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No Justification for Tasmanian Coal Mining in Climate Emergency

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 October 2019
The Liberals are funding a coal mining business to conduct exploratory drilling for fossil fuels that scientists are telling us have to stay in the ground.

Tags: Climate Emergency, Climate Change, Coal Mining, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Glenorchy City Council Lets Down Residents on Climate

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 October 2019
Glenorchy City Council Alderman, Kelly Sims, is doing the right thing by her constituents in acknowledging the climate emergency. Regrettably, her fellow aldermen seem to want to stay in a state of denial about the science and the fact that Glenorchy residents will be impacted by accelerating global heating.

Tags: Climate Emergency, Climate Change, Glenorchy, Local Government

Northern Prison a Regressive Step

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 30 September 2019
The move to build a new prison is foolish, regressive policy and is apparently the Liberals’ idea of vision.

Tags: Justice, Corrections, Prisons, Reoffending, Breaking the Cycle

Labor and Liberal Climate Inaction Unity Ticket

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 September 2019
Labor and the Liberals voted together, yet again, to let down young Tasmanians. After last night uniting to vote against the Greens' motion to support the climate strike movement, today they refused to take responsibility.

Tags: Climate Emergency, Forests, TFA Second Tranche Forests

Sustainable Timbers Tasmania Fails to Secure FSC, Again

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 September 2019
Forest Stewardship Council auditors delivered their assessment report to ‘Sustainable Timbers Tasmania’ on the last Friday in May this year, four months ago.

Tags: Forests, Forest Stewardship Council Certification, Carbon Storage, Threatened Species, TFA Second Tranche Forests

Hodgman Liberals Set to Log Carbon Bank Forests in Climate Emergency

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 September 2019
Following their failure to stand with young Tasmanians striking for a safe climate last Friday, the Premier and his Resources Minister today dealt young people another slap in the face with confirmation 356 000 hectares of carbon-dense forests will be opened to logging in April next year.

Tags: Climate Emergency, Forests, High Conservation Value Forests, Tasmanian Forest Agreement, Wielangta, Great Western Tiers, TFA Second Tranche Forests

Bicheno Penguin Deaths Demand Government Action

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 24 September 2019
Thirteen little penguins were today found dead near the Bicheno blowhole, with cause of death yet to be determined – but likely to be from dog attack.

Tags: Environment, Penguins, Native Wildlife

Hodgman Missing in [Climate] Action

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 September 2019
When we questioned the Premier in Parliament this morning about his lack of attendance at Friday's strike, Mr Hodgman said he had ‘other commitments’ on the day.

Tags: Climate Emergency, Climate Change

Labor and Liberals Vote Against Question Time Clean Up

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 September 2019
United in their opposition to transparency and scrutiny, both Labor and the Liberals voted against the Greens’ move to clean up Question Time and restrict the amount of time Ministers can waffle on, not answering questions.

Tags: Accountability, Transparency, Parliament, Dorothy Dixer

Firefighting Details Hidden as Scorcher Summer Approaches

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 24 September 2019
The Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management has again refused to detail the Government’s funding for critical bushfire defence actions, as recommended by the recent independent AFAC review.

Tags: Climate Emergency, Bushfires, Firefighters