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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.

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.

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’.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Dec 2016

Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Businesses Win at Expense of Low Income Households

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Dec 2016

Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Barnett Continues to Mislead, Divide over Forestry

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

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Treasurer Must Take Some Responsibility for Hydro Woes

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

Logged Forest, Tarkine

Forestry Tasmania Annual Report

Forestry Tasmania received a $14M taxpayer funded contribution from the State and a $30 million equity injection from TasNetwork.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Oct 2015

Man Installing Rooftop Solar Panels

New batteries change the power equation

Rapid advancements occurring in battery technology that will allow households to generate and store their own energy.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Oct 2015

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Forestry Tasmania Annual Report Smoke and Mirrors

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