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We need to end the destructive practices at the heart of the climate and biodiversity emergency. Native forest logging has never been sustainable, but the climate crisis demands a plan to put an end to it once and for all.

When the Greens were in government, 356,000 hectares of carbon-rich, high conservation value forests were afforded protection. They will lose their protected status on April 8, 2020.

In a climate and biodiversity emergency, even the consideration of handing over these forests to the logging industry is unconscionable. Actually doing so would be a betrayal of young people today, and all future generations.

The first step is to ensure the permanent protection of 356,000 hectares of carbon-rich, high conservation value forests that will lose their protected status on April 8, 2020. Our future can still be a safe and sustainable one, but not if we continue business as usual. We must take action now.

 

What Can I Do?

You can contact the Minister for Resources, Guy Barnett, and demand the Government permanently protect the 356,000 hectares of high conservation value forest.

 

In Parliament and the Media


Swift Parrot

The Critically Endangered Swift Parrot

That special beautiful little parrot is one of the most charming, whimsical and colourful parrots in the world.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Speech  |  Wednesday, 14 October 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Time to End Native Forest Logging

The Greens applaud Bob Brown Foundation’s injunction to stop Forestry Tasmania destroying habitat essential to Tasmania’s critically endangered Swift parrot.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 1 October 2020


Bushfire, Active Blaze

Bushfire Preparedness

The clear and overwhelming evidence is that there is a strong link between logging native forest and increased bushfire risk.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Speech  |  Thursday, 17 September 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Dr Jennifer Sanger - Withdrawal from Publication of Scientif...

I rise to put on record, concerns at the low attack by a member of the Labor Party at some highly respected and credentialled Tasmanian scientists.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Speech  |  Wednesday, 16 September 2020


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Conservation Covenants

Conservation covenants make a critical contribution to protection of natural values, ecosystem services and biodiversity.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Motion  |  Wednesday, 16 September 2020


Parliament House, Tasmania

International Day for Democracy

Today is International Day for Democracy and in a time of pandemic it is even more critical that we nurture and protect the foundations of our democracy.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Speech  |  Tuesday, 15 September 2020


Pile of Woodchips

Minister Barnett Struggles with Truth, it's There in Bl...

Minister Guy Barnett’s constant refusal to be honest is disrespectful to both the Tasmanian people and their democratic processes. 
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 15 September 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Barnett Needs to Explain Forestry Tasmania’s Smash and Grab...

Blatant breaches of the Forest Practices Code in the Styx Valley demand an explanation from Resources Minister, Guy Barnett.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 2 September 2020


Bushfire, Active Blaze

Liberals and Labor Attacking Scientists to Cover for Bushfir...

There is apparently no low Resources Minister, Guy Barnett, and his Labor counterpart, Shane Broad, won’t stoop to to defend current logging practices.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Sunday, 30 August 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Native Forest Logging

The planet is experiencing a human-induced climate and biodiversity crisis and there is no justification for native forest logging.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Motion  |  Wednesday, 19 August 2020


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Sustainable Timber Tasmania - Forest Stewardship Certificati...

The auditor rejected STT's application for FSC on the basis of major non-conformities with the Forest Stewardship Standard for sustainability.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Tuesday, 18 August 2020


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

FSC Failure Confirms Liberals Must End Native Forest Logging

Late on Friday, under the cover of a Budget update, so-called ‘Sustainable’ Timber Tasmania finally released the FSC audit report.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 17 August 2020


Swift Parrot

Liberals Pulling a Swiftie on Threatened Species

The swift parrot is no better protected today than it was yesterday under the Liberals in Government.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 14 August 2020


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Barnett is a Disgrace

Guy Barnett is whipping up fear and loathing in the community over forests, with unfounded allegations over tree spiking.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 24 July 2020


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Three Year Forest Destruction Plan a Climate Disaster

Sustainable Timbers Tasmania’s ‘Three Year Wood Production Plan’ is a climate disaster.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 7 July 2020


Bushfire, Active Blaze

Plan for Bushfire Season Now

UTAS bushfire experts are right, the increasing risk of catastrophic bushfires cannot be underestimated. The State Government must be preparing themselves now.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 2 July 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

COVID-19 Matter of Public Importance

If the minister wants their job to be that much easier, he needs to advocate within Cabinet for an end to native forest logging.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Speech  |  Thursday, 25 June 2020


Doctor with Patient

COVID-19 Emergency

The people working in our emergency services and Tasmania Fire Service do an outstanding job to keep us safe in bushfire season.  
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Speech  |  Wednesday, 24 June 2020


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Trade Visit to China - Pulp and Paper Companies

Last December, the Minister embarked on a trade delegation to China where he met with representatives of at least two pulp and paper companies.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Thursday, 25 June 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Sustainable Timbers Tasmania Additional Coupes

So-called Sustainable Timbers Tasmania, continued its destructive native forest logging throughout the pandemic emergency.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Thursday, 25 June 2020


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Latest Greenhouse Accounts Show Forests Doing Heavy Lifting

State and Territory Greenhouse Gas Inventories 2018 confirms Tasmania’s native forest estate is foundational to this island’s positive emissions profile.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 25 June 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  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 24 June 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  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 24 June 2020


Bushfire, Active Blaze

Bushfire and Climate Summit Warning for Tasmania

The 33 Emergency Leaders for Climate Action were crystal clear - our worsening extreme weather is caused by burning fossil fuels.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 10 June 2020


Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Gutwein Must Step Up on World Environment Day

The best gift the Gutwein Government could give Tasmania on World Environment Day is a policy reset.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 5 June 2020


Swift Parrot

Swift Parrot - Preservation of Breeding Habitat

There are fewer than 1000 breeding pairs of the world's fastest parrot - the critically endangered swift parrot - left in the wild.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Question  |  Thursday, 4 June 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Logging of Threatened Species Habitat

In a landmark decision last week, the Federal Court found VicForests, Victoria's forestry corporation, is not exempt from national environmental law.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Thursday, 4 June 2020


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Firewood Theft in State Forests

On 8 May this year there were media reports of police laying charges against 19 people for $1 million in firewood theft.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Speech  |  Wednesday, 3 June 2020


Swift Parrot

Gutwein Government and STT Now on Notice

The Gutwein Government is on notice following yesterday’s landmark Federal Court decision on logging threatened species habitat in Victoria.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 28 May 2020


Bushfire, Burned Forest

Independent Scientists Sound Warning Over Logging and Bushfi...

