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Alternative Budget 2019-20

Policies - Tasmanian Greens Alternative Budget for the financial year 2019-20.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 May 2019

Liberals' Failure Laid Bare on Social Justice Day

Media Release - World Social Justice Day shines the spotlight on Premier Gutwein’s promise of a ‘compassionate’ government for Tasmania and it reveals the Liberals’ spin over substance.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Feb 2020

Takayna/Tarkine Logging Madness Increases Climate and Bushfire Risk

Media Release - The logging of ancient rainforest ecosystems in the Tarkine is utterly unjustifiable on environmental, social and economic grounds, yet it is accelerating under the Gutwein Government. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 Feb 2020

Gutwein Must Intervene in Tarkine Destruction

Media Release - The logging industry’s destruction of ancient rainforest in the takayna/Tarkine region is the first major test for Tasmania’s new Premier and Climate Change Minister Peter Gutwein.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 Feb 2020

Does Peter Gutwein Believe Eric or the Experts?

Media Release - Senator Eric Abetz’s attempts to blame the Greens for this season’s bushfires is unsurprising given he has made a career out of deceitful, green-bashing politics.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Jan 2020

Time To Really Listen to Aboriginal Land Managers

Media Release - In an age of climate and biodiversity emergency, as fires still burn here and on the mainland, it’s critical we draw on Aboriginal knowledge of burning practices to better manage bushfire risk. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Jan 2020

Election of Premier Gutwein

Media Release - The change of Liberal leadership - and consequently Premier - is an opportunity for the party to clean the decks and walk away from dangerous, divisive policy to genuinely be a government for all Tasmanians.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Jan 2020

Tasmanian Fires

Media Release - On behalf of the Greens, I extend our deepest gratitude to the those fighting the fires and everyone supporting them. They represent the best of the Tasmanian spirit.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 Dec 2019

Greens Announce Candidate for Huon

Media Release - We are proud to announce Pat Caruana as the Greens candidate for the Legislative Council seat of Huon.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Dec 2019

Hobart Water Restrictions

Media Release - TasWater’s Stage 1 water restrictions that take effect from December 20 in Greater Hobart are extraordinary. It is unprecedented to put restrictions in place well before the hottest and driest part of summer.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 5 Dec 2019

FSC Failures Confirm Native Forest Logging is Unsustainable

Media Release - Revelations Sustainable Timber Tasmania, or Suss Timber, have failed to pass their FSC audit – yet again – is another reminder that native forest logging in Tasmania is not sustainable.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 Dec 2019

Public to be Shut Out of Transport Planning if Thermal Coal Projects Go Ahead

Media Release - Today in GBE Estimates it was revealed that Tasmanians would not be consulted about the use of public rail infrastructure, should thermal coal mining in Tasmania progress to export stage.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 4 Dec 2019

Hodgman Government's Legacy

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor questions the Premier over a year of failings.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 28 Nov 2019

Adjournment - Priorities of Government

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff speaks during the Adjournment on the Government's prioritisation of political legislation over meaningful policies.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Nov 2019

Greens Motion - Logging in Tasmanian Forest Agreement Second Tranche Forests

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor moves a motion to protect the 356 000 hectares of Tasmanian Forest Agreement second tranche reserve forests.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Nov 2019

Labor Motion - Bushfire Preparedness

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff discusses firefighting resourcing and the climate denial of the Minister for Fire and Emergency Management in Labor's motion on bushfire preparedness.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Nov 2019

Labor and the Liberals United in Carbon Bank Destruction

Media Release - The Liberals, Labor and Clark MP, Madeleine Ogilvie, voted to allow logging the 365,000 hectares of high conservation value, carbon sink forests - set aside under the TFA - from April next year.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Nov 2019

Section 19 Return

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor speaks to the Return under Section 19 of the Public Account Act 1986, highlighting the significant additional costs incurred from the climate emergency.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Nov 2019

Adjournment - Increasing Bushfire Severity

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff speaks on the Adjournment regarding the Minister for Fire and Emergency Management's apparent dismissal of Climate Change as the cause of increasing fire severity.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 13 Nov 2019

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Bushfire Preparedness

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff speaks on Labor's Matter of Public Importance on Bushfire Preparedness, discussing the availability of remote area firefighters and the recommendations from the 2016 Tony Press review and 2019 AFAC review.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 13 Nov 2019

