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Media Release - 27 October 2020

Light Rail

Hobart Light Rail Stuck at the Station Under Liberals

The Gutwein Government needs to come out of hiding on Hobart light rail. It's had 7 years to get the project on track, and yet it’s still stuck at the station.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Hobart Light Rail, Public Transport, Hobart Traffic, Traffic Congestion, Greenhouse Gas Emissions


Media Release - 26 October 2020

Aircraft, QANTAS Passenger Jet

Caution and Public Safety Campaign Needed as Borders Reopen

With borders reopening today, the Gutwein Government needs to reinforce public health messages to keep Tasmanians safe.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Coronavirus, Health


Submission - 22 October 2020

Bushfire, Burned Forest

Draft Bushfire Mitigation Measures Bill 2020

Tasmanian Greens submission to the draft Bushfire Mitigation Measures Bill 2020.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Bushfires, Climate Emergency


Media Release - 20 October 2020

Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Greens Back Dennes Point Declaration

The Greens welcome the newly launched ‘Dennes Point Declaration’, and wholeheartedly support its demands.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Fish Farms


Media Release - 20 October 2020

Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Threatened Species at Westbury Reserve Should be Protected

The Liberals’ hastily-made decision to move the northern prison site has resulted in selection of an ill-advised location, fraught with unresolvable issues.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Westbury, Northern Prison, Northern Tasmania, Threatened Species


Media Release - 20 October 2020

Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Government Investigates, Approves Seal Cruelty for Salmon Giant

RTI documents show a DPIPWE investigation into Animal Welfare Act breaches was taking place while the same department was approving an almost identical practice
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Fish Farms, Tassal, Seals, Native Wildlife


Media Release - 19 October 2020

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

Community Forced to Step In to Protect Westbury Reserve

The reprieve for Westbury Reserve, set to be drilled today, is welcome - but only temporary. 
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Westbury, Northern Prison, Environment, Threatened Species, Wedge-Tailed Eagle


Media Release - 15 October 2020

Prison, Man Gripping Bars

Damning Evidence of Corrections Implosion

The Custodial Inspectorate has issued another highly critical assessment of the government’s handling of the Corrections system.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Corrections, Prisons, Justice


Media Release - 15 October 2020

Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Greens Table Petition to Protect Parks

The Greens today proudly tabled a petition signed by nearly 2,000 people to protect Tasmania’s National Parks and Reserves from privatisation.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: National Parks, Parks, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Parks EOIs, Lake Malbena


Media Release - 15 October 2020

Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Jaensch Abandons Westbury Wedge-tailed Eagles

Minister Jaensch refused to answer serious questions about what, if any, assessment on the impact on eagles – or any other species – had been undertaken.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Northern Prison, Westbury, Wedge-Tailed Eagle, Environment, Threatened Species


Media Release - 15 October 2020

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

Leaked Parks Document Reveals $7M Spend Planned for Lake Malbena

The Greens have a leaked internal Parks briefing note indicating the proposal is a $6.97 million investment - on a tiny island inside the TWWHA.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Lake Malbena, Parks EOIs, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Walls of Jerusalem National Park, Privatisation


Media Release - 14 October 2020

Air View of Houses

Archer and Jaensch Both Responsible for Decision to Weaken Tenancy Laws

Minister Archer, today refused to reveal the reason for her proposal to strip essential tenancy protections from the Residential Tenancy Act. 
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Tenant Rights, Housing Crisis, Homelessness, Ministerial Accountability, Misleading Parliament


Media Release - 13 October 2020

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Jaensch Stench Wafting Around Gutwein

While the Liberals and Ms Ogilvie are apparently content to accept dishonesty in Parliament, we’re not.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Ministerial Accountability, Ministerial Code of Conduct, Misleading Parliament, Democracy


Media Release - 13 October 2020

Fallow Deer

Gutwein Government in Hiding on Feral Deer

Staff from the DPIPWE today refused to give evidence to tomorrow’s Senate Committee hearings into the impact of feral deer on farmers and the landscape.
Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Tags: Deer, Invasive Species, Environment, Primary Industries, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area


Media Release - 13 October 2020

Ralphs Bay, South Arm Peninsula, Tasmania

Strong Community Voices Prevail on Eastern Shore

We congratulate the Clarence City Council for voting against the construction of a 67 metre private jetty on Crown Land at Ralphs Bay.
Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Tags: Ralphs Bay, Kangaroo Bay, Planning, Crown Land, Public Land


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