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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

Hobart Water Restrictions

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Dec 2019

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 Dec 2019

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Dec 2019

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Oct 2019

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Sep 2019

No Public Fund Bail Out for Twamley Dam

The Glamorgan Spring Bay Council could never afford to build the Twamley Dam.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Sep 2019

Drinking Water Risks Dismissed by Gutwein

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Aug 2019

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 May 2019

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

Auditor-General's Report Confirms Liberals' TasWater Farce

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  |  Media Release  |  14 Nov 2017

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. If supported, this Bill would provide real closure for Northern Tasmanians.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  13 Sep 2017

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.  This style of polling, phrasing statements as questions, leads the respondent to the answer desired by the...

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  12 May 2017

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

True Cost of Liberals' TasWater Plan

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  |  Media Release  |  1 May 2017

Courtney's Water Fail

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  |  Media Release  |  24 Apr 2017

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

Tasmania's Brand at Risk from Liberal Inaction on Water

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  |  Media Release  |  23 Mar 2017

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

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 and Sewerage Mess Needs Action, Not Blame-Shifting

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  |  Media Release  |  20 Feb 2017

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

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  |  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, a point that is clearly lost on Federal Energy Minister, Josh Frydenberg.

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

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, and their inability pay for infrastructure upgrades on their own.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  15 Dec 2016

Government's TasWater Refusal Set to Hit Tasmanians Hard

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  |  Media Release  |  7 Dec 2016

Tasmanians Paying for Liberals' War On Councils

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Aug 2016

Gutwein Washes Hands of Water Issues

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  |  Media Release  |  24 Aug 2016

Water Infrastructure News Welcome

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.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  23 Aug 2016

Immediate Action Needed on Scamander Water

Safe 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 State Government.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  18 Jul 2016

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

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

Hodgman Liberal Government Axed Australia's Best Water Testing Regime

TasWater is under pressure to modify its data publication to allow for an increase in publicly available information.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016

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

Old Parties Deny Tasmanians Opportunity for Best Practice Water Management

Despite 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 establish a Parliamentary inquiry into water...

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  27 Apr 2016

Tasmania Needs Water Management Inquiry

Motion to establish a Joint Select Committee to inquire into and report upon water governance in Tasmania.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Apr 2016

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 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

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. That's a serious issue in itself, but not the one we asked about.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  16 Mar 2016

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

Floods Expose Launceston's Need

Last 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 sewage problem.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  1 Feb 2016

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

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

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 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

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