Shelton Shows Disturbing Climate Ignorance

Media Release - Once again, the Minister to Police, Fire and Emergency Management dodged questions about how many Tasmania Fire Service remote area firefighters are available to be mobilised if a fire breaks out.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 13 Nov 2019

Shelton Fails to Reassure Tasmanians on Bushfire Preparedness

Media Release - When asked this morning, the Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management, Mark Shelton, refused to disclose when our full contingent of Tasmania Fire Service remote area firefighters will be ready to be deployed. Nor would he...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 12 Nov 2019

A Climate Plan for Tasmania

Policies - The Tasmanian Greens' climate plan for Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 28 Feb 2018

AFAC Recommendations

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff questions the Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management on the progress on implementing recommendations from AFAC.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 30 Oct 2019

Adjournment - Climate Action Protests

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff speaks in support of 16 climate protesters who were peacefully protesting outside Parliament House, and who have been arrested by the Tasmanian Police.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 Oct 2019

Gutwein Refuses to Rule Out Further Public Funds for Twamley Dam

Media Release - Treasurer Peter Gutwein refused to rule out committing further public funding to bail out the now-precarious Twamley Dam and Prosser pipeline construction projects on the drought-ridden East Coast.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 Oct 2019

Greens Motion - No New Thermal Coal Mines

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff speaks to a motion to place a prohibition on new thermal coal mines in Tasmania in the Greens' Private Members Business.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 Oct 2019

Labor and the Liberals Vote Against Ban on New Coal Mines

Media Release - Labor and Liberals undermine The Greens’ motion in Parliament called for a straightforward, urgently needed, ban on new thermal coal mines in Tasmania.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 Oct 2019

Climate Action Protesters

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor questions the Premier over their future plans for protest laws.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 Oct 2019

Adjournment - Knitting Nannas

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff speaks during the adjournment in support of three women from the 'knitting nannas' who were arrested outside of Parliament for protesting.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 15 Oct 2019

Fire Season - Resources

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff questions the Minister over bushfire resourcing and the progress of AFAC recommendations.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 15 Oct 2019

Coal Industry in Tasmania

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor questions the Premier over the Government's $80,000 grant for coal exploration.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Oct 2019

Premier Backs In New Coal Projects for Tasmania

Media Release - Tasmania’s future is clearly not in coal mining, but you wouldn’t know that from the Premier’s contribution in Question Time today.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Oct 2019

Liberal Spin Won't Protect Communities from Bushfires

Media Release - Volunteers on the frontline of bushfire protection are preparing for another major fire season, but the only firefighting effort the Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Services is attempting is political.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 15 Oct 2019

Greens Move to Ban New Coal Mines

Media Release - 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.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 Oct 2019

No Justification for Tasmanian Coal Mining in Climate Emergency

Media Release - The Liberals are funding a coal mining business to conduct exploratory drilling for fossil fuels that scientists are telling us have to stay in the ground.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Oct 2019

Glenorchy City Council Lets Down Residents on Climate

Media Release - Glenorchy City Council Alderman, Kelly Sims, is doing the right thing by her constituents in acknowledging the climate emergency. Regrettably, her fellow aldermen seem to want to stay in a state of denial about the science and the fact...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Oct 2019

Adjournment - Climate Emergency, Actions by Government and Opposition

Parliamentary Activity - Madam Speaker, the good news is that the South Australian parliament has today declared a climate emergency. When I say 'good news', I use those words cautiously because the fact that we are in a climate emergency is not good news.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Sep 2019

Motion without Notice - Censure

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor moves a censure motion in all Liberal and Labor members for failing to support a Climate Emergency declaration.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Sep 2019

Labor and Liberal Climate Inaction Unity Ticket

Media Release - Labor and the Liberals voted together, yet again, to let down young Tasmanians. After last night uniting to vote against the Greens' motion to support the climate strike movement, today they refused to take responsibility.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Sep 2019

Hodgman Liberals Set to Log Carbon Bank Forests in Climate Emergency

Media Release - Following their failure to stand with young Tasmanians striking for a safe climate last Friday, the Premier and his Resources Minister today dealt young people another slap in the face with confirmation 356 000 hectares of carbon-dense...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 Sep 2019

