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kunanyi / Mount Wellington

21 Reasons to Keep kunanyi Wild

The Greens welcome the independent planning expert advice on the cable car proposal for kunanyi.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Jul 2021


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Gutwein Government Must Direct MMG to Leave takayna/Tarkine Rainforest

The Gutwein Government needs to step in urgently and direct MMG to halt all work in this forest and comply with the Federal Environment Department’s decision.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Jul 2021


Tasmanian Farm, Cows

Liberals Silent on Van Dairy Cruelty and Pollution

Tasmanians still don’t know whether anything has changed for the better for animals or the local environment at and near Van Dairy’s farms.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Jun 2021


Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Dr Eric Woehler - Medal of the Order of Australia

Dr Eric Woehler, Tasmanian BirdLife convenor, last week was awarded an Order of Australia medal for his lifetime services to bird ecology.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Jun 2021


Cat, Feral with Bird

Cat Management Amendment (Mandatory Confinement) Bill 2021

A bill for an Act to amend the Cat Management Act 2009 to require mandatory confinement of cats.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Greens Bill  |  24 Jun 2021


Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Premier Finally Recognises Conservation Values of Westbury Reserve

After a year of denying Westbury Reserve has any environmental values, it was welcome to hear Premier finally recognise the site has “sensitive natural values”.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Jun 2021


Cat, Feral with Bird

Greens Table Legislation to Protect Native Wildlife

The Greens tabled two Bills in Parliament today, designed to protect our state’s unique and special native wildlife.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Jun 2021


Ocean Waves

Greens Move for an Independent EPA

Tasmania should have an independent environmental monitoring body that strongly enforces the law to protect biodiversity and environmental values. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Jun 2021


Planning Documents

RTI Confirms Westbury Reserve Threatened Species Haven, Wrong Site for Prison

Documents released under Right to Information clearly outline why the Westbury Reserve is an entirely inappropriate location to build a prison

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Jun 2021


Man testing water in a river.

Greens Release Plan For Strong, Independent EPA

Lutruwita/Tasmania deserves an independent Environment Protection Agency, with the resources and teeth to put this island’s precious environment first.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Apr 2021


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Greens Release Keynote Forests Transformation Policy

The large burn scars left by an escaped logging burn that threatened the Styx Tall Trees Reserve this March are an indictment on both the major parties.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Apr 2021


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Greens Release Plan to Protect Tasmania’s Marine Environment

Lutruwita/Tasmania has one of the most biologically diverse marine environments on the planet.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Apr 2021


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Big Salmon Ducks Scrutiny on Mass Wildlife Deaths

Details, released under Right to Information today, reveal the incredibly devastating impact of salmon farming on Tasmanian native marine life.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Mar 2021


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Peregrine School, Cygnet

Peregrine is at Nicholls Rivulet and Ina Gudelhofer sent some information about her class and their visit to the Castle Forbes Bay Forest.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Mar 2021


Womens March, 'A Woman's Place is In the Resistance' Sign

Right to Peaceful Protest

The March 4 Justice rally held at the beginning of this week was a powerful and historic moment.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Mar 2021


Chestnut Teal Ducks

Greens Bear Witness to Duck Slaughter

Gun shots echoed across Tasmania’s inland waterways this morning, as native ducks were blasted out of the skies in the name of ‘sport’.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Mar 2021


Chestnut Teal Ducks

Barnett Ignores Expert Advice and Duck Shooting Cruelty

Primary Industries Minister, Guy Barnett continues his obstinate refusal to listen to the evidence when it comes to native duck shooting. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Mar 2021


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Gutwein Government Must Put Environment First to Avoid Ecosystem Collapse

Leading scientists working across Australia have described the collapse of 19 ecosystems, including Tasmania’s kelp forests and Gondwanan conifer forests.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Feb 2021


Fallow Deer

Draft Wild Fallow Deer Management Plan Pre-Release Submission

Fallow deer are an invasive species with a devastating impact on the landscape, and as such should have their protections rescinded.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Submission  |  11 Dec 2020


Swift Parrot

Estimates Reply – Minister Jaensch

There was only an hour available to scrutinise the minister for all of his responsibilities for protecting critically endangered species and habitat.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Dec 2020


Swift Parrot

Swift Parrot Report Confirms Urgent Need to Protect Habitat

Today’s swift parrot population report is horrifying. This precious bird is teetering on the brink of extinction. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Dec 2020


