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5 years 8 months ago
Greens announce plan for dedicated Arson Squad 

Greens Emergency spokesperson Paul ‘Basil O’Halloran MP today released the Greens’ election commitment to invest over $2.3 million over four years into a dedicated Arson Group, to help pool current resources across Tasmania Police and the Tasmanian Fire Service.   “The Greens believe that this additional investment will be money well spent and makes for safer communities,” Mr O’Halloran said.
5 years 8 months ago
Liberals will drive up crime

The Tasmanian Greens Leader Nick McKim MP warned that abolishing suspended sentences in Tasmania would drive up crime rates, cost taxpayers more and make Tasmania a more dangerous place.

Mr McKim, the former Tasmanian Corrections Minister, said suspended sentences were an essential part of the sentencing toolkit, allowing courts to respond to the individual circumstances of the offender.

5 years 8 months ago
Extremist Liberals will drive up crime

The Tasmanian Greens Leader Nick McKim MP warned that abolishing suspended sentences in Tasmania would drive up crime rates, cost taxpayers more and make Tasmania a more dangerous place.

Mr McKim, the former Tasmanian Corrections Minister, said suspended sentences were an essential part of the sentencing toolkit, allowing courts to respond to the individual circumstances of the offender.

5 years 8 months ago
Extremist Liberals drive forest conflict

The Tasmanian Greens today condemned the Hodgman-Abbott Liberals for their attempts to plunge Tasmania back into conflict and division by attempting to rescind the recent World Heritage Area extension.

“Opening up these magnificent forests for logging is like mining the great pyramids of Egypt for road gravel," Mr McKim said.

5 years 8 months ago
Liberals' duplicity on super trawler exposed

The Tasmanian Greens today reaffirmed their opposition to super trawlers but questioned the commitment of the Liberals, calling on Will Hodgman to come clean on the Liberals desire for a super trawler. 

Greens Primary Industries spokesperson Kim Booth MP said today’s statement from a Liberal candidate supporting a ban on super trawlers in Tasmania was a cynical distraction from the real issue, given that a ban is already in place for Tasmanian waters.

5 years 8 months ago
Liberal & Labor deny Tasmanians a say on pulp mill bill

The Tasmanian Greens today condemned the new Labor-Liberal minority government for rejecting the opportunity to give the Tasmanian people a say on the Pulp Mill Assessment Amendment Bill 2014 through a referendum on March 15.   “We believe that the Tasmanian people deserve a say in their future, but the Labor-Liberal minority government obviously weren’t happy about that,” Mr McKim.

5 years 8 months ago
Greens to move for referendum on pulp mill legislation

The Tasmanian Greens today said that if Premier Lara Giddings follows through on her threat to table further enabling legislation for the Tamar Valley pulp mill, they would have no choice but to move no confidence in her government.

Greens Leader Nick McKim MP said that the Greens also intended to move an amendment to the new doubts removal Bill so that it could not commence unless it received support at a referendum on the legislation, to be held in conjunction with the upcoming election.

5 years 8 months ago
New Greens campaign site rolls out achievement record

Tasmanian Greens Leader Nick McKim today launched a key part of the Greens online strategy for the 2014 election.

The Greens’ new innovative social media campaign website, www.tasgreensdeliver.com breaks new ground in the use of social media in Tasmanian State election campaigns.

5 years 8 months ago
Come clean on companies bidding for pulp mill permit

The Tasmanian Greens today demanded that the government or Gunns Ltd receiver Korda Mentha release the names of the companies bidding for the proposed Tamar Valley pulp mill.

Greens Leader Nick Mckim MP said that Tasmanians deserve to know who the companies are so that their corporate history can be assessed.

5 years 9 months ago
Greens rule out support for 'doubts removal' legislation

The Tasmanian Greens responded to news reports today that the Labor Party is planning to recall parliament to force through enabling legislation for the Tamar Valley pulp mill, with the support of the Liberals.

Greens Leader Nick McKim MP described the pulp mill antics of the Labor and Liberal parties as phony political posturing designed to divide Tasmania ahead of the upcoming election.

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