Independent scientists have written to Tasmanian MPs highlighting studies that show a clear connection between native forest logging and bushfire risk.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 27 May 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Logging During COVID-19

The continuation of destructive logging activity has been a disappointing blight on an otherwise thoughtful approach by the Premier through this pandemic.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 22 May 2020


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

New Forestry Peak Body Should be a Fresh Start for Industry

The Greens cautiously welcome the new forestry peak body replacing the divisive and ideologically driven Forests Industry Association of Tasmania.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 21 May 2020


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Tree Spiking Allegations Have a Stink, Demand Investigation

No life should be at risk, nor physical harm come to any individual on either side of the forestry debate.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 20 May 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Leatherwood Logging

The leatherwood tree is found only in Tasmania. It grows in cool temperate rainforests that occur in mossy forests along the north west, west and south west.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Speech  |  Thursday, 7 May 2020


Doctor with Patient

COVID-19 - Concerns of North-West Doctors

North-west doctors have been at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic. They have been risking their safety, working day after day, caring for patients.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Question  |  Thursday, 7 May 2020


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

North West Doctors' Forest Protection Calls Must be Cen...

The plea from 23 GP's, registrars, and emergency doctors to protect Tasmania's high conservation value forests should be heeded by all Members of Parliament.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 4 May 2020


Degraded Landscape, Midlands, Tasmania

Minister Barnett Needs a Big Rethink

Resources Minister, Guy Barnett, needs to take a broader view of Tasmania’s forestry sector and its role in this island’s recovery from coronavirus.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Sunday, 3 May 2020


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Greens Call for Stronger Environmental Laws

The federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 oversees our wild places and threatened species, and is under its ten year review.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Saturday, 18 April 2020


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

356,000 ha of High Conservation Value Forests Under Threat f...

As of today 356,000 hectares of high conservation value, carbon rich forests, will come under threat from the logging industry.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 8 April 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Barnett Can't Fudge Threat to Forests

Minister Barnett knows the mendicant faction of the native forest logging industry want to get in to the 356 000 hectares of future reserve forest.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 7 April 2020


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

WorkSafe Tasmania and the Bob Brown Foundation

The Liberals, the Labor Party and the Independent are all doing the same thing: they are creating a faux risk, but this is not what this issue is about.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Speech  |  Thursday, 5 March 2020


Protest, Climate Emergency

WorkSafe Tasmania and the Bob Brown Foundation

For the public to be able to have a measure of faith in the integrity of ministers of the Crown is essential and a foundational aspect of our democracy.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Speech  |  Thursday, 5 March 2020


Protest, Climate Emergency

Questions Still Hang Over WorkSafe Protest Referral

The Minister for Justice, Elise Archer, undermined her own official statement and denied she referred the Bob Brown Foundation to WorkSafe.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 4 March 2020


Swift Parrot

Forestry Watch Survey Report

The Forestry Watch survey report was issued on 20 January this year.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Speech  |  Tuesday, 3 March 2020


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Protection of TFA Reserved Forests

This island's forests are expected to sequester around 3 million to 4 million tonnes of carbon every year for the next 30 years.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Tuesday, 3 March 2020


Law Books

Slippery Language from Gutwein on WorkSafe Referral

Peter Gutwein could not give an honest answer about his knowledge of the unlawful WorkSafe prohibition notice slapped on the Bob Brown Foundation.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 3 March 2020


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Gutwein Refuses to Protect Carbon Bank Forests

The Premier and first Liberal Minister for Climate Change refused to rule out logging the 356 000 hectares of high conservation value forest set.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 3 March 2020


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Greens Refer Barnett, Archer and WorkSafe CEO to Integrity C...

The Tasmanian Greens have today written to the Integrity Commissioner asking him to investigate allegations of the serious misconduct.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 27 February 2020


Protest, Climate Emergency

Court Vindicates Forest Defenders' Right to Peaceful Pr...

Today’s decision by the Magistrates Court to uphold the Bob Brown Foundation’s Appeal against the government’s protest ban is very welcome news.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 26 February 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Lapoinya Logging Plans

The Gutwein Government are heading back to log Myalla Spur at Lapoinya.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 26 February 2020


Protest, Climate Emergency

Gutwein Government Dog Whistling to Pro-Logging Thugs

Within 24 hours of the Government abusing the law to target protesters in the Tarkine, pro-logging thugs attacked those same peaceful protesters overnight.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Saturday, 22 February 2020


Protest, Climate Emergency

Another Authoritarian Attack on Peaceful Protesters

Today’s attack on peaceful protest through WorkSafe’s directive to the Bob Brown Foundation is a politically motivated shield for the logging industry.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 21 February 2020


Protest, Climate Emergency

Forest Defenders Making a Difference in takayna

The presence of activists in takayna/Tarkine is clearly making a big impact on planned logging operations in the region.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 11 February 2020


Bushfire, Burned Forest

Takayna/Tarkine Logging Madness Increases Climate and Bushfi...

The logging of ancient rainforest ecosystems in the Tarkine is utterly unjustifiable on environmental, social and economic grounds. 
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 10 February 2020


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Gutwein Must Intervene in Tarkine Destruction

The logging industry’s destruction of ancient rainforest in the takayna/Tarkine region is the first major test for Tasmania’s new Premier.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 5 February 2020


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Liberals' Secret High Conservation Value Logging Talks...

