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Industry-run container deposit scheme a worst-case scenario for Tasmania

The Greens are calling on the Tasmanian Government to rule out handing control of the container deposit scheme to the beverage industry. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Aug 2020

Barnett is a Disgrace

Guy Barnett is whipping up fear and loathing in the community over forests, with unfounded allegations over tree spiking.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Jul 2020

Three Year Forest Destruction Plan a Climate Disaster

Sustainable Timbers Tasmania’s ‘Three Year Wood Production Plan’ is a climate disaster.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Jul 2020

COVID-19 Matter of Public Importance

If the minister wants their job to be that much easier, he needs to advocate within Cabinet for an end to native forest logging.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Jun 2020

Morrison's Marinus Mirage

The Prime Minister’s announcement today delivers not a single dollar towards Tasmania’s social and economic recovery.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Jun 2020

Fallow Deer Goal Must Be Eradication

Any move by Minister Barnett to commercialise the use of deer meat must have eradication of feral deer from the landscape as its goal.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Jun 2020

Gutwein Must Step Up on World Environment Day

The best gift the Gutwein Government could give Tasmania on World Environment Day is a policy reset.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Jun 2020

Major Projects Legislation

The ongoing fight against exploitation has involved countless instances of communities pushing back.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Opinion  |  2 Jun 2020

Logging of Threatened Species Habitat

In a landmark decision last week, the Federal Court found VicForests, Victoria's forestry corporation, is not exempt from national environmental law.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 Jun 2020

Independent Scientists Sound Warning Over Logging and Bushfire Risk

Independent scientists have written to Tasmanian MPs highlighting studies that show a clear connection between native forest logging and bushfire risk.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 May 2020

Rushed Major Projects Bill Wrong Way for Recovery

Tasmanians will be angry, but not surprised, at the Liberals’ plan to rush their divisive Major Projects legislation through Parliament.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  21 May 2020

Tree Spiking Allegations Have a Stink, Demand Investigation

No life should be at risk, nor physical harm come to any individual on either side of the forestry debate.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 May 2020

Fallow Deer

We are now in a situation where the Environment Game Management Branch really has no idea how many fallow deer there are in Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 May 2020

Environmental Fine a Warning to the Salmon Industry

While the $40,000 fine imposed on Huon Aquaculture is barely a slap on the wrist to a company making tens of millions in profit every year. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 May 2020

Liberals' Feral Deer Mismanagement a Growing Threat

Tasmania’s feral deer numbers are increasing due to State Government policy that encourages population growth.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Apr 2020

Greens Call for Stronger Environmental Laws

The federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 oversees our wild places and threatened species, and is under its ten year review.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Apr 2020

EPBC Act 10 Year Review

The EPBC Act has manifestly failed to meet its objects, and is not fit for purpose. The Tasmanian Greens believe a new Act should be drafted.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Submission  |  17 Apr 2020

356,000 ha of High Conservation Value Forests Under Threat from Liberals, from Today

As of today 356,000 hectares of high conservation value, carbon rich forests, will come under threat from the logging industry.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Apr 2020

Duck Shooting is Animal Cruelty, Not "Way of Life"

Gun shots will echo across Tasmania’s inland waterways this weekend, as native ducks are brutally blasted out of the skies in the name of ‘sport’.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Mar 2020

Liberals Should Make Clean Up Australia Day Obsolete

This Clean Up Australia Day, the new Minister for Environment, Roger Jaensch, should release his plan for making the day obsolete.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Mar 2020

Liberals' Secret High Conservation Value Logging Talks Revealed

Right to Information documents reveal the forest industry have been in secret talks with the Liberals to open up 356,000ha of high conservation value forests.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Dec 2019

Macquarie Harbour Salmon Escape

Minister Barnett must come clean on reports of mass salmon escapes in degraded Macquarie Harbour.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Dec 2019

TasWater Confirm No Penalty for 6 Million Litre Sewerage Spill

TasWater confirmed there has been no infringement or fine issued for the 6,000,000Lt sewerage spill from their Macquarie Point Treatment Plant.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Dec 2019

Alternative Budget 2019-20

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Policies  |  29 May 2019

Review Must Protect Tasmanian Planning Commission Independence

We need a strong independent Planning Commission so it can continue to uphold the sustainable development objectives that protect what makes Tasmania special.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Oct 2019

Bicheno Penguin Deaths Demand Government Action

Thirteen little penguins were today found dead near the Bicheno blowhole, with cause of death yet to be determined – but likely to be from dog attack.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Sep 2019

Leaked Polling Proves No Social Licence for Native Forest Logging

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Sep 2019

Gutwein's Dodgy Loan Approval

The Treasurer approved the $4 million loan in 2017, before EPBC Act approvals needed to build the Twamley Dam had been granted.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Sep 2019

No Public Fund Bail Out for Twamley Dam

The Glamorgan Spring Bay Council could never afford to build the Twamley Dam.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Sep 2019

National Threatened Species Day

National Threatened Species Day marks the day the last thylacine died. Under this Government, much of our remaining native wildlife faces a similar fate.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Sep 2019

Labor Leadership Failure

In a time of climate emergency and growing social inequality, political parties need to work together to advance the public interest.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Sep 2019

Gutwein Fails to Act on Recycling Crisis

Last Friday, the company that collects recyclables from five southern councils, SKM Recycling, was declared insolvent.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Aug 2019

Drinking Water Risks Dismissed by Gutwein

In 2014, Hobart’s drinking water was plagued by an unpleasant taste and odour.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Aug 2019

