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Tags: Climate Emergency, Governance, Cabinet

Election of Premier Gutwein

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 January 2020
The change of Liberal leadership - and consequently Premier - is an opportunity for the party to clean the decks and walk away from dangerous, divisive policy to genuinely be a government for all Tasmanians.

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Tags: National Parks, Walls of Jerusalem National Park, Lake Malbena, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Illegal Clearing in TWWHA Must Be Investigated

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 January 2020
The illegal tracking cutting on the shores of Lake Malbena in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park and adjoining lakes is a scandal and a crime against nature.

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Tags: Resignation, Governance

Will Hodgman’s Resignation

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 January 2020
On behalf of the Tasmanian Greens, I acknowledge Will Hodgman’s many years of service to the people of Franklin, and to Tasmania as Premier.

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Tags: Bushfires, Climate Emergency, Wilderness, Community Safety

Tasmanian Fires

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 December 2019
On behalf of the Greens, I extend our deepest gratitude to the those fighting the fires and everyone supporting them. They represent the best of the Tasmanian spirit.

Media Release

Tags: Education, VET

TASC Must Review Questionable Assessments and Improve Its Systems

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 December 2019
With hundreds of VET students across Tasmania likely affected by yet another stuff up in the Tasmanian Assessment Standards and Certification (TASC) assessments, the agency must review its processes as a matter of priority.

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Tags: Public assets, Health, Housing

DEC Must Remain in Public Hands

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 December 2019
The Greens welcome the move towards a state basketball team. The Derwent Entertainment Centre deal, however, must be approached with caution.

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Tags: Forests, High Conservation Value Forests, Carbon Storage, Environment

Liberals’ Secret High Conservation Value Logging Talks Revealed

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 December 2019
Right to Information documents released to the Greens reveal the forest industry have been in secret talks with the Liberals to open up 356,000ha of high conservation, carbon bank forests set aside for protection under the Tasmanian Forest Agreement.

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Tags: Environment, Marine Environment, Fish Farms, Macquarie Harbour

Macquarie Harbour Salmon Escape

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 December 2019
The Minister for Primary Industries, Guy Barnett, must come clean on reports of mass salmon escapes in degraded Macquarie Harbour. Tasmanians need to know how many salmon have escaped and why.

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Tags: Parks, Parks EOIs, National Parks, Privatisation

Liberals’ Blatant EOI Greenwash Attempt

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 December 2019
The Hodgman Government are spending $40 000 of public funds on this study to try to take the heat out of their privatisation of public protected areas.

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Tags: Huon Valley, Climate Change, Bushfires, Carbon Storage

Greens Announce Candidate for Huon

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 December 2019
We are proud to announce Pat Caruana as the Greens candidate for the Legislative Council seat of Huon.

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Tags: Facial Recognition, Privacy, Human Rights

Ferguson Must Come Clean on Facial Recognition

Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 December 2019
The Tasmanian Government has transferred 410 000 photographs of Tasmanians to a facial recognition database in Canberra without their consent, and is potentially in breach of both federal and state legislation.

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Tags: Pill Testing, Health, Drug Policy, Festivals

ANU Review Demands Action on Pill Testing

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 10 December 2019
The ANU review found the pill testing service at Groovin’ the Moo did not encourage the use of drugs. Instead, the young people who used the service were more likely to avoid taking illicit drugs.

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Tags: Pokies, Tasmanian Hospitality Association, Gambling Industry, Political Donations

THA Quid Pro Quo Continues

Cassy O'Connor MP - 9 December 2019
The next installment of the Tasmanian Hospitality Association’s quid pro quo has been unveiled by their Liberal partners in government.

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Tags: Water, Water Restrictions, TasWater, Climate Change

Hobart Water Restrictions

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 5 December 2019
TasWater’s Stage 1 water restrictions that take effect from December 20 in Greater Hobart are extraordinary. It is unprecedented to put restrictions in place well before the hottest and driest part of summer.

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Tags: Forests, Climate Emergency, Carbon Storage, Forest Stewardship Council Certification, Native Forest Logging

FSC Failures Confirm Native Forest Logging is Unsustainable

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 December 2019
Revelations Sustainable Timber Tasmania, or Suss Timber, have failed to pass their FSC audit – yet again – is another reminder that native forest logging in Tasmania is not sustainable.