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Strategic Growth – Purview of Portfolio

We do not understand why Strategic Growth has a mandate for improving only social and economic outcomes across the state.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Nov 2020


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Environment and Parks – EPA

It's fair to say, in a general sense, that the fovernment views the environment as a lower priority than the economy.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Nov 2020


Wild Coast, Tasmania

Education – Young People and the Environment

The Mission Australia annual survey of young people found that the most important issue for young Tasmanians is the environment.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Nov 2020


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Fish Farming - Reports of Expansion

Tasmanians in coastal areas will be waking up this morning to hear news that their communities are potentially under threat from fish farm expansion.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Nov 2020


Green Economics

Greens Present Alternative Budget to Tackle COVID and Climate Crises

The Tasmanian Greens today delivered our fully costed, triple bottom line Alternative Budget that tackles the twin crises of COVID and the climate emergency.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Nov 2020


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Barnett’s Fish Farm Coast Grab

Tasmanians in coastal areas woke up this morning to news that their communities are potentially under threat from a massive expansion of fish farming.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Nov 2020


Lower Chasm Falls, Smoko Creek, in the Great Western Tiers, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

The Environment and Parks Portfolios

The EPA has been given its marching orders by government and that is to prioritise industry.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Nov 2020


Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

The Environment and Parks Portfolios

Last year, members had five hours to scrutinise the Minister for Environment and Parks. What we have now is two hours in the current schedule.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Nov 2020


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Jaensch Flees Environment Scrutiny in Question Time

In Parliament today, the Environment Minister Roger Jaensch chose to run away rather than face this scrutiny. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Nov 2020


Electric Car

Gutwein Adopts Greens’ Policy to Reduce Emissions

The Greens welcome the Liberals’ adoption of our policy to electrify the government vehicle fleet. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Nov 2020


House of Assembly, Tasmania

Motion to Establish Budget Estimates Committees

Last year in Estimates there were five hours allocated to Environment and Parks. That was cut this year to a total of two hours.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 Nov 2020


Parliament House, Tasmania

Labor and Liberals Unite to Axe Environmental Estimates Scrutiny

Labor and the Liberals have today united to drastically cut the time allocated in Budget Estimates to scrutinise key government portfolios.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Nov 2020


Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Community Forced to Step In to Protect Westbury Reserve

The reprieve for Westbury Reserve, set to be drilled today, is welcome - but only temporary. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Oct 2020


Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Jaensch Abandons Westbury Wedge-tailed Eagles

Minister Jaensch refused to answer serious questions about what, if any, assessment on the impact on eagles – or any other species – had been undertaken.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Oct 2020


Fallow Deer

Gutwein Government in Hiding on Feral Deer

Staff from the DPIPWE today refused to give evidence to tomorrow’s Senate Committee hearings into the impact of feral deer on farmers and the landscape.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Oct 2020


Coal

Climate Emergency Win – Thermal Coal Mine Extinct

The proposal to build a thermal coal mine in the Midlands is dead - wonderful news for action on the climate emergency in lutruwita/Tasmania. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Oct 2020


Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Jaensch Must Stop Westbury Drilling, Risk to Threatened Eagles

The exploratory drilling set to commence next week at the Westbury Reserve is within range of a Wedge-tailed eagle nest, during breeding season.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Oct 2020


Ralphs Bay, South Arm Peninsula, Tasmania

Ralphs Bay Must Stay Saved

Ralphs Bay is public land, saved from private development by a fierce and dedicated community once before.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Oct 2020


Protest, Climate Emergency

Climate Disruption Ramped Up in Federal Budget

The Federal Liberal Budget has killed off public investment in climate-friendly energy generation.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Oct 2020


Rosny Hill, Rosny, Tasmania

Jaensch Failing, MIA on Threatened Orchid

Rosny Hill is the only place in Tasmania where the endangered Leafy-sun orchid is found - now threatened by a contentious hotel development. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Oct 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Time to End Native Forest Logging

The Greens applaud Bob Brown Foundation’s injunction to stop Forestry Tasmania destroying habitat essential to Tasmania’s critically endangered Swift parrot.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Oct 2020


Water Reservoir

Human Waste Disposal Needs Stricter Regulations

The Greens will seek an urgent briefing with the Environment Protection Agency on whether existing regulations are capable of protecting water catchments.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Sep 2020


