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Tasmanian wilderness is globally significant. The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, National Parks and reserves are protected under law for their natural and cultural values. These areas are publicly owned and must be preserved for future generations.

The Liberals’ secretive Expressions of Interest for tourism developments put these unique places at risk. Our national parks, reserves and Crown Land have been put on the table for privatisation and development. The proposals - negotiated in secret – give the public no say over public land being locked up and exploited for private use and profit.

The luxury, helicopter based Lake Malbena development within the Walls of Jerusalem National Park is the first large scale proposal through the Liberals’ EOI process to be made public. The lease for the ire was sold for just $1.

Tasmania needs to halt the EOI process until a rigorous and transparent statutory process is put in place. Tasmanians have a right to have a say over the future of publicly owned protected areas.

 

What Can I Do?

You can write to the Minister for Parks, Roger Jaensch and the Labor spokesperson, Alison Standen asking them to back the Greens’ calls for a statutory process for development in National Parks and on reserved lands.

 

In Parliament and the Media


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Wilderness Defenders Will Never Give Up on Lake Malbena

The development at Halls Island in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park is a travesty of proper process.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 28 July 2020


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Hapless DPIPWE Secretary Reduced to Pleas for Departmental L...

DPIPWE Secretary, Tim Baker, has been reduced to begging disaffected staff to show loyalty to Parks Manager, Jason Jacobi.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 24 July 2020


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Unlocking of Green Spaces Welcome

The Greens welcome the Premier’s announcement that Tasmania’s green spaces will be open to locals from this coming Monday. 
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 8 May 2020


Fallow Deer

Liberals' Feral Deer Mismanagement a Growing Threat

Tasmania’s feral deer numbers are increasing due to State Government policy that encourages population growth.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 27 April 2020


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Liberals Must Rule Out Cable Car as Major Project

The Liberals’ announcement they plan to table major projects legislation has sent ripples of worry through the community.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 6 March 2020


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Liberals Must Release Details of All EOI Proposals

Tasmanians have a right to know what their government is doing on their behalf – especially when it comes to public lands.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 29 January 2020


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

Rosny Hill Development Approval

The approval of plans to privatise the Rosny Hill Recreation Area is a slap in the face to the local community.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 23 January 2020


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Illegal Clearing in TWWHA Must Be Investigated

The illegal tracking cutting on the shores of Lake Malbena in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park and adjoining lakes is a scandal and a crime against nature.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 17 January 2020


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

Liberals' Blatant EOI Greenwash Attempt

The Hodgman Government are spending $40 000 of public funds on this study to try to take the heat out of their privatisation of public protected areas.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 12 December 2019


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

Another Opaque EOI Proposal, More Public Funds

The Greens questioned Parks Minister Gutwein about another secretive EOI project in a protected area and the apparent expenditure of public monies to enable it.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 3 December 2019


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Privatisation of Hall's Island

The first lease was a temporary non-commercial lease over Reg Hall's hut in 1957, in 1980 a family member of the licensee took over this agreement.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Speech  |  Tuesday, 26 November 2019


Bruny Island Lighthouse

Bruny Lighthouse - Privatisation

Cassy O'Connor questions the Minister over public expenditure on Bruny Lighthouse, slated for privatisation.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Tuesday, 26 November 2019


Parliament House, Tasmania

Comments made Alleging Greens Inciting Violence

Cassy O'Connor speaks on the adjournment to refute comments suggesting the Greens are culpable for threats of violence against Daniel Hackett.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Speech  |  Thursday, 14 November 2019


Three Capes Track, Tasmania

Proposal to Privatise Encampment Bay

Cassy O'Connor questions the Minister for parks over the proposal to privatise Encampment Bay in Maria Island National Park.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Thursday, 14 November 2019


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Lake Malbena Federal Court Decision

It is very clear that the decision handed down by the Federal Court yesterday is a mess that is all of this Government's making.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Speech  |  Wednesday, 13 November 2019


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Lake Malbena - Federal Court Judgment

The Government's corrupted and unpopular expressions of interest process for development in public protected areas has been dealt another blow.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 13 November 2019


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Lake Malbena Decision a Mess of the Liberals' Making

The Federal Court’s has decided to set aside the determination that the Lake Malbena proposal was not a ‘controlled action’.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 13 November 2019


Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Reserve Activity Assessment Process for Developments in Park...