Wild Swan Slaughter Must End

Environment Minister, Peter Gutwein, refused to take responsibility for Tasmania’s native swans.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Jul 2019

Wallaby Cruelty Must be Condemned

The actions of those individuals who maimed two defenceless wallabies, by shooting them with a bow and arrow, are despicable.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Jul 2019

Liberals' Waste Plan Without Action

The Liberals had the chance to make a difference when it comes to tackling waste in Tasmania, but their plan falls far short of what’s needed. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Jun 2019

Estimates Reply - Attorney-General

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  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Jun 2019

Greens Welcome Long Delayed Container Deposit Scheme

The Greens welcome news that the government is finally planning to implement a container deposit scheme for Tasmania.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Jun 2019

Budget Reply Speech

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 May 2019

Greens Release Future-Focussed Alternative Budget

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  29 May 2019

Liberals' Climate Denial Budget

After the hottest summer in the state’s history the Liberals have delivered a climate denial Budget.  

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 May 2019

Labor and Liberals Betray Young Tasmanians on Climate

In State Parliament today, both Labor and the Liberals voted against the Greens’ motion to declare a climate emergency.  

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 May 2019

Greens to Move for Urgent Action on Climate Emergency

The Federal Election result has devastated many young Tasmanians.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 May 2019

Greens Condemn Sumac Forest Attack

The Greens condemn the attack on the Sumac Forest protest camp in takayna/Tarkine. The kind of violence and intimidation displayed overnight is unacceptable.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 May 2019

Labor's Fish Farming Policy Still Unclear

Despite assurances that Labor would intervene to protect the marine environment, last week’s debate in State Parliament puts their confidence in doubt.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 May 2019

TWWHA Tourism Master Plan Under Conflict of Interest Cloud

The Liberals’ corrupted EOI process for tourism development within Parks and Reserves is under yet another cloud.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  2 May 2019

Labor Must Answer to Coastal Communities on Fish Farm Expansion

When given the opportunity to articulate their policy on large-scale fish farm expansion ahead of the Federal Election, Labor failed.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 May 2019

New Fish Farm Regulations Lock Out Communities

The new fish farm regulations that come into force today* confirm the fears held by many coastal communities.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Apr 2019

State of the State

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 Apr 2019

Petuna's Storm Bay Expansion Approval Compromised

Minister Barnett’s approval of the Storm Bay North Marine Farming Development Plan is completely compromised.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Apr 2019

Premier Unconcerned about Contaminated Derwent Beaches

The Premier appeared unconcerned Tasmania’s major southern river has become so contaminated by bacteria it is now regularly unsafe to swim in.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Apr 2019

kunanyi/Mt Wellington Cable Car Authority

It is a complete distortion of fact for Minister Gutwein to claim he wants the divisive kunanyi/Mt Wellington cable car to ‘stand on its own two feet.’

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Mar 2019

Leonie Hiscutt MLC in Political La-La Land

The Leader of Government Business in the Legislative Council, Leonie Hiscutt MLC, is in political la-la land if she thinks Labor stands for the environment.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Mar 2019

Leaked Letter Confirms Corrupted Approval Process for Storm Bay Expansion

Leaked correspondence has confirmed there has been a corrupted process governing the approval of fish farm expansion into Storm Bay.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Feb 2019

Maria Island Pledge

The Liberals’ pledge to keep Maria Island ‘wild and pristine’ is hypocritical in the extreme.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Dec 2018

Oil Rig Biosecurity Concerns Remain

There are serious questions about the Ocean Monarch oil rig, and what action will be taken.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Jan 2019

Good Riddance to the Ocean Monarch

After 11 weeks of sustained public concern and criticism about the risk it presented to our marine environment, the oil rig has finally departed.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Jan 2019

Hundreds of Thousands Wasted on Liberals' Draconian Protest Laws

The enormity of legal costs of the corporate driven and politically motivated laws has been revealed at $355,000. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Jan 2019

Halls Island at Lake Malbena is Public Land

The Liberals’ efforts to privatize Halls Island will not wash with local fly fishers and bushwalkers.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Jan 2019

Community Voice Ignored in Lake Malbena Decision

The proposal to privatise Lake Malbena inside the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area attracted overwhelming opposition.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Nov 2018

Liberals Must Release Marine Farming Panel Report

Without seeing the Panel’s report, you can’t escape the conclusion the approval of the salmon industry’s privatisation of Storm Bay was a done deal.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Oct 2018

Storm Bay Salmon Farm Approval Shows Disrespect for Community, and Science

The Liberals’ decision to approve mass expansion into Storm Bay shows the disregard they hold for community consultation and scientific evidence.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Oct 2018

Stewardship Certification Removal for Macquarie Harbour Salmon Not Surprising

It is mischievous for Petuna to claim catastrophically low oxygen levels have “nothing to do with the way in which we operate our marine farms."

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Oct 2018

The Eco-tourism Lie of the Three Capes Luxury Lodges

One of the great coastal wilderness areas is diminished, with the launch today of Tasmanian Walking Company’s luxury lodges in the Tasman National Park.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Sep 2018

Record National Parks Visitors Reinforce Need to Protect Wilderness Values

While being able to share our protected areas with visitors is a positive, the Liberals’ ever increasing growth model puts them at risk. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Sep 2018

Private Developer Given Tick for Development in the Walls of Jerusalem

The Liberals’ planned death by a thousand cuts for Tasmania’s wilderness took a step forward today.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Sep 2018

Courtney Reveals Extended Licences to Hunt Wombats

Minister Courtney has revealed the Liberals’ plans to extend licences to shoot native wildlife, including wombats suffering from sarcoptic mange.  

