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Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Threatened Species at Westbury Reserve Should be Protected

The Liberals’ hastily-made decision to move the northern prison site has resulted in selection of an ill-advised location, fraught with unresolvable issues.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Oct 2020


Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Community Forced to Step In to Protect Westbury Reserve

The reprieve for Westbury Reserve, set to be drilled today, is welcome - but only temporary. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Oct 2020


Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Jaensch Abandons Westbury Wedge-tailed Eagles

Minister Jaensch refused to answer serious questions about what, if any, assessment on the impact on eagles – or any other species – had been undertaken.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Oct 2020


Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Wedge-Tailed Eagles - Westbury Reserve Site

Noise disturbance during breeding is well known to result in eagles abandoning eggs or even chicks and can drive them to leave a nest permanently.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Oct 2020


Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Jaensch Must Stop Westbury Drilling, Risk to Threatened Eagles

The exploratory drilling set to commence next week at the Westbury Reserve is within range of a Wedge-tailed eagle nest, during breeding season.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Oct 2020


Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Northern Region Prison - Location

The northern prison is going to cost hundreds of millions of dollars but the decision for the site has been mired in secrecy.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Aug 2020


Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Northern Prison - Location

The Government has mishandled the decision-making process around the choice of the northern prison from the very beginning.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Aug 2020


Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

COVID-19 - Jobs and the Economy

We cannot support a motion that has clause (4) in it, which is that the House supports the Westbury prison site that has been chosen on Birralee Road.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Aug 2020


Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Liberals’ Westbury Spin Comes Undone

Today in Parliament, the Government confirmed its decision to pursue the second site for the northern prison was made in a rush.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Aug 2020


Prison, Man Gripping Bars

Objection to Westbury Prison Site

The Westbury residents are clear that the Government has caved in to their community's strong backlash on the preferred site for the northern prison.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Jun 2020


Planning Documents

Northern Region Prison Location

The Westbury reserve did not even make it on to the Government's list of initial sites.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Jun 2020


Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Westbury Prison Site Location

We would like to understand why the Government chose a 70-hectare reserve with high conservation values as the new new northern prison site.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Jun 2020


City Planners Around Table

Labor's Westbury Hand-wringing as they Back Major Projects Laws

Labor's hand-wringing to the Westbury community is meaningless while they back in the Liberals' major projects legislation.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Jun 2020


Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Westbury Residents Sold Out With "Benefits" Study

The Liberals continue to grubby their northern prison planning process with secrecy and bad faith community consultation.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Jun 2020


Law Books

Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Amendment Bill 2019

Whatever we call it, this is a dog of a bill that is designed to take away the freedoms that Tasmanians have enjoyed to peacefully protest.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Nov 2019


Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Proposal for Prison at Westbury

Let us put on the record that we have had this conversation a number of times about the northern prison.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Oct 2019


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Youth Justice System

Cassy discusses the Minister's responsibility for a redacted Youth Custodial Services report in the adjournment.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Oct 2019


Prison, Man Gripping Bars

Northern Prison

It is sad to hear the tone of this debate, which totally misses the point that what is good for Tasmania is putting money into restorative justice.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Oct 2019


Prison, Man Gripping Bars

Northern Region Prison Site

I have been approached by numerous people in the surrounding area with concerns about the consultation process.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Oct 2019