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2019 State Conference Keynote Address

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 September 2019
Cassy O'Connor delivers a keynote address to the Tasmanian Greens' 2019 State Conference, discussing key Greens issues and the Green New Deal.

Tags: Green New Deal, Forests, Climate Change, Climate Emergency, Social Enterprise, TFA Second Tranche Forests

Leaked Polling Proves No Social Licence for Native Forest Logging

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 September 2019
The Hodgman Liberals remain committed to logging 356,000 hectares of high conservation value forests that were set aside for protection under the Tasmanian Forest Agreement.

Tags: Forests, Carbon Storage, High Conservation Value Forests, Environment, Climate Emergency, Tasmanian Forest Agreement

State Service Should be Given Leave for Climate Strike

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 September 2019
Union leaders, UTAS and other employers are showing their support by letting members and staff know they can join the kids fighting for their future on 20 September.

Tags: Climate Emergency, Climate Strike

Labor and Liberals' Fire Failure

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 11 September 2019
Irresponsibly, both Labor and the Liberals voted together against a Greens motion in Parliament calling for detail about the resources in place to make Tasmanians safer this fire season. 

Tags: Bushfires, Climate Emergency

Gutwein's Dodgy Loan Approval

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 11 September 2019
The Treasurer approved the $4 million loan in 2017, before EPBC Act approvals needed to build the Twamley Dam had even been granted by the federal government. Those approvals still have not been issued, and the process has stalled.

Tags: Twamley Dam, Tassal, Water, Environment, Prosser Pipeline

Hodgman's Health Dishonesty

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 10 September 2019
Following last night’s damning national exposé of avoidable deaths in Tasmanian hospitals, Premier Will Hodgman continues to falsely claim his government has not cut the Health Budget. Instead, unbelievably, he claims they have increased health spending.

Tags: Health, Hospitals, Launceston General Hospital, Nurses, Elective Surgery

No Public Fund Bail Out for Twamley Dam

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 9 September 2019
The Glamorgan Spring Bay Council could never afford to build the Twamley Dam - which is being constructed solely to provide water for the commercial activities of two private companies, Tassal and Solis.

Tags: Water, East Coast, Environment, Tassal, Twamley Dam, Hobbs Lagoon, Prosser Pipeline

Nurses Next in Liberals' Frontline Health Cuts

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 9 September 2019
The enforced reduction of casual and permanent part-time nurses’ shift hours is the next frontline health cut under the Liberals’ efficiency dividend. It follows from the recent requirement for Royal Hobart Hospital surgeons to slash 15% of people needing elective surgeries from their waiting lists.

Tags: Health, Hospitals, Nurses

Housing Debt Relief Warmly Welcomed But Big Supply Challenges Remain

Cassy O'Connor MP - 8 September 2019
The historic Commonwealth State Housing debt has been an albatross around the neck of Housing Tasmania for decades.

Tags: Housing, Homelessness, Housing Debt

National Threatened Species Day

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 7 September 2019
National Threatened Species Day marks the day the last thylacine died in Tasmania. Under the Hodgman Government, much of our remaining native wildlife faces a similar fate.

Tags: Threatened Species, Environment, Crop Protection Permits, Biodiversity, Extinction