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House of Assembly, Tasmania


We are concerned where we have got to in Australia and the fact is that with the increase in vaping and the creation of the black market.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Mar 2023


AIHW Report Confirms War on Drugs Has Failed

Latest AIHW data shows that the amount of Tasmanians who recently used cannabis was almost as high as Tasmania’s tobacco smoking rate.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Jul 2020

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Want of confidence in Minister for Health, Mr Ferguson

The evidence of the past five years has persuaded me that this minister is not able to appreciate and to act in consultation with his hard-working staff.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Apr 2019

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Preventative Health

It is a fundamental insight into the atomistic, individualistic responsibility that this minister puts onto a person taking them outside of their environment.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Jun 2018

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Public Health Crisis

Under a neoliberal market-first privatisation ideology, the minister has systematically cut the funds to the Health department.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Nov 2016

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Liberals' Health Plan Toothless and Weak

The Health Minister's "bold plan" for Tasmania to have the best health by 2025 is weak, toothless and myopic.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Jul 2016

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Business Over Health, Ferguson Must Resign as Minister

Health Minister, Michael Ferguson, has walked away from the government’s plan to take strong action to raise the legal age for smoking.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Jul 2016

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Evidence Based Solution Needed for Reducing Smoking Rates

We know smoking tobacco is the largest cause of preventable death and disease in Australia and it has an incredibly major impact on the health system.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Jun 2016

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Big Tobacco Donations Conflict Liberals

Liberals should abstain from the vote on the Tobacco-free Generation Bill before the Parliament.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Mar 2014

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World No Tobacco Day

The Tasmanian Greens have marked World No Tobacco Day to call for guaranteed funding for the state’s anti-smoking media campaign.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  31 May 2014