Adjournment - Global Climate Strike

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor speaks during the Adjournment on the Global Climate Strike, and discusses the Liberal and Labor parties failure to support a climate emergency declaration.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 Sep 2019

Adjournment - United Nations Climate Action Summit

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff speaks during the Adjournment on the Prime Minister's absence from the UN Climate Action Summit.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 24 Sep 2019

Hodgman Missing in [Climate] Action

Media Release - When we questioned the Premier in Parliament this morning about his lack of attendance at Friday's strike, Mr Hodgman said he had ‘other commitments’ on the day.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 Sep 2019

Firefighting Details Hidden as Scorcher Summer Approaches

Media Release - The Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management has again refused to detail the Government’s funding for critical bushfire defence actions, as recommended by the recent independent AFAC review.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 24 Sep 2019

Bushfire Resources - Budget Allocation

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff questions the Minister for Fire and Emergency Management over funding for the implementation of the Dr Tony Press and AFAC recommendations.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 24 Sep 2019

Climate Change Strike - Presence of Liberal Ministers

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor questions the premier over the absence of Liberal Ministers at Global Climate Strike events.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 Sep 2019

2019 State Conference Keynote Address

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor delivers a keynote address to the Tasmanian Greens' 2019 State Conference, discussing key Greens issues and the Green New Deal.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 Sep 2019

Leaked Polling Proves No Social Licence for Native Forest Logging

Media Release - The Hodgman Liberals remain committed to logging 356,000 hectares of high conservation value forests that were set aside for protection under the Tasmanian Forest Agreement.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Sep 2019

State Service Should be Given Leave for Climate Strike

Media Release - Union leaders, UTAS and other employers are showing their support by letting members and staff know they can join the kids fighting for their future on 20 September.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Sep 2019

Greens Motion - Bushfires and Climate Emergency

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff moves a motion calling on the Government to provide information relating to the implementation of recommendations from independent bushfire reviews.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 11 Sep 2019

Labor and Liberals' Fire Failure

Media Release - Irresponsibly, both Labor and the Liberals voted together against a Greens motion in Parliament calling for detail about the resources in place to make Tasmanians safer this fire season. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 11 Sep 2019

Adjournment - Climate Change as a Health Emergency

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff speaks during the adjournment regarding the health issues caused by the climate emergency.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 3 Sep 2019

Labor Leadership Failure

Media Release - 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.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Sep 2019

East Coast Fire Danger Under Liberals

Media Release - Yesterday’s Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook has confirmed the worst fears for the East Coast of Tasmania, with ground conditions already above normal fire potential.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 29 Aug 2019

Premier Hodgman Needs to Stand with Strike for Climate Students

Media Release - With thousands of young Tasmanians expected to converge on Parliament’s lawns and Princes Square on 20 September, the Premier and his Liberal team need to stand with the kids.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 Aug 2019

Greenhouse Gas Emission Levels

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff questions the government over rising greenhouse gas emissions.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 Aug 2019

Tasmania's Carbon Emissions Going Up

Media Release - Between 2016 and 2017, emissions from all major sectors have gone up. Tasmania’s total carbon emissions grew by 1.2 million tonnes in 2016.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 Aug 2019

Estimates Reply - Attorney-General

Parliamentary Activity - This Government is intent on corrupting the processes we have in place to protect the natural environment to support the very industry they would like to grow.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 12 Jun 2019

Estimates Reply - Premier

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR - Chair, I rise to make a 10-minute contribution on the Premier's Estimates.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Jun 2019

Budget Reply Speech

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff delivers a Budget Reply speech, discussing the Greens' Alternative Budget.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 30 May 2019

Greens Release Future-Focussed Alternative Budget

Media Release - Today we proudly delivered the Tasmanian Greens’ fully costed, long-term vision for Tasmania, our Alternative Budget 2019-20. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 May 2019

Budget 2019-20 - Leadership for Young Tasmanians

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 28 May 2019

Budget Reply Speech

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor delivers a budget reply speech for the 2019-20 state Budget, and speaks to alternative policies in the Greens' Alternative Budget.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 May 2019

Greens Matter of Public Importance - Global Climate Emergency

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, we brought this matter on as a matter of public importance debate today and we acknowledge the advice that has been received by the Speaker in relation to not reflecting on the...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 May 2019