Right to Information documents reveal the forest industry have been in secret talks with the Liberals to open up 356,000ha of high conservation value forests.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 16 December 2019


Coal

2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee - TasRail

Full transcript of the Tasmanian Railways Pty Ltd hearings in the 2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Estimates  |  Wednesday, 4 December 2019


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

FSC Failures Confirm Native Forest Logging is Unsustainable

Revelations Sustainable Timber Tasmania have failed to pass their FSC audit is another reminder that native forest logging in Tasmania is not sustainable.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 5 December 2019


Lower Chasm Falls, Smoko Creek, in the Great Western Tiers, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Logging in Tasmanian Forest Agreement Second Tranche Forests

Cassy O'Connor moves a motion to protect the 356 000 hectares of Tasmanian Forest Agreement second tranche reserve forests.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Speech  |  Wednesday, 27 November 2019


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Labor and the Liberals United in Carbon Bank Destruction

The Liberals, Labor and Clark MP, Madeleine Ogilvie, voted to allow logging the 365,000 hectares of forests set aside under the TFA.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 27 November 2019


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Climate Action Protests

I rise to show my very strong support for the 16 people who were peacefully protesting outside Parliament House earlier this evening.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Speech  |  Thursday, 17 October 2019


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Budget Cuts and Budget Mismanagement

Cassy responds to the Treasurer during Labor's 'Budget Cuts and Budget Mismanagement' Matter of Public Importance.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Speech  |  Tuesday, 15 October 2019


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Climate Emergency, Actions by Government and Opposition

The good news is that the South Australian parliament has today declared a climate emergency.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Speech  |  Thursday, 26 September 2019


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Censure Motion without Notice

Cassy O'Connor moves a censure motion in all Liberal and Labor members for failing to support a Climate Emergency declaration.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Motion  |  Thursday, 26 September 2019


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Climate Action, Logging of Forests

Rosalie Woodruff questions the government over their failure to secure FSC certification.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Question  |  Thursday, 26 September 2019


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Forestry Tasmania FSC Certification

Cassy O'Connor asks the Minister to confirm that the latest Forest Stewardship Council audit has resulted in failure to secure FSC certification.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Thursday, 26 September 2019


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Labor and Liberal Climate Inaction Unity Ticket

Labor and the Liberals voted together, yet again, to let down young Tasmanians.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 26 September 2019


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Sustainable Timbers Tasmania Fails to Secure FSC, Again

Forest Stewardship Council auditors delivered their assessment report to ‘Sustainable Timbers Tasmania’ on the last Friday in May this year.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 26 September 2019


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Logging in High Conservation Value Forests

Cassy O'Connor questions the Minister over the requests of the Forest Industries Association in a recent meeting.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 25 September 2019


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Logging in High Conservation Value Forests

The reason Tasmania's emissions profile looks as good as it does is in significant part due to the work of the conservation movement.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 25 September 2019


Lower Chasm Falls, Smoko Creek, in the Great Western Tiers, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Hodgman Liberals Set to Log Carbon Bank Forests in Climate E...

The Premier today dealt young people another slap in the face with confirmation 356 000 hectares of forests will be opened to logging.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 25 September 2019


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

2019 State Conference Keynote Address

Cassy O'Connor delivers a keynote address to the Tasmanian Greens' 2019 State Conference, discussing key Greens issues and the Green New Deal.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Saturday, 21 September 2019


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Leaked Polling Proves No Social Licence for Native Forest Lo...

The Hodgman Liberals remain committed to logging 356,000 hectares of forests that were set aside for protection under the Tasmanian Forest Agreement.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Saturday, 14 September 2019


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Growth Plan for Tasmanian Forests

If you want a clear indication of how far Labor has fallen, that speech, delivered by Dr Broad, a scientist allegedly, tells us everything we need to know.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Motion  |  Wednesday, 4 September 2019


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Leatherwood Forests Must be Protected

Last summer’s bushfires burned large tracts of native forest, including the leatherwood trees so critical to the honey industry.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 3 September 2019


Pills

Labor Leadership Failure

In a time of climate emergency and growing social inequality, political parties need to work together to advance the public interest.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Sunday, 1 September 2019


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Unemployment and Jobs

Treasurer, I do not have a handkerchief big enough to mop up the crocodile tears you just shed for the children of forest workers.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Motion  |  Wednesday, 7 August 2019


Swift Parrot

National Spotlight on Tasmania's Swift Parrot Shame

The Hodgman Government’s refusal to protect the swift parrot was front and centre on the national stage during last night’s Four Corners program.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 25 June 2019


Lower Chasm Falls, Smoko Creek, in the Great Western Tiers, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Estimates Reply - Minister Courtney

In 2015, the first FFC audit was handed down and it found that Forestry Tasmania was critically non-compliant in a number of areas.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Estimates  |  Wednesday, 12 June 2019


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Estimates Reply - Attorney-General

This Government is intent on corrupting the processes we have in place to protect the natural environment to support the very industry they would like to grow.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Estimates  |  Wednesday, 12 June 2019


Protest, Climate Emergency

Greens Condemn Sumac Forest Attack

The Greens condemn the attack on the Sumac Forest protest camp in takayna/Tarkine. The kind of violence and intimidation displayed overnight is unacceptable.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 15 May 2019


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Forest Practices Amendment Bill 2018

We will go into Committee because we have a few things we would like to talk about, the specifics of a number of clauses.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Legislation  |  Thursday, 2 May 2019


Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Jobs and the Economy

It would be good to know, formally today, Labor's position on whether they are running away from the historic Tasmanian Forestry Agreement.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Speech  |  Thursday, 2 May 2019


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Patriarch and Sons Not Welcome in Tasmania

The arrival of Patriarch and Sons in Tasmania’s forests is another sign the Liberals don’t care where the money is coming from.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 22 March 2019


Bushfire, Burned Forest

Effect of Bushfires on the Honey industry

There are still questions to be answered about the response to the Gell River fire.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Speech  |  Wednesday, 20 March 2019


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Minister Needs To Formally Rule Out Southern Port

The long-awaited southern wood residues advice finds a southern port would be commercially unviable.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 4 March 2019


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Patriarch and Sons - Logging Practices

Patriarch and Sons' parent company, Shin Yang, is notorious for illegal rainforest logging and human rights violations.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 21 November 2018


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Majestic Timbers Crumbles Without Freight Subsidy

The Greens have received information to suggest the company that was Majestic Timbers is no longer operational.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 27 September 2018


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Majestic Timbers - Operations

Majestic Timbers has collapsed, its director, Shane Rice, has fled the country, and its contractors have not been paid for up to three months.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Thursday, 27 September 2018


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Barnett's Forestry Delusions

Guy Barnett’s claim that thousands of jobs would be lost under the Greens’ policy to end native forest logging is, unsurprisingly, completely untrue.  
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 21 June 2018


Mining

Forestry and Mining Jobs in North-West Tasmania

Mr Brooks, as the member for Braddon, does his community a terrible disservice because he recycles the same speech over and over again.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Speech  |  Thursday, 21 June 2018


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Christine Milne AO - Tribute

I acknowledge the awarding of an Order of Australia medal to Christine Milne, former Tasmanian Greens Leader, Australian Greens Leader, Senator for Tasmania.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Speech  |  Wednesday, 13 June 2018


Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Hodgman Liberals Biggest Threat to Tasmania on World Environ...

