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Media Release - 5 August 2021

Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Liberals Must Start Listening on Climate

Consultation reports released yesterday by the Gutwein Government confirm overwhelming support in the Tasmanian community for ambitious climate action
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Climate Emergency, Native Forest Logging, Forests, Greenhouse Gas Emissions


Media Release - 25 July 2021

Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Gutwein Government Must Comply with World Heritage Committee Decision

The State Liberals’ push to privatise wilderness has been exposed on the international stage - and repudiated by the UN’s governing body.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, UNESCO, Parks EOIs, Lake Malbena


Media Release - 23 July 2021

Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Liberals’ UNESCO Gaslight

UNESCO have growing concerns about the Liberals’ ‘management’ of wilderness and cultural values in the TWWHA.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: UNESCO, World Heritage, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Parks EOIs, Lake Malbena


Media Release - 22 July 2021

Parliament House, Tasmania

Electoral Commission Report Confirms Need for Parliamentary Election Inquiry

The Electoral Commission’s Analysis of participation rates at the 2021 Legislative Council elections reinforces the need for an external inquiry.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Parliament, Democracy, Legislative Council


Media Release - 20 July 2021

kunanyi / Mount Wellington

21 Reasons to Keep kunanyi Wild

The Greens welcome the independent planning expert advice on the cable car proposal for kunanyi.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Cable Car, kunanyi/Mt Wellington, Planning, Environment


Media Release - 19 July 2021

Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Jaensch Must Protect Westbury Reserve from Illegal Woodhooking

Reports of illegal woodhooking of live trees on Westbury Reserve are extremely concerning.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Westbury, Northern Prison, Threatened Species


Media Release - 16 July 2021

Aboriginal Flag

Liberals Must Publicly Commit to Close takayna Tracks

Being non-committal about the need to protect tens of thousands of years of Aboriginal heritage is not good enough.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: takayna / Tarkine, Aboriginal Heritage, Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre, Treaty


Media Release - 15 July 2021

Aboriginal Flag

Takayna Tracks Decision

After five years of stress for Aboriginal Tasmanians, and half a million dollars of public money down the drain on court costs, the takayna coast is safe.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: takayna / Tarkine, Aboriginal Heritage, Treaty


Media Release - 13 July 2021

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Gutwein Government Must Direct MMG to Leave takayna/Tarkine Rainforest

The Gutwein Government needs to step in urgently and direct MMG to halt all work in this forest and comply with the Federal Environment Department’s decision.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: takayna / Tarkine, Forests, Biodiversity, Environment, Threatened Species


Media Release - 7 July 2021

Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Gutwein Has No Mandate for Casino Pokies Tax Rate

The Liberals’ secret casino tax agreement with their major donors, Federal Group, has finally been made public today.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Pokies, Federal Group, Political Donations, Transparency, Gambling Industry


Media Release - 1 July 2021

Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

Liberals’ Gambling Spin

The Liberals are spinning faster than a roulette wheel on the latest data over the social impact of gambling.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Gambling Industry, Pokies


Media Release - 1 July 2021

Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Greens Table Legislation to Improve Transparency on Public Protected Areas

​​​​​​​The Greens tabled the Right to Information (Public Protected Areas) Amendment Bill 2021 in Parliament today.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Right to Information, Transparency, Parks, National Parks, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Parks EOIs


Media Release - 30 June 2021

Parliament House, Tasmania

Liberals Back Integrity Loophole

The Liberals tonight voted against fixing the integrity law loophole which allows Members of Parliament to slip under the radar during election campaigns.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Transparency, Democracy, Integrity Commission, Misconduct in Public Office


Media Release - 30 June 2021

Air View of Houses

Greens Table Legislation to Protect Tenants

The Greens tabled the Residential Tenancy (Rental Market Reform) Amendment Bill 2021 in Parliament today.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Housing, Tenant Rights, Rent Caps, Housing Crisis, Housing Waiting List


Media Release - 30 June 2021

Tasmanian Farm, Cows

Liberals Silent on Van Dairy Cruelty and Pollution

Tasmanians still don’t know whether anything has changed for the better for animals or the local environment at and near Van Dairy’s farms.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Animal Welfare, Environment, Primary Industries, Pollution, Political Donations


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