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takayna/Tarkine - Opening of Four-wheel Drive Tracks

The Government's plan to re-open tracks through ancient, irreplaceable Aboriginal heritage in the takayna/Tarkine has been dealt a major blow with the federal environment department rejecting the state's proposed measures to mitigate the...

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Oct 2017

Premier Hodgman Shows Total Contempt for Tasmania's First People

The Premier has lost control of the Aboriginal Affairs portfolio, with six members of his newly established Aboriginal Heritage Council resigning in protest over his decision last Friday to seek Commonwealth approval to re-open tracks on...

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Sep 2017

Tarkine Tourism Future for NW, not Forest and Heritage Destruction

Environmentalists and members of the Aboriginal community gathered in the North West today to call for takayna/the Tarkine to be protected from destruction.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  5 Feb 2017

Taxpayer Money Wasted on Shameful Tarkine Tracks Court Case

The Liberals' decision to reopen the 4WD tracks along the Tarkine coast and then engage in a lengthy, taxpayer funded court process against the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre flies in the face of 'resetting the relationship' with Aboriginal...

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Sep 2016

takayna/Tarkine Still Under Threat

takanya, or Tarkine, is a place of deep cultural significance to Tasmanian Aboriginal people and recognised globally as a region of outstanding cultural value.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Aug 2016

Hypocrisy from Premier on Aboriginal Heritage

The Premier rightly condemned the vandalism of priceless Aboriginal rock art at Nirmena Nala cave site, yet uses taxpayer funds to keep fighting in the courts for the vandalism to continue in the Tarkine.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 May 2016

State and Federal Liberals Working Against Protection of Aboriginal Heritage

The takayna/Tarkine region is one of the world’s richest cultural heritage sites, with a human story that dates back some 40,000 years.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016

Premier Needs to Resist Caving to Pressure over Tarkine Tracks

If the Premier is serious about resetting the relationship with Aboriginal Tasmanians he will resist pressure from a noisy minority to reopen Tarkine tracks to 4WDs.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Feb 2016

Draft WHA Plan Disastrous

The Liberals' Draft World Heritage Area management plan is a disaster for Tasmania's World Heritage Area.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  15 Jan 2015

Tarkine 4WD Travesty

Premier Will Hodgman must immediately halt his government's plan to reopen 4WD tracks in the Tarkine.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  8 Dec 2014

Arthur-Pieman Tracks

The government's decision to reopen 4WD tracks in the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area will threaten Aboriginal heritage and a fragile coastal ecology.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  10 Nov 2014