Greens Matter of Public Importance - Global Climate Emergency

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I rise to talk about the global climate emergency, which is obviously such a matter of disinterest to members of parliament that they are all leaving the Chamber on both sides, Labor and Liberal.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 23 May 2019

Budget 2019-20 - Climate Emergency Funding

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to TREASURER, Mr GUTWEIN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 May 2019

Climate Change Emergency - Health Effects

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER for HEALTH, Mr FERGUSON

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 23 May 2019

Climate Change

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMANPremier, 98 per cent of scientists globally have reached a consensus that we are in the grip of a climate emergency. This is a time in human history when strong ethical leadership is required.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 May 2019

Liberals' Climate Denial Budget

Media Release - After the hottest summer in the state’s history and fires that devastated communities and the wilderness, the Liberals have delivered a climate denial Budget.  

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 23 May 2019

Budget in Vision and Compassion Deficit

Media Release - The Treasurer promised a heavy infrastructure spend in today’s Budget, but what was clearly missing was the investment in social infrastructure. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 May 2019

Liberal Motion - Federal Election 2019 Results

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Deputy Speaker, the Greens do not support this motion. We cannot congratulate the Prime Minister for the result at the federal election because it was a result that reflects the very deep divisions in the...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 May 2019

Climate Emergency Motion

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor moves a motion to declare a climate emergency in Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 May 2019

Labor Matter of Public Importance - State Budget

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I am pleased to talk about the state budget because, arguably, there has never been a state budget that will be more important than the one that we have before us. The next three years, the next 10...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 May 2019

Climate Emergency

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff questions the government of their position on the climate emergency and bushfires.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 May 2019

Climate Emergency

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor calls on the Premier to accept the reality of a climate emergency.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 May 2019

Labor and Liberals Betray Young Tasmanians on Climate

Media Release - In State Parliament today, both Labor and the Liberals voted against the Greens’ motion to declare a climate emergency, sending a terrible message to young Tasmanians that they don’t take their fears over the future seriously.  

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 May 2019

United Nations Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services - Adjournment

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff discusses the summarial findings from the United Nations Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 21 May 2019

Greens to Move for Urgent Action on Climate Emergency

Media Release - The Federal Election result has devastated many young Tasmanians. The message it sent to young people is that the majority of Australian adult voters aren’t concerned enough about their future to vote for a safe climate.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 May 2019

Consolidated Fund Appropriation (Supplementary Appropriation For 2018-19) Bill 2019 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy speaks to a $218 million supplementary appropriation bill.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Apr 2019

State of the State

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff delivers her Address in Reply speech, discussing recent fire events and ecosystems.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 11 Apr 2019

Greens Matter of Public Importance - Youth Week

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff speaks during the Greens' Matter of Public Importance on Youth Week.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 11 Apr 2019

Greens Matter of Public Importance - Youth Week

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor speaks during the Greens' Matter of Public Importance on Youth Week

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Apr 2019

Bushfire Preparation and Response Capability

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 11 Apr 2019

Premier's Climate Inaction Increases State's Bushfire Threat

Media Release - The Premier’s casual climate change inaction is putting Tasmanians at risk. In Parliament today he refused to stand against his coal-loving party, and reassure Tasmanians he would provide substantial resourcing for climate change...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 11 Apr 2019

Bushfire Management - Review and Recommendations

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF question to MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, Ms ARCHER

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 9 Apr 2019

Adjournment - Response to Recommendations on Bushfires

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens) - Mr Deputy Speaker, this morning in parliament in response to a Dorothy Dix question from the member for Lyons, Mr Shelton, we had some information come out of the part- time Parks minister and...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 Mar 2019

Premier Confirms Wilderness Devastation

Media Release - The Premier and part-time Parks’ Minister has finally revealed the extent of devastation to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area from the recent – and still burning – bushfires.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 Mar 2019

Adjournment - Climate Change Student Rally

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, I pay tribute to the 8000 students who were estimated to have flooded the lawns of Parliament House and marched around the streets of Hobart last Friday.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 20 Mar 2019

State of the State Address

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor delivers a State of the State address (Address in Reply speech) for 2019.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Mar 2019

Premier Fails Students' Call for Action on Climate Crisis

Media Release - Last Friday, about 8,000 passionate young Tasmanians left school to demand politicians take leadership and accept we are living in a climate change crisis. They will be bitterly disappointed at Premier Will Hodgman’s agenda for the next...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 20 Mar 2019

