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2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee - TasIrrigation

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 Dec 2019

Hobart Water Restrictions

Media Release - TasWater’s Stage 1 water restrictions that take effect from December 20 in Greater Hobart are extraordinary. It is unprecedented to put restrictions in place well before the hottest and driest part of summer.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 5 Dec 2019

2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee - TasWater

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 4 Dec 2019

TasWater Confirm No Penalty for 6 Million Litre Sewerage Spill

Media Release - In GBE hearings today, TasWater confirmed there has been no infringement or fine issued for the 6,000,000Lt sewerage spill from their Macquarie Point Treatment Plant in August this year.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 4 Dec 2019

Gutwein Refuses to Rule Out Further Public Funds for Twamley Dam

Media Release - Treasurer Peter Gutwein refused to rule out committing further public funding to bail out the now-precarious Twamley Dam and Prosser pipeline construction projects on the drought-ridden East Coast.

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

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

Drinking Water Risks Dismissed by Gutwein

Media Release - Environment Minister, Peter Gutwein, today refused to investigate the alleged continued failure by the Environment Protection Authority to detect repeatedly high nutrient and bacteria levels flowing into Hobart’s drinking water supply.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 7 Aug 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

More Funds Needed for DPIPWE, Not Relocation of Jobs

Media Release - The Liberals’ plan to move Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment staff from Hobart to the North and North West is hollow political pork-barreling.

Andrea Dawkins - 29 Jan 2018

Auditor-General's Report Confirms Liberals' TasWater Farce

Media Release - The Auditor-General’s report into TasWater confirms what we knew - TasWater inherited a large amount of work to be done over a short period of time, but progress has been significant.

Andrea Dawkins - 14 Nov 2017

Greens Table Pulp Mill Assessment Repeal Bill

Media Release - I was proud to table the Pulp Mill Assessment Repeal Bill 2017 in Parliament today on behalf of the Greens. If supported, this Bill would provide real closure for Northern Tasmanians.

Andrea Dawkins - 13 Sep 2017

Property Council's TasWater Push Poll

Media Release - The Property Council of Tasmania’s push poll appears to have been designed to back up the State Government takeover of TasWater.  This style of polling, phrasing statements as questions, leads the respondent to the answer desired by the...

Andrea Dawkins - 12 May 2017

No Funds for Launceston Stormwater and Sewerage in Federal Budget

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

Andrea Dawkins - 10 May 2017

True Cost of Liberals' TasWater Plan

Media Release - The Liberals' highly political plan to takeover TasWater has received another blow today, with Chair Miles Hampton exposing the high cost Tasmanians will pay for the Liberals' plan.

Andrea Dawkins - 1 May 2017

Courtney's Water Fail

Media Release - Tasmania’s ailing water and sewerage infrastructure needs to be dealt with as a matter of urgency. The Liberals’ reckless and politicised handling of the matter, however, is almost beyond belief.

Andrea Dawkins - 24 Apr 2017

Upgrading Taswater Infrastructure

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 8 Mar 2017

Tasmania's Brand at Risk from Liberal Inaction on Water

Media Release - The Liberals' daily self-congratulation on water and sewerage is disingenuous.  After three years of neglect and dodging questions, they're now pumping out daily media statements on how critical sewerage infrastructure is, and...

Andrea Dawkins - 23 Mar 2017

TasWater Confirms Liberal Water Politicking

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

Andrea Dawkins - 27 Feb 2017

Gutwein Bullying Councils on Water

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

Andrea Dawkins - 24 Feb 2017

Water and Sewerage Mess Needs Action, Not Blame-Shifting

Media Release - Tasmanians have every reason to feel disappointed with the Local Government Minister's nothing-announcement that he plans to meet with councils over ongoing water and sewerage issues later this week.

Andrea Dawkins - 20 Feb 2017

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

Media Release - Instead of taking credit for the State and the nation's ongoing recovery from the GFC, the Hodgman Government needs to commit to the people of Launceston that it will invest a significant part of its $150 million windfall gain into the...

Andrea Dawkins - 12 Feb 2017

Barnett Needs to Rule Out Caving to Frydenberg on Fracking

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens' Leader and Mining spokespersonTasmania’s moratorium on destructive hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’ has strong community support and strengthens our clean, green brand, a point that is clearly lost on Federal...

