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Greens Stand Alone on Major Projects Legislation


Rosalie Woodruff MP

Rosalie Woodruff MP  -  Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Tags: Democracy, Planning, Major Projects

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Planning spokesperson

Labor declared their hand on the contentious Major Projects Bill today - they’ll be backing in the Liberals.

The announcement will shock Tasmanians - especially those who voted for Labor, who took them at their word when they said they would stand up for the voice of communities.

However, it’s not surprising Labor have reverted to type. They’ve made it clear they’re more comfortable standing with the Liberals than the Greens.

This is Labor at its worst. Voters saw their about face with pokies, now it’s Major Projects.

As it stands, the Liberals’ Major Projects Bill, now backed by Labor, could wave through all manner of projects - a cable car to the summit of kunanyi, a luxury helicopter tourism development in the World Heritage Area, the Cambria Green development or even a northern prison at Westbury.

Our message to Tasmanians who love our island home is the Greens will never fold. We will always stand up for local communities.

Maintaining democratic accountability in our planning system is crucial. The Greens will always defend the community’s right to have a say.