Climate Change - Emission Reduction Strategy

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 20 Mar 2019

Climate-Related Fire Events - Resourcing

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN Last Friday, an estimated 8000 passionate, frightened young Tasmanians gathered on parliament's lawns to demand action on climate.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Mar 2019

Bushfire Emergency Highlights Urgent Need to Heed Climate Council Report

Media Release - The Climate Council’s uncompromising and straight-speaking report, Climate Change-Fuelled Extreme Weather in 2018, confirms what all Tasmanians have lived for the last six weeks.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 6 Feb 2019

Adjournment - Climate Change - Response of Students

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, as more than 100 catastrophic fires burn across Queensland and as the UN has handed down a report that says we must treble our global emissions reduction within the next 10 years if we are to...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 29 Nov 2018

Adjournment - Pride Parade, Taiwan, Statement of Climate Change, Taiwan

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Clark - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I just wanted to take a moment on the adjournment tonight to acknowledge the heart and the spirit of our fellow island democracy Taiwan Times which has one of the most wonderful...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 Nov 2018

Tasmanian Energy Minister Captured by Coal Lobby

Media Release - In the wake of the latest alarming IPCC report, Tasmania’s Energy Minister Guy Barnett has revealed his climate-denying colours on the national stage.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Oct 2018

International Panel on Climate Change

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I rise to speak to the most important report that has been submitted by the International Panel on Climate Change - as some people say, the most important report they will have tabled in their...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 Oct 2018

Liberals' Continued Climate Change Inaction

Media Release - The Liberals have an atrocious track record on climate action. They axed the Tasmanian Climate Action Council, removed the Climate Change portfolio, binned the Labor Green Government's 'Climate Smart 2020' vision, and replaced it with a...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 5 Oct 2018

Liberal Matter of Public Importance - Jobs and the Economy

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Mr Deputy Speaker, here we are again: another Liberal matter of public importance debate, another puerile short-termism contribution from Liberal backbenchers.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Sep 2018

Youth Speaking Out on Issues

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Mr Deputy Speaker, there has been so much in the news over the past couple of weeks over the federal Liberal Party bullying attitude towards women in politics. They show contempt for the need to have women equally...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 Sep 2018

Emergency Management Amendment Bill 2018 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I support this bill and make a strong plea to the minister to address the key deficiency in this bill, which is the absence of any conversation about climate change. This is a climate emergency. We...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 Sep 2018

Adjournment - Climate Leader's Conference

Parliamentary Activity - Dr WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, it is my great pleasure to share with the House a fantastic climate leaders conference I went to last week, which was intended to equip students across Tasmania with the skills to become climate...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 18 Sep 2018

2018-19 Budget Reply

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to present the Tasmanian Greens' fully costed alternative budget on behalf of Dr Woodruff, our team and the Tasmanian Greens. I am happy to table this...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Jun 2018

Hodgman Liberals Biggest Threat to Tasmania on World Environment Day

Media Release - Earlier this week, millions of Australians tuned in to see Sir David Attenborough’s documentary on Tasmania’s unique wilderness areas and threatened species. These are the same areas and species that are under direct threat from the...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 Jun 2018

Liberals Claim Credit for Tasmanian Forest Agreement Emissions Reduction

Media Release - The breathtaking hypocrisy of the Liberals talking up Tasmania's lower emissions profile cannot go unanswered.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Apr 2018

Time for Transparency and Change in Forestry

Media Release - A damning analysis of the Regional Forest Agreement in today’s The Guardian newspaper is an indictment on both State and Federal Governments.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 Mar 2018

Climate Change Ignored in Cabinet Reshuffle

Media Release - The world is getting hotter and extreme weather events are already impacting on Tasmania, yet the Premier has again decided not to reinstate the Climate Change portfolio.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Mar 2018

COAG Must Consider Public Ownership of Basslink

Media Release - As State, Territory and Federal Ministers for Energy converge on Hobart tomorrow, Minister Barnett should formally open a conversation about nationalising the Basslink cable.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 23 Nov 2017

Barnett's Failure to Deliver

Media Release - The latest Forestry Tasmania - now fraudulently named Sustainable Timber Tasmania - Annual Report demonstrates the continued failure of the Liberals’ stated commitment to move the business onto a sustainable footing.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 2 Nov 2017

