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Primary Industries - River Health

Rivers in more extensively developed areas of catchment in Tasmania are under stress and this is causing changes in river health.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Sep 2021

Man testing water in a river.

Treasury - Water Licences

Going to page 86, General government revenue, are you aware that in water licence fees we're only expecting to make a little over $2 million a year out to 2025?

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Sep 2021

Parliament House, Tasmania

Tasmania Needs Freshwater Management Inquiry

It’s time to take a careful look at exactly what is happening with Tasmania’s river systems.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Sep 2021

Water Reservoir

Electricity, Water and Sewerage Pricing (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2020

We need to be mindful of the potential for very significant shocks to people when they receive their water and sewerage bill and their electricity bills.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Nov 2020

Water Reservoir

Human Waste Disposal Needs Stricter Regulations

The Greens will seek an urgent briefing with the Environment Protection Agency on whether existing regulations are capable of protecting water catchments.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Sep 2020

Water Reservoir

2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee - TasIrrigation

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

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

Water Reservoir

Hobart Water Restrictions

TasWater’s Stage 1 water restrictions that take effect from December 20 in Greater Hobart are extraordinary.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Dec 2019

Ocean Waves

2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee - TasWater

Full transcript of the Tasmanian Water and Sewerage Corporation Pty Ltd hearings in the 2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 Dec 2019

Law Books

TasWater Confirm No Penalty for 6 Million Litre Sewerage Spill

TasWater confirmed there has been no infringement or fine issued for the 6,000,000Lt sewerage spill from their Macquarie Point Treatment Plant.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Dec 2019

Water Reservoir

Gutwein Refuses to Rule Out Further Public Funds for Twamley Dam

Treasurer Peter Gutwein refused to rule out committing further public funding to bail out the now-precarious Twamley Dam.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  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

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

Water Reservoir

Drinking Water Risks Dismissed by Gutwein

In 2014, Hobart’s drinking water was plagued by an unpleasant taste and odour.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Aug 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

Water Reservoir

More Funds Needed for DPIPWE, Not Relocation of Jobs

The Liberals’ plan to move DPIPWE staff from Hobart to the North and North West is hollow political pork-barreling.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  29 Jan 2018

Water Reservoir

Auditor-General's Report Confirms Liberals' TasWater Farce

The Auditor-General’s report into TasWater confirms the GBE inherited a large body of work to be done in a short period, but progress has been significant.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  14 Nov 2017

Water Reservoir

Greens Table Pulp Mill Assessment Repeal Bill

I was proud to table the Pulp Mill Assessment Repeal Bill 2017 in Parliament today on behalf of the Greens.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  13 Sep 2017

Water Reservoir

Property Council's TasWater Push Poll

The Property Council of Tasmania’s push poll appears to have been designed to back up the State Government takeover of TasWater.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  12 May 2017

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

No Funds for Launceston Stormwater and Sewerage in Federal Budget

The Federal Budget included significant infrastructure funding, with billions of dollars committed for works around the country - but not Tasmania.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  10 May 2017

Water Reservoir

True Cost of Liberals' TasWater Plan

The Liberals' highly political plan to takeover TasWater has received another blow today, with the high cost Tasmanians will pay for the Liberals' plan exposed.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  1 May 2017

Water Reservoir

Courtney's Water Fail

Tasmania’s ailing water and sewerage infrastructure needs to be dealt with as a matter of urgency.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  24 Apr 2017

Water Reservoir

Upgrading Taswater Infrastructure

With the state election in sight, less than a fortnight ago you issued a threat to councils that the state would take over TasWater if it did not lift its game.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Mar 2017

Water Reservoir

Tasmania's Brand at Risk from Liberal Inaction on Water

After three years of neglect, the Liberals are now making daily media statements congratulating themselves on their “plan”.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  23 Mar 2017

Water Reservoir

TasWater Confirms Liberal Water Politicking

Today's comments from TasWater confirm the Liberals' cynical politicking on the State's water and sewerage infrastructure.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  27 Feb 2017

Water Reservoir

Gutwein Bullying Councils on Water

Minister Gutwein's options to councils for the funding of water and sewerage upgrades are cynical and politically motivated.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  24 Feb 2017

Water Reservoir

Water and Sewerage Mess Needs Action, Not Blame-Shifting

The State's ailing water and sewerage infrastructure needs real action and leadership to clean up the mess, not just talk and blame-shifting.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  20 Feb 2017

