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Cable Car Backed in Again By Liberals and Labor

Cassy O'Connor MP  -  Wednesday, 9 November 2022

Tags: kunanyi/Mt Wellington, Cable Car

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader and Member for Clark

The proposed cable car for kunanyi has been comprehensively rejected by the Hobart City Council and the Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, but today in Parliament it was backed in yet again by the Liberals and Labor.

TasCAT’s resounding decision should be the death knell for this project, but it may be case that the Mount Wellington Cableway Company refuses to admit defeat.

That’s why the Greens moved our Bill to repeal the disgusting special enabling legislation previously passed by the Tasmanian Parliament to facilitate the proposed cable car.

While Aboriginal Tasmanians, the Hobart City Council, the appeals tribunal, and the wider community have spoken loud and clear on this issue, our Cable Car (kunanyi / Mount Wellington) Facilitation Repeal Bill 2021 was voted down by both parties. 

Both the Liberal and Labor parties refuse to recognise that wild kunanyi doesn’t belong to them to hand to their mates.

This is yet another disturbing example of the stranglehold vested interests have on both of Tasmania’s major political parties.

The Premier wouldn’t rule out more special treatment to facilitate the cable car earlier this morning, and then voted against our repeal Bill. 

He and the MWCC are flogging a dead horse.

There are many thousands of community members prepared to defend the mountain. The Greens will stand with them at every step, always, in defence of kunanyi.

Greens will fight them every step of the way.