Understands Tasmania’s National Parks and Reserves are protected for their outstanding natural and cultural values.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Motion  |  Wednesday, 30 October 2019


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

EOI Process in National Parks and Reserves

Cassy O'Connor speaks against the Liberals' motion to support the Liberals' EOI Process for tourism developments in Parks and Reserves.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Motion  |  Wednesday, 30 October 2019


Bushfire, Burned Forest

Commonwealth Funding for Bushfire Protection

Cassy O'Connor questions the Premier over why he has failed to request additional firefighting funding from the Australian Government.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 30 October 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


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

Undermining Assessment of Developments within Reserves

From the 52 secret developments in Parks to Rosny Hill and a cable car on kunanyi/Mt Wellington, our natural places are under siege.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Question  |  Thursday, 13 June 2019


Heritage Treasury Building, Tasmania

Estimates Reply - Treasurer

Again, this year the most mindnumbingly frustrating and dishonest Estimates session from my point of view was with the Treasurer.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Estimates  |  Tuesday, 11 June 2019


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Estimates Reply - Premier

They have let short-stay accommodation listings expand unchecked, underinvested in social and affordable housing, and underinvested in the health system.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Estimates  |  Tuesday, 11 June 2019


Green Economics

Greens Release Future-Focussed Alternative Budget

Today we proudly delivered the Tasmanian Greens’ fully costed, long-term vision for Tasmania, our Alternative Budget 2019-20. 
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 29 May 2019


Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

TWWHA Tourism Master Plan Under Conflict of Interest Cloud

The Liberals’ corrupted EOI process for tourism development within Parks and Reserves is under yet another cloud.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 2 May 2019


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

World Heritage Area - Tourism Master Plan - Alleged Conflict...

The Minister failed to answer the question about your private consultant's conflict of interest with drafting the Tourism Master Plan.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Question  |  Thursday, 2 May 2019


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

World Heritage Area - Tourism Master Plan

The successful tenderer responsible for drafting the master plan is a private consultant who is being engaged at a cost of more $300,000 to the taxpayer.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Question  |  Thursday, 2 May 2019


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Climate-Related Fire Events - Resourcing

Last Friday, an estimated 8000 passionate, frightened young Tasmanians gathered on parliament's lawns to demand action on climate.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 20 March 2019


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Leonie Hiscutt MLC in Political La-La Land

The Leader of Government Business in the Legislative Council, Leonie Hiscutt MLC, is in political la-la land if she thinks Labor stands for the environment.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 13 March 2019


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Lake Malbena Rejection Exposes EOI Process as a Sham

The Central Highlands Council have listened to the overwhelming community opposition to the proposal for Lake Malbena.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 26 February 2019


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Halls Island at Lake Malbena is Public Land

The Liberals’ efforts to privatize Halls Island will not wash with local fly fishers and bushwalkers.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 10 January 2019


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Lake Malbena - Corrupt Process

100 plus personal and community groups made submissions to the federal Environment department on the proposal to privatise Halls Island.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Speech  |  Tuesday, 27 November 2018


Aboriginal Flag

Lake Malbena - Risks to Aboriginal Heritage

Today, hundreds of Tasmanians will gather in Town Hall in opposition to the proposal to build permanent huts in Lake Malbena.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Speech  |  Tuesday, 27 November 2018


Aboriginal Flag

Wilderness Lost and Heritage at Risk if Lake Malbena Proposa...