Earlier this week, millions of Australians tuned in to see Sir David Attenborough’s documentary on Tasmania.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 5 June 2018


Pile of Woodchips

Courtney Must Withhold Land Consent for Woodchip Port Until...

Minister Courtney today confirmed landowner’s consent was being considered by her government for the southern woodchip port. 
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 3 May 2018


Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Liberals Claim Credit for Tasmanian Forest Agreement Emissio...

The breathtaking hypocrisy of the Liberals talking up Tasmania's lower emissions profile cannot go unanswered.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 27 April 2018


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Time for Transparency and Change in Forestry

A damning analysis of the Regional Forest Agreement in today’s The Guardian newspaper is an indictment on both State and Federal Governments.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 29 March 2018


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Barnett's Forestry Jobs Dishonesty

In the wake of ABS data confirming a massive decline in forestry employment under the Liberals, the Hodgman Government seems to be fudging the numbers.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 20 November 2017


Swift Parrot

Liberals' Forestry Agenda Putting Swift Parrot on the C...

In their ideologically-driven rush to log the State’s native forests, the Liberals are destroying the habitat of the endangered Swift parrot.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 13 November 2017


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Government Subsidies and Forestry Spin Continue Under Libera...

The Liberals' promise to end the subsidies to Forestry Tasmania has again been exposed as a lie.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 3 November 2017


Pile of Woodchips

Pulp Mill Assessment Repeal Bill 2017

Andrea Dawkins delivers a second reading speech for the Greens' Pulp Mill Assessment Repeal Bill 2017, discussing the history of the mill and the Act.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Legislation  |  Wednesday, 1 November 2017


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Barnett's Failure to Deliver

The latest Forestry Tasmania Annual Report demonstrates the continued failure of the Liberals’ commitment to move the business onto a sustainable footing.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 2 November 2017


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Liberals' Destructive Rainforest Logging Plan Takes Eff...

The so-called Special Timbers Management Plan permits logging in regional reserves and conservation areas.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 19 October 2017


Protest, Climate Emergency

Workplace (Protection from Protestors) Act - High Court Chal...

In a massive slap in the face to the Government, the High Court has just ruled in favour Bob Brown's challenge to the Government's draconian anti-protest laws.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 18 October 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Revitalised Brand Tasmania Needs to Promote Brand Integrity

The transformation of Brand Tasmania in to a statutory authority is positive, but without protecting the brand's integrity it will only be window dressing.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 9 October 2017


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Forestry - Sale of State's Planation Assets

The Premier promised Tasmanians he would not sell off their assets. He also told them his would be an open and transparent government. 
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 20 September 2017


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Privatisation of Public Plantations

The Government has privatised 29 000 hectares of plantations for around $40 million to $55 million less than it cost taxpayers to establish them.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 20 September 2017


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Forestry - Sale of Plantation Assets

On coming into office the Premier committed to not sell any public owned assets', yet a 99 year lease has been granted over 29,000 hectares of plantations.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 20 September 2017


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Forestry - Sale of State's Plantation Assets

The Government are flogging 29,000 hectares of Tasmania's public plantation estate at a loss, and effectively sold all that land through a 99-year lease.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Thursday, 14 September 2017


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Sale of State's Plantation Assets

You have announced that 29 000 hectares of publicly owned plantation has been sold to a private company for $60 million.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Speech  |  Thursday, 14 September 2017


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Mr Lennon and Mr Gay - Alleged Meetings with Government

Former Labor premier Paul Lennon is on the Farrell family payroll in a bid to protect the obscene profits they make off the back of human suffering.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 13 September 2017


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Premier Can't Explain How Plantation Sale isn't Pr...

The Premier has been exposed for misleading the Tasmanian people when he said in April 2014 that his government would not be privatizing public assets.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 20 September 2017


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Liberals Rip Off Tasmanians Over Public Plantation Sale

Tasmanians are being robbed blind by the Liberals who have privatised 29 000 hectares of public hardwood plantations.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 14 September 2017


Water Reservoir

Greens Table Pulp Mill Assessment Repeal Bill

I was proud to table the Pulp Mill Assessment Repeal Bill 2017 in Parliament today on behalf of the Greens.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 13 September 2017


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Dodgy Brothers, Lennon and Gay, Back in Business

With Paul Lennon on the Farrell's payroll, and John Gay set to profit from rainforest logging in protected areas, the Dodgy Brothers are back in business.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 11 September 2017


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Liberals' Rainforest Logging Plan to Open Up Reserves

Introducing logging into reserves and conservation areas is a destructive move, designed to generate conflict.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 25 August 2017


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Destruction and Waste Define Liberals' Forest Policy

The Wilderness Society's (TWS) analysis of the Draft rainforest logging plan reaffirms the rampant anti-environmentalism of the Hodgman Liberals.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 2 August 2017


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Liberals' Orwellian Forestry Tasmania Restructure Conti...

