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Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Threatened Species at Westbury Reserve Should be Protected

The Liberals’ hastily-made decision to move the northern prison site has resulted in selection of an ill-advised location, fraught with unresolvable issues.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Oct 2020


Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Community Forced to Step In to Protect Westbury Reserve

The reprieve for Westbury Reserve, set to be drilled today, is welcome - but only temporary. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Oct 2020


Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Jaensch Abandons Westbury Wedge-tailed Eagles

Minister Jaensch refused to answer serious questions about what, if any, assessment on the impact on eagles – or any other species – had been undertaken.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Oct 2020


Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Wedge-Tailed Eagles - Westbury Reserve Site

Noise disturbance during breeding is well known to result in eagles abandoning eggs or even chicks and can drive them to leave a nest permanently.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Oct 2020


Swift Parrot

The Critically Endangered Swift Parrot

That special beautiful little parrot is one of the most charming, whimsical and colourful parrots in the world.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Oct 2020


Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Jaensch Must Stop Westbury Drilling, Risk to Threatened Eagles

The exploratory drilling set to commence next week at the Westbury Reserve is within range of a Wedge-tailed eagle nest, during breeding season.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Oct 2020


Rosny Hill, Rosny, Tasmania

Jaensch Failing, MIA on Threatened Orchid

Rosny Hill is the only place in Tasmania where the endangered Leafy-sun orchid is found - now threatened by a contentious hotel development. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Oct 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Time to End Native Forest Logging

The Greens applaud Bob Brown Foundation’s injunction to stop Forestry Tasmania destroying habitat essential to Tasmania’s critically endangered Swift parrot.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Oct 2020


Rosny Hill, Rosny, Tasmania

Hunter Developments Application for Rosny Hill Reserve

The Nature Conservation Act is clear that Rosny Hill Reserve is for public recreation and education.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Sep 2020


Swift Parrot

Jaensch Must Protect St Helens Swift Parrot Nesting Hollows

Minister Jaensch confirmed the Department of State Growth has blocked the hollows on six bluegums – important nesting habitat for the swift parrot.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Sep 2020


Swift Parrot

Swift Parrot Habitat - East Coast

Department of State Growth contractors have blocked the nesting hollows needed by critically endangered swift parrots in six large old blue gums.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Sep 2020


Swift Parrot

BirdLife Tasmania Media Release - Swift Parrot Habitats

Dr Eric Woehler states that Department of State Growth contractors have unlawfully blocked the nesting hollows of critically endangered swift parrots.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Sep 2020


Wedge-Tailed Eagle

National Threatened Species Day

I rise to commemorate national Threatened Species Day which was held in Tasmania on 7 September as it was in every state of Australia.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Sep 2020


Tasmanian Devil

Threatened Species in Tasmania

The independent Samuel Review, of the EPBC Act found that 80 per cent of federal environmental approvals were non-compliant or contained errors.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Aug 2020


Swift Parrot

Threatened Species in Tasmania

The world including Australia and Tasmania is confronting a wildlife extinction crisis.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Aug 2020


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Sustainable Timber Tasmania - Forest Stewardship Certification

The auditor rejected STT's application for FSC on the basis of major non-conformities with the Forest Stewardship Standard for sustainability.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Aug 2020


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

FSC Failure Confirms Liberals Must End Native Forest Logging

Late on Friday, under the cover of a Budget update, so-called ‘Sustainable’ Timber Tasmania finally released the FSC audit report.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Aug 2020


Tasmanian Devil

Roadkill Mitigation

A letter to the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport in relation to roadkill mitigation technologies.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Submission  |  31 Jul 2020


Swift Parrot

Liberals Pulling a Swiftie on Threatened Species

The swift parrot is no better protected today than it was yesterday under the Liberals in Government.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Aug 2020


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Three Year Forest Destruction Plan a Climate Disaster

Sustainable Timbers Tasmania’s ‘Three Year Wood Production Plan’ is a climate disaster.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Jul 2020


Planning Documents

Northern Region Prison Location

The Westbury reserve did not even make it on to the Government's list of initial sites.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Jun 2020


Swift Parrot

Swift Parrot - Preservation of Breeding Habitat

There are fewer than 1000 breeding pairs of the world's fastest parrot - the critically endangered swift parrot - left in the wild.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 Jun 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Logging of Threatened Species Habitat