Water Reservoir

Liberals Need to Invest $150M Windfall Gain in Launceston Infrastructure

The Government needs to commit to the people of Launceston that it will invest into the city's ancient and ailing water and sewerage infrastructure.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  12 Feb 2017


Barnett Needs to Rule Out Caving to Frydenberg on Fracking

Tasmania’s moratorium on destructive hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’ has strong community support and strengthens our clean, green brand.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Feb 2017

Water Reservoir

Auditor-General Report Confirms Need for State Funds for Launceston Sewerage Works

The Auditor-General's Report into Local Government Authorities and TasWater released today confirms TasWater's financial situation.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  15 Dec 2016

Water Reservoir

Government's TasWater Refusal Set to Hit Tasmanians Hard

TasWater have said they will likely raise charges by 10% in the next two years. This fee hike will hit disadvantaged Tasmanians the hardest.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  7 Dec 2016

Public Meeting, Town Hall

Tasmanians Paying for Liberals' War On Councils

The Liberals' relentless war on councils risks local service delivery and increases in rates for Tasmanians.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Aug 2016

Water Reservoir

Gutwein Washes Hands of Water Issues

Peter Gutwein has passed the buck on our aging water and sewerage infrastructure to councils, and in the same breath told them they shouldn't raise rates.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  24 Aug 2016

Public Meeting, Town Hall

Water Infrastructure News Welcome

We welcome the news TasWater have committed to fixing the water supply to all 24 towns currently on "do not consume" and "boil water" alerts within two years.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  23 Aug 2016

Water Reservoir

Immediate Action Needed on Scamander Water

The permanent 'boil water' alert for Scamander should prompt immediate action from the State Government.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  18 Jul 2016

Water Reservoir

State Budget 2016: Treasurer Washes Hands of Launceston Water and Sewerage

Launceston's crumbling water and sewerage infrastructure has not been allocated funds in this year's Budget. 

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 Jun 2016

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Ignoring Launceston's Infrastructure Stinks

Launceston’s aging infrastructure has been abandoned by another Treasurer. Bass' own Treasurer, Peter Gutwein, has ignored Launceston in the State Budget.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  27 May 2016

Water Reservoir

Rockliff Says No Need for Water Governance Review

After a long, dry summer and one water situation after the next, we are keenly aware of how precious our water resources are to Tasmania.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Apr 2016

Water Reservoir

Old Parties Deny Tasmanians Opportunity for Best Practice Water Management

Both Liberal and Labor parties have refused to support a Greens' move to establish a Parliamentary inquiry into water management in Tasmania.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  27 Apr 2016

Water Reservoir

Inquiry Would Help Fix Water Problems

After our long, dry summer it's clear that water management in Tasmania needs addressing, and it needs addressing now.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  24 Apr 2016

Water Reservoir

Water Inquiry Terms of Reference Tabled

The Greens today tabled the terms of reference for an joint House inquiry into water governance, which we will debate this week.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  26 Apr 2016

Water Reservoir

Is Our Water Safe to Drink?

Minister Rockliff waffled about the government's reduced testing capacity in our waterways, saying only sites where pollutants were known to be would be tested.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  16 Mar 2016

Water Reservoir

Rosebery Water Not to Standard

As recently as last week residents of Rosebery have reported dirty and brown drinking and bathing water running from their taps and sinks.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Mar 2016

Water Reservoir

Floods Expose Launceston's Need

Last week's flash flooding has exposed the poor state of the TasWater infrastructure in and around Launceston.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  1 Feb 2016

Water Reservoir

Water Management Plans Needed

The current dry conditions look very similar to projections under the government's own global warming modelling, with dry Springs leading into wetter Autumns.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  18 Jan 2016

Water Reservoir

Rivers Drying Up as Minister Rockliff Refuses to Act

he farm beside the Little Forester River had a dam overflowing and verdant pastures, but the river was a trickle.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Nov 2015

Water Reservoir

Ecosystems and Primary Producers Left High and Dry

In Parliament today, the Minister for Primary Industries confirmed he has no plan to manage our delicate river ecosystems during our state's dry times ahead.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  17 Nov 2015

Water Reservoir

Water Fears for Little Forester River

There is growing community concern that the Little Forester River near Bridport is being drained by individual farmers.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  9 Nov 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