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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

Parliament House, Tasmania

Tyenna River

Tasmania cannot be all things to all people and we need to understand what makes this place unique and precious.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 Dec 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

Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

Serious Lead Levels Demand Health Investigation

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Feb 2020

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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

Doctor with Patient

Government Responsible For Water Quality Fix

Six million litres of untreated sewage was discharged into the Derwent River from the Macquarie Point Sewage Treatment Plant on Sunday.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Aug 2019

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Water Quality - Monitoring

A recent water monitoring study has detected disturbingly high levels of fish waste in the upper Derwent River catchment.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Aug 2019

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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

Ocean Waves

Premier Unconcerned about Contaminated Derwent Beaches

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Apr 2019

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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

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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

Parliament House, Tasmania

State Budget: Address in Reply

The Greens’ Alternative Budget restores frontline funding to education, and state Government's share of responsibility for sewerage and water infrastructure.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 May 2016

Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Ministers Failing to Answer Questions on Notice

It is disappointing to see the number of questions that were put on notice some time ago that have not yet been answered by ministers.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Apr 2016

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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

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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

Science Lab

Weak Chemical Testing of Tasmanian Waterways Under Liberals

Minister Rockliff confirmed that regular testing for chemical contamination in our water catchments has ceased following cuts of $39.7 million.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Jun 2015

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Liberals Wash Hands of Responsibility for Water and Sewerage Infrastructure

Not one of TasWater's 80 treatment plants meet modern standards and communities across Tasmania are facing contaminated water supplies.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Jun 2015

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Water Quality in Towns

Across Tasmania there are communities who are being told not to drink their water because it is not safe or to boil it before drinking.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 Jun 2015

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North East Water Quality

It is unacceptable that towns in the State’s north-east have the worst water quality in the nation.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  24 Apr 2015