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Tags: Climate Emergency, Climate Change, Coal Mining

Labor and the Liberals Vote Against Ban on New Coal Mines

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 October 2019
Labor and Liberals undermine The Greens’ motion in Parliament called for a straightforward, urgently needed, ban on new thermal coal mines in Tasmania.

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Tags: Bushfires, Climate Emergency, Community Safety

Liberal Spin Won't Protect Communities from Bushfires

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 15 October 2019
Volunteers on the frontline of bushfire protection are preparing for another major fire season, but the only firefighting effort the Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Services is attempting is political.

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Tags: Coal Mining, Climate Emergency, Carbon Storage, Tourism

Premier Backs In New Coal Projects for Tasmania

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 October 2019
Tasmania’s future is clearly not in coal mining, but you wouldn’t know that from the Premier’s contribution in Question Time today.

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Tags: Housing, Homelessness, Short Stay Accommodation

Housing Expo Ignores Airbnb Problem

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 October 2019
The Liberals' Housing and Homelessness Expo is an exercise in window dressing that will do nothing to address the housing crisis.

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Tags: Planning, Environment, Community

Review Must Protect Tasmanian Planning Commission Independence

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 12 October 2019
We need a strong independent Planning Commission so it can continue to uphold the sustainable development objectives that protect what makes Tasmania special.

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Tags: Young People, Unemployment, Newstart

Real Youth Survival Report Demands Tripartisan Push to Raise Newstart and Youth Allowance

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 October 2019
Young Tasmanians need a unity ticket across parties to get the Morrison Government to hear the compelling case for an increase in Newstart and Youth Allowance. The Tasmanian Greens stand ready to work with Liberal and Labor parties to get Canberra to listen.

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Tags: Climate Change, Climate Emergency, Carbon Storage, Coal Mining

Greens Move to Ban New Coal Mines

Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 October 2019
The climate emergency requires us to keep carbon in the ground. This is non-negotiable. That’s why the Greens will be moving in State Parliament next week to ban new coal mines in Tasmania.

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Tags: Climate Emergency, Climate Change, Coal Mining, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

No Justification for Tasmanian Coal Mining in Climate Emergency

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 October 2019
The Liberals are funding a coal mining business to conduct exploratory drilling for fossil fuels that scientists are telling us have to stay in the ground.

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Tags: Climate Emergency, Climate Change, Glenorchy, Local Government

Glenorchy City Council Lets Down Residents on Climate

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 October 2019
Glenorchy City Council Alderman, Kelly Sims, is doing the right thing by her constituents in acknowledging the climate emergency. Regrettably, her fellow aldermen seem to want to stay in a state of denial about the science and the fact that Glenorchy residents will be impacted by accelerating global heating.

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Tags: Justice, Corrections, Prisons, Reoffending, Breaking the Cycle

Northern Prison a Regressive Step

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 30 September 2019
The move to build a new prison is foolish, regressive policy and is apparently the Liberals’ idea of vision.


Tags: Penguins, Native Wildlife, Dog Control

Draft Dog Control Amendment Bill 2019

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 September 2019
Tasmanian Greens submission to the draft Dog Control Amendment Bill 2019.

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Tags: Forests, Forest Stewardship Council Certification, Carbon Storage, Threatened Species, TFA Second Tranche 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.

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Tags: Climate Emergency, Forests, TFA Second Tranche Forests

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.

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Tags: Climate Emergency, Forests, High Conservation Value Forests, Tasmanian Forest Agreement, Wielangta, Great Western Tiers, TFA Second Tranche 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.

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Tags: Climate Emergency, Climate Change

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.