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Media Release

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 12 October 2019
Tags: Planning, Environment, Community

Review Must Protect Tasmanian Planning Commission Independence

We need a strong independent Planning Commission so it can continue to uphold the sustainable development objectives that protect what makes Tasmania special.


Media Release

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 October 2019
Tags: Unemployment, Newstart, Young People

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

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.


Media Release

Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 October 2019
Tags: Climate Emergency, Carbon Storage, Coal Mining

Greens Move to Ban New Coal Mines

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.


Media Release

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 October 2019
Tags: Climate Emergency, Coal Mining, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

No Justification for Tasmanian Coal Mining in Climate Emergency

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.


Media Release

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 October 2019
Tags: Climate Emergency, Glenorchy, Local Government

Glenorchy City Council Lets Down Residents on Climate

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.


Media Release

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 30 September 2019
Tags: Justice, Corrections, Prisons, Reoffending, Breaking the Cycle

Northern Prison a Regressive Step

The move to build a new prison is foolish, regressive policy and is apparently the Liberals’ idea of vision.


Submission

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 September 2019
Tags: Penguins, Native Wildlife, Dog Control

Draft Dog Control Amendment Bill 2019

Tasmanian Greens submission to the draft Dog Control Amendment Bill 2019.


Media Release

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 September 2019
Tags: Forests, Carbon Storage, Threatened Species, TFA Forests

Sustainable Timbers Tasmania Fails to Secure FSC, Again

Forest Stewardship Council auditors delivered their assessment report to ‘Sustainable Timbers Tasmania’ on the last Friday in May this year, four months ago.


Media Release

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 September 2019
Tags: Climate Emergency, Forests, TFA Forests

Labor and Liberal Climate Inaction Unity Ticket

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.


Media Release

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 September 2019
Tags: Climate Emergency, Forests, Tasmanian Forest Agreement, Wielangta, Great Western Tiers, TFA Forests

Hodgman Liberals Set to Log Carbon Bank Forests in Climate Emergency

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.


Media Release

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 September 2019
Tags: Climate Emergency

Hodgman Missing in [Climate] Action

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.


Media Release

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 24 September 2019
Tags: Climate Emergency, Bushfires, Firefighters

Firefighting Details Hidden as Scorcher Summer Approaches

The Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management has again refused to detail the Government’s funding for critical bushfire defence actions, as recommended by the recent independent AFAC review.


Media Release

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 24 September 2019
Tags: Environment, Penguins, Native Wildlife

Bicheno Penguin Deaths Demand Government Action

Thirteen little penguins were today found dead near the Bicheno blowhole, with cause of death yet to be determined – but likely to be from dog attack.


Media Release

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 September 2019
Tags: Accountability, Transparency, Parliament, Dorothy Dixer

Labor and Liberals Vote Against Question Time Clean Up

United in their opposition to transparency and scrutiny, both Labor and the Liberals voted against the Greens’ move to clean up Question Time and restrict the amount of time Ministers can waffle on, not answering questions.


Media Release

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 September 2019
Tags: Green New Deal, Forests, Climate Emergency, Social Enterprise, TFA Forests

2019 State Conference Keynote Address

Cassy O'Connor delivers a keynote address to the Tasmanian Greens' 2019 State Conference, discussing key Greens issues and the Green New Deal.


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