Wild Coast, Tasmania

Whale Deaths on the West Coast

It's just the grimmest thing and the sad truth that no matter how many you take back to deep water, they're always going to swim towards the clicks and squeals.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Sep 2020


Ocean Waves

Whale Deaths on the West Coast

I rise today with a heavy heart to mark the deaths of more than 360 long-finned pilot whales.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Sep 2020


Rosny Hill, Rosny, Tasmania

Hunter Developments Application for Rosny Hill Reserve

The Nature Conservation Act is clear that Rosny Hill Reserve is for public recreation and education.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Sep 2020


Swift Parrot

Jaensch Must Protect St Helens Swift Parrot Nesting Hollows

Minister Jaensch confirmed the Department of State Growth has blocked the hollows on six bluegums – important nesting habitat for the swift parrot.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Sep 2020


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Conservation Covenants

Conservation covenants make a critical contribution to protection of natural values, ecosystem services and biodiversity.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Sep 2020


Planning Documents

EPBC Draft Bilateral Agreement

The federal minister for Environment, Hon. Sussan Ley MP, published in the Mercury the Australian Government's intention to develop a draft bilateral agreement.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Aug 2020


Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Illegal Fossicking - Moorina area, Weld River

My office has been contacted by a concerned landowner about illegal fossicking in the Moorina area along the Weld River.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Aug 2020


Fallow Deer

Barnett Fails Farmers and Environment, Backs in Feral Deer

Minister Barnett is failing farmers and the environment.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Aug 2020


Cat, Feral with Bird

Cat Management Amendment Bill 2019

This bill has been looked at by many people across Tasmania for many years now with a great deal of hope and a great deal of mitigation.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Aug 2020


Cat, Feral with Bird

Barnett Lets the Cats Out of the Bag

The Government had the opportunity to tackle one of the state’s biggest environmental issues, but they fell at the first hurdle.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Aug 2020


Westbury Informal Reserve, Site of Proposed Northern Prison, Westbury, Tasmania

Liberals’ Westbury Spin Comes Undone

Today in Parliament, the Government confirmed its decision to pursue the second site for the northern prison was made in a rush.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Aug 2020


Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Duck Hunting - Right to Information Request

In response to media reporting on a briefing minute released, the DPIPWE Secretary issued a statement claiming the Minister had never received the minute.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Aug 2020


Chestnut Teal Ducks

Duck Hunting Season

Last month a document released under RTI revealed that DPIPWE strongly recommended against the duck hunting season on a range of reserve lands.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Aug 2020


Chestnut Teal Ducks

Barnett’s Duck and Cover

Minister Barnett’s feeble attempt to duck scrutiny won’t work, he’s not fooling anyone.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Aug 2020


Container Deposit Machine

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. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Aug 2020


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

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


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Three Year Forest Destruction Plan a Climate Disaster

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Jul 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

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


Planning Documents

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

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


Wedge-Tailed Eagle

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Jun 2020


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Major Projects Legislation

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Opinion  |  2 Jun 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

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


Bushfire, Burned Forest

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


Planning Documents

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  21 May 2020


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

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

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


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 May 2020


Fallow Deer

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


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Apr 2020


Planning Documents

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Submission  |  17 Apr 2020


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

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


Chestnut Teal Ducks

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’.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Mar 2020


Container Deposit Machine

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Mar 2020


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

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


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Macquarie Harbour Salmon Escape

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Dec 2019


Law Books

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Dec 2019


City Planners Around Table

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Oct 2019


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Sep 2019


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

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


Water Reservoir

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Sep 2019


Water Reservoir

No Public Fund Bail Out for Twamley Dam

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Sep 2019


Wallaby

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Sep 2019


Pills

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


Container Deposit Machine

Gutwein Fails to Act on Recycling Crisis

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Aug 2019


Water Reservoir

Drinking Water Risks Dismissed by Gutwein

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Aug 2019


Black Swan, Tasmania

Wild Swan Slaughter Must End

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Jul 2019


Wallaby

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Jul 2019


Waste, Pile of Rubbish

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. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Jun 2019


