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Aboriginal Heritage

Valuing and Sharing Aboriginal Heritage

Policies - The Tasmanian Greens support resourcing Six Rivers Aboriginal Corporation to operate Tiagarra Aboriginal Cultural...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Feb 2018

Lake Malbena - Risks to Aboriginal Heritage

Parliamentary Activity - Today, hundreds of Tasmanians will gather in Town Hall in opposition to the proposal to build permanent huts and allow up to 120 to 240 - who knows how many - helicopter flights and landings in Lake Malbena in the Walls of Jerusalem...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Nov 2018

Wilderness Lost and Heritage at Risk if Lake Malbena Proposal Proceeds

Media Release - 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 - 26 Nov 2018

takayna/Tarkine - Opening of Four-wheel Drive Tracks

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 17 Oct 2017

takayna/Tarkine - Four-Wheel Drive Tracks

Parliamentary Activity - Last Friday afternoon's referral to the federal minister to reopen four-wheel-drive tracks on the Aboriginal cultural landscape of the takayna/Tarkine coastline details a host of major earthworks, rehabilitation and other engineering to...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 Sep 2017

Tarkine - Opening of Four-wheel Drive Tracks

Parliamentary Activity - Respected Aboriginal heritage expert Rocky Sainty has described your move to reopen four-wheel drive tracks through globally significant cultural heritage sites in the takayna/Tarkine as a deplorable intention.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Sep 2017

Tarkine - Opening of Four-wheel Drive Tracks

Parliamentary Activity - Rocky Sainty this morning sent out a blistering statement condemning the Premier's decision to seek Commonwealth approval to reopen tracks in the Tarkine without any consultation with the Aboriginal community.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Sep 2017

Protection of Aboriginal Heritage

Parliamentary Activity - I am sure we can all agree the establishment of this panel represents an important opportunity for healing and to improve outcomes for Tasmania's Aboriginal people.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 9 Aug 2017

Reckless, Desperate Liberals No Respect for Aboriginal Heritage

Media Release - It is now patently clear 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 - 9 Sep 2017

Liberals Show Two Faces on Aboriginal Heritage

Media Release - Amendments to the Aboriginal Relics Act are an improvement on the current, racist legislation, but the bill tabled in Parliament today is both a lost opportunity and a clear sign that the Liberals wear two faces on Aboriginal heritage...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Mar 2017

Coordinator-General's Secret Deals on Swansea Development

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 21 Sep 2016

Tarkine Decision Gives Hodgman an Out

Media Release - Today's Federal Court decision gives Premier Hodgman the opportunity to do the right thing by Tasmania's Aboriginal community and pull out of the case to reopen Tarkine tracks. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 Sep 2016

takayna/Tarkine Still Under Threat

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Agrees that the 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 - 18 Aug 2016

Cable Car Will Be Tested by Planning Commission

Media Release - It is almost certain that the proposed Mount Wellington Cable Car will be declared a Project of State Significance (POSS) and assessed by the Tasmanian Planning Commission.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 8 Aug 2016

Hypocrisy from Premier on Aboriginal Heritage

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 May 2016

State and Federal Liberals Working Against Protection of Aboriginal Heritage

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes 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.(2)           Notes that, in recognition...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 May 2016

Liberals Determined to Damage and Divide on Aboriginal Heritage

Media Release - Tasmanian taxpayers will fork out for expensive lawyers to support the Hodgman Government’s bid to persuade the full bench of the Federal Court that off road vehicles won’t damage priceless Aboriginal heritage in the Tarkine.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 Mar 2016

Liberals Slapped Down by Federal Court on takayna/Tarkine Tracks

Media Release - The Hodgman Liberals have been embarrassed nationally by today's Federal Court decision to uphold the ban on re-opening off-road vehicle tracks along the takayna/Tarkine coast.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Mar 2016

Premier Needs to Resist Caving to Pressure over Tarkine Tracks

Media Release - 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 - 20 Feb 2016

Premier Should Give Lapoinya a Christmas Reprieve

Media Release - 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 - 17 Dec 2015

Lapoinya Logging

Parliamentary Activity - Andrea Dawkins MP to move That this House:1.     Notes with regret that Forestry Tasmania are still intent on logging Coupe FD053 at Lapoinya in the State’s north west;

Andrea Dawkins - 26 Aug 2015

Heritage No Excuse for Logging the TWWHA

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Environment and Heritage spokespersonSenator Colbeck's comments supporting selective logging in the World Heritage Area are offensive, and use of heritage as a transparent disguise is laughable.Heritage is a key...

Andrea Dawkins - 7 Jul 2015