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Logged Forest, Tarkine

Liberals and Labor Vote Against Climate Action, Lock In Mandated Forest Destruction

Today the old parties joined together to lock in the minimum sawlog quota that is driving forest destruction along with carbon and biodiversity loss.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Oct 2021

Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Gutwein's Net Zero Greenwash

Today’s announcement from the Premier on net zero carbon emissions is greenwash, not “nation-leading” climate action.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Oct 2021

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Gutwein Needs to Show the Same Leadership as Premier McGowan and End Native Forest Logging

News that Western Australia will end native forest logging by 2024 due to the forests’ critical importance in fighting climate change is monumental in its signi

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Sep 2021

Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Status No Thanks to Liberals

While we welcome Tasmania’s negative greenhouse gas emissions, this has had nothing to do with Liberal Government policy.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Jun 2021

Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Greens Back BBF, Forests and Future Generations

The Greens applaud the work of the brave forest defenders at the Bob Brown Foundation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Mar 2021

Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

All TFA Forests Need Strong Protection, Mr Jaensch

The forests of the Great Western Tiers are of World Heritage value yet they’ve been left without reserve tenure throughout the Liberals’ term.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Feb 2021

Logged Forest, Tarkine

Gutwein Must Listen to Doctors on Climate

The Greens commend the Tasmanian branch of the Australian Medical Association for their strong statement recognising the existential threat of climate change.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Feb 2021

Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Liberals, Labor Leave the Door Open to Forest Furnaces

The Liberal and Labor parties have united to allow native forest biomass to be classified a future renewable energy source in lutruwita/Tasmania. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Nov 2020

Doctor with Patient

Greens Welcome Doctors’ Call to End Native Forest Logging

The Greens welcome the call by 250 doctors and medical students to end native forest logging in lutruwita/Tasmania.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Nov 2020

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Three Year Forest Destruction Plan a Climate Disaster

Sustainable Timbers Tasmania’s ‘Three Year Wood Production Plan’ is a climate disaster.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Jul 2020

Doctor with Patient

COVID-19 Emergency

The people working in our emergency services and Tasmania Fire Service do an outstanding job to keep us safe in bushfire season.  

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Jun 2020

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Latest Greenhouse Accounts Show Forests Doing Heavy Lifting

State and Territory Greenhouse Gas Inventories 2018 confirms Tasmania’s native forest estate is foundational to this island’s positive emissions profile.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Jun 2020

Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Gutwein Government Must Rule Out Biomass Burning in Green Hydrogen Power

The Greens welcome the move to establish a renewable hydrogen energy manufacturing industry in Tasmania.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 May 2020

Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Renewable Energy Action Plan Must Rule Out Biomass

We welcome the Draft Renewable Energy Action Plan’s aim for Tasmania to become a world leader in renewables. That said, there are glaring issues.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  14 May 2020

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

356,000 ha of High Conservation Value Forests Under Threat from Liberals, from Today

As of today 356,000 hectares of high conservation value, carbon rich forests, will come under threat from the logging industry.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Apr 2020

Logged Forest, Tarkine

Barnett Can't Fudge Threat to Forests

Minister Barnett knows the mendicant faction of the native forest logging industry want to get in to the 356 000 hectares of future reserve forest.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Apr 2020

Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Safe Climate Bill 2020

A Bill for an Act to acknowledge the climate emergency as a threat to life on Earth and establish a framework for Tasmania to respond.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Greens Bill  |  12 Mar 2020

Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Gutwein Refuses to Protect Carbon Bank Forests

The Premier and first Liberal Minister for Climate Change refused to rule out logging the 356 000 hectares of high conservation value forest set.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Mar 2020

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Liberals' Secret High Conservation Value Logging Talks Revealed

Right to Information documents reveal the forest industry have been in secret talks with the Liberals to open up 356,000ha of high conservation value forests.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Dec 2019

Parliament House, Tasmania

Greens Announce Candidate for Huon

We are proud to announce Pat Caruana as the Greens candidate for the Legislative Council seat of Huon.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Dec 2019

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

FSC Failures Confirm Native Forest Logging is Unsustainable

Revelations Sustainable Timber Tasmania have failed to pass their FSC audit is another reminder that native forest logging in Tasmania is not sustainable.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Dec 2019


Premier Backs In New Coal Projects for Tasmania

Tasmania’s future is clearly not in coal mining, but you wouldn’t know that from the Premier’s contribution in Question Time today.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Oct 2019


Greens Move to Ban New Coal Mines

The climate emergency requires us to keep carbon in the ground. This is non-negotiable.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Oct 2019

Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

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.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Sep 2019

Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Leaked Polling Proves No Social Licence for Native Forest Logging

The Hodgman Liberals remain committed to logging 356,000 hectares of forests that were set aside for protection under the Tasmanian Forest Agreement.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Sep 2019

Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Tasmania's Carbon Emissions Going Up

Between 2016 and 2017, emissions from all major sectors have gone up. Tasmania’s total carbon emissions grew by 1.2 million tonnes in 2016.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Aug 2019

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Groom's Climate Action 21 "Plan" A Tragic Farce

Three years after abolishing the climate portfolio and the Climate Action Council, the Hodgman Government has released a woefully weak climate inaction plan.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Jun 2017

Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Government of Climate Denial and Damage Left Behind by Paris

The Paris Agreement to curb global emissions in the hope of limiting warming to less than 2 degrees, comes into effect today.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Nov 2016