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Fishfarm Industry Regulation Long Overdue

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 Feb 2020

2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee - Port Arthur

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Dec 2019

Twamley Dam and Prosser River Pipeline

Parliamentary Activity - Water on the east coast is scarce and very precious. Regional climate heating models tell us it will continue to dry. This dam and pipeline proposal for the benefit of two water-squandering private companies should never have been...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 Oct 2019

Gutwein's Dodgy Loan Approval

Media Release - The Treasurer approved the $4 million loan in 2017, before EPBC Act approvals needed to build the Twamley Dam had even been granted by the federal government. Those approvals still have not been issued, and the process has stalled.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 11 Sep 2019

Glamorgan Spring Bay Council - Funding for Prosser Pipeline

Parliamentary Activity - No serious financial modelling for this loan was ever shown to Glamorgan ratepayers or to previous councillors and the loan deal between yourself and the previous mayor and general manager was highly secretive and publicly and widely...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 11 Sep 2019

No Public Fund Bail Out for Twamley Dam

Media Release - The Glamorgan Spring Bay Council could never afford to build the Twamley Dam - which is being constructed solely to provide water for the commercial activities of two private companies, Tassal and Solis.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 9 Sep 2019

Adjournment - Tassal Scientific Permit Application

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 5 Sep 2019

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

Parliamentary Activity - Anything to do with water rights and the allocation of water is within the frame of this resource is becoming scarce on the ground but falling with greater volatility. It is more difficult to predict when water is going to fall and how...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 2 May 2019

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

Media Release - The Liberals’ decision to approve Tassal and Huon Aquaculture’s mass expansion into Storm Bay is a shocking indication of the disregard it holds for community consultation and scientific evidence.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 29 Oct 2018

Derwent Estuary Program

Parliamentary Activity - The Derwent Estuary Program, as most members would know, is a partnership between a number of government business scientists and community groups, particularly the Brighton, Clarence, Derwent Valley, Glenorchy, Hobart and Kingborough...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 May 2018

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

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 6 Dec 2017

More NW Fish Farms Without Community Consultation

Media Release - 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 - 8 Nov 2017

Tassal's environmental credibility sinks again

Media Release - 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 - 13 Oct 2017

ASC Breach Shows Liberals' Failed Regulations

Media Release - 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 - 5 Sep 2017

Further Tassal Fish Deaths in Macquarie Harbour

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 3 May 2017

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

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I rise to give my response to the Premier's Address. I am going to focus my address on the state of the environment, this Government's declared war on the environment, and talk about the impacts that...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 10 Mar 2017

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

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, 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. There were...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 7 Mar 2017

$6M Treasury Loan Needs To Be Iced

Media Release - 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 - 14 Dec 2016

Seals At Risk

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 26 Oct 2016

Rockliff Allowing Salmon Farm Expansion Before Panel's Findings Received

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for PRIMARY INDUSTRIES and WATER, Mr ROCKLIFF

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 Sep 2016

Moratorium Required on Expansion of Marine Farming

Parliamentary Activity - Wednesday 21 September 2016Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes the recent media statement by Tassal that they intend to go full-steam ahead with their salmon farming expansion into Okehampton Bay without waiting...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 21 Sep 2016

Salmon Industry Stitch-Up on Okehampton Bay

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Environment spokespersonTassal’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.

- 8 Sep 2016

Marine Farming Planning Review Needs Amended Terms of Reference

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 16 August 2016Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—That the House:—

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 Aug 2016

Rockliff Rules Out Independent Assessment of East Coast Fish Farm

Media Release - 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 - 8 Jun 2016

Chilean Algal Blooms Further Evidence of Harms of Fish Farming

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 26 May 2016

Liberals Show No Concern for Environment on Fish Farm Expansion

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 3 May 2016Ms WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for PRIMARY INDUSTRIES and WATER, Mr ROCKLIFF [10.55 a.m.]

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 3 May 2016

Massive Opposition to Fish Farm Expansion on East Coast

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I rise to draw the attention of the House to a very strong and vocal community meeting that occurred in Orford on the east coast about a week ago.  Forty eight local residents, shackowners, local...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 Apr 2016

East Coast Salmon Farm Expansion Concern

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff On tomorrow to move—

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 7 Apr 2016