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Fishfarm Industry Regulation Long Overdue

The new Premier has the chance to fix the state’s legislation and clean up fish farming in Tasmania.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Feb 2020

2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee - Port Arthur

Full transcript of the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority hearings in the 2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 Dec 2019

Twamley Dam and Prosser River Pipeline

Water on the east coast is scarce and very precious. Regional climate heating models tell us it will continue to dry.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Oct 2019

Gutwein's Dodgy Loan Approval

The Treasurer approved the $4 million loan in 2017, before EPBC Act approvals needed to build the Twamley Dam had been granted.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Sep 2019

Glamorgan Spring Bay Council - Funding for Prosser Pipeline

In 2016 the Treasurer signed a $4 million Tascorp loan to the Glamorgan Spring Bay Council to construct the Prosser water pipeline.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 Sep 2019

No Public Fund Bail Out for Twamley Dam

The Glamorgan Spring Bay Council could never afford to build the Twamley Dam.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Sep 2019

Tassal Scientific Permit Application

The DPIPWE website's wildlife management page has opened an application for socalled scientific permit, that is available for public comment until 18 September.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 Sep 2019

Electricity Supply Industry Restructuring (Savings And Transitional Provisions) Amendment Bill 2018

The Tasmania Fire Service has made some big adjustments and is on board with the reality of the changing climate.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 May 2019

Storm Bay Salmon Farm Approval Shows Disrespect for Community, and Science

The Liberals’ decision to approve mass expansion into Storm Bay shows the disregard they hold for community consultation and scientific evidence.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Oct 2018

Derwent Estuary Program

The Derwent Estuary Program is a partnership between a number of government business scientists and community groups.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 May 2018

Liberals' Plan to Expand Salmon Industry at Expense of Community and Environment

The Liberals’ final Salmon Growth Plan released today is a sham, written by industry for industry.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Dec 2017

More NW Fish Farms Without Community Consultation

The Minister for Primary Industries, Jeremy Rockliff’s announcement of Tassal’s exploration of finfish farming operations off eastern King Island is a desperate attempt to create fictional jobs in his home electorate of Braddon.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Nov 2017

Tassal's environmental credibility sinks again

The sinking of the Tassal-contracted vessel Dawn Trader, in Okehampton Bay last night, is evidence of the salmon company’s rush to get fish in the water at the expense of its environmental commitments.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Oct 2017

ASC Breach Shows Liberals' Failed Regulations

Tassal’s Macquarie Harbour operations have failed to meet the Aquaculture Stewardship Council’s minimum standards for the environment for a third year running, in further evidence of the Liberal Government’s failure to regulate the salmon...

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Sep 2017

Further Tassal Fish Deaths in Macquarie Harbour

We have credible information that Tassal has, again, discovered diseased and dead salmon in the low oxygen waters of their Macquarie Harbour operations.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2017

Waning Investor Confidence in Salmon Industry

The Australian Ethical Investment super fund decided to sell all its $10 million worth of shares in Tassal given their concerns about the sustainability of the salmon farming industry.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 Apr 2017

Who are the Marine Farming Planning Review Panel?

Jeremy Rockliff MP asserts his Marine Farming Planning Review Panel has provided independent scientific advice that supports salmon farming in Okehampton Bay.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Mar 2017

Reply to Premier's Address - Government Declares War on the Environment

This Government has declared war on the environment, and talk about the impacts that is having on the marine and the land environment that we need to sustain us and will sustain any hope of long-term jobs in this state.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Mar 2017

Over 250 Triabunna Residents Express Opposition to Tassal's East Coast Expansion

I rise to draw the attention of the House to the very large public meeting held in Triabunna last Sunday that I attended, as did the member for Denison, the Leader of the Tasmanian Greens.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Mar 2017

Greens Stand By East Coast Community

250 people packed the Triabunna Community Hall on Sunday, 5 March 2017 at a public meeting about the Government’s approval of a Tassal fish farm on the pristine East Coast.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Mar 2017

$6M Treasury Loan Needs To Be Iced

The financial activities and conduct of the Glamorgan Spring Bay Council were called into serious question at last night’s Annual General Meeting by local residents.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Dec 2016

Salmon Farm Expansion Planned for the Mercury Passage and Beyond

Fin-fish farming expansion by Tassal into the east coast marine environment, commencing at Okehampton Bay, has been widely rejected by local residents and shack owners, tourism operators, existing mussel and oyster farmers, abalone divers...

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Nov 2016

Treasurer Failing Ratepayers

The 'development at any cost' ethic is widespread across this Liberal Government.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Nov 2016

Community Speaks as One - Keep the East Coast Fish Farm Free

The controversial Tassal fish farm development at Okehampton Bay on the East Coast has generated nearly 6,000 submissions as part of a public consultation process for the Review, 210 of which are unique submissions from community,...

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Oct 2016

Seals At Risk

The Australian fur seal is the world’s fourth rarest seal species, having been hunted to the brink of extinction last century, and is now a wholly protected animal.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Oct 2016

Fishy Review Even More Stinky

Minister Rockliff’s self-proclaimed status as a tough and impartial regulator of the salmon farming industry has been dealt a final body blow.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Sep 2016

Rockliff Allowing Salmon Farm Expansion Before Panel's Findings Received

The Minister has requested an independent assessment by the Marine Farming Planning Review Panel of the 20-year-old lease for salmon farming at Okehampton Bay. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Sep 2016

Moratorium Required on Expansion of Marine Farming

Tassal stated in a recent media statement that they intend to go full-steam ahead with their salmon farming expansion into Okehampton Bay without waiting for the outcome of the Government’s review of the 20 year old lease approval.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Sep 2016

Salmon Industry Stitch-Up on Okehampton Bay

Tassal’s statement that they will go full-steam ahead with their expansion into Okehampton Bay, despite the government's review, confirms the worst of the East Coast community’s concerns.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Sep 2016

Marine Farming Planning Review Needs Amended Terms of Reference

The Liberal Government fully supports the salmon industries’ plan to aggressively double the size of their industry by 2030.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Aug 2016

Rockliff Rules Out Independent Assessment of East Coast Fish Farm

Today, Minister Rockliff refused to commit to a formal independent assessment of the social impacts of new fish farm leases on the east coast. This is despite acknowledging the need to take out large amounts of fresh water from the local...

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Jun 2016

Chilean Algal Blooms Further Evidence of Harms of Fish Farming

Call on the Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Hon Jeremy Rockliff MP to instruct the Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment to conduct an independent assessment of the impacts of the proposed Okehampton Bay...

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 May 2016

Liberals Show No Concern for Environment on Fish Farm Expansion

This summer saw a marine heatwave that ran for more than 140 days with temperatures 4.5 degrees warmer than average.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016

Massive Opposition to Fish Farm Expansion on East Coast

People in Orford are rightly outraged at the lack of communication and complete lack of respect for the community to not have an open and transparent conversation about it.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Apr 2016

East Coast Salmon Farm Expansion Concern

The fin-fish farming expansion by Tassal into the east coast marine environment has caused enormous community concern.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Apr 2016