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Aug 2018

Hodgman Refuses to Rule Out Further Support for Cable Car

In Parliament today, the Premier refused to rule out further tangible support for the proposed cable car.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Aug 2018

Norfolk Bay Zombie Salmon Lease Provokes Community Outrage

Huon Aquaculture’s move to open a zombie finfish lease in Norfolk Bay for their POMV-infected salmon is a retrograde step.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Aug 2018

Christine Milne, Order of Australia

I warmly congratulate former Tasmanian and Australian Greens Leader, Christine Milne on being awarded Order of Australia honours.  

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Jun 2018

Christine Milne AO - Tribute

I acknowledge the awarding of an Order of Australia medal to Christine Milne, former Tasmanian Greens Leader, Australian Greens Leader, Senator for Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Jun 2018

Hodgman Liberals Biggest Threat to Tasmania on World Environment Day

Earlier this week, millions of Australians tuned in to see Sir David Attenborough’s documentary on Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Jun 2018

Liberals Claim Credit for Tasmanian Forest Agreement Emissions Reduction

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Apr 2018

Greens Launch Plan to Clean Up Fish Farming

Tasmanian salmon farming is operating at an industrial scale, and is planning to double in size.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Feb 2018

Barnett's Forestry Jobs Dishonesty

In the wake of ABS data confirming a massive decline in forestry employment under the Liberals, the Hodgman Government seems to be fudging the numbers.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Nov 2017

Wombat Fire Deaths Must be Investigated

The wombat deaths in Kelso in Northern Tasmania, as a result of an intentionally-lit gorse fire, are a tragic loss for the local wildlife population.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  20 Nov 2017

Tassal's "Off-Shore" Spin

Tassal’s so-called “commitment to Tasmania” in moving their operations apparently “off-shore” is simply a PR exercise.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Nov 2017

Auditor-General's Report Confirms Liberals' TasWater Farce

The Auditor-General’s report into TasWater confirms the GBE inherited a large body of work to be done in a short period, but progress has been significant.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  14 Nov 2017

Liberals' Forestry Agenda Putting Swift Parrot on the Chopping Block

In their ideologically-driven rush to log the State’s native forests, the Liberals are destroying the habitat of the endangered Swift parrot.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  13 Nov 2017

West Coast Community Demand Tassal Remove Macquarie Harbour Waste

The West Coast Council’s unanimous vote against Tassal dumping its salmon waste in Macquarie Harbour is a strong signal.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Nov 2017

Government Subsidies and Forestry Spin Continue Under Liberals

The Liberals' promise to end the subsidies to Forestry Tasmania has again been exposed as a lie.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Nov 2017

Archer Dismisses Hobart Cruise Ship Health Concerns

Bunker fuel used by cruise ships visiting Hobart is a serious health hazard which has been recognised by the World Health Organisation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Nov 2017

Barnett's Failure to Deliver

The latest Forestry Tasmania Annual Report demonstrates the continued failure of the Liberals’ commitment to move the business onto a sustainable footing.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Nov 2017

Liberals' Destructive Rainforest Logging Plan Takes Effect

The so-called Special Timbers Management Plan permits logging in regional reserves and conservation areas.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Oct 2017

Revitalised Brand Tasmania Needs to Promote Brand Integrity

The transformation of Brand Tasmania in to a statutory authority is positive, but without protecting the brand's integrity it will only be window dressing.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Oct 2017

Greens Release Plan to Save Tasmania's Wombats

The severe outbreak of wombat mange in 2010 has led to a likely extinction of the wombat population in Narawntapu National Park.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  7 Oct 2017

Salmon Industry - Seal Relocation

Andrea Dawkins questions the Minister for Primary Industries over how many of 2,000 relocated seals have died.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Sep 2017

Salmon Industry - Seal Relocation

The Minister has ruled out relocating seals to the north-west of Tasmania starting in December, but not relocations completely.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Sep 2017

Is Archer the Fresh Start the Marine Environment Needs?

New Environment Minister, Elise Archer, has the opportunity to be the fresh start the Tasmanian marine environment needs.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Oct 2017

Salmon Industry Growth Plan

Yesterday a broad coalition of people gathered outside this House to condemn the Government's salmon industry growth plan.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Aug 2017

Seals at Risk Under Liberals' 'Three Strikes and You're Dead' Policy

The Liberals' announcement they will cease relocating seals to NW Tasmania from Christmas - after the height of seal breeding - is purely political.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Sep 2017

Liberals and Labor Reject Fish Farming Moratorium

In no surprise the Liberal and Labor parties voted down the Greens' move for a moratorium until the science and the policy settings protect.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Sep 2017

Liberals Rip Off Tasmanians Over Public Plantation Sale

Tasmanians are being robbed blind by the Liberals who have privatised 29 000 hectares of public hardwood plantations.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Sep 2017

Liberals Vote Down Ban on Fracking for Tasmania

The Liberals voted against the Greens' move to extend the moratorium on fracking to a permanent ban.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Sep 2017

Greens Table Pulp Mill Assessment Repeal Bill

I was proud to table the Pulp Mill Assessment Repeal Bill 2017 in Parliament today on behalf of the Greens.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  13 Sep 2017

Liberals' Rainforest Logging Plan to Open Up Reserves

Introducing logging into reserves and conservation areas is a destructive move, designed to generate conflict.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Aug 2017

Labor Ignore Climate Change in Reshuffle

By ignoring climate change, both Labor and the Liberals dismiss humanity's biggest threat, and abrogate their responsibility to prepare Tasmania for the future.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Aug 2017