In a landmark decision last week, the Federal Court found VicForests, Victoria's forestry corporation, is not exempt from national environmental law.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 Jun 2020


Swift Parrot

Gutwein Government and STT Now on Notice

The Gutwein Government is on notice following yesterday’s landmark Federal Court decision on logging threatened species habitat in Victoria.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  28 May 2020


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Greens Call for Stronger Environmental Laws

The federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 oversees our wild places and threatened species, and is under its ten year review.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Apr 2020


Coal

2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee - TasRail

Full transcript of the Tasmanian Railways Pty Ltd hearings in the 2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 Dec 2019


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Sustainable Timbers Tasmania Fails to Secure FSC, Again

Forest Stewardship Council auditors delivered their assessment report to ‘Sustainable Timbers Tasmania’ on the last Friday in May this year.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Sep 2019


Wallaby

National Threatened Species Day

National Threatened Species Day marks the day the last thylacine died. Under this Government, much of our remaining native wildlife faces a similar fate.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Sep 2019


Swift Parrot

National Spotlight on Tasmania's Swift Parrot Shame

The Hodgman Government’s refusal to protect the swift parrot was front and centre on the national stage during last night’s Four Corners program.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Jun 2019


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Estimates Reply - Attorney-General

This Government is intent on corrupting the processes we have in place to protect the natural environment to support the very industry they would like to grow.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Jun 2019


Green Economics

Liberals' Climate Denial Budget

After the hottest summer in the state’s history the Liberals have delivered a climate denial Budget.  

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 May 2019


Protest, Climate Emergency

Greens Condemn Sumac Forest Attack

The Greens condemn the attack on the Sumac Forest protest camp in takayna/Tarkine. The kind of violence and intimidation displayed overnight is unacceptable.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 May 2019


Tasmanian Devil

Tasmanian Devil - Threat to Habitat

The Minister is quoted in today's media rightly celebrating a slow recovery of the endangered Tasmanian devil on the Tasman and Forestier peninsulas.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Sep 2018


Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Threatened Species Day Highlights Urgent Need for New National Environmental Laws

National Threatened Species Day, held every year on September 7, commemorates the death of the last Thylacine in Tasmania 72 years ago.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Sep 2018


Rosny Hill, Rosny, Tasmania

Rosny Hill - Leafy Sun Orchid

I am talking about Rosny Hill, a nature conservation area, which is the place where a number of threatened orchid species are known to exist.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Jun 2018


Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Hodgman Liberals Biggest Threat to Tasmania on World Environment Day

Earlier this week, millions of Australians tuned in to see Sir David Attenborough’s documentary on Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Jun 2018


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Liberals Plundering Protected Areas, Underfunding Parks

The Liberals’ announcement today of funding for Parks’ infrastructure is more about corporate welfare and special favours to developers.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  21 Feb 2018


Swift Parrot

Liberals' Forestry Agenda Putting Swift Parrot on the Chopping Block

In their ideologically-driven rush to log the State’s native forests, the Liberals are destroying the habitat of the endangered Swift parrot.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  13 Nov 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

West Coast Community Demand Tassal Remove Macquarie Harbour Waste

The West Coast Council’s unanimous vote against Tassal dumping its salmon waste in Macquarie Harbour is a strong signal.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Nov 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Is Archer the Fresh Start the Marine Environment Needs?

New Environment Minister, Elise Archer, has the opportunity to be the fresh start the Tasmanian marine environment needs.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Oct 2017


Swift Parrot

Threatened Species Day 2017

National Threatened Species Day, which occurred on the 7th September, commemorating the anniversary of the death of the last known Thylacine in 1936.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Sep 2017


Tasmanian Devil

Threatened Species ignored by the Liberals

Today is National Threatened Species Day, commemorating the anniversary of the death of the last thylacine in 1936.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  7 Sep 2017


Swift Parrot

Forest-Destroying Minister Confirms Land Clearing Bonanza

In Budget Estimates today Resources Minister, Guy Barnett, confirmed he is unleashing a land clearing bonanza on Tasmania’s public and private land.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Jun 2017


Lower Chasm Falls, Smoko Creek, in the Great Western Tiers, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Gagged Liberals' Forest Bill a Recipe for Corruption

In a clear signal they are afraid of Parliamentary scrutiny, the Liberals' gagged debate on their destructive and divisive logging legislation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Mar 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Liberals Required to Act on TWWHA Damage to Macquarie Harbour

