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Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Barnett’s Fish Farm Coast Grab

Tasmanians in coastal areas woke up this morning to news that their communities are potentially under threat from a massive expansion of fish farming.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Nov 2020


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Government Investigates, Approves Seal Cruelty for Salmon Giant

RTI documents show a DPIPWE investigation into Animal Welfare Act breaches was taking place while the same department was approving an almost identical practice

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Oct 2020


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Fishfarm Industry Regulation Long Overdue

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Feb 2020


Port Arthur, Historic Convict Site, Tasmania

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


Water Reservoir

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Oct 2019


Water Reservoir

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Sep 2019


Water Reservoir

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 Sep 2019


Water Reservoir

No Public Fund Bail Out for Twamley Dam

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Sep 2019


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 Sep 2019


Water Reservoir

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 May 2019


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Oct 2018


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Derwent Estuary Program

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 May 2018


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Dec 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

More NW Fish Farms Without Community Consultation

Minister Rockliff’s announcement of Tassal’s exploration off King Island is a desperate attempt to create fictional jobs in his home electorate of Braddon.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Nov 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Tassal's environmental credibility sinks again

The sinking of the Tassal-contracted vessel in Okehampton Bay last night is evidence of a rush to get fish in the water at the expense the environment.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Oct 2017


Ocean Waves

ASC Breach Shows Liberals' Failed Regulations

Tassal’s Macquarie Harbour operations have failed to meet the Aquaculture Stewardship Council’s minimum standards for a third year running.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Sep 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2017


Ambulance, Interior

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

The Labor Party, before this Government, has a long history of putting the environment last when it comes to salmon industry regulation.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Mar 2017


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Mar 2017


Public Meeting, Town Hall

$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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Dec 2016


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Sep 2016


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

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 at Okehampton Bay. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Sep 2016


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Salmon Industry Stitch-Up on Okehampton Bay

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Sep 2016


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Jun 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Massive Opposition to Fish Farm Expansion on East Coast

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Apr 2016


Ocean Waves

East Coast Salmon Farm Expansion Concern

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Apr 2016