Barnett Gets Hysterical Again

As the State election draws closer Resources Minister, Guy Barnett, is becoming more and more desperate and hysterical.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Aug 2017

Destruction and Waste Define Liberals' Forest Policy

The Wilderness Society's (TWS) analysis of the Draft rainforest logging plan reaffirms the rampant anti-environmentalism of the Hodgman Liberals.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Aug 2017

Liberals' Orwellian Forestry Tasmania Restructure Continues Subsidies

The Liberals’ restructure of Forestry Tasmania has simply forced the GBE to sell its only potential profit making assets - the plantations.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Jul 2017

40 Years of Cash for Containers in South Australia Puts Tasmania to Shame

South Australia’s celebration of 40 years of cash for containers, and commitment to recycling and the environment puts Tasmania to shame again.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  6 Jul 2017

Two Year Reprieve for Threatened Forests

356 000 hectares of the most beautiful, carbon rich forests on the planet have won a temporary reprieve from the Liberals' destructive, divisive logging plan.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Jun 2017

Wombat Culls Must Be Banned

A ban on crop protection permits being issued for wombats is the only way to prevent localised extinction and ensure survival of the species.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  15 Jun 2017

When is a 'Ban' Not a Ban?

In Question Time today, the Premier did not deny the so-called ban on fish farming in 99% of Mercury Passage was cooked up in haste.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Jun 2017

Forest-Destroying Minister Confirms Land Clearing Bonanza

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  |  Media Release  |  7 Jun 2017

Liberals' Forestry Mandate Climate Change Irony

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Jun 2017

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

Three years after abolishing the climate portfolio and the Climate Action Council, the Hodgman Government has released a woefully weak climate inaction plan.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Jun 2017

Macquarie Harbour at Risk with Liberals' Untested "Adaptive Management"

Instead of forcing Tassal to remove fish, they’ve been allowed to set up tarps under cages to capture thousands of tonnes of fish faeces.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 May 2017

Greens Deliver Triple Bottom Line Alternative Budget

The Tasmanian Greens' Alternative Budget is a fully costed vision for the future that demonstrates it is possible to look after people.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  30 May 2017

Environment and Parks Last in State Budget

The State Budget, like the Liberals’ previous Budgets, has an obvious loser - our environment and Parks.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  26 May 2017

State Budget Response

Having slashed funding to essential services in their first Budget, now the Liberals are trying to repair some of the damage.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 May 2017

Greens' Leader Stands By Lyons Candidate

The Green movement has a proud history of standing in defiance of unjust laws which are against the public interest.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 May 2017

March for Science

Hundreds of Tasmanians joined the global March for Science today.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Apr 2017

Tarkine Forestry Regeneration Burn

Yesterday at 3.20 p.m. a forestry regeneration burn in the Tarkine escaped coupe TE008P on two points on its eastern boundary.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 Apr 2017

Hodgman Government's Environmental Record

An increasing number of Tasmanians believe the Government has declared war on the environment and Tasmanians are determined to protect it.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Mar 2017

Liberals Cynically Delay Two Controversial Bills Hoping MLC Mix Will Change

Outside the Liberal Cabinet, there is almost zero support for these Bills and a high degree of understanding about the damage they could cause if passed.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Apr 2017

Community Saves Orielton Rivulet and Pittwater-Orielton Lagoon

The local community of Orielton Rivulet are celebrating the announcement that a proposed 40,000 chicken farm will not proceed on that property.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Apr 2017

Liberals' Super Trawler Farce

After changing their position before and after the election, the Liberals brought a bill to Parliament that merely cements existing super trawler regulations.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Apr 2017

Barnett Dismisses Escaped Tarkine Burn

The Minister for Resources did not answer the Greens' questions about the escaped Tarkine regeneration burn in Parliament today.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  5 Apr 2017

Why Did the Premier Take Crown Land Responsibility Away From Groom?

In a move he failed to explain, the Premier has relieved Environment and Parks Minister, Matthew Groom, of his responsibility for Crown Lands.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Apr 2017

Industry Regulation Needed For Salmon Investment Confidence

Australian Ethical Investment's divestment from Tassal is a slap in the face to the sustainability brand of the Tasmanian farmed salmon industry.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Mar 2017

Strong Council Support for Cash for Containers Scheme

The Greens congratulate Kingborough Council on joining West Coast, Clarence and Launceston City Councils in their support for a container deposit scheme.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Mar 2017

Premier Misleads Tasmanians over Crown Land Giveaways

On radio this morning, the Premier misled Tasmanians over what is becoming a private developer feeding frenzy over public Crown Land assets.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  24 Mar 2017

Liberals' Forestry Jobs Failure

The data confirms that there has been no job growth in Forestry and Wood Product manufacturing in Tasmania under the Hodgman Liberal Government.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Mar 2017

Labor and the Liberals Sing the Same Tune on Fish Farm Expansion

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Mar 2017

Petuna Plan an Admission of Regulation Failure

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Mar 2017

Who are the Marine Farming Planning Review Panel?