Environment Minister, Matthew Groom must protect the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area from further damage from salmon farming.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  15 Mar 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Salmon Must be Removed from Franklin Lease Now

Government must ensure salmon farming companies know there are serious consequences to breaking environmental protection regulations.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Mar 2017


Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Protect the Tarkine for NW Jobs and Environment

Today's news that Forestry roading in the Trowutta Blackwood forests directly threatens nesting habitat for the Wedge-tailed eagle is alarming.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  10 Feb 2017


Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

Government Must Release IMAS Report

Late last year, the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies produced a report for government on the health of Macquarie Harbour.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Feb 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Huon Aquaculture Legal Action

Huon Aquaculture has launched action in the Supreme Court of Tasmania and Federal Court of Australia over Macquarie Harbour.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Feb 2017


Mining

Tarkine Tourism Future for NW, not Forest and Heritage Destruction

Environmentalists and members of the Aboriginal community gathered in the North West today to call for takayna/the Tarkine to be protected from destruction.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  5 Feb 2017


Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Tasmania

Warped Liberal Politics Put MONA's Macquarie Point Vision at Risk

The Tasmanian Greens welcome the vision within the MONA Macquarie Point cultural plan, and the focus on Truth and Reconciliation.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Dec 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

EPA Biomass Reduction an Indictment on Labor and Liberals

The EPA's plan to reduce the number of farmed salmon in Macquarie Harbour by a third is a desperate attempt to save the basin from total collapse.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Nov 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

EPA Report Confirms Macquarie Harbour Environmental Catastrophe

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Nov 2016


Public Meeting, Town Hall

Gutwein Hides From Public On Planning

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Nov 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Expose Highlights Urgent Need for Salmon Industry Regulation

The scale of revelations on last night's Four Corners exposé of the Tasmanian salmon farming industry are immense.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Nov 2016


Water Reservoir

Greens Table Peter Murrell Reserve Petition

I had the pleasure of tabling a petition in Parliament today opposing the TasWater pipeline being proposed to cut through the Peter Murrell Conservation Area.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Oct 2016


Wedge-Tailed Eagle

More Needs to Be Done to Protect Tasmania's Native Animals

it is of deep concern that there is a culture in parts of the Tasmanian community that still sees the killing of native animals as justifiable.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Sep 2016


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Call for Recovery Plan for Eastern Quoll

Recognises that to help many of these species to survive, there needs to be major changes in forestry practices.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Sep 2016


Swift Parrot

Minister Barnett in Cloud Cuckoo Land on FSC

The Minister is living in cloud cuckoo land if he thinks Forestry Tasmania can secure Forest Stewardship Certification under current Liberal policies.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Sep 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Look Below the Waves on Threatened Species Day

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Sep 2016


Swift Parrot

Groom Must Announce Federally Funded Recovery Plan for Swift Parrot

Illegal firewood collecting has resulted in the destruction of key nesting habitat for the critically endangered swift parrot.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Aug 2016


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Call for Amendment to Save Giant Lobster from Forestry Practices

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Aug 2016


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Urgent Action Needed to Save Giant Freshwater Lobster

Astacopsis gouldi, the giant freshwater lobster, is now categorised as endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's red list.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Aug 2016


Green Economics

State Budget: Address in Reply

The Greens have discussed our energy strategy on numbers of occasions in this House since we tabled it early this year.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jun 2016


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Forestry Minister Walking Away from FSC

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Jun 2016


Public Meeting, Town Hall

Government Must Provide More Time for Consultation on State Planning Provisions

The Draft State Planning Provisions (SPPs) fail to prioritise the interests of the community, and protection of the environment, ahead of development interests.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 May 2016


Bruny Island Lighthouse

Groom Must Act on Critically Endangered Swift Parrot

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 May 2016


Swift Parrot

Minister Groom Must Act Now to Save Swift Parrot from Extinction

The Bob Brown Foundation has launched a campaign to Save Bruny Island from the logging that is destroying the habitat of the critically endangered swift parrot.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 May 2016


Lower Chasm Falls, Smoko Creek, in the Great Western Tiers, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Federal Budget 2016: Natural Heritage and Biodiversity Crisis Ignored

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 May 2016


Swift Parrot

No Respect From Disinterested Liberal Ministers

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016


Swift Parrot

Greens Still Standing Alone on Protection of the Swift Parrot

In 2015, the International Union for Conservation of Nature declared the swift parrot, the world's fastest parrot, to be critically endangered.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016


