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5 years 6 months agoInvesting in older Tasmanians The Tasmanian Greens today released their inclusive ageing policy, which invests $1.25 million into creating an inclusive and respectful society for older Tasmanians. Greens Member for Denison and Spokesperson on Community Development, Cassy O’Connor MP, pledged the funding would be used to help keep older Tasmanians engaged, safe and included in the community.
5 years 6 months agoPlan for Tasmanians to build homes using Tasmanian Timber The Tasmanian Greens today launched their plan to create the foundation for a north-west Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) manufacturing industry based on the established plantation resource, to assist in the construction of new public housing homes for low income Tasmanians. Greens Leader Nick McKim MP said the Greens’ $11.5 million plan would create jobs for local forestry and manufacturing workers, sawmillers, log haulers, designers, engineers, builders and tradespeople.
5 years 6 months agoRevitalising Hobart The Tasmanian Greens Leader Nick McKim MP today announced a $6 million commitment to rejuvenate the Hobart waterfront and central business district. “Hobart is already one of the world’s most happening cities, and we would like it to become one of the world’s most people friendly,” Mr McKim said.
5 years 6 months agoGreens to invest $4.9 million to empower women & girls The Tasmanian Greens today celebrated International Women’s Day by releasing their $4.9 million election commitment to empower Tasmania’s women and girls. Greens Women’s spokesperson Cassy O’Connor MP said the twin goals of the policy commitment is to promote gender equality and invest in programs to tackle the cycle of family violence.
5 years 6 months agoGreens ready to stand up to Abetz-Hodgman majority government The opinion polls are clearly showing that the Liberals will win majority government in Tasmania, Greens Leader Nick McKim said today. “With Labor wracked by internal division, only the Greens have the integrity, strength, and unity to stand up to a hard right Abetz-Hodgman majority government,” Mr McKim said.
5 years 6 months agoLiberals get it right on FT Subsidies The Tasmanian Greens today released their budget savings of $265 million, including withdrawing $55 million from the Forestry Tasmania contingency fund. Greens Leader Nick McKim MP said that the Greens agreed with the Tasmanian Liberals that subsidies should be withdrawn from the native forest sector and reinvested into essential public services.