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A Premier Serious About Resetting the Relationship Will Walk Away from Tarkine Tracks

It’s encouraging to hear Premier Gutwein sound genuine about reconciliation and land returns for this island’s First People.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Jun 2020


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Gutwein Must Step Up in National Reconciliation Week

After six years in government, no real progress has been made on returning land to Tasmanian Aboriginal people. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  29 May 2020


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Valuing and Sharing Aboriginal Heritage

The Tasmanian Greens support resourcing Six Rivers Aboriginal Corporation to operate Tiagarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Policies  |  1 Feb 2018


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Lake Malbena - Risks to Aboriginal Heritage

Today, hundreds of Tasmanians will gather in Town Hall in opposition to the proposal to build permanent huts in Lake Malbena.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Nov 2018


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Wilderness Lost and Heritage at Risk if Lake Malbena Proposal Proceeds

The case against the proposal for helicopter-accessed luxury huts at Lake Malbena in the World Heritage Area grows stronger by the day.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Nov 2018


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takayna/Tarkine - Opening of Four-wheel Drive Tracks

The Government's plan to re-open tracks through Aboriginal heritage in the takayna/Tarkine has been dealt a major blow by the federal environment department.

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


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takayna/Tarkine - Four-Wheel Drive Tracks

The recent bid to reopen four-wheel-drive tracks in the takayna/Tarkine details a host of major earthworks, rehabilitation and other engineering.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Sep 2017


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Tarkine - Opening of Four-wheel Drive Tracks

Respected Aboriginal heritage expert Rocky Sainty has described the move to reopen four-wheel drive tracks as a deplorable intention.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Sep 2017


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Tarkine - Opening of Four-wheel Drive Tracks

Rocky Sainty this morning sent out a statement condemning the Premier's decision to seek Commonwealth approval to reopen tracks in the Tarkine.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Sep 2017


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Protection of Aboriginal Heritage

The establishment of this panel represents an important opportunity for healing and to improve outcomes for Tasmania's Aboriginal people.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Aug 2017


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Reckless, Desperate Liberals No Respect for Aboriginal Heritage

The Premier is more concerned about the Liberals' prospects in Braddon than he is about 'resetting the relationship' with the Aboriginal community.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Sep 2017


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Liberals Show Two Faces on Aboriginal Heritage

The bill tabled in Parliament today is both a lost opportunity and a clear sign that the Liberals wear two faces on Aboriginal heritage issues.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Mar 2017


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Coordinator-General's Secret Deals on Swansea Development

There has been much criticism from the Greens and of course members of the Opposition about the Office of the Coordinator-General and the role it plays.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Sep 2016


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Tarkine Decision Gives Hodgman an Out

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Sep 2016


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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


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Cable Car Will Be Tested by Planning Commission

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Aug 2016


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Hypocrisy from Premier on Aboriginal Heritage

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


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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


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Liberals Determined to Damage and Divide on Aboriginal Heritage

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Mar 2016


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Liberals Slapped Down by Federal Court on takayna/Tarkine Tracks

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Mar 2016


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Premier Needs to Resist Caving to Pressure over Tarkine Tracks

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


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Premier Should Give Lapoinya a Christmas Reprieve

Now is the time for the Premier to step in and give those who have been fighting for the Lapoinya forest the gift of a Christmas reprieve.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  17 Dec 2015


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Lapoinya Logging

Forestry Tasmania are still intent on logging Coupe FD053 at Lapoinya in the State’s north west.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Aug 2015


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Heritage No Excuse for Logging the TWWHA

Senator Colbeck's comments supporting selective logging in the World Heritage Area are offensive, and use of heritage as a transparent disguise is laughable.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  7 Jul 2015


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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


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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