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Water Quality

Serious Lead Levels Demand Health Investigation

Media Release - High levels of lead detected in the water supply for the new Royal Hobart Hospital K-Block building is deeply concerning news.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 6 Feb 2020

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

Government Responsible For Water Quality Fix

Media Release - Six million litres of untreated sewage was discharged into the Derwent River from the Macquarie Point Sewage Treatment Plant on Sunday, when back-up power failed. There was a disturbing, apparent eight-hour, delay in TasWater’s after-hours...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 13 Aug 2019

Water Quality - Monitoring

Parliamentary Activity - A recent water monitoring study conducted by prominent scientist, Christine Coughanowr, has detected disturbingly high levels of fish waste in the upper Derwent River catchment.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 7 Aug 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

Premier Unconcerned about Contaminated Derwent Beaches

Media Release - The Premier appeared unconcerned Tasmania’s major southern river has become so contaminated by bacteria it is now regularly unsafe to swim in.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 11 Apr 2019

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

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: Address in Reply

Parliamentary Activity - The Greens’ Alternative Budget is a statement of values.  It restores frontline funding to education and rightly includes the state Government's share of responsibility for crumbling sewerage and water infrastructure - two important issues...

Andrea Dawkins - 31 May 2016

Ministers Failing to Answer Questions on Notice

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I was flicking through the notices of question that arrived on our desk today.  It is disappointing to see the number of questions that were put on notice some time ago that...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 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

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

Liberals Wash Hands of Responsibility for Water and Sewerage Infrastructure

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Local Government spokesperson With not one of TasWater's 80 treatment plants meeting modern standards and communities across Tasmania facing contaminated water supplies, the Hodgman Government seems to be walking...

- 4 Jun 2015

Water Quality in Towns

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR to MINISTER for PLANNING and LOCAL GOVERNMENT, Mr GUTWEIN   [10.18 a.m.]You are aware that across Tasmania there are communities who were told not to drink their water because it is not safe or to boil it before drinking.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 Jun 2015