Forrest,
Hon. Ruth


Legislative Council

Seat: MURCHISON

Party: INDEPENDENT


Personal: Born: 1962
Birth Place: Burnie, Tasmania.

Parliamentary:

First Elected: 07 May 2005.
Inaugural Speech.

Elected Third Deputy Chair of Committees - 16 May 2012

Gunns Pulp Mill

Submissions:
Response to Clinical Services Plan Issues Paper
GPOC MAIB Pricing Policy Motorcycles
Response Primary Health Services Plan Discussion Paper

Statements:  
Gunns Pulp Mill Proposal

Standing Committee:
Chair of the Subordinate Legislation
Member of the Community Development
Member of the Public Accounts


Select Committees:
Chair of the Mental Health Legislative Measures
Member of Accreditation of Building Practitioners & Administration of the Building Act 2000
Member of the Public Hospital System
Member of the Road Safety

Chair of the Mining Industry Regulation - completed and reported 10 March 2009
Member of Housing Affordability - completed and reported on 15 April 2008

Member of the Organ Donation - completed and reported on 11 June 2008
Member Gene Technology in Primary Industries - completed and reported on 28 August 2008

Sessional Committees:
Member of Government Business Scrutiny Committee
Member of Estimates Committee A

Professional:

Registered Nurse/Midwife.
Fellow Australian College of Midwives.
Professional Achievements

Education and Training:

Riana Primary School.
Ulverstone High School.
Hellyer College
Flinders University, Adelaide Master of Midwifery (current).
Education History

Employment History:

7h May 2005 - current Elected to Legislative Council, Tasmanian Parliament – Independent Member for Murchison
30th May 2005 - current North West Private Hospital, Brick port Road, Burnie. Tasmania. Registered Nurse/Midwife Level 1 casual position with caseload of approximately 1 -2 clients per month.
1st October 1989 – May 30th
2005
North West Private Hospital, Brick port Road, Burnie. Tasmania. Registered Nurse/Midwife Level 2, Antenatal Class Coordinator Part time work in all areas of maternity care particularly antenatal/childbirth education and "Know Your Midwife Scheme" incorporating antenatal care throughout pregnancy and care of women
during labour and birth. Supervision, ongoing education and support of level 1 midwives.
August 2004 - current Family Planning Tasmania, PO Box 77, North Hobart, Tasmania
Clinical Nurse Educator. Delivery of antenatal education programs to pregnant teenagers in the Burnie and surrounding districts under the “ Gonna B A Mum Under 21” Project.
February 1993 - current Centacare Family Services, 23 Stoke Street, Newtown. Tasmania
Family Life Education Presenter. Casual position conducting Family Life Education Program (Sexuality Education) to primary and high school students. Presentations include - In-class sessions (with class teacher present) and evening sessions (conducted with parents present).
17th March 1989 - 31st
September 1989
North West Private Hospital, Brickport Road, Burnie. Tasmania. Registered Nurse/Midwife Level 1, Antenatal Class Coordinator Part time position providing care to women on maternity ward, including antenatal care and education, care during labour and birth and postnatal care, including level 1 and 2 care for neonates.
3rd October 1988 - 16th March
1989
North West Private Hospital, Brick port Road, Burnie. Tasmania. Registered Nurse/Midwife Level 1, Antenatal Class Educator. Casual position providing care and education for women antenatally, during labour and birth and postnatal.
30th March 1988 - 12th
December 1988
National Heart Foundation, Edwardes Street, Burnie. Tasmania. Clinic Supervisor Part time position providing information, advice (Dietary and lifestyle), counseling, risk assessment and testing of clients.
22nd February 1987 - 18th
March 1888
North Western General Hospital Edwardes Street, Burnie. Tasmania. Registered Nurse/Midwife Level 1. Casual Position in Maternity, Intensive Care and Accident & Emergency.
26th February 1984 - 16th
November 1985
North Western General Hospital. Edwardes Street, Burnie. Tasmania. Registered Nurse/Midwife Level 1. Full time position in Maternity and Intensive Care.
15th January 1983 - 12th
February 1982
North Western General Hospital. Edwardes Street, Burnie. Tasmania. Registered Nurse Level 1 Full Time position in Intensive Care.
17th April 1982 - 23rd October
1982
North Western General Hospital. Edwardes Street, Burnie. Tasmania. Registered Nurse Level 1. Full time position in Intensive Care and Medical.
Mid 1986 - End 1989 Childbirth Education Association Burnie, Tasmania. Midwife/Childbirth Educator.
Casual position conducting childbirth education classes.

