of Local Business

The Liberal government’s energy policy vacuum risks locking in a sector ‘death spiral’.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  3 Feb 2015


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Energy Debt Concerns

The Treasurer must detail exactly how Tas Networks will pay off their $1.65 billion debt.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  30 Jan 2015


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Energy Sector Props Up Forestry

​​​​​​​TasNetworks will be providing financial injections of $20 million to TasRail, and $30 million to Forestry Tasmania.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  4 Dec 2014