Logged Forest, Tarkine

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Jun 2019


Container Deposit Machine

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Jun 2019


Green Economics

Budget Reply Speech

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 May 2019


Green Economics

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


Green Economics

Liberals' Climate Denial Budget

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 May 2019


Four Young People Sitting on Ledge

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


Protest, Climate Emergency

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


Protest, Climate Emergency

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 May 2019


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 May 2019


Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  2 May 2019


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 May 2019


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Apr 2019


Bushfire, Burned Forest

State of the State

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 Apr 2019


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Petuna's Storm Bay Expansion Approval Compromised

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Apr 2019


Ocean Waves

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Apr 2019


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

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


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

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


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Feb 2019


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Maria Island Pledge

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Dec 2018


Ocean Waves

Oil Rig Biosecurity Concerns Remain

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Jan 2019


Ocean Waves

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Jan 2019


Protest, Climate Emergency

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 on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

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


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

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


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Oct 2018


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Oct 2018


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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."

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Oct 2018


Three Capes Track, Tasmania

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


Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

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


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

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


Wallaby

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


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

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


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Aug 2018


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

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


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

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


Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

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


Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Greens Launch Plan to Clean Up Fish Farming

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Feb 2018


Logged Forest, Tarkine

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

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


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Tassal's "Off-Shore" Spin

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Nov 2017


Water Reservoir

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


Swift Parrot

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


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Nov 2017


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

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


Cruise Ship

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


Logged Forest, Tarkine

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


Logged Forest, Tarkine

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


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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


Wallaby

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


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Salmon Industry - Seal Relocation

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Sep 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Oct 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Salmon Industry Growth Plan

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Aug 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Sep 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

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


Fracking

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


Water Reservoir

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


Logged Forest, Tarkine

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


Doctor with Patient

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


Mining

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


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

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


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

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


Container Deposit Machine

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


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

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


Wallaby

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


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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


Swift Parrot

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


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

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


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

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


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 May 2017


Hospital Bed

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


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

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


Green Economics

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


Protest, Climate Emergency

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


Science Lab

March for Science

Hundreds of Tasmanians joined the global March for Science today.

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


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

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


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

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


Super Trawler Geelong Star

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Apr 2017


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

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


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

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


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Mar 2017


Container Deposit Machine

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Mar 2017


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

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


Logged Forest, Tarkine

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


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

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

The Greens support community calls for fish farming to be truly sustainable, and genuinely 'world's best practice'.

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


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Petuna Plan an Admission of Regulation Failure

Petuna’s public call for the EPA to create individual lease-level stocking limits is an admission that the government’s regulatory system is not fair.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Mar 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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


Three Capes Track, Tasmania

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

Wombat Mange Needs Real Government Action

The government's announcement of $100,000 is a positive step, but much more needs to be done to save the wombat population from the spread of sarcoptic mange.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  13 Mar 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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

Parliament was subjected to a stream of self-congratulatory guff from the Premier today.

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


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Community Demands Rockliff Reverse Okehampton Bay Decision

More than 200 people packed the Triabunna Community Hall today to express their anger at the decision to approve a Tassal fish farm in pristine Okehampton Bay.

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


Logged Forest, Tarkine

No Support for Liberals' Forest Plan

The Executive Chairman of Neville Smith Forest Products emphatically called on the government not to reignite conflict over the State's forests.

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


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Halt Okehampton Bay Until Salmon Mess Cleared Up

Tassal joining Huon Aquaculture in court around the government's industry regulator raises even more issues about regulation of the salmon industry.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Feb 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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

Only the Greens will be there to stand up for Tasmania's environment and stand with communities determined to protect it.

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


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Labor and Liberals United on Okehampton Bay

Labor have finally made it clear they will join the Liberals in backing industry's short-term gains over the marine environment and long-term jobs.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Feb 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Fish Farm Goal-Shifting

Minister Rockliff has announced he plans to regulate where salmon farm expansions can occur in the future, and it will "most likely be in oceanic waters".

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Feb 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Potential Tassal TWWHA Damage Demands Federal Action

The Tassal CEO yesterday publicly told Tasmanians that Tassal's operations in Macquarie Harbour had polluted the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

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


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Feb 2017


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Feb 2017


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Rockliff Hiding Macquarie Harbour Salmon Numbers

The Environment Protection Authority has lowered the maximum concentration of farmed fish in Macquarie Harbour down to 14,000 tonnes per hectare.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Jan 2017


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Liberals Prioritise Presentation over Preservation in the TWWHA

The World Heritage Committee expressly requested State and Federal governments protect the unique wilderness value of the TWWHA.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Dec 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

EPA Biomass Reduction an Indictment on Labor and Liberals

The EPA's plan to reduce the number of farmed salmon in Macquarie Harbour by a third is a desperate attempt to save the basin from total collapse.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Nov 2016


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Industry Walking Away from Liberals' Logging Plan

It's very clear that ARTEC, a significant player in the timber industry in Tasmania, does not support the government's plan.

