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Liberals Declare War on High Conservation Value Forests

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Forests spokesperson

The Hodgman Liberals today declared war on 400 000 hectares of Tasmania's globally significant, carbon rich forests which were set aside under the Tasmanian Forest Agreement to be formally reserved, then placed in a moratorium until 2020 by the Liberals.

These forests in places such as Bruny Island, Wielangta, the Blue Tier and the Tarkine should be formally protected in reserves due to their ecological, social and economic value to the State. 

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.

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