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Gutwein Washes Hands of Water Issues

Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Water spokesperson

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.

TasWater made it very clear Tasmania’s ailing water and sewerage infrastructure is everyone's problem. Instead of taking some responsibility, Minister Gutwein has handballed it to local councils.

Immediate Action Needed on Scamander Water

Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Tourism and Water spokesperson

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.

It's beyond belief locals and visitors to the popular tourist town will have to boil water for drinking, and sponge bath young children, for the foreseeable future, because the risk of contamination is so high.

Water Inquiry Terms of Reference Tabled

Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Water spokesperson

The 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 managed to benefit the current community and their health, as well generations of Tasmanians to come.

Water is a precious resource and as yet another dry season hits, it is an opportune time to clarify departmental and agency rights and responsibilities.


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