Jeremy Rockliff MP asserts his Marine Farming Planning Review Panel has provided independent scientific advice that supports salmon farming in Okehampton Bay.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Mar 2017

Liberals Required to Act on TWWHA Damage to Macquarie Harbour

Environment Minister, Matthew Groom must protect the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area from further damage from salmon farming.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  15 Mar 2017

Liberals' Forest Farce

Legislation to allow logging in some of the most high conservation value, carbon rich forests on the planet was tabled in State Parliament today. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Mar 2017

Wombat Mange Needs Real Government Action

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  13 Mar 2017

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Mar 2017

Community Demands Rockliff Reverse Okehampton Bay Decision

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Mar 2017

No Support for Liberals' Forest Plan

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Feb 2017

Halt Okehampton Bay Until Salmon Mess Cleared Up

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Feb 2017

Fish Farms and Forests - State Election Will be a Referendum on the Environment

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Feb 2017

Labor and Liberals United on Okehampton Bay

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Feb 2017

Fish Farm Goal-Shifting

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Feb 2017

Potential Tassal TWWHA Damage Demands Federal Action

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Feb 2017

Okehampton Bay Decision

It's no surprise the Minister's hand-picked panel have agreed with Minister Rockliff and recommended approving Tassal's operations at Okehampton Bay.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Feb 2017

IMAS Report Confirms Urgent Need for Full Independent Oversight

The IMAS report reveals Macquarie Harbour in a state of environmental collapse, with seriously low oxygen levels.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Feb 2017

Rockliff Hiding Macquarie Harbour Salmon Numbers

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Jan 2017

Liberals Prioritise Presentation over Preservation in the TWWHA

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Dec 2016

EPA Biomass Reduction an Indictment on Labor and Liberals

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Nov 2016

Industry Walking Away from Liberals' Logging Plan

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Nov 2016

Rockliff Under the Spotlight on Salmon

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Nov 2016

Liberals' Blind Forestry Agenda Threatens Wielangta Tourist Drive

The government's plan to upgrade the Wielangta Forest Drive and extend the Great Eastern Drive offers real tourism potential for the East Coast.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  15 Nov 2016

EPA Report Confirms Macquarie Harbour Environmental Catastrophe

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Nov 2016

Auditor General Report on Parks Makes Strong Case for Increased Funding

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Nov 2016

Liberals Can't Have it Both Ways on Wielangta

The Tasmanian Greens look forward to the Liberals ruling out logging in the Wielangta forest as they have with the Tasman forests near the Three Capes Walk.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Nov 2016

Expose Highlights Urgent Need for Salmon Industry Regulation

The scale of revelations on last night's Four Corners exposé of the Tasmanian salmon farming industry are immense.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Nov 2016

Liberals Weak on Salmon, Ignore Insider Warnings

News that the State Government have ignored advice from industry about conditions at Macquarie Harbour on three occasions is alarming.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Oct 2016

Conservationists United, Call on Premier to Back Off HCV Forests

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Oct 2016

Liberal and Labor Both Fail Cash for Containers Test

It was extremely disappointing the Liberal and Labor Parties would not support the Greens' Motion to implement a state-based cash for containers scheme.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Oct 2016

Greens Table Peter Murrell Reserve Petition

I had the pleasure of tabling a petition in Parliament today opposing the TasWater pipeline being proposed to cut through the Peter Murrell Conservation Area.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Oct 2016

Barnett Continues to Mislead, Divide over Forestry

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Oct 2016

Minister Barnett Remains Delusional on Forests

The Resources Minister is at it again.  He is seeking to mislead Tasmanians and whip up community conflict over forests.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Oct 2016

Logging of High Conservation Value Forests

The Government has announced plans to let loggers into 400 000 hectares of high conservation value, carbon-rich forests.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Oct 2016

Forestry - Plans to Log High Conservation Forests

Yesterday, Minister Barnett announced that he is moving to let the loggers into 400 000 hectares of high conservation value carbon-rich forest.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Oct 2016

Weak, Short-Sighted Liberals Set to Reignite Forest Wars

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Oct 2016

NSW Embraces Cash for Containers

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Oct 2016

Liberals Declare War on High Conservation Value Forests

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Oct 2016

Scouts Back Greens' Call for Cash For Containers

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Oct 2016

Rockliff Allowing Salmon Farm Expansion Before Panel's Findings Received

The Minister has requested an independent assessment by the Marine Farming Planning Review Panel of the 20-year-old lease at Okehampton Bay. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Sep 2016

Code of Conduct Needed for Penguin Viewing

BirdLife Tasmania reported a disturbing incident that occurred during a penguin tour on King Island in July 2016.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Sep 2016

Moratorium Required on Expansion of Marine Farming

Tassal stated in a recent media statement that they intend to go full-steam ahead with their salmon farming expansion into Okehampton Bay.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Sep 2016

Rockliff Silent on Fish Farm Regulation

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Sep 2016

More Needs to Be Done to Protect Tasmania's Native Animals

it is of deep concern that there is a culture in parts of the Tasmanian community that still sees the killing of native animals as justifiable.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Sep 2016

Call for Recovery Plan for Eastern Quoll

Recognises that to help many of these species to survive, there needs to be major changes in forestry practices.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Sep 2016

Liberals Do Deal with Company That Didn't Exist over Macquarie Point Exports

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Sep 2016

Minister Barnett in Cloud Cuckoo Land on FSC

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Sep 2016

Salmon Industry Stitch-Up on Okehampton Bay

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Sep 2016

Look Below the Waves on Threatened Species Day

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Sep 2016

Real Assessment or Fish Farm Free East Coast

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Sep 2016

Greens Move to Legislate Cash for Containers

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Sep 2016

Liberals Must Heed Productivity Commission Warning

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Sep 2016

Save the Tarkine Decision Welcome

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Aug 2016

Call to Maintain Environmental Living Zone in Planning Provisions

State-wide Planning Provisions delete the existing Environmental Living Zone.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Aug 2016

