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5 years 6 months ago
How much will the pulp mill cost taxpayers?

The Tasmanian Greens are calling on the Labor and Liberal parties to stop providing public subsidies to the forestry industry and reveal exactly how much they have factored in their budgets for the Tamar Valley pulp mill.                                                     Greens Forestry spokesperson Kim Booth MP said that the Tasmanian economy will not be helped by more subsidies being provided to the forestry industry. 

5 years 6 months ago
Liberal fracking moratorium is a con

The Tasmanian Greens today dismissed the Liberal Party’s call for a one year moratorium on fracking in Tasmania as a con.

“The Liberals are conning midlands landowners, because they know that Petratherm is not even planning on doing any fracking for another two years,” Mr Morris said.

5 years 6 months ago
Greens back "Lock the Gate" Campaign

The Tasmanian Greens today pledged support for the Tasmanian Lock the Gate campaign to defend landowners’ rights against the threat of fracking.

Greens Member for Lyons Tim Morris said there would be a major backlash from landowners across the Tasmanian midlands in response to the granting of this exploration licence.
5 years 6 months ago
Real jobs, real products, real profits

The Tasmanian Greens today launched their vision to generate real value and real jobs right now from Tasmania’s valuable plantation resource.   Greens Leader Nick McKim MP said that while the Labor and Liberal parties remained focussed on the past epitomised by the Tamar valley pulp mill, the Greens want government to get out of the way and allow the development of home-grown industries to downstream process the plantation resource.
5 years 6 months ago
Greens plan to clean up political donations

The Tasmanian Greens today unveiled their plan to clean up politics in Tasmania.

Greens Leader Nick McKim said that the release of Australian Electiral Commission donations figures today highlighted the need for a real-time, state-based disclosure system, and caps on expenditure for political parties, candidates and third parties.

5 years 6 months ago
Signs of a changing economy 

The Tasmanian Greens today welcomed the continuation of recent improvements in the Tasmanian economy confirmed by new economic data released today.

Greens Leader Nick McKim MP said that the transition of Tasmania’s economy called for by the Greens for decades, and driven by the Greens in government over the last four years, is helping to deliver the improved economic outcomes.

5 years 6 months ago
Greens to boost energy efficiency in low income housing

The Tasmanian Greens today announced a $5-million plan to boost energy efficiency, make homes warmer, and bring down the cost of living for thousands of low income Tasmanian households.

Greens Leader Nick McKim MP said the Greens’ Take A Load Off – Save Energy, Save Money costed plan would create new jobs and help continue Tasmania's progress towards being the nation's renewable energy powerhouse.

5 years 6 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 6 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 6 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.

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