The case against the proposal for helicopter-accessed luxury huts at Lake Malbena in the World Heritage Area grows stronger by the day.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 26 November 2018


Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Liberals' Wilderness Wrecking a National Disgrace

An in depth report details the extreme threat the Liberals’ commercialisation and privatisation agenda poses to the Tasmanian wilderness.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Saturday, 17 November 2018


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Community Voice Ignored in Lake Malbena Decision

The proposal to privatise Lake Malbena inside the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area attracted overwhelming opposition.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 6 November 2018


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Lake Malbena - National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council...

This advice is clear that your key advisory council does not support this expression of interest proposal for Lake Malbena.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Tuesday, 16 October 2018


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Premier Must Explain Why Advisory Council Advice Was Ignored...

The Greens today tabled a leaked copy of the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Committee’s submission to the Federal Government.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 16 October 2018


Three Capes Track, Tasmania

The Eco-tourism Lie of the Three Capes Luxury Lodges

One of the great coastal wilderness areas is diminished, with the launch today of Tasmanian Walking Company’s luxury lodges in the Tasman National Park.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 5 September 2018


Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

Record National Parks Visitors Reinforce Need to Protect Wil...

While being able to share our protected areas with visitors is a positive, the Liberals’ ever increasing growth model puts them at risk. 
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 4 September 2018


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Private Developer Given Tick for Development in the Walls of...

The Liberals’ planned death by a thousand cuts for Tasmania’s wilderness took a step forward today.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 3 September 2018


Fallow Deer

Redneck Liberals Open National Parks and World Heritage Area...

It’s clear the Liberals have once again kowtowed to the powerful shooting lobby.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 23 August 2018


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Hodgman Refuses to Rule Out Further Support for Cable Car

In Parliament today, the Premier refused to rule out further tangible support for the proposed cable car.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 21 August 2018


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Lake Malbena - Anglers Alliance Tasmania's Concerns abo...

The Coordinator-General recommended approval of the Lake Malbena project in 2015, despite it being prohibited under the 1999 management plan.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Tuesday, 12 June 2018


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Lake Malbena - Development in the TWWHA

We have here a leaked copy of the reserve activity assessment for the Lake Malbena proposal.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Tuesday, 12 June 2018


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

Address in Reply

We are committed to working constructively and being part of a reformist, energised and visionary parliament for the people of Tasmania.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Speech  |  Tuesday, 22 May 2018


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

TWWHA Tourism Master Plan

The U.N. World Heritage Committee’s has expressed strong concern over commercial exploitation of the TWWHA.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Motion  |  Tuesday, 22 May 2018


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

Liberals Plundering Protected Areas, Underfunding Parks

The Liberals’ announcement today of funding for Parks’ infrastructure is more about corporate welfare and special favours to developers.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 21 February 2018


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

Parks Funding Trade-off for Commercial Exploitation

Under the Liberals this money is about allowing for the increased commercial exploitation of public protected areas.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Saturday, 16 September 2017


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Environment and Parks Last in State Budget

The State Budget, like the Liberals’ previous Budgets, has an obvious loser - our environment and Parks.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 26 May 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Salmon Farming - Damage to World Heritage Area in Macquarie...

Huon Aquaculture revealed evidence that the Macquarie Harbour salmon farming dead zone has spread one kilometre into the TWWHA.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 15 March 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Groom's Refusal to Confirm Salmon Destock After World H...

Minister Groom refused to confirm Tassal will meet the EPA deadline of April 15 and have all their fish out of Franklin lease in Macquarie Harbour.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 13 April 2017


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

Premier Misleads Tasmanians over Crown Land Giveaways

On radio this morning, the Premier misled Tasmanians over what is becoming a private developer feeding frenzy over public Crown Land assets.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 24 March 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Liberals Required to Act on TWWHA Damage to Macquarie Harbou...

Environment Minister, Matthew Groom must protect the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area from further damage from salmon farming.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 15 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


Bushfire, Burned Forest

TWWHA Bushfire Report Confirms Urgent Need for Fire Fighting...