Forest Stewardship Certification

Yesterday the Minister failed to state your Government's commitment to Forestry Tasmania achieving Forest Stewardship Council certification.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Aug 2016

Forest Furnaces

Submissions close on Friday for the Government's program to use taxpayers' money in an attempt to revive the dying native forest-logging industry.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Aug 2016

Groom Must Announce Federally Funded Recovery Plan for Swift Parrot

Illegal firewood collecting has resulted in the destruction of key nesting habitat for the critically endangered swift parrot.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Aug 2016

Call for Amendment to Save Giant Lobster from Forestry Practices

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Aug 2016

Urgent Action Needed to Save Giant Freshwater Lobster

Astacopsis gouldi, the giant freshwater lobster, is now categorised as endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's red list.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Aug 2016

Resources Minister Misleads Parliament over Forestry Jobs

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Aug 2016

Delusional Resources Minister Backs in Forest Furnaces, not FSC

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Aug 2016

Assurances Needed for East Coast on Fish Farms

Minister Rockliff needs to expand the terms of reference for the Marine Farming Planning Review process to focus on the triple-bottom line.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Aug 2016

Marine Farming Planning Review Needs Amended Terms of Reference

The Liberal Government fully supports the salmon industries’ plan to aggressively double the size of their industry by 2030.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Aug 2016

Cable Car Will Be Tested by Planning Commission

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Aug 2016

Cash For Cans, Tasmania Risks Coming Last

The Greens welcome Queensland's commitment to introducing a container deposit scheme by 2018. We hope the Hodgman Government won't let Tasmania be left behind.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Jul 2016

Mountain Bike Tourism Needs Wilderness Protection

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  15 Jul 2016

World Heritage Committee Request Must be Heard

The Greens welcome the World Heritage Committee's request to implement the recommendations of their expert mission.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Jul 2016

Groom Can't Ignore Planning Commission on TWWHA

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Jul 2016

Forestry EOI Process Won't Revive Native Forest Logging

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Jul 2016

Greens Donate Excess Pay Rise to NGOs

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Jul 2016

State Budget: Address in Reply

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jun 2016

State Budget: Address in Reply

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 May 2016

Forestry Minister Walking Away from FSC

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Jun 2016

Environmental Defenders Office Ignored Again

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Jun 2016

New Salmon Framework Only First Step

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Jun 2016

State Budget 2016: Parks Funding Slashed and Burnt

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jun 2016

Greens Alternative Budget 2016: Funding to Provide for Skills and Employment in Forest Restoration

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jun 2016

Parks Minister Exposed for Gutting PWS Bushfire Funding

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Jun 2016

Tasmanian Greens' Alternative Budget

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  31 May 2016

Government Must Provide More Time for Consultation on State Planning Provisions

The Draft State Planning Provisions (SPPs) fail to prioritise the interests of the community, and protection of the environment, ahead of development interests.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 May 2016

Budget Lacking in Courage and Vision, Puts Environment Last

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 May 2016

Excessive Pay Rise Should Go to Unfunded Organisations

The Legislative Council delivered the Hodgman Government everything they hoped in defeating the government's sham disallowance Motion today.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 May 2016

Chilean Algal Blooms Further Evidence of Harms of Fish Farming

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 May 2016

Tasmania Must Unite With Other States and Implement Container Deposit Scheme

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 May 2016

Brooks Evasive on Potential Political Interference with Shree

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  24 May 2016

Serious Questions Over Shree Permit

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  21 May 2016

Shree Permit Must be Cancelled

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 May 2016

Sustainable Tourism Way Forward for Tassie

The Greens welcome the visitors that are coming to our shores, but warn the government to protect our wild places and regional communities from ruin.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  12 May 2016

Groom Must Act on Critically Endangered Swift Parrot

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 May 2016

Minister Groom Must Act Now to Save Swift Parrot from Extinction

The Bob Brown Foundation has launched a campaign to Save Bruny Island from the logging that is destroying the habitat of the critically endangered swift parrot.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 May 2016

Savage Cuts to Protection of Tasmanian Wilderness

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 May 2016

Federal Budget 2016: Natural Heritage and Biodiversity Crisis Ignored

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 May 2016

Federal Budget 2016: Turnbull Government Climate Deniers

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 May 2016

Liberals See Tasmania's Wilderness Only For its Economic Value

The budget papers show a massive cut to Commonwealth funding for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 May 2016

No Respect From Disinterested Liberal Ministers

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016

Greens Still Standing Alone on Protection of the Swift Parrot

In 2015, the International Union for Conservation of Nature declared the swift parrot, the world's fastest parrot, to be critically endangered.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016

Green Light For Unregulated Fish Farm Expansion

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  3 May 2016

Tasmania's Oceans at Significant Risk from Acidification

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016

Liberals Show No Concern for Environment on Fish Farm Expansion

This summer saw a marine heatwave that ran for more than 140 days with temperatures 4.5 degrees warmer than average.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016

Liberals' Development-at-any-Cost Stance Threatens Coles Bay

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Apr 2016

Old Parties Deny Tasmanians Opportunity for Best Practice Water Management

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  27 Apr 2016

Political and Social Conflict Over Environment a Focus for Stompin

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Apr 2016

Massive Opposition to Fish Farm Expansion on East Coast

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Apr 2016

Action on Climate Change Needed to Combat Marine Heat Wave

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Apr 2016

Senate Reports Plastics Pollution in Our Oceans Alarming

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Apr 2016

Whole Lot of Nothing on Secretive Forestry EOI Process

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Apr 2016

Inquiry Would Help Fix Water Problems

After our long, dry summer it's clear that water management in Tasmania needs addressing, and it needs addressing now.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  24 Apr 2016

