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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.

Delusional Resources Minister Backs in Forest Furnaces, not FSC

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Forests spokesperson

In Question Time today, Resources Minister, Guy Barnett, displayed extraordinary ignorance in describing the burning of native forests for energy as 'renewable'. 

At the same time, he refused to commit the Liberal Government to securing Forest Stewardship Certification for Forestry Tasmania.

It is clear Mr Barnett is way out of his depth. 

Climate Act Review an Opportunity for Real Change

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

Meaningful and sustained action on climate change is not only a moral and economic imperative, with the Australian Government signing the Paris Agreement last December, Tasmania now has a legal responsibility to deliver emissions reductions and increase carbon storage.

Submissions to the review of the Climate Change (State Action) Act 2008 close today.*

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