The Liberals’ restructure of Forestry Tasmania has simply forced the GBE to sell its only potential profit making assets - the plantations.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 28 July 2017


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Two Year Reprieve for Threatened Forests

356 000 hectares of the most beautiful, carbon rich forests on the planet have won a temporary reprieve from the Liberals' destructive, divisive logging plan.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 22 June 2017


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Liberal Lies over Forest Industry Subsidies

The Liberals are prepared to massively subsidise Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH) move from Victoria.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 15 June 2017


Swift Parrot

Forest-Destroying Minister Confirms Land Clearing Bonanza

In Budget Estimates today Resources Minister, Guy Barnett, confirmed he is unleashing a land clearing bonanza on Tasmania’s public and private land.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 7 June 2017


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Liberals' Forestry Mandate Climate Change Irony

On the same day the Government released its so-called Climate Action plan, they are threatening to take Tasmania to the polls over their plan to log forests.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 1 June 2017


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Groom's Climate Action 21 "Plan" A Tragic Far...

Three years after abolishing the climate portfolio and the Climate Action Council, the Hodgman Government has released a woefully weak climate inaction plan.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 1 June 2017


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Forestry Burns Threaten Public Health

Over the weekend in communities across the State residents were subjected to thick choking smoke from Forestry Tasmania burns.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 1 May 2017


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Tarkine Forestry Regeneration Burn

Yesterday at 3.20 p.m. a forestry regeneration burn in the Tarkine escaped coupe TE008P on two points on its eastern boundary.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 5 April 2017


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Forestry Bill - No Market for HCV Forest Products

The industry has condemned the Government's plan to log forest that was set aside from protection under the Tasmanian Forest Agreement.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Thursday, 16 March 2017


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Forest Industries Association of Tasmania's Objections...

The Government has consistently claimed the industry needs access to the 356 000 hectares of high conservation value forest set aside under the TFA.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 15 March 2017


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Forestry Bill - Potential Logging at Derby

The growth in Derby visitation has increased by 250 per cent in the past two years.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Question  |  Tuesday, 14 March 2017


Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Forestry Bill - Threat to Tourism

The draft legislation to allow logging in 356 000 hectares of high conservation value forest is a threat to Tasmania's growing visitor economy and its brand.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Tuesday, 14 March 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Hodgman Government's Environmental Record

An increasing number of Tasmanians believe the Government has declared war on the environment and Tasmanians are determined to protect it.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Tuesday, 7 March 2017


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Liberals Cynically Delay Two Controversial Bills Hoping MLC...

Outside the Liberal Cabinet, there is almost zero support for these Bills and a high degree of understanding about the damage they could cause if passed.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Saturday, 15 April 2017


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Barnett Dismisses Escaped Tarkine Burn

The Minister for Resources did not answer the Greens' questions about the escaped Tarkine regeneration burn in Parliament today.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 5 April 2017


Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Liberals' Derby Hypocrisy

The Greens are strong supporters of the World Enduro Series, and the thriving mountain bike industry in and around Derby.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 31 March 2017


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Log Trucks on Tasmanian Roads

Minister Barnett is either misleading or in denial over the evidence that more log trucks will lead to an increase in serious accidents and fatalities.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 30 March 2017


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Liberals' Forestry Jobs Failure

The data confirms that there has been no job growth in Forestry and Wood Product manufacturing in Tasmania under the Hodgman Liberal Government.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 23 March 2017


Lower Chasm Falls, Smoko Creek, in the Great Western Tiers, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Gagged Liberals' Forest Bill a Recipe for Corruption

In a clear signal they are afraid of Parliamentary scrutiny, the Liberals' gagged debate on their destructive and divisive logging legislation.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 17 March 2017


Three Capes Track, Tasmania

Liberals' Forest Farce

Legislation to allow logging in some of the most high conservation value, carbon rich forests on the planet was tabled in State Parliament today. 
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 14 March 2017


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

2017 State of the State Address in Reply

We are now living through a time when the environmental challenges we are facing as an island and as a community are very, very significant.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Speech  |  Wednesday, 8 March 2017


Logged Forest, Tarkine

No Support for Liberals' Forest Plan

The Executive Chairman of Neville Smith Forest Products emphatically called on the government not to reignite conflict over the State's forests.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 27 February 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Fish Farms and Forests - State Election Will be a Referendum...

Only the Greens will be there to stand up for Tasmania's environment and stand with communities determined to protect it.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 23 February 2017


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Liberals Will Wear Blame if FT Fails in FSC Bid

Forestry Tasmania has made it clear that if 357 000 hectares of high conservation value forest open up to logging, it's bid for FSC will go back to square one.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Sunday, 12 February 2017


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Barnett Exposed by his own Agency on Tarkine Logging

Forestry Tasmania’s own High Conservation Value forest maps identify the Tarkine as one of the richest high conservation value locations in the State.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Saturday, 11 February 2017


Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Protect the Tarkine for NW Jobs and Environment

Today's news that Forestry roading in the Trowutta Blackwood forests directly threatens nesting habitat for the Wedge-tailed eagle is alarming.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 10 February 2017


Mining

Tarkine Tourism Future for NW, not Forest and Heritage Destr...

Environmentalists and members of the Aboriginal community gathered in the North West today to call for takayna/the Tarkine to be protected from destruction.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Sunday, 5 February 2017


Hobart, Tasmania

Why Radio Silence on Macquarie Point Native Forest Exports?

It is now more than four months since the Liberals announced that Hobart's port would be turned into a woodchip and log export facility.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Sunday, 5 February 2017


Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Tasmania

Warped Liberal Politics Put MONA's Macquarie Point Visi...

The Tasmanian Greens welcome the vision within the MONA Macquarie Point cultural plan, and the focus on Truth and Reconciliation.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Saturday, 10 December 2016


Hobart, Tasmania

Forestry Politics on Show for Hobart Visitors

Today's government announcement TasPorts will be entering into a partnership to facilitate log and woodchip exports out of Macquarie Wharf.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 9 December 2016


Three Capes Track, Tasmania

Liberals Refuse to Rule Out Logging in Wielangta Tourist Dri...

The Hodgman Government's plans to extend the Great Eastern Drive by upgrading Wielangta Road are threatened by their own political agenda.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 16 November 2016


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Warped Liberal Priorities Put Tourism at Risk

Parks Minister, Matthew Groom’s Parks 21 progress report today comes on the heels of yesterday's Auditor General's report into Parks and Wildlife funding.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 16 November 2016


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Liberals' Blind Forestry Agenda Threatens Wielangta Tou...

