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Greens Forestry spokesperson Kim Booth MP today unveiled two stunning examples of fine furniture made from eucalyptus nitens and globulus pulpwood.Mr Booth said the chairs were another example of a manufacturing industry that can be scaled up in Tasmania if Labor and Liberal ended their myopic obsession with a Tamar Valley pulp mill.
The Tasmanian Greens today reiterated their commitment to supporting the Gonski education reforms, particularly the continuation of funding for years five and six of the Better Schools funding plan.
Greens Leader and Education spokesperson Nick McKim MP, who addressed today’s AEU Gonski Guarantee rally, said the sixth year of funding must also become the baseline for minimum school funding levels in perpetuity.
The Tasmanian Greens today used the launch of their Franklin candidate ticket to highlight the need to boost assistance to local Coast Care groups.
Greens Leader and Member for Franklin Nick McKim MP said the Greens’ Empowering Local Coast Care Groups policy initiative would provide a $300, 000 Coast Care Fund over four years to provide grants to local groups to protect, remediate or enhance Tasmania's coastline.
The Tasmanian Greens today said the Liberals three-strikes housing policy will lead to stigma and homelessness for disadvantaged Tasmanians.
Greens Housing spokesperson Cassy O’Connor MP said the Liberal Opposition's Three Strikes Housing policy will further stigmatise housing tenants and consign more disadvantaged Tasmanians to unaffordable private rentals or homelessness.
Delivering Promised Forest Reserves
Restoring the Tasmanian Forests Agreement
The Tasmanian Greens Leader Nick McKim MP today committed to tabling legislation to amend the Tasmanian Forest Agreement Act 2013 to accurately reflect the original signatories’ agreement.“The peace deal struck by unions, environment groups and industry was a historic moment in Tasmanian history, but the legislation to enact it does not reflect the agreement in its entirety,” Mr McKim said.
The Tasmanian Greens today called on both major parties to support the establishment of more no-take Marine Protected Areas to protect Tasmania's marine ecosystem and sustainable fisheries.Greens Environment Spokesperson, Cassy O'Connor MP, said Tasmanian scientist, Dr Graham Edgar's groundbreaking study confirms that simply having a series of 'paper parks' rather than extensive no-take MPAs has done little for marine conservation.