The Greens welcome Dr Tony Press’ Report into last January’s fires in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 20 December 2016


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Park Management

The recent report of the Auditor-General on Park Management had a number of troubling findings.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Motion  |  Wednesday, 16 November 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


Water Reservoir

Greens Table Peter Murrell Reserve Petition

I had the pleasure of tabling a petition in Parliament today opposing the TasWater pipeline being proposed to cut through the Peter Murrell Conservation Area.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 25 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


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Welcome Backflip on Macquarie Island Research Station

The Greens warmly welcome the announcement of a continuing year-round presence on Macquarie Island, and thank all who contributed to the decision.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 16 September 2016


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Premier Failing on Macquarie Island Travesty

While his Federal Liberal colleagues first slashed jobs at the CSIRO in Hobart, the Premier was reduced to wringing his hands and expressing his disappointment.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 14 September 2016


Bushfire, Burned Forest

World Heritage Committee Request Must be Heard

The Greens welcome the World Heritage Committee's request to implement the recommendations of their expert mission.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 15 July 2016


Public Meeting, Town Hall

Government Must Provide More Time for Consultation on State...

The Draft State Planning Provisions (SPPs) fail to prioritise the interests of the community, and protection of the environment, ahead of development interests.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Motion  |  Tuesday, 31 May 2016


Green Economics

State Budget 2016: Dishonest Liberal Government Budget Lacks...

The Hodgman Liberal Government’s 2016/17 Budget lacks courage and a vision for the future.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Motion  |  Tuesday, 31 May 2016


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

Sustainable Tourism Way Forward for Tassie

The Greens welcome the visitors that are coming to our shores, but warn the government to protect our wild places and regional communities from ruin.
Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 12 May 2016


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

Liberals See Tasmania's Wilderness Only For its Economi...

The budget papers show a massive cut to Commonwealth funding for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 4 May 2016


Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

Premier's Failure in Canberra Sees Tasmania Left Off th...

There was nothing in the Federal Budget for Tasmania's education system, no extra funding for years 5 and 6 of Gonski.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 4 May 2016


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

State Fire Commission Report

Rosalie discusses the report on the inquiry into the State Fire Commission, and the Greens' dissenting report.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Speech  |  Wednesday, 27 April 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


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


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

Still No Answer from Groom on Bernacchi Lodge

How can you claim you have not breached the ministerial code of conduct and why should you not be referred to the Integrity Commission?
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Question  |  Tuesday, 15 March 2016


Bushfire, Burned Forest

Premier Misses Opportunity to Replace Groom

The Premier has missed a golden opportunity to place the Energy portfolio in the hands of a competent Minister in this time of energy crisis.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 18 February 2016


Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

Liberals' Freycinet Exploitation Plan

Parks’ Minister, Matthew Groom, is overseeing a sham consultation process to enable increased exploitation of the fragile Freycinet National Park.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 1 February 2016


Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

Liberals Locking Up More National Parks

A proposal to double the footprint of Freycinet Lodge in to the Freycinet National Park is yet another Liberal lock up for a selected private developer.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Sunday, 17 January 2016


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

Groom's EOI Process a Shambles

Parks Minister, Matthew Groom, again has egg on his face, this time over his headlong rush to develop in Tasmania's National Parks and World Heritage Area.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  Sunday, 29 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


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

Groom Reveals Arm End Entitlement

The government's helping hand in turning the state reserve at Arm End at South Arm over to developers of a private golf course has been revealed this morning.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 15 October 2015


Three Capes Track, Tasmania

Three Capes Access Still Clear as Mud

What Minister Groom proves every time he speaks is that the development in the Tasman National Park is really there for wealthy visitors.
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


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


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


Mining

Mining Ban needs to be in WHA Management Plan as Government...

The government’s claim that it is not planning to conduct ‘broad-scale logging’ in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area does not stand up to scrutiny.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 3 July 2015


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

United Nations Slaps Down Groom on WHA Logging and Mining

The United Nations has humiliated the state government by slapping down its plans to log and mine inside the TWWHA.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 2 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


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Hunt Leaves State Government Isolated on World Heritage Area...