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


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Rockliff Under the Spotlight on Salmon

The government still refuses to do what's needed to protect future jobs in the salmon farming industry.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Nov 2016


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

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


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

EPA Report Confirms Macquarie Harbour Environmental Catastrophe

The EPA's monitoring data report for salmon farming in Macquarie Harbour won't be news to anyone who watched the Four Corners' exposé.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Nov 2016


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Auditor General Report on Parks Makes Strong Case for Increased Funding

A report from the State's Auditor General on Park Management makes it clear Tasmania's world class national parks and reserves are under-funded.

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


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

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


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Nov 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Oct 2016


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Conservationists United, Call on Premier to Back Off HCV Forests

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

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


Container Deposit Machine

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Oct 2016


Water Reservoir

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Oct 2016


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Barnett Continues to Mislead, Divide over Forestry

The big lie of a commercially viable and sustainable native forest industry was exposed with the release of correspondence from the FT Board today.

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


Logged Forest, Tarkine

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


Bruny Island Lighthouse

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


Logged Forest, Tarkine

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


Bruny Island Lighthouse

Weak, Short-Sighted Liberals Set to Reignite Forest Wars

Forests in places like Bruny Island, Wielangta, the Blue Tier, North East Highlands and the Tarkine are now under direct threat from Will Hodgman's government.

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


Container Deposit Machine

NSW Embraces Cash for Containers

NSW residents will get 10 cents back on eligible drinks containers from 1st July next year, joining South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Oct 2016


Bruny Island Lighthouse

Liberals Declare War on High Conservation Value Forests

The Hodgman Liberals today declared war on 400 000 hectares of Tasmania's globally significant, carbon rich forests.

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


Container Deposit Machine

Scouts Back Greens' Call for Cash For Containers

We were delighted to join Scouts Tasmania today to call on the government to legislate a container deposit scheme in Tasmania.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Oct 2016


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

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. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Sep 2016


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Rockliff Silent on Fish Farm Regulation

The Minister for Primary Industries made it clear in Parliament today he has no intention of limiting or stopping the expansion of Tassal onto the East Coast.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Sep 2016


Shaking Hands

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

The more things change in Tasmania's native forest logging industry, apparently the more they stay the same.

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


Swift Parrot

Minister Barnett in Cloud Cuckoo Land on FSC

The Minister is living in cloud cuckoo land if he thinks Forestry Tasmania can secure Forest Stewardship Certification under current Liberal policies.

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


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Salmon Industry Stitch-Up on Okehampton Bay

Tassal’s statement that they will go full-steam ahead with their expansion into Okehampton Bay confirms the worst of the East Coast community’s concerns.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Sep 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Look Below the Waves on Threatened Species Day

State waters have supported the highest known marine plant variety in the world, but recent research shows a sharp decline in biodiversity.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Sep 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Real Assessment or Fish Farm Free East Coast

The baseline data for Okehampton Bay shared publicly is the last nail in the coffin for the planned East Coast fish farm expansion.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Sep 2016


Container Deposit Machine

Greens Move to Legislate Cash for Containers

WA joined Queensland, NSW, the ACT, the Northern Territory, and national leader, South Australia, in agreeing to introduce cash for container schemes.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Sep 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Liberals Must Heed Productivity Commission Warning

The Productivity Commission Report shows just how far the community think we really are from Minister Rockliff's "world’s best regulated fish farm industry".

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Sep 2016


Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

Save the Tarkine Decision Welcome

The Tasmanian Greens commend the Full Court of the Supreme Court on its unanimous decision to dismiss the Government's appeal.

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


Logged Forest, Tarkine

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


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

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


Logged Forest, Tarkine

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Aug 2016


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Resources Minister Misleads Parliament over Forestry Jobs

Resources Minister, Guy Barnett, needs to back up his claim that there are 'thousands' of Tasmanians employed in the native forest industry.

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


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Delusional Resources Minister Backs in Forest Furnaces, not FSC

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

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


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Aug 2016


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Cable Car Will Be Tested by Planning Commission

It is almost certain that the proposed Mount Wellington Cable Car will be declared a Project of State Significance (POSS).

