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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


Media Release - 16 September 2021

Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Liberals’ Fish Farm Plan

The Liberals’ new ten-year plan for fish farming in Tasmania is a clear admission they’re worried about the backlash against their cheerleading for the industry
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Fish Farms, Marine Environment


Media Release - 16 September 2021

Protest, Climate Emergency

Gutwein Government Anti-Protest Laws Target Tens of Thousands of Tasmanians

The amendments to the unconstitutional Workplace (Protection From Protesters) Act 2014 remove the rights of tens of thousands of Tasmanians.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Anti-Protest Laws, Freedom of Speech, Climate Emergency, kunanyi/Mt Wellington, Parks EOIs, Lake Malbena, Fish Farms, Climate Strike, Cambria Green, Rosny Hill


Media Release - 15 September 2021

Shaking Hands

Archer Must Release TRRPOA Grant Deed

The Consumer Protection Minister must release the deed for the government grant awarded to the Tasmanian Residential Rental Property Owners Association.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Transparency, Public Office, Justice, Housing


Media Release - 15 September 2021

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Greens Move to Abolish Minimum Sawlog Quota

On behalf of the Greens, I was proud to table the Forest Management Amendment (Minimum Sawlog Quota Repeal) Bill 2021 today.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Forests, Native Forest Logging, Climate Emergency


Media Release - 15 September 2021

Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Gutwein Succumbs to Climate Denialist Wing of Liberal Party

Premier Peter Gutwein confirmed in Parliament today that he has completely succumbed to the climate denialist wing of the Liberal party.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Climate Emergency, Native Forest Logging, Greenhouse Gas Emissions


Media Release - 14 September 2021

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Time to Cut Dorothy Dixers

This morning’s Question Time in State Parliament was a clear example of the need to cut self-promotional ‘Dorothy Dix’ questions.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Parliament, Governance, Transparency


Media Release - 9 September 2021

kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Barnett Confirms Plan to Lock Up Tasmanians Protesting to Protect Wilderness

In Estimates today, Guy Barnett, confirmed the reworked anti-protest laws will capture all those protesting against developments in public protected areas.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Anti-Protest Laws, Freedom of Speech, National Parks, Lake Malbena, kunanyi/Mt Wellington


Media Release - 9 September 2021

Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Parks’ Assessment Changes an Admission of Liberals’ EOI Failure

The Liberals’ announcement today, about changes to the Reserve Activity Assessments in national parks and reserves, is a good first step.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Reserve Activity Assessments, Parks EOIs, National Parks


Media Release - 9 September 2021

Prison, Barbed-Wire Fence

Greens Celebrate Ashley Youth Detention Centre Closure

On behalf of the Greens and the children of lutruwita/Tasmania, I thank Peter Gutwein for making the long-needed decision to close Ashley Youth Detention Centre
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Ashley Youth Detention Centre, Children and Young People, Youth Justice


Media Release - 9 September 2021

Parliament House, Tasmania

Tasmania Needs Freshwater Management Inquiry

It’s time to take a careful look at exactly what is happening with Tasmania’s river systems.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Water, Water Quality


Media Release - 8 September 2021

Tasmanian Devil

Environment Protection Authority Announcement

The Greens are pleased the State Government has acknowledged the need to establish an Independent Environment Protection Authority
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Environment, Environment Protection Authority


Media Release - 8 September 2021

Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Corrections' Estimates Confirms Government Working to Get Around Westbury Reserve Protections

Corrections Minister, Elise Archer, confirmed the government is seeking to find an ‘offset’ for the Westbury Reserve in order to build a prison on the site.
Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Westbury, Northern Prison, Environment, Biodiversity, Threatened Species


Media Release - 8 September 2021

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Gutwein Needs to Show the Same Leadership as Premier McGowan and End Native Forest Logging

News that Western Australia will end native forest logging by 2024 due to the forests’ critical importance in fighting climate change is monumental in its signi
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Forests, Climate Emergency, Carbon Storage, Native Forest Logging


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