Hodgman Refuses to Criticise Scrapping of Clean Energy Target

Media Release - It was a childish performance from Tasmania’s Energy Minister, and a weak performance from the Premier, in Parliament today, when questioned about the Federal Government’s decision to walk away from the Clean Energy Target and back in...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 18 Oct 2017

PAC Report Silent on Threats to Energy Security

Media Release - The Public Accounts Committee’s Financial Position and Performance of Government Owned Energy Entities report, tabled in the Tasmanian Parliament today, is underwhelming.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 15 Aug 2017

Strong Greens Franklin Ticket for State Election

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens will run a strong field of talented and committed candidates in Franklin in the upcoming State Election.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Aug 2017

Labor Ignore Climate Change in Reshuffle

Media Release - In further proof there's little to distinguish the two major parties on environmental issues, Labor's shadow Cabinet reshuffle has omitted the single biggest policy challenge facing the state, climate change.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Aug 2017

Public Health Professional and Climate Educator Join Greens' Denison Ticket

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens will run a strong field of candidates in Denison in the upcoming State election.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 Aug 2017

Forest-Destroying Minister Confirms Land Clearing Bonanza

Media Release - In Budget Estimates today Resources Minister, Guy Barnett, confirmed he is unleashing a land clearing bonanza on Tasmania’s public and private land.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Jun 2017

Premier's Climate Change Hypocrisy

Media Release - On the same day as he released the government's review into the floods of June and July last year, the Premier dismissed the Greens' concerns about the lack of leadership on climate change.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 Jun 2017

Liberals' Forestry Mandate Climate Change Irony

Media Release - On the same day the Hodgman Government released its so-called Climate Action plan, they are threatening to take Tasmania to the polls over their divisive plan to log carbon-rich forests.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Jun 2017

Groom's Climate Action 21 "Plan" A Tragic Farce

Media Release - Three years after taking office and abolishing the climate portfolio as well as the independent Climate Action Council, the Hodgman Government has released a woefully weak climate inaction plan.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Jun 2017

Greens Deliver Triple Bottom Line Alternative Budget

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens' Alternative Budget is a fully costed vision for the future that demonstrates it is possible to look after people and invest in their capacity, to protect our environmental assets and stimulate the economy through...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 30 May 2017

State Budget Response

Media Release - The Hodgman Liberals have delivered an unsurprising pre-election Budget. Having slashed funding to essential services in their first Budget, now the Liberals are trying to repair some of the damage caused in health and education...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 May 2017

March for Science

Media Release - With conservative governments at the Federal and State level ignoring climate science and overseeing cuts to the State's world class scientific institutions, hundreds of Tasmanians joined the global March for Science today.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 Apr 2017

Plenty of Division in Premier's State of the State but No Vision

Media Release - Parliament was subjected to a stream of self-congratulatory guff from the Premier today, as he delivered his third State of the State address that was big on rhetoric and lacking in substance or vision.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Mar 2017

Remembering the Devastation of 1967, Learning Lessons for the Future

Media Release - Tasmanians are coming together as a community today to mark the devastation and tragedy of the 1967 bushfires.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Feb 2017

Where is Groom's Climate Change [in]Action Plan?

Media Release - After three years in government, following devastating climate-related bushfires and floods, the State Liberals are yet to produce a climate plan to prepare Tasmania and its people for a warmer future in a carbon constrained world.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 Jan 2017

TWWHA Bushfire Report Confirms Urgent Need for Fire Fighting Investment

Media Release - The Greens welcome Dr Tony Press’ Report into last January’s fires in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Andrea Dawkins - 20 Dec 2016

Government of Climate Denial and Damage Left Behind by Paris

Media Release - The Paris Agreement to curb global emissions in the hope of limiting warming to less than 2 degrees, comes into effect today, but the Australian Government has yet to ratify it and the Tasmanian Government has yet to present a plan.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 Nov 2016

Conservationists United, Call on Premier to Back Off HCV Forests

Media Release - The conservation movement stands united to protect Tasmania's high conservation value forests and precious clean, green brand from the threats issued by the Hodgman Government.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 Oct 2016

Leadership Required to Face Climate Challenge

Parliamentary Activity - Scientists have confirmed that global greenhouse gas concentrations are almost certainly not going to fall below this threshold in our lifetime.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 Oct 2016

