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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.*

Greens' Response to Tasmanian Floods

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader

On behalf of the Tasmanian Greens I want to say to the people of northern Tasmania and the Highlands, our hearts are with you.

At times like this, we are all just Tasmanians, very much connected in this time of crisis.

Our thoughts are with those missing, their family and friends, and our deepest condolences to the family and friends of those who have been lost in this catastrophic flood event.

We give our eternal thanks to emergency services’ personnel and urge those in the flood areas to be alert and stay safe.

Tasmanian Greens' Alternative Budget

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Treasury spokesperson

The Greens believe governments should have a vision for the future that extends beyond the next election.   We recognise that genuine planning for the 21st century requires a long term vision and the courage to make bold decisions to drive change.

Containing more than 100 costed initiatives, the Greens’ Alternative Budget invests in disadvantaged Tasmanians along with measures that build economic and environmental sustainability while growing skills and jobs for the new economy.

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