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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 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, Carbon Storage, Threatened Species, TFA 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, Tasmanian Forest Agreement, Wielangta, Great Western Tiers, TFA 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


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


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 Emergency, Social Enterprise, TFA 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, 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, AFAC review


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, Efficiency Dividend



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