Ignorance to Global Warming Impacting Bushfire Season

Parliamentary Activity - Acknowledges with great concern that for every month of 2016 there have been above average temperatures for Australia, and that the year to July 2016 was +1.33 degrees Celsius above the long-term average, the largest anomaly since record-...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 14 Sep 2016

State and Federal Liberals Failing Climate Science

Parliamentary Activity - That the House notes with concern the abject failure of the State Government to stand up to their Federal colleagues in any meaningful way to protect Tasmania's reputation as a hub of Antarctic, Southern Ocean and climate science.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Sep 2016

Flood Inquiry Welcome, but Ignores Climate Change

Media Release - 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.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 Sep 2016

Science Week Promotes Understanding of Our World

Parliamentary Activity - Currently only 16 per cent of Tasmanian tertiary students are engaged in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) courses, and as it is estimated around 75 per cent of jobs in the future will require some level of STEM training, we...

Andrea Dawkins - 18 Aug 2016

Climate Act Review an Opportunity

Media Release - 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...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 Jul 2016

State Budget: Address in Reply

Parliamentary Activity - The Greens have discussed our energy strategy on numbers of occasions in this House since we tabled it early this year.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 Jun 2016

State Budget: Address in Reply

Parliamentary Activity - The Greens’ Alternative Budget is a statement of values.  It restores frontline funding to education and rightly includes the state Government's share of responsibility for crumbling sewerage and water infrastructure - two important issues...

Andrea Dawkins - 31 May 2016

State Budget: Address in Reply

Parliamentary Activity - It gives me great pleasure to present the Tasmanian Greens' fully costed Alternative Budget for 2016-17. It continues a long-standing tradition of the Tasmanian Greens to present an alternative vision for the future of Tasmania. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 May 2016

Greens' Response to Tasmanian Floods

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Jun 2016

Greens Alternative Budget 2016: Innovation and Sustainable Agriculture a Must for the New Economy

Parliamentary Activity - Call on the Liberal Government to take a leaf out of the Greens’ Alternative Budget and develop funding initiatives which will help farmers diversify to ensure they get value for money and are able to sustain their businesses on and into...

Andrea Dawkins - 1 Jun 2016

Parks Minister Exposed for Gutting PWS Bushfire Funding

Media Release - At a time when Tasmanians should be celebrating this year’s centenary of Tasmania’s world class national parks and reserves, they are instead learning the details of the Liberal Government’s neglect and underfunding of the Parks and...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Jun 2016

State Budget 2016: Dishonest Liberal Government Budget Lacks Vision and Courage

Parliamentary Activity - Notes the Hodgman Liberal Government’s 2016/17 Budget lacks courage and a vision for the future.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 May 2016

Budget Lacking in Courage and Vision, Puts Environment Last

Media Release - Built on the mirage of a very short term surplus, the Liberals' third State Budget lacks both courage and vision.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 May 2016

Chilean Algal Blooms Further Evidence of Harms of Fish Farming

Parliamentary Activity - Call on the Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Hon Jeremy Rockliff MP to instruct the Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment to conduct an independent assessment of the impacts of the proposed Okehampton Bay...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 May 2016

Fire Management and Planning Need Adequate Resources for Remote Fireys

Parliamentary Activity - Motion calling on the Hodgman Government to properly fund the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, enabling it to retain its experienced remote firefighters and to undertake effective fire management planning and operations throughout the...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 May 2016

National Council of Women of Tasmania

Parliamentary Activity - he National Council of Women of Tasmania celebrated its 117th annual report for its 118th year this year.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 24 May 2016

Sacking of Dr John Church Heralds New Era of Darkness for Climate Science

Media Release - In a move that defines the Liberals antagonism towards science and climate research, one of the world's leading climate scientists has been sacked from his job at CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research division in Hobart.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 May 2016

Government Should Account for Forest Carbon

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Forests spokespersonWe welcome updated carbon accounting on the potential climate and monetary value of Tasmania’s forests, in a report produced by TreeMod and released today by The Wilderness Society.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 May 2016

Federal Budget 2016: Turnbull Government Climate Deniers

Parliamentary Activity - Condemnation of the Turnbull Liberal Government for its complete failure to address the greatest challenge facing Australians, and the nation’s economy, global warming.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 May 2016