The government's plan to upgrade the Wielangta Forest Drive and extend the Great Eastern Drive offers real tourism potential for the East Coast.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 15 November 2016


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Liberals Can't Have it Both Ways on Wielangta

The Tasmanian Greens look forward to the Liberals ruling out logging in the Wielangta forest as they have with the Tasman forests near the Three Capes Walk.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 10 November 2016


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Ministerial Statement on Forestry a Sham

That the ministerial statement on forestry misleads Tasmanians over the alleged need to allow loggers into 357 000 hectares of high conservation value forest.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Motion  |  Thursday, 27 October 2016


Logged Forest, Tarkine

FSC Certification Pipe Dream

Forestry Tasmania is almost two years behind schedule on achieving forest stewardship certification, a goal that appears to be disappearing out of reach for FT.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Thursday, 27 October 2016


Pile of Woodchips

Premier - Why Restart the Forest Wars?

How can you countenance allowing loggers into these forests of global significance, treasure troves of biodiversity and habitats for threatened species?
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Thursday, 27 October 2016


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Forestry Tasmania's Financial Loss

The FT board makes it clear they cannot fulfil their legal obligation under the GBE Act to operate commercially.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 26 October 2016


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Minister Barnett Remains Delusional on Forests

The Resources Minister is at it again.  He is seeking to mislead Tasmanians and whip up community conflict over forests.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 17 October 2016


Bruny Island Lighthouse

Logging of High Conservation Value Forests

The Government has announced plans to let loggers into 400 000 hectares of high conservation value, carbon-rich forests.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Thursday, 13 October 2016


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Forestry - Plans to Log High Conservation Forests

Yesterday, Minister Barnett announced that he is moving to let the loggers into 400 000 hectares of high conservation value carbon-rich forest.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Thursday, 13 October 2016


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Call for No Commercial Tourism in Protected Areas

Recognition of the outstanding universal value of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) and its globally significant natural and cultural values.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Motion  |  Thursday, 22 September 2016


Logged Forest, Tarkine

House Misled Over Native Forest Logging Subsidies

Minister for Resources, Hon. Guy Barnett MP, has claimed there are “thousands” of jobs in the native forest industry.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Motion  |  Thursday, 22 September 2016


Hobart, Tasmania

Log Trucks Full of Native Forest Products Ruining Hobart...

The Liberals have made a decision to allow 180 000 cubic metres of native forest timber products to be shipped each year.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Motion  |  Monday, 19 September 2016


Pile of Woodchips

Over $18m Taxpayer Subsidy of Woodchip Export

Do you acknowledge accepting a massive commonwealth taxpayer subsidy is the only way the export of woodchips from Macquarie Wharf can be feasible?
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Thursday, 15 September 2016


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Macquarie Point Woodchip Export Deal Suspicious

Majestic Timbers Australia did not register as a company until 10 days after Mr Gutwein had stated that terms had been agreed to.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Thursday, 15 September 2016


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Call for Recovery Plan for Eastern Quoll

Recognises that to help many of these species to survive, there needs to be major changes in forestry practices.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Motion  |  Thursday, 15 September 2016


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Hodgman Liberals Living Up to Lonely Planet's Warning

Last year, the travellers' bible, Lonely Planet, warned international travellers to visit Tasmania's wild places 'before compromises are made.'
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 19 September 2016


Swift Parrot

Minister Barnett in Cloud Cuckoo Land on FSC

The Minister is living in cloud cuckoo land if he thinks Forestry Tasmania can secure Forest Stewardship Certification under current Liberal policies.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 9 September 2016


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Liberals Forestry Policy Deceptive and Delusional

The latest NAB State Update for Tasmania pointed to continued structural decline in the forestry sector.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Motion  |  Wednesday, 24 August 2016


Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Liberal Government's Blind Pursuit of Native Forest Bio...

The use of forest biomass for energy is designed by industry proponents to entrench, legitimise and increase native forest logging.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Motion  |  Wednesday, 24 August 2016


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Forest Stewardship Certification

Yesterday the Minister failed to state your Government's commitment to Forestry Tasmania achieving Forest Stewardship Council certification.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Speech  |  Friday, 26 August 2016


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Forest Furnaces

Submissions close on Friday for the Government's program to use taxpayers' money in an attempt to revive the dying native forest-logging industry.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 24 August 2016


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Urgent Action Needed to Save Giant Freshwater Lobster

Astacopsis gouldi, the giant freshwater lobster, is now categorised as endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's red list.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Speech  |  Wednesday, 17 August 2016


Mining

Jobs' Growth Continues to Decline

The Liberals promised Tasmanians looking for work the world when they came to office. Sadly, what we have seen could not be further from the truth.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 18 August 2016


Green Economics

Tasmanian Greens' Alternative Budget

We recognise that genuine planning for the 21st century requires a long term vision and the courage to make bold decisions to drive change.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 31 May 2016


Protest, Climate Emergency

Time to Scrap Liberals' Protest Laws

The decision by Tasmania Police to drop charges against Bob Brown is further evidence we'd be far better off without the Liberals' protester laws.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 18 May 2016


Swift Parrot

Minister Groom Must Act Now to Save Swift Parrot from Extinc...

The Bob Brown Foundation has launched a campaign to Save Bruny Island from the logging that is destroying the habitat of the critically endangered swift parrot.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Motion  |  Thursday, 5 May 2016


Swift Parrot

Greens Still Standing Alone on Protection of the Swift Parro...

In 2015, the International Union for Conservation of Nature declared the swift parrot, the world's fastest parrot, to be critically endangered.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Speech  |  Tuesday, 3 May 2016


Bushfire, Active Blaze

Bushfire Inquiry A Whitewash

The Bushfire Inquiry findings paint over the devastation of the summer bushfires in the World Heritage Area. It's as though they never existed.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 27 April 2016


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Gutwein Should Use Derby Logging Delay to Consult Constituen...