Tasmanian Devil

Call for Government to Roll Out Virtual Fencing to Reduce Wildlife Fatalities

Andrea Dawkins tables a motion calling on the government to develop a fiscal strategy to roll out virtual fencing around the State.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016


Bruny Island Lighthouse

Tourism on Bruny Island Threatens Environment and Serenity if Council and Government Don't Act

Many Bruny Island residents are concerned about the dramatic increase in tourism numbers and the impact of this on the local community and environment.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Apr 2016


Logged Forest, Tarkine

FSC Audit Should End Lapoinya and Mutual Valley Logging

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  1 Mar 2016


Swift Parrot

Forest Stewardship Certification

The long-awaited Forest Stewardship Council audit report on Forestry Tasmania reveals the GBE has a long way to go before it achieves FSC certification.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Mar 2016


Protest, Climate Emergency

Draconian New Protest Laws Used at Lapoinya

More than 70 concerned residents and community members gathered to stand up for the Lapoinya forest, to protest the roading and forestry operations.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  19 Jan 2016


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Sustainable Forestry Our Future

The increase in Tasmania's wood exports are thanks to sustainable private sector plantation-based forestry, not politics or state government intervention.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Jan 2016


Orange-Bellied Parrot, Female

Rat Proofing Orange-bellied Parrots

The death of 14 Orange-bellied Parrots by rats from the Environment Department's Hobart breeding facility is a terrible loss.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Jan 2016


Aboriginal Flag

Premier Should Give Lapoinya a Christmas Reprieve

Now is the time for the Premier to step in and give those who have been fighting for the Lapoinya forest the gift of a Christmas reprieve.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  17 Dec 2015


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Harriss Deaf to Community Wishes on Lapoinya

The Forests of Lapoinya Action Group met with the Resources Minister, Paul Harriss to plead with him to save their beloved forest and have been shut down.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  4 Dec 2015


Bruny Island Lighthouse

Swift Parrot Logging Moratorium

It's pleasing to hear logging operations on Bruny Island will be temporarily halted in an effort to halt the extinction of the Swift Parrot.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Nov 2015


Swift Parrot

Stop Logging All Swift Parrot Forests

The international conservation listing of the swift parrot as critically endangered is the wakeup call the government needs to stop logging its habitat.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Oct 2015


Echidnas

Consideration for Wildlife Needed During Burnoffs

The scale and frequency of fuel reduction burns have increased from the creation of a buffer zone to what is now broadscale incineration.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Oct 2015


Super Trawler Geelong Star

Marine deaths unacceptable

The Seafish Tasmanian vessel the Geelong Star is responsible for the deaths of 26 protected animals.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Oct 2015


Swift Parrot

Minister in the Dark on Swift Parrot Protection

It's extraordinary that Minister Groom could not answer questions in parliament today about Tasmanian plans to protect the swift parrot.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Sep 2015


Swift Parrot

Threatened Species Day

Threatened Species Day was marked on 7 September this year.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Sep 2015


Swift Parrot

Tasmania needs new Threatened Species Plan

Tomorrow's celebration of Threatened Species Day marks the 79th anniversary of the death of the last known thylacine. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Sep 2015


Bruny Island Lighthouse

Tassie Forests could get Logging Reprieve

The Greens welcome Minister Groom’s commitment to investigate whether Tasmania may apply for funding to stop logging the habitat of threatened species.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Aug 2015


Orange-Bellied Parrot, Female

Federal money on offer to protect threatened species?

The federal Environment minister has invited the Victorian Government to apply for money to stop logging the habitat of the endangered Leadbeater's possum.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Aug 2015


Tasmanian Devil

Is Minister De-listing 12 Threatened Species?

Environment Minister, Matthew Groom, has not denied he intends to delist 12 native animal species from the Tasmanian List of Threatened Species.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  18 Aug 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Lapoinya Logging

Forestry Tasmania are still intent on logging Coupe FD053 at Lapoinya in the State’s north west.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Aug 2015


Water Reservoir

Liberal Dam Bill Attack on Threatened Species

The Greens will not be supporting the proposed changes to dam works in the Water Management Act in the amendment Bill tabled by Minister Rockliff.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  18 Jun 2015


Swift Parrot

No Action on Swift Parrots

Environment Minister Matthew Groom today washed his hands of the endangered Swift Parrot.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  25 Mar 2015