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Tasmanian Job Figures Encouraging

10 Sep 2015

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader

The latest job figures for Tasmania are encouraging and provide growing evidence of economic recovery nationwide.

It is clear that Tasmania continues to make the transition out of a heavily resource extraction based economy to one that is increasingly reaping the benefits our clean green brand. 

The good news from today should serve as a reminder that Tasmania’s brand is a great jobs' generator.  

If we damage our brand through reckless environmental policy, we will destabilise those very same jobs that we are celebrating today as well as potential jobs in the future.

The current government seems happy to celebrate the good news but less willing to protect the wilderness areas that are integral to our clean green brand and give it authenticity.