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Greens Move to Ban New Coal Mines

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader

We are in the midst of a climate emergency and opening up a new coal mine is a recipe for a climate catastrophe.

The world must be transitioning to clean, green energy but the Tasmanian Government is backing in a coal mine.

The climate emergency requires us to keep carbon in the ground. This is non-negotiable. That’s why the Greens will be moving in State Parliament next week to ban new coal mines in Tasmania.

Sustainable Timbers Tasmania Fails to Secure FSC, Again

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Forests spokesperson

Forest Stewardship Council auditors delivered their assessment report to ‘Sustainable Timbers Tasmania’ on the last Friday in May this year, four months ago.

It is clear that, once again, Tasmania’s forestry GBE has failed to secure FSC certification.

In Question Time this morning, Resources Minister, Guy Barnett, dodged and weaved on the Greens’ question specific to FSC certification.

Hodgman Missing in [Climate] Action

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader

Thousands of young Tasmanians, and community members who care for their future, gathered to strike on Parliament Lawns and around Tasmania last Friday.

People in Hobart, Launceston, Devonport, Burnie, Cygnet, Wynyard, Zeehan, Currie and St Helens joined millions across the globe demanding climate action from government.

Labor Leadership Failure

Cassy O'Connor MP | Labor Leadership Failure

In a time of climate emergency and growing social inequality, political parties need to work together to advance the public interest.

Instead, Labor Leader, Rebecca White, is playing silly political games while the planet burns.

Ms White should know this island is not immune from global and national shocks.

She should know that leadership across the community is required to ensure future wellbeing and prosperity for Tasmanians.

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