Gutwein Should Use Derby Logging Delay to Consult Constituents

Forestry Tasmania has advised that logging of the outer part of contentious coupe CC104B at Derby will be delayed to February 2017.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  13 Apr 2016

Salmon Stock Plunge A Climate Change Warning

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Apr 2016

Tourism on Bruny Island Threatens Environment and Serenity if Council and Government Don't Act

Many Bruny Island residents are concerned about the dramatic increase in tourism numbers and the impact of this on the local community and environment.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Apr 2016

East Coast Salmon Farm Expansion Concern

The fin-fish farming expansion by Tassal into the east coast marine environment has caused enormous community concern.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Apr 2016

Permanent Ban on Fracking Needed

Hydrolic fracturing, or fracking, causes extensive environmental harm, impacts on the water table and is linked to increased risk of seismic activity.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Apr 2016

Greens' Response to Announcement of New Political Group

The beauty of a democracy is that any group of concerned citizens can speak up and establish organisations to represent their concerns.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Apr 2016

Danger to Freycinet National Park Revealed

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Mar 2016

TWWHA Still in Limbo

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Mar 2016

Burning Questions Unanswered over TWWHA Fires

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Mar 2016

Urgent Bruny Waste Problem Dismissed By Premier

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Mar 2016

Anti-Protest Laws to be Challenged in High Court

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Mar 2016

Has Groom Breached the Ministerial Code of Conduct?

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Mar 2016

Duck Shooters Need Knowledge of Gun Safety

The comments, and apparent lack of understanding of gun laws, from the President of Field Hunting and Conservation are extremely concerning.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Mar 2016

FSC Audit Should End Lapoinya and Mutual Valley Logging

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  1 Mar 2016

Forest Stewardship Certification

The long-awaited Forest Stewardship Council audit report on Forestry Tasmania reveals the GBE has a long way to go before it achieves FSC certification.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Mar 2016

Tough Choices Ahead for Minister Gutwein

The new Minister for Forests will need to have the courage to make the tough choices Paul Harriss clearly didn't want to make.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Feb 2016

Premier Misses Opportunity to Replace Groom

The Premier has missed a golden opportunity to place the Energy portfolio in the hands of a competent Minister in this time of energy crisis.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Feb 2016

Secret Salmon Farm Approvals Threaten East Coast

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Feb 2016

A 'Review' into TWWHA Fires is a Cop Out

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Feb 2016

Liberals Locking Up More National Parks

A proposal to double the footprint of Freycinet Lodge in to the Freycinet National Park is yet another Liberal lock up for a selected private developer.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Jan 2016

Sustainable Forestry Our Future

The increase in Tasmania's wood exports are thanks to sustainable private sector plantation-based forestry, not politics or state government intervention.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Jan 2016

Feral Deer Management Plan Needed

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Jan 2016

Rat Proofing Orange-bellied Parrots

The death of 14 Orange-bellied Parrots by rats from the Environment Department's Hobart breeding facility is a terrible loss.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Jan 2016

Tasmania Report Presents Multiple Challenges for the State

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Dec 2015

Swift Parrot Logging Moratorium

It's pleasing to hear logging operations on Bruny Island will be temporarily halted in an effort to halt the extinction of the Swift Parrot.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Nov 2015

Ecosystems and Primary Producers Left High and Dry

In Parliament today, the Minister for Primary Industries confirmed he has no plan to manage our delicate river ecosystems during our state's dry times ahead.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  17 Nov 2015

Water Fears for Little Forester River

There is growing community concern that the Little Forester River near Bridport is being drained by individual farmers.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  9 Nov 2015

Vale, Doug Duthoit

From the moment that Doug and his wife, Margie, moved to Kingborough 15 years ago, the landscape was never going to be the same.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Oct 2015

Tasmania needs hazardous waste policy

Waste should be reduced or avoided, and where it can’t be, re-use and recycling should be pursued with landfill only used where no other method is feasible.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Oct 2015

Groom Reveals Arm End Entitlement

The government's helping hand in turning the state reserve at Arm End at South Arm over to developers of a private golf course has been revealed this morning.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Oct 2015

Tasmanian Landcare Awards 2015

Landcare is a volunteer movement all about local people looking after their patch.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Oct 2015

Groom Content to Pillage TWWHA

Minister Groom's obfuscating and empty statements about 'traditional industries' in question time reveal a stunning disregard for Tasmania's protected places.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Sep 2015

Vale Louise Crossley

Louise Crossley was an inspiration to everyone who met her.  She was a great Tasmanian, a great Australian and a great member of this planet.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Sep 2015

Minister Harriss Misleading over Forest Industry

Resources Minister, Paul Harriss, used Question Time this morning to rule out the bizarre idea of woodchip exports from Hobart’s wharf.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Sep 2015

Macquarie Harbour Fish Farm Questions Remain

Government documents released today demonstrate that fish farms in Macquarie Harbour are still plagued by water quality problems.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Sep 2015

Tasmania needs new Threatened Species Plan

Tomorrow's celebration of Threatened Species Day marks the 79th anniversary of the death of the last known thylacine. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Sep 2015

Super Trawler Still Unwelcome in Tasmania

The protest outside the Liberal Party Conference is another reminder of the strong opposition within the community to a supertrawler in Tasmanian waters. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Sep 2015

Liberals Caught in World Heritage Bind of Their Own Making

The Hodgman Government is delusional if it believes it can negotiate with the UNESCO World Heritage committee to allow logging and mining in the TWWHA.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Sep 2015

Tassie Forests could get Logging Reprieve

The Greens welcome Minister Groom’s commitment to investigate whether Tasmania may apply for funding to stop logging the habitat of threatened species.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Aug 2015

Federal government attacks environmental champions

The federal government’s move to change the EPBC Act is part of an ongoing pattern that seeks to silence its critics and undermine our democratic freedoms.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Aug 2015

Senate Committee on Fish Missed the Boat

The Liberals and Labor will be given an opportunity in Parliament this week to put the sustainability of Tasmania's aquaculture industry ahead of politics.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Aug 2015

Is Minister De-listing 12 Threatened Species?

