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Greens Launch Plan to Clean Up Fish Farming

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens’ Marine Environment spokesperson

Tasmanian salmon farming is operating at an industrial scale, and is planning to double in size. Both Labor and the Liberals have allowed the companies to write their own rules and expansion plans for a great carve up of public waterways. 

The consequences of the rapid expansion of fish farms on the marine environment and the community has been disastrous.

Barnett’s Forestry Jobs Dishonesty

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens' Leader and Forests spokesperson

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

The latest census shows there are 2,441 jobs in the forestry and wood product manufacturing sectors combined, a 32% decline since the Liberals came to power.

Wombat Fire Deaths Must be Investigated

Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens' Environment spokesperson

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.  Reports suggest 13 wombats have perished as a result their burrows being burnt and buried from the gorse-clearing exercise on privately owned land.  

It’s a huge blow for the species, and the local community members, who were treating a number of them for Sarcoptic Mange now widespread in the adjoining Narawntapu National Park.

Tassal’s “Off-Shore” Spin

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens' Marine Environment spokesperson

Tassal’s so-called “commitment to Tasmania” in moving their operations apparently “off-shore” is simply a PR exercise. It seems to be designed to secure their share price and water down the intense public scrutiny of their activities, and the current court hearings.

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