Civic and Community:

Civic and Community
Honorary Vice President Burnie United Soccer & Sporting Club Inc
Australian Childhood Foundation 'Childhood Hero'
Rotary Club of Wynyard Honorary Member
Rotary Club of Somerset Honorary Member
Lifeline Bronze Sponsor
Friend of the Tasmanian Association of Community Houses
North West Thunder Basketball Club Member
Official Ambassador of Keep Watch (Prevent your child from Drowning)

Supporter of:
2007 International Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference
Aurora Disability Services Appeal Fund
Australian Journal of Mineralogy
'Bloomin' Tulips Festival
Brain Injury Association of Tasmania
Burnie Agricultural and Pastoral Society
Burnie Amateur Swimming Club
Burnie City Eisteddfod
Burnie Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Burnie Division of Australian Breastfeeding Association
Burnie Probus Club
Circular Head Agricultural Society
Diabetes Australia , Tasmania
Kelli-anne Howard - North West Under 14 Basketball
Kelsey Johnstone - North West Under 14 Basketball
King Island Agricultural Show
Kurt Dunham - World Junior 8 Ball Titles in Blackpool, England (2007)
Lake Burbury King Picnic Day
Lauren Miller Australian U16 Basketball Championships
Library Aid International
LJ Hooker Wynyard Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser
Menzies Research Institute
Mount Lyell Abt Railway Society
Natone Primary School 50th Anniversary Reunion
Patrick Todd Futsal Trip to China (2007)
Preolenna Mothers Group
Queenstown Landcare Group
Rhys Lindon Wheelchair fundraiser (2007)
St Joseph School Rosebery Parents & Friends
Sexual Assault Support Service - Galileo House
Southern Cross Care (Tas) Inc Yaraandoo Auxiliary
Thomas Triffitt Commonwealth Under 16 Cricket Series
UNAA - Tasmania
Wynyard Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Wynyard Division of Australian Breastfeeding Association
Wynyard Garden Club
Wynyard Historical Society
Wynyard Ladies Probus Club
Wynyard Lions Club
Wynyard Meals on Wheels
Wynyard Neighbourhood Watch

Supports the following schools within the electorate:
Boat Harbour Primary
Burnie High
Burnie Primary
Circular Head Christian
Cooee Primary
Edith Creek Primary
Forest Primary
Hellyer College
King Island District High
Marist Regional College
Mountain Heights District High
Redpa Primary
Rosebery District
Seabrook Christian
Smithton High
Smithton Primary
Somerset Primary
Stanley Primary
Strahan Primary
Stella Maris Primary
St Peter Chanel
St Brigid's Primary
St Joseph 's Primary, Rosebery
St Joseph 's Primary, Queenstown
Table Cape Primary
Waratah Primary
West Somerset Primary
Wynyard High
Yolla District
Zeehan Primary

Media Release :

Press Statements

Photo Gallery:
Electorate Photo Gallery

Contacts:
Wynyard Office: Hobart Office:

19b Goldie Street
Wynyard Tasmania 7325

Phone: (03) 6443 8600
Fax: (03) 6443 8603

Parliament House
Hobart Tasmania 7000

Phone: (03) 6212 2316
Fax: (03) 6231 1849


 

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