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


Container Deposit Machine

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Jul 2016


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Mountain Bike Tourism Needs Wilderness Protection

We're hopeful the government is finally getting the message that Tasmania's economic future doesn't lie in outdated and unviable industries.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  15 Jul 2016


Bushfire, Burned Forest

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


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Groom Can't Ignore Planning Commission on TWWHA

Parks Minister, Matthew Groom, signed off on a government response to the flawed draft World Heritage Area Management Plan.

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


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Forestry EOI Process Won't Revive Native Forest Logging

The Minister for Forests is dreaming if he believes there is a viable future in native forest woodchip or whole log exports.

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


Green Economics

Greens Donate Excess Pay Rise to NGOs

We have written to the Clerk of the House advising that monies above a 2% pay rise will go to six non-government organisations.

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


Green Economics

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jun 2016


Green Economics

State Budget: Address in Reply

It continues a long-standing tradition of the Tasmanian Greens to present an alternative vision for the future of Tasmania.

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


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Forestry Minister Walking Away from FSC

Peter Gutwein has confirmed the Liberals in government are doing nothing to support Forestry Tasmania’s bid for Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.

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


Justice, Scales and Gavel

Environmental Defenders Office Ignored Again

The EDO was denied funding by the Commonwealth Government and was still overlooked by the State Liberals.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Jun 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

New Salmon Framework Only First Step

The Government's new framework makes no change to the assessment or approval process for developments.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Jun 2016


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

State Budget 2016: Parks Funding Slashed and Burnt

Tthe Budget papers show more than $6 million cut from an already underfunded Parks and Wildlife Service across the forward Estimates.

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


Bushfire, Burned Forest

Parks Minister Exposed for Gutting PWS Bushfire Funding

The Budget papers show a more than $6M cut to the Parks and Wildlife Service across the forward estimates.

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


Green Economics

Tasmanian Greens' Alternative Budget

We recognise that genuine planning for the 21st century requires a long term vision and the courage to make bold decisions to drive change.

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


Green Economics

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


Green Economics

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


Mining

Brooks Evasive on Potential Political Interference with Shree

Mr Brooks attempted to clarify that neither his staff nor his Department were involved in the EPA's response to Shree's failure.

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


Mining

Serious Questions Over Shree Permit

There are serious questions to be answered about the Environment Protection Authority's decision to allow Shree Minerals to apply for a new permit.

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


Mining

Shree Permit Must be Cancelled

It's reasonable to ask why the company's once biggest cheerleader, now Mining Minister, Adam Brooks, is missing in action.

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


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

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


Bruny Island Lighthouse

Groom Must Act on Critically Endangered Swift Parrot

Yesterday, the Federal Government silently moved the swift parrot up to critically endangered status under EPBC.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 May 2016


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Savage Cuts to Protection of Tasmanian Wilderness

Minister Groom stood resolutely with his anti-environment Federal colleagues in Parliament this morning.

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


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

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


Swift Parrot

No Respect From Disinterested Liberal Ministers

When the minister got to his feet, I thought he was going to respond but he made no mention of this bird that is in his care.

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


Swift Parrot

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Green Light For Unregulated Fish Farm Expansion

Minister Rockliff has ruled out any further assessment of the impacts of fish farming in Okehampton Bay.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  3 May 2016


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016


Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

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

Last year the proposed changes to the Freycinet National Park were explained as necessary for the Freycinet Lodge to expand.

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


Water Reservoir

Old Parties Deny Tasmanians Opportunity for Best Practice Water Management

Both Liberal and Labor parties have refused to support a Greens' move to establish a Parliamentary inquiry into water management in Tasmania.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  27 Apr 2016


Art Gallery

Political and Social Conflict Over Environment a Focus for Stompin

The Panorama journey started in the car on the way to Triabunna with a podcast. 

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Apr 2016


Fish Farm in Okehampton Bay, Tasmania

Massive Opposition to Fish Farm Expansion on East Coast

People in Orford are rightly outraged at the lack of communication and respect for the community to not have an open and transparent conversation about it.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Apr 2016


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Whole Lot of Nothing on Secretive Forestry EOI Process

Peter Gutwein, has again treated Parliament with contempt, spending more than five minutes giving no detail on the so-called Southern Residues Solution' EOIs.