State Fire Commission Report

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie discusses the report on the inquiry into the State Fire Commission, and the Greens' dissenting report.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Apr 2016

Action on Climate Change Needed to Combat Marine Heat Wave

Parliamentary Activity - Call on the Government to adopt meaningful action on climate change to help avoid the worst of marine heat waves and their impacts on marine species and dependent industries.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Apr 2016

Hodgman Government Should Heed 'Climate Emergency' Warning

Parliamentary Activity - NOTICE OF MOTIONCassy O'Connor MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Recognises that February 2016 smashed a century of global temperature records by a stunning margin according to data released by NASA.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Apr 2016

Liberal Government's Utter Stupidity on Climate Change

Parliamentary Activity - Refers the Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Hon Matthew Groom MP, to the Greens’ response to the Draft Climate Change Action Plan.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Apr 2016

State of the State Address in Reply

Media Release - Madam Speaker, I have read a fair portion of the histories, including Professor Henry Reynolds’ landmark work, ‘The Fate of a Free People’, and recognise that a systemic erasure of Aboriginal Tasmanians in the birth records took place.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Mar 2016

Groom Failed to Prepare for "Super" Drought

Media Release - The Minister for Energy, Matthew Groom, has seriously mismanaged obvious risks in his energy portfolio. This was demonstrated once more in Parliament this morning when he revealed his complete inability to plan for the future.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 15 Mar 2016

Premier Fails to Address the Biggest Issue in State of the State

Media Release - The Premier spoke for forty minutes in his State of the State address today, and despite acknowledging the drought, unprecedented dry lightning strikes, bushfires that irreversibly damaged the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and a...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 9 Mar 2016

POMS Outbreak Needs Research and Climate Change Mitigation Strategy

Parliamentary Activity - That this House notes Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome, the devastating virus affecting Tasmania’s oyster industry.

Andrea Dawkins - 9 Mar 2016

Drought Relief Welcome, Longer Term Planning Needed

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens welcome Minister Rockliff's announcement of financial relief for drought stricken Tasmanian farmers but we also want to see this government recognise that hotter, drier conditions are becoming the new 'normal' and...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Jan 2016

Paris Climate Deal Great Opportunity for Tasmania

Media Release - The historic deal reached between 195 nations at the Paris climate summit is great news for the planet, and for Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 13 Dec 2015

Thousands Rally in Hobart for Climate Action

Media Release - Thousands of Tasmanians who travelled from all corners of the State rallied in Hobart for climate action in the lead up to this week's Climate Summit in Paris.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 Nov 2015

Moratorium on Coal Mining

Parliamentary Activity - Call on the Premier Hon Will Hodgman MP and all members of his Cabinet to plead with their Canberra colleagues to reconsider their position and help our neighbours who have the rising seas on their doorstep by supporting a moratorium on...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 28 Oct 2015

Fossil Free UTAS Students Show True Grit for Climate

Media Release - University of Tasmania students staging a sit-in outside the Vice-Chancellor’s office are true climate champions. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 Oct 2015

Fire Permit Review Needed Now

Media Release - Changing climatic conditions mean that the No Permit period for burn-offs in Tasmania needs to be reviewed now.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 7 Oct 2015

Greens Matter of Public Importance - Reducing Bushfire Risk in Tasmania

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie speaks to the Matter of Public Importance on Reducing Bushfire Risk in Tasmania.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 24 Sep 2015

Liberal Party: Heads in the Sand on Global Warming

Media Release - The Liberal Party's best and brightest were on display today at their State Council meeting, with the Huon Branch moving a motion to just keep on emitting carbon dioxide and cross our fingers for the best.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 5 Sep 2015

Rosalie Woodruff New Franklin MP

Media Release - I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to represent the Franklin electorate at the state level. My six years as a Huon Valley councillor have given me a good feel for the issues in the southern part of the electorate and I look forward to...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 18 Aug 2015

Rosalie Woodruff New Greens Member for Franklin

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens Party Room is delighted at news late today that Dr Rosalie Woodruff has been elected on countback to fill Senator-designate, Nick McKim’s seat in Franklin.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Aug 2015

Emissions Reduction Target Woefully Inadequate

Media Release - The Abbott Liberals have once more revealed they are a bunch of climate Luddites with their woeful 26% emissions reduction target by 2030. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 11 Aug 2015