Forestry Tasmania has advised that logging of the outer part of contentious coupe CC104B at Derby will be delayed to February 2017.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 13 April 2016


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Greens' Response to Announcement of New Political Group

The beauty of a democracy is that any group of concerned citizens can speak up and establish organisations to represent their concerns.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 4 April 2016


Bushfire, Burned Forest

State of the State Address in Reply

On behalf of the Tasmanian Greens MPs, I pay respect to the palawa/pakana people of Tasmania, to their treasured elders, past and present.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 15 March 2016


Swift Parrot

Forest Stewardship Certification

The long-awaited Forest Stewardship Council audit report on Forestry Tasmania reveals the GBE has a long way to go before it achieves FSC certification.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 1 March 2016


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Tough Choices Ahead for Minister Gutwein

The new Minister for Forests will need to have the courage to make the tough choices Paul Harriss clearly didn't want to make.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 18 February 2016


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Farewell Paul Harriss

The resignation of Paul Harriss from the Ministry and the Parliament is good news and an acknowledgement of the flawed "forests policy" of this Government.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 17 February 2016


Protest, Climate Emergency

Incompetent, Divisive Forests Minister Must Resign

Resources Minister, Paul Harriss, is presiding over a debacle in his portfolio and all of it, his own making.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 20 January 2016


Protest, Climate Emergency

Draconian New Protest Laws Used at Lapoinya

More than 70 concerned residents and community members gathered to stand up for the Lapoinya forest, to protest the roading and forestry operations.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 19 January 2016


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Sustainable Forestry Our Future

The increase in Tasmania's wood exports are thanks to sustainable private sector plantation-based forestry, not politics or state government intervention.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 11 January 2016


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Response to Joan Rylah

The Forest Peace Deal was proudly torn up by the current Liberal government loudly proclaiming the fulfilment of an election promise.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 30 December 2015


Aboriginal Flag

Premier Should Give Lapoinya a Christmas Reprieve

Now is the time for the Premier to step in and give those who have been fighting for the Lapoinya forest the gift of a Christmas reprieve.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 17 December 2015


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Paris Climate Deal Great Opportunity for Tasmania

The historic deal reached between 195 nations at the Paris climate summit is great news for the planet, and for Tasmania.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Sunday, 13 December 2015


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Harriss Deaf to Community Wishes on Lapoinya

The Forests of Lapoinya Action Group met with the Resources Minister, Paul Harriss to plead with him to save their beloved forest and have been shut down.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 4 December 2015


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

FSC Looking Like a Mirage Under Harriss

With 15% of forest operations breaching Forest Protection Plans, Minister Harriss' assertion about a commitment to high environmental standards is a joke.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 18 November 2015


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Forest Practices Plans Routinely Ignored

The annual report of Tasmania's Forest Practices' Authority makes it clear that Forest Practices Plans (FPPs) are regularly ignored by industry operators.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 17 November 2015


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Lonely Planet Hits Out at Hodgman Government

Travel Bible Lonely Planet has advised travellers to get in quick or miss out on Tasmania's pristine wilderness, "before compromises are made".
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 5 November 2015


Swift Parrot

Stop Logging All Swift Parrot Forests

The international conservation listing of the swift parrot as critically endangered is the wakeup call the government needs to stop logging its habitat.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 30 October 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Another Day, Another Handout to Forestry

After redirecting $7M allocated exit funding to keep people in the native forest industry, the Liberals are paying another $1M in compensation to contractors.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 20 October 2015


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Triabunna Wharf Sale

The sale of TasPorts' Triabunna wharf to a local, marine based business is final proof that Triabunna’s future is in tourism and marine-based industries.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 2 October 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Forestry Tasmania Ministerial Charter

The Ministerial Charter that Forestry Tasmania is expected to abide by makes it clear the GBE is being set up to fail, despite the Liberals' rhetoric.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 22 September 2015


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Groom Content to Pillage TWWHA

Minister Groom's obfuscating and empty statements about 'traditional industries' in question time reveal a stunning disregard for Tasmania's protected places.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 17 September 2015


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Harriss in Denial on TWWHA Logging

Resources Minister, Paul Harriss, has made it clear the government plans to blunder on and log in protected areas.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 16 September 2015


Hobart, Tasmania

Minister Harriss Misleading over Forest Industry

Resources Minister, Paul Harriss, used Question Time this morning to rule out the bizarre idea of woodchip exports from Hobart’s wharf.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 15 September 2015


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Liberals Caught in World Heritage Bind of Their Own Making

The Hodgman Government is delusional if it believes it can negotiate with the UNESCO World Heritage committee to allow logging and mining in the TWWHA.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Saturday, 5 September 2015


Bruny Island Lighthouse

Tassie Forests could get Logging Reprieve

The Greens welcome Minister Groom’s commitment to investigate whether Tasmania may apply for funding to stop logging the habitat of threatened species.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 27 August 2015


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Lapoinya Logging

Forestry Tasmania are still intent on logging Coupe FD053 at Lapoinya in the State’s north west.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Motion  |  Wednesday, 26 August 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

More Woodsmoke and Mirrors from Harriss

The Liberals continue to mislead Tasmanians over the future viability of the native forest woodchip industry.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 20 August 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Rosalie Woodruff New Franklin MP

I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to represent the Franklin electorate at the state level.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 18 August 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Lapoinya Logging

Forestry Tasmania are still intent on logging Coupe FD053 at Lapoinya in the State’s north west.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Motion  |  Tuesday, 18 August 2015


Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Emissions Reduction Target Woefully Inadequate

The Abbott Liberals have once more revealed they are a bunch of climate Luddites with their woeful 26% emissions reduction target by 2030. 
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 11 August 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Biomass Energy Another Tired Liberal Policy

Resources Minister Paul Harriss is exactly right; export of wood chips is a poor, unprofitable use of our precious forests.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 20 July 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

No FSC Means no Social Licence for Pulp Mill

The only way for a pulp mill to be viable in the Tamar Valley is for the FSC accreditation for our forests, which is proving to be problematic.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 15 July 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Harriss has no Plan, no Idea

If Ms Smith's resignation is not due to being gagged, we can only assume she is the first to flee the sinking ship that is Mr Harriss' ministerial career.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 10 July 2015


Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Only 'Yes Men' Welcome on Harriss' Council

Minister Paul Harriss will not tolerate dissenting views when it comes to the mendicant GBE that is Forestry Tasmania.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 9 July 2015


Aboriginal Flag

Heritage No Excuse for Logging the TWWHA

Senator Colbeck's comments supporting selective logging in the World Heritage Area are offensive, and use of heritage as a transparent disguise is laughable.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 7 July 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Minister Harriss being Deliberately Deceitful over WHA Loggi...