Environment Minister, Matthew Groom, has not denied he intends to delist 12 native animal species from the Tasmanian List of Threatened Species.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  18 Aug 2015

Christine Milne: Champion of Tasmania

Christine has been at the forefront of politics and the campaign to protect what makes Tasmania unique in the world for the better part of 30 years.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Aug 2015

Senator Lambie Needs to Apologise

Once Senator Jacquie Lambie removes her foot from her mouth, she should apologise for comparing conservationist to terrorists.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Jul 2015

Mining Ban needs to be in WHA Management Plan as Government Ignores United Nations on Logging and Tenure

The government’s claim that it is not planning to conduct ‘broad-scale logging’ in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area does not stand up to scrutiny.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  3 Jul 2015

United Nations Slaps Down Groom on WHA Logging and Mining

The United Nations has humiliated the state government by slapping down its plans to log and mine inside the TWWHA.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  2 Jul 2015

Liberal Dam Bill Attack on Threatened Species

The Greens will not be supporting the proposed changes to dam works in the Water Management Act in the amendment Bill tabled by Minister Rockliff.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  18 Jun 2015

Hunt Leaves State Government Isolated on World Heritage Area Logging and Mining

The Commonwealth Environment Minister Greg Hunt has left the Tasmanian government completely isolated in its plan to allow logging and mining in the TWWHA.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  27 Jun 2015

Water Quality

Boil water alerts are useless to residents as boiling does not rid drinking water of lead.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Jun 2015

Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage

The World Heritage Committee demonstrated a complete lack of trust in the government's capacity to protect the Outstanding Universal Values of the area.

Nick Mckim  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 Jun 2015

TWWHA Draft Management Plan

The draft management plan for the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area has embarrassed Tasmania on the international stage.

Nick Mckim  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 Jun 2015

Minister Should Support Public Hearings on Draft TWWHA Plan

Minister Groom should support public hearings into his draft management plan for the TWWHA at the Tasmanian Planning Commission.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  3 Jun 2015

Fireworks Permits

Fireworks Night that was held last weekend identified a number of issues with the issuing of Fireworks Permits.

Nick Mckim  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 Jun 2015

Liberals Must Act on Fireworks Threat to Tassie Devils

Treasurer Gutwein must ensure that fireworks permits issued within one kilometre of the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary are cancelled before fireworks night.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  29 May 2015

Tribute to Christine Milne

Tasmanian Greens Leader Kim Booth MP today paid tribute to outgoing National Greens Leader Christine Milne.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  6 May 2015

Geelong Star Kills More Dolphins, Seals

Premier Hodgman should hang his head in shame over the continuing killings of marine mammals by the factory freezer super trawler Geelong Star.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  3 May 2015

Muttonbird Licences Fiasco

The Minister should suspend the April 4th opening of the non-commercial harvesting season for short-tailed Shearwaters.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  26 Mar 2015

No Action on Swift Parrots

Environment Minister Matthew Groom today washed his hands of the endangered Swift Parrot.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  25 Mar 2015

End Duck Shooting Season

The tranquillity of Tasmania’s wetlands will be broken an hour before dawn tomorrow with the formal opening of the annual duck shooting season.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  7 Mar 2015

Macquarie Harbour Questions Remain

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) must conduct a comprehensive investigation into the current health of Macquarie harbour.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  4 Mar 2015

State CDL Scheme Needed

On Clean Up Australia Day the Greens have highlighted the need for a state-based container deposit scheme.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  1 Mar 2015

International Celebrations of Wetlands

‘Wetlands for our Future’ is the theme of this year’s annual celebration of World Wetlands Day.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  1 Feb 2015

Beef-up Cat Management Act

Damage caused by feral cat populations attacking penguin rookeries on Bruny Island highlights inadequacies in the Cat Management Act 2009.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  16 Dec 2014

Pesticides in Waterways

Recent testing results which reveal the presence of at least 13 toxic pesticides in Tasmanian rivers.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  14 Nov 2014

Tasmanian Author Recognised

Congratulations to Richard Flanagan on winning the Man Booker prize.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  15 Oct 2014

Leader's State Conference Speech

In a rallying cry to the Party faithful today, the Greens declared they are determined to stand up for the community, the environment and democracy.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  21 Sep 2014

Mine Contamination Concerns

Concerns have been raised that an apparent breach of the safety bund wall of a disused open-cut tin mine could potentially contaminate Trial Harbour.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  22 Aug 2014

EMRS Political Opinion Poll

Greens Leader Kim Booth MP described as heartening the four per cent rise in Greens’ support in the latest EMRS State Voting Intentions Poll.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  21 May 2014

Great Tasmanians

The Tasmanian Greens today paid tribute to Tasmanian conservation icon and music maker Jessie Luckman, who has died after a very big life at the age of 104.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  16 May 2014