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Media Release - 19 October 2021

Man testing water in a river.

National Water Week

​​​​​​​It’s National Water Week - an important opportunity to reflect on the genuine threat posed to Tasmania by over-exploitation & mismanagement of our rivers
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Water, Water Quality


Media Release - 19 October 2021

Sad Horse

Howlett Must Listen to Welfare Advocates and Ban the Whip

The Greens strongly support the RSPCA and PETA in their call for the Gutwein Government to ban horse whips on the race track.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Horse Racing, TasRacing, Animal Welfare


Media Release - 13 October 2021

Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Gutwein's Net Zero Greenwash

Today’s announcement from the Premier on net zero carbon emissions is greenwash, not “nation-leading” climate action.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Carbon Storage, Carbon Sequestration, Climate Emergency, Forests, Tasmanian Forest Agreement


Media Release - 8 October 2021

Bus

Public Transport Should Be Free For Everyone, Always

Granting seniors free public transport during Seniors Week is nice enough, but public transport should be free for everyone, always
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Public Transport, Metro Tasmania


Media Release - 8 October 2021

Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Plantation Sector Leadership on Forest Protection

The Liberals would do well to look to Tasmania’s largest plantation manager for an example of real leadership in best-practice forest management & protection. 
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Forestry Plantations, Native Forest Logging, Forests


Submission - 5 October 2021

Vocational Training, Man Teaching Young Man Woodwork

TasTAFE (Skills and Training Business) Bill 2021

The Tasmanian Greens do not support the Government’s position to make TasTAFE a Government Business Enterprise.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: TasTAFE, Legislation, Education


Media Release - 30 September 2021

City Planners Around Table

Ida Bay Railway Win

Huon Valley Council’s decision to require Dark Lab’s Transformer project to protect the heritage values of the da Bay Railway is a win for the region's future
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Huon Valley Council, Huon Valley


Media Release - 29 September 2021

Parliament House, Tasmania

Tasmania Needs Strong Electoral Laws

The Tasmanian Greens have made a comprehensive submission to the government’s electoral reform consultation.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Political Donations, Electoral Reform, Corruption, House of Assembly


Submission - 28 September 2021

Preferential Voting, Ballot Paper

Electoral Act Review – Electoral Disclosure and Funding Bill 2021 and Electoral Matters (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2021

The proposed laws when considered collectively, in our opinion, would still be the weakest of any state or territory in Australia.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Electoral Reform, Donation Disclosure, Political Donations, Democracy, Legislation


Media Release - 27 September 2021

Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Liberals' Industrial-Scale Red Herring

The plan to continue the growth of the state’s salmon farming industry in Commonwealth waters is an industrial-scale red herring distraction
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Marine Environment, Fish Farms


Media Release - 25 September 2021

Royal Hobart Hospital, Emergency Department Entrance

RHH Crisis Won’t Be Fixed By Spin

The most recent HealthStats dashboard update paints a grim picture of a Royal Hobart Hospital in crisis.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Royal Hobart Hospital, Health Crisis, Emergency Department


Media Release - 23 September 2021

Parliament House, Tasmania

Collaborative Local Government Reform Process Abandoned by Jaensch

Minister Jaensch’s announcement he is dismantling collaborative, cross-party local government reform discussions is a disgusting display of base politics.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Local Government, Democracy, Accountability


Media Release - 20 September 2021

Wrest Point Casino, Federal Group, Tasmania

Farrell Family At It Again

The argument for another three years of monopoly operation because the company hasn’t received sufficient notice just doesn’t stand up.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Federal Group, Pokies, Monopoly Deed


Media Release - 17 September 2021

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Venture Minerals’ Hit and Run on Tarkine Mine

Guy Barnett,has some questions to answer over Venture Minerals’ announcement today the company is suspending all operations, due to falling iron ore prices.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: takayna / Tarkine, Environment Protection Authority, Mining


Submission - 17 September 2021

Protest, Climate Emergency

Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Amendment Bill 2021

The amendment Bill removes all reference to environmental protestors, but that’s exactly who it targets.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Anti-Protest Laws, Protest, Freedom of Speech, Legislation


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