Resources Minister, Paul Harriss’s ridiculous claim that the Greens supported logging in the World Heritage Area does not stand up to scrutiny.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Saturday, 4 July 2015


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Liberals Forest Council in Disarray

Forests Minister Paul Harriss has been exposed by members of his own Ministerial Advisory Council on Forestry as having no plan for Forestry Tasmania.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 19 June 2015


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

RET Decision Appalling for Tasmania and Our native Forests

The gutting of the Renewable Energy Target (RET) and the inclusion of native forest biomass in the target is an appalling outcome for Tasmania.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 24 June 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Harriss has no Plan for Forestry

Minister Paul Harriss is unable to provide a future operating model for Forestry Tasmania, or a business case for its so-called return to financial viability.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 11 June 2015


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Premier's Claims on Wilderness Logging & Mining Beg...

Premier Will Hodgman has claimed today in Budget Estimates that logging and mining can be conducted in wilderness areas without compromising wilderness values.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 9 June 2015


Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

Forestry Tasmania - Increased Debt, No Plan to Pay it Back

Treasurer Peter Gutwein has increased Forestry Tasmania’s debt capacity by $10 million to $41m.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 9 June 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Forestry Tasmania - FSC Certification (follow up)

FSC's auditors, SCS Global, has identified non-conformities in Forestry Tasmania's FSC application.
Nick Mckim  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 27 May 2015


Pile of Woodchips

Native Forest Biomass

The Minister is now taking up Paul Lennon's dream of burning native forest woodchips in industrial scale forest furnaces to generate electricity.
Nick Mckim  |  Question  |  Tuesday, 26 May 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Harriss Refuses to Rule Out Public Subsidies for Native Fore...

Forests Minister Paul Harriss has refused to rule out ongoing public subsidies for burning native forest woodchips and pulp logs to generate electricity.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 26 May 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

No Forest Furnaces

The Hodgman government must rule out lobbying for native forest logging waste and biomass to be included in the Renewable Energy Target.
Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 19 May 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Gutwein, Harriss, Annells at Loggerheads Over Forestry 

The Treasurer needs to answer a very simple question here: Who is running this State? The government or Forestry Tasmania?
Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  Saturday, 16 May 2015


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Forestry Tasmania Review

The Premier, Will Hodgman, must come clean and disclose whether his Cabinet is split over the internal Forestry Tasmania Review.
Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 28 April 2015


Swift Parrot

No Action on Swift Parrots

Environment Minister Matthew Groom today washed his hands of the endangered Swift Parrot.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 25 March 2015


Swift Parrot

Swift Parrot Habitat Risk

Environment Minister Matthew ignored expert scientific advice on Swift Parrot habitat in favour of the logging industry on at least three occasions.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 23 March 2015


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Sawmill Subsidies Referred to Integrity Commission

To prop up a select few failing businesses with public money is a dangerous precedent and a gross abuse of trust and power..
Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 19 March 2015


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Sawmill Grants Chaos

The Hodgman regime’s latest splash with public cash to prop up the native forest sawmilling industry is stupid and irresponsible.
Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 19 March 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Lapoinya Coupe Concerns

The Greens today tabled a call for Forestry Tasmania to abandon its plans to log contentious Coupe FD053 at Lapoinya in the state’s north-west.
Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 5 March 2015


Pile of Woodchips

Macquarie Point Woodchip Pile Costs

Tasmanians should be bracing themselves for massive further public subsidies to the woodchip industry.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 5 December 2014


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Logging without Permit

Joan Rylah has serious questions to answer following the Forest Practices Authority investigating vegetation clearing without a permit.
Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 18 November 2014


Pile of Woodchips

Woodchip Madness

The decision commission a further report into establishing a woodchip export facility at Hobart’s Macquarie Wharf is a ludicrous and backwards step.
Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 15 October 2014


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Ta Ann Misled Over Forest Areas?

The Hodgman government has potentially misled customers over whether Ta Ann’s timber will be sourced from “non-contentious” forest areas.
Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 10 September 2014


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Special Species Logging

The Forests Minister and the special species timber sector have been challenged to ensure that future Special Species Timber Harvesting Management.
Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 3 September 2014


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Forestry Bill Late Debate

The Hodgman government is trying to hide scrutiny of its Legislative Council amended and contentious Forestry (Rebuilding the Forest Industry) Bill 2014.
Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 2 September 2014


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Forestry Bill Gagged-Again

The Government has brought the Parliament’s reputation to a new low by ramming through the Forestry (Rebuilding the Forest Industry) Bill 2014.
Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 2 September 2014


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Undemocratic Shenanigans over Forestry Bill

The Hodgman government’s arrogance and contempt for proper democratic and parliamentary process is spiralling out of control.
Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 28 August 2014


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Forestry FSC Under Threat

The Forests Minister, Paul Harriss, must confirm whether he has sought formal advice from Forestry Tasmania on Forest Stewardship Council certification.
Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 21 August 2014


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Forestry Bill Gagged

The Hodgman Liberal government has been accused of running and hiding from proper parliamentary scrutiny following its shock decision to gag debate.
Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 5 June 2014


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Liberals Attack Forest Reserves

Areas of PTPZ land will be able to be swapped for areas of FPPF even if they are of unequal size or condition.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 4 June 2014


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Edwards walks from TFA

Terry Edwards of the Forestry Industry Association of Tasmania has gone against his signed commitment and walked away from the forestry peace deal.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Saturday, 22 March 2014


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Liberals' Forestry Shambles

Hodgman committed to consulting environment groups over his plans for forestry, but it’s become clear that he’s been rolled by Gutwein.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 18 March 2014


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Forestry Tasmania Assets Threatened

The Tasmanian Greens today called on the Liberals to abandon their secret native forests sale or long term lease agenda.
Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 14 March 2014