- 3 Feb 2017

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

Media Release - The Auditor-General's Report into Local Government Authorities and TasWater released today confirms TasWater's financial situation, and their inability pay for infrastructure upgrades on their own.

Andrea Dawkins - 15 Dec 2016

Government's TasWater Refusal Set to Hit Tasmanians Hard

Media Release - It's not only TasWater who are being left hanging by the Hodgman Government's refusal to have a meaningful discussions about critical water and sewerage infrastructure funding, it's the Tasmanian community.

Andrea Dawkins - 7 Dec 2016

Tasmanians Paying for Liberals' War On Councils

Media Release - Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Local Government spokespersonThe Liberals' relentless war on councils risks local service delivery and increases in rates for Tasmanians.Local Government Minister, Peter Gutwein's amalgamation agenda is written...

- 25 Aug 2016

Gutwein Washes Hands of Water Issues

Media Release - Local Government Minister, 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 to pay for it.

Andrea Dawkins - 24 Aug 2016

Water Infrastructure News Welcome

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Water spokesperson    The Greens 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. It is the core business...

- 23 Aug 2016

Immediate Action Needed on Scamander Water

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Tourism and Water spokespersonSafe drinking water is something people in developed countries should never have to question. The permanent 'boil water' alert for Scamander should prompt immediate action from the...

- 18 Jul 2016

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

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

Andrea Dawkins - 2 Jun 2016

Ignoring Launceston's Infrastructure Stinks

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Member for BassLaunceston’s aging infrastructure has been abandoned by another Treasurer. Bass' own Treasurer, Peter Gutwein, has ignored Launceston in the State Budget.A further $650M is being spent on roads and...

- 27 May 2016

Hodgman Liberal Government Axed Australia's Best Water Testing Regime

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 3 May 2016Andrea Dawkins MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes TasWater is under pressure to modify its data publication to allow for an increase in publicly available information.(2)           Notes annual water data...

- 3 May 2016

Rockliff Says No Need for Water Governance Review

Parliamentary Activity - Andrea questions the Minister over the need to review water governance in Tasmania.

Andrea Dawkins - 27 Apr 2016

Old Parties Deny Tasmanians Opportunity for Best Practice Water Management

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Water spokespersonDespite clear evidence that water governance in Tasmania is fragmented in an age of accelerating climate change, both Liberal and Labor parties have refused to support a Greens' move to...

- 27 Apr 2016

Tasmania Needs Water Management Inquiry

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 26 April 2016NOTICE OF MOTIONAndrea Dawkins MP to move—That the House:—

- 26 Apr 2016

Inquiry Would Help Fix Water Problems

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

- 24 Apr 2016

Water Inquiry Terms of Reference Tabled

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Water spokespersonThe Greens today tabled the terms of reference for an joint House inquiry into water governance, which we will debate this week*.Our Inquiry seeks to ensure that our water resources are being...

- 26 Apr 2016

Is Our Water Safe to Drink?

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Water spokespersonWhen asked about the ongoing issues with infrastructure and water contamination in Tasmania, the Minister for Local Government, Peter Gutwein MP, happily hand-balled the question to Jeremy...

- 16 Mar 2016

Rosebery Water Not to Standard

Parliamentary Activity - WEDNESDAY 9 MARCH 2016Andrea Dawkins On tomorrow to move -That this House notes:1.      The ongoing problems associated with the water supply in the town of Rosebery;

- 9 Mar 2016

Floods Expose Launceston's Need

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Member for BassLast week's flash flooding has exposed the poor state of the TasWater infrastructure in and around Launceston. After years of consultations, trials and studies, it's time for TasWater to fix the...

- 1 Feb 2016

Water Management Plans Needed

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Primary Industries and Water spokespersonThe third year of an El Nino weather pattern has brought very difficult conditions to Tasmania.The current dry conditions look very similar to projections under the...

- 18 Jan 2016

Ecosystems and Primary Producers Left High and Dry

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Water spokesperson 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.

- 17 Nov 2015

Water Fears for Little Forester River

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Water spokespersonThere is growing community concern that the Little Forester River near Bridport is being drained by individual farmers.Minister Rockliff has been made aware of the situation and he needs to act...

- 9 Nov 2015

Liberal Dam Bill Attack on Threatened Species

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Water and Environment spokespersonThe Greens will not be supporting the proposed changes to dam works in the Water Management Act in the amendment Bill tabled by Minister Rockliff.

- 18 Jun 2015