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5 years 10 months ago
Call for sunbed buyback

Tasmanian Greens Health spokesperson Paul O’Halloran MP today called on the Health Minister Michelle O’Byrne to support calls by campaigner Jay Allen to introduce a sunbed buy-back scheme.     “In November 2012, the Greens successfully moved for sunbeds to be banned in Tasmania, with an agreed phase out period until the end of 2014,” Mr O’ Halloran said.
5 years 10 months ago
Tamar Valley pulp mill is doomed to fail

The Tasmanian Greens today said that any attempt to revive the Tamar Valley pulp mill through a Cabinet sub-committee would not make the project any more real, and would inevitably fail.   Greens Leader Nick McKim MP said that the pulp mill remained a mirage, had no social licence, and could not co-exist with the thriving small business-based economy of the Tamar Valley.  
5 years 10 months ago
Liberals challenged to back tougher gun laws

The Tasmanian Greens today challenged the State Liberal party to support tougher gun laws, following the theft of 14 firearms from one location over the weekend.   Greens Police and Emergency Services spokesperson Paul O’Halloran MP said the silence of the Liberal Party over the need to tighten of gun controls exposes their law and order push as a populist sham.
5 years 10 months ago
Abetz law proposal designed to reopen forest war

The Tasmanian Greens today said the Liberal Party’s proposal to crackdown on environmental protesters was a transparent attempt to create political mileage by reopening old wounds over forestry.

5 years 10 months ago
Pressure on states to back pokies reform

The Tasmanian Greens today said the Federal Government’s plan to scrap pokies harm minimisation measures including pre-commitment had put the responsibility back on the states.  
5 years 11 months ago
Win for homeowners and industry

The Tasmanian Greens today noted that amendments to building regulations requiring costly council approval for new rooftop solar panels had been published in the Government Gazette today.

5 years 11 months ago
Above-ground optic fiber proposal The Tasmanian Greens Leader Nick McKim today welcomed an alternative proposal for the rollout of optic fibre in Tasmania, but warned that utilising existing electricity supply infrastructure was a less-than-reliable solution.  
5 years 11 months ago
Disappointing news for North-West Tasmania

The Tasmanian Greens Member for Braddon Paul O’Halloran MP today expressed deep disappointment at news of job losses at Caterpillar Underground Mining in Burnie.  
5 years 11 months ago
Metro "Turn Up and Go" Starts Sunday

Metro Tasmania’s “Turn Up and Go” service starts on Sunday, meaning weekday passengers between Hobart and Glenorchy will wait no longer than 10 minutes for a bus between 7am and 7pm.   
5 years 11 months ago
Vital support for Tasmanians in need

The next round of the Tasmanian Government’s highly successful Community Support Levy is open from today, says Greens Human Services Minister Cassy O'Connor.   The Levy diverts a portion of gaming machine profits to support communities most affected by problem gambling.  

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