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


Water Reservoir

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


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

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


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Salmon Stock Plunge A Climate Change Warning

Tassal's 8% share price drop raises serious questions about the government's ability to manage the long-term sustainability of our salmon industry.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Apr 2016


Ocean Waves

East Coast Salmon Farm Expansion Concern

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Apr 2016


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

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


Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

Danger to Freycinet National Park Revealed

The full extent of the Liberals' destructive plan for the Freycinet National Park has been revealed by a group of concerned Coles Bay residents.

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


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

TWWHA Still in Limbo

Tasmanians need to know what the Liberals really mean when they say they 'accept the United Nations' Report recommendations'.

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


Bushfire, Burned Forest

Burning Questions Unanswered over TWWHA Fires

It is clear from a Right to Information request we lodged that Mr Groom sat on his hands for at least two weeks after the fires began on 13 January.

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


Bruny Island Lighthouse

Urgent Bruny Waste Problem Dismissed By Premier

Premier Hodgman refused to promise action on the waste problem on Bruny Island before the Easter tourist rush.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Mar 2016


Protest, Climate Emergency

Anti-Protest Laws to be Challenged in High Court

Tasmania's undemocratic anti-protest laws will be tested in the High Court and we applaud those who are prepared to challenge this extreme legislation.

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


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Has Groom Breached the Ministerial Code of Conduct?

The Minister's brother is a partner in a consortium development at Bernacchi Lodge in the Central Highlands, inside the boundary of the TWWHA.

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


Handgun with Bullets

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Mar 2016


Logged Forest, Tarkine

FSC Audit Should End Lapoinya and Mutual Valley Logging

If Forestry Tasmania ever wants to obtain Forest Stewardship Certification it will have to make significant changes to its practises.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  1 Mar 2016


Swift Parrot

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


Logged Forest, Tarkine

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


Bushfire, Burned Forest

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


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Secret Salmon Farm Approvals Threaten East Coast

The government's decision to approve fin-fish farming near Triabunna is a serious threat to the future of the seafood industry and the marine environment.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Feb 2016


Bushfire, Active Blaze

A 'Review' into TWWHA Fires is a Cop Out

An independent inquiry that calls for expert input and submissions, along with public hearings and recommendations to be made public is clearly required.

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


Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

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


Logged Forest, Tarkine

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Jan 2016


Fallow Deer

Feral Deer Management Plan Needed

Research from UTAS estimates there may be up to 1.1 million deer across Tasmania by 2050. Compared to about 30,000 in 2000, this is an alarming increase.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Jan 2016


Orange-Bellied Parrot, Female

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Jan 2016


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Tasmania Report Presents Multiple Challenges for the State

The TCCI 'Tasmania Report 2015' is a welcome, evidence-based contribution to the debate about how we, as a state, improve our economic self sufficiency.

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


Bruny Island Lighthouse

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Nov 2015


Water Reservoir

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 Reservoir

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


Degraded Landscape, Midlands, Tasmania

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Oct 2015


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Oct 2015


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Tasmanian Landcare Awards 2015

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Oct 2015


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

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


Music, Hands with Guitar

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Sep 2015


Hobart, Tasmania

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


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Macquarie Harbour Fish Farm Questions Remain

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Sep 2015


Swift Parrot

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. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Sep 2015


Super Trawler Geelong Star

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. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Sep 2015


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

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


Bruny Island Lighthouse

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Aug 2015


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Aug 2015


Tasmanian Devil

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


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

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


Multicultural, Hands on Hands

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

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


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

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


Water Reservoir

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


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

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


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

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


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

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


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

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


Tasmanian Devil

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


Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

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


Super Trawler Geelong Star

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


Ocean Waves

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


Swift Parrot

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


Chestnut Teal Ducks

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


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

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


Container Deposit Machine

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


Lake Pedder

Lake Pedder Restoration

The state government should support Hydro Tasmania playing a role to further inform the conversation about restoring Lake Pedder.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  23 Feb 2015


RAMSAR listed Orielton Lagoon, Tasmania

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


Cat, Feral with Bird

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


Farm, Crops

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


Law Books

Tasmanian Author Recognised

Congratulations to Richard Flanagan on winning the Man Booker prize.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  15 Oct 2014


Parliament House, Tasmania

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


Mining

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


Survey, Filling out Sheet

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


Lake Pedder

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