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Media Release - 25 May 2022

Secrets in the Southwest

A recently released Right to Information (RTI) request reveals the secrecy over Expressions of Interest (EOI) proposals continues unabated.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: South Coast Track, Parks EOIs, Aboriginal Heritage, Aboriginal Tasmanians

Media Release - 24 May 2022

Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Fin Fish Farming Report Confirms Worst Fears About Toxic Industry

After an inquiry lasting more than two years, the Legislative Council has finally handed down its report on Fin Fish Farming, and it's damning.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Tassal, Huon Aquaculture, Primary Industries, Legislative Council, Petuna

Media Release - 24 May 2022

Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Local Government Reform Bill Falls Short

The Tasmanian Liberals’ Bill to amend the Local Government Act to make voting at elections compulsory is welcomed but lacks detail.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Democracy, Local Government, Local Government Elections

Media Release - 17 May 2022


Conversion Practices Report on Point

The Greens welcome the release of the TLRI report on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conversion Practices.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: LGBTI, Equality, Legislation

Media Release - 16 May 2022

Lake Pedder

Vale the Mighty Melva Truchanas

Wild Tasmania has lost one of its greatest champions with the death of Melva Truchanas.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Environment, Condolence

Media Release - 8 May 2022

Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Greens Message Resonating With Voters

The Greens strong result in Legislative Council elections on Saturday is a boost to our federal campaign in Tasmania.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Legislative Council, Democracy, Integrity, Climate Change

Media Release - 5 May 2022

Prison, Man Gripping Bars

Northern Prison and the Power of Protest

Corrections Minister Elise Archer has finally bowed to overwhelming community pressure and announced a new Northern Prison will not be located at Westbury.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Anti-Protest Laws, Northern Prison, Westbury

Media Release - 4 May 2022

Pile of Woodchips

New Premier, Same Redundant Legislative Agenda

We hoped the newly convened Parliament would help chart a greener and kinder future. Unfortunately, what we seem to have is the same tired old government.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Anti-Protest Laws, Forests, Native Forest Logging, Democracy

Media Release - 4 May 2022

Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Dark Money Doesn't Faze Minister

The Attorney General Elise Archer MP has refused to refer JBS’ purchase of Huon Aquaculture to the Australian Federal Police.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Huon Aquaculture, Big Business, Corruption, Primary Industries

Media Release - 2 May 2022

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Liberals Move to Validate Unlawful Logging Tomorrow

The Rockliff Government looks set to ram legislation through Parliament to retrospectively validate decades of unlawful logging.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Forests, Native Forest Logging, Climate Change

Media Release - 27 April 2022


Removing Covid Protections is Irresponsible

Today’s announcement that Covid close contact restrictions will be dropped is irresponsible and potentially harmful.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: COVID-19, Health

Media Release - 26 April 2022

Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Liberals Must Act on JBS Bribe Scandal

Yesterday’s Four Corners expose about behemoth Brazilian meat processor JBS revealed shocking bribery, environmental damage and workplace negligence.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Fish Farms, Environment, Marine Environment, Primary Industries

Media Release - 12 April 2022

Prison, Man Gripping Bars

Archer Must Act on Risdon Prison Covid Outbreak

Risdon Prison is overcrowded and understaffed, and now they are battling mass outbreaks of Coronavirus and staff absences.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Risdon Prison, COVID-19, Health, Corrections

Media Release - 11 April 2022

Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Greens Back Blue Derby Wild’s Court Injunction

The Greens steadfastly support Blue Derby Wild’s court injunction to stop illegal logging in the beautiful NE forests.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Forests, Climate Change, Native Forest Logging, Derby

Media Release - 8 April 2022

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Liberal Leadership Renewal an Opportunity for a Reset

On behalf of the Greens, I warmly congratulate Jeremy Rockliff on becoming Tasmania’s 47th Premier and Michael Ferguson on his elevation to Deputy Premier.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Governance, Parliament, House of Assembly Restoration, Health, Housing, Forests, National Parks, Parks EOIs


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