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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

Tarkine - Opening of Four-wheel Drive Tracks

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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Sep 2017

Liberals Show Two Faces on Aboriginal Heritage

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  |  Media Release  |  15 Mar 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

Tarkine Decision Gives Hodgman an Out

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  |  Media Release  |  16 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

Liberals Determined to Damage and Divide on Aboriginal Heritage

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  |  Media Release  |  22 Mar 2016

Rylah's Divisive Comments Do Nothing to Reset the Relationship

When Braddon MP, Joan Rylah, tabled her Notice of Motion in Parliament yesterday it was designed to divide the Tasmanian Aboriginal community, over the Liberals' plan to re-open 4WD tracks in Arthur Pieman Conservation Area.

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

Liberals Slapped Down by Federal Court on takayna/Tarkine Tracks

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  |  Media Release  |  1 Mar 2016

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