The Commonwealth Environment Minister Greg Hunt has left the Tasmanian government completely isolated in its plan to allow logging and mining in the TWWHA.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Saturday, 27 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


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage

The World Heritage Committee demonstrated a complete lack of trust in the government's capacity to protect the Outstanding Universal Values of the area.
Nick Mckim  |  Speech  |  Thursday, 4 June 2015


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

TWWHA Draft Management Plan

The draft management plan for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area has embarrassed Tasmania on the international stage.
Nick Mckim  |  Question  |  Wednesday, 3 June 2015


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Minister Should Support Public Hearings on Draft TWWHA Plan

Minister Groom should support public hearings into his draft management plan for the TWWHA at the Tasmanian Planning Commission.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 3 June 2015


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

World Heritage Committee lacks trust in Hodgman and Abbott G...

The Tasmanian Government's proposal to allow logging and mining in the World Heritage Area has prompted an extraordinary response from the United Nations.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Saturday, 30 May 2015


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Minister Matthew Groom has failed to address key concerns about his draft management plan for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 1 April 2015


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Tourism Industry Wilderness Support Welcome

The Greens welcome many aspects of the TICT’s submission, in particular its opposition to logging and mining.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 20 March 2015


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

Secrecy Continues Over Wilderness Developments

Minister Groom has refused to rule out public subsidies or peppercorn lease arrangements for developers in Tasmania's wilderness.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 4 March 2015


Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

P&W Service Job Cuts

Parks Minister Matthew Groom must intervene and stop the 25-30 Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) job cuts.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 26 February 2015


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

Developments in Parks Concerns

Minister Matthew Groom’s unprecedented attack on wilderness continues as he ignores the current World Heritage Area Management Plan.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Friday, 20 February 2015


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

No Secret Deals for Tassie's WHA!

Minister for Parks Matthew Groom's claim that he is being open and transparent is laughable.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Saturday, 14 February 2015


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Developments in Parks Secrecy

The government’s secret process to encourage development of Tasmania’s wilderness continues.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 5 February 2015


Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

End Parks Development Secrecy

The Department of State Growth has denied our Right to Information request seeking location details of the 37 proposals submitted to government.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 21 January 2015


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Draft WHA Plan Disastrous

The Liberals' Draft World Heritage Area management plan is a disaster for Tasmania's World Heritage Area.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 15 January 2015


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

Tasmanian Parks & Reserves

The agreement between the tourism industry and the Parks Service is a dangerous shift in the way Tasmania's World Heritage Area and National Parks are managed.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Sunday, 7 December 2014


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

Parks Expression of Interest Disclosure Needed

Minister Groom must reveal the locations in Tasmania's National Parks and World Heritage Area that have been the subject of expressions of interest.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 25 November 2014


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

Groom's Flawed 'Unique' Idea

Greens Leader Kim Booth MP today slammed the Hodgman government’s proposal to establish a secret new development process.
Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 20 November 2014


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Threat to National Parks

History has shown that the Greens were right to champion our protected areas as a key foundation for the tourism sector.
Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 16 September 2014


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

World Heritage Area Decision Welcome

All Tony Abbott, egged on by his state counterparts, has achieved is turn the glare of the international spotlight on Tasmania.
Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  Tuesday, 24 June 2014


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

World Heritage Area

The Federal and State Liberal parties must let go of their ideologically driven push to undermine Tasmania’s internationally acclaimed World Heritage Area.
Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  Sunday, 8 June 2014


Protest, Climate Emergency

WHA Forests

Today’s public rally sends a loud message to the Federal Liberal government to accept the area’s current protected status.
Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  Wednesday, 21 May 2014


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

World Heritage Area

The two World Heritage expert bodies have each sent an unequivocal recommendation not to delist areas from Tasmania’s World Heritage Area.
Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  Monday, 19 May 2014


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Forest Protection

Last year’s minor boundary extension to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) has been vindicated.
Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  Thursday, 15 May 2014