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Flood Inquiry Welcome, but Ignores Climate Change

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Climate Change spokesperson

The Tasmanian Greens' welcome Minister Hidding's announcement of an inquiry into the State's devastating June floods. We commend the Minister on the appointment of former Auditor General, Mike Blake, to oversee the Inquiry.

We are, however, extremely disappointed the Inquiry won't specifically address the role climate change played in the scale and intensity of the floods, and the growing role it will play in extreme weather events in the future.

State Conference Opening Address

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader  

Good morning extended Green tribe! It's lovely to see your faces and to personally thank you for travelling from wherever you came to be here in beautiful Deloraine.  

Thank you, particularly to all the Lyons members and their helpers for bringing us all together this weekend.

We meet on the traditional lands of the Pallittorre people, who - as it was for unknown thousands of the first Tasmanians - were removed from their country by trickery, force, at the point of a gun.

On-Island Shellfish Testing Needed

Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Primary Industries spokesperson

Since 2012, the State's shellfish industries have been plagued with paralytic shellfish toxin, resulting in 50 Tasmanian farms being closed this year.

For many oyster growers, this is on top of last Summer's crippling POMS outbreak.

Currently, interstate testing delays mean shellfish are being shipped and served before health notifications are received.

Liberals Have Much to Answer on Energy

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Energy spokesperson

Throughout the Energy Crisis, Minister Groom showed a complete lack of leadership, and we still don’t know the full cost of the energy crisis to the State.

The Public Accounts Committee needs to ask the Energy Minister and Treasurer to explain why they failed to direct Hydro to keep their eye firmly on the State’s energy security instead of their balance sheet.

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