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Swift Parrot

The Liberals Swift Parrot Extinction Plan

In an extraordinary abrogation of his duty, Minister for the Environment, Roger Jaensch dodged his responsibility to protect the swift parrot from extinction.

Vica Bayley MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Sep 2023

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

Bushfire, Burned Forest

Takayna/Tarkine Logging Madness Increases Climate and Bushfire Risk

The logging of ancient rainforest ecosystems in the Tarkine is utterly unjustifiable on environmental, social and economic grounds. 

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

Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Hodgman Government's Legacy

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  28 Nov 2019

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

Logging in Tasmanian Forest Agreement Second Tranche Forests

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Nov 2019

Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Censure Motion without Notice

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Sep 2019

Protest, Climate Emergency

Climate Strike

We brought this motion forward to give every member of the House an opportunity to tell Tasmanians they stand with them in their fight for a safe climate.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Sep 2019

Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Budget Cuts

We have sat in this parliament and watched as the Treasurer has practiced his dark arts of sneakiness, deception and dishonesty.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Sep 2019

Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

United Nations Climate Action Summit

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Sep 2019

Bushfire, Burned Forest

Bushfires and Climate Emergency

The bushfire season has started early and ferociously in eastern Australia, with large out of control bushfires in New South Wales and Queensland.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Sep 2019

Black Swan, Tasmania

Wildlife Culling

Cassy O'Connor moves an urgency motion on the mismanagement of wildlife following right to information documents revealing large crop protection permit culls.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 Sep 2019

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Growth Plan for Tasmanian Forests

If you want a clear indication of how far Labor has fallen, that speech, delivered by Dr Broad, a scientist allegedly, tells us everything we need to know.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 Sep 2019

Forester Kangaroo

Culling of Native Wildlife - Crop Protection System

DPIPWE has authorised killing of more than 21 000 black swans, 5000 wombats, 44 000 sulphur-crested cockatoos and 50 000 forester kangaroos since 2014.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 Sep 2019

Swift Parrot

National Spotlight on Tasmania's Swift Parrot Shame

The Hodgman Government’s refusal to protect the swift parrot was front and centre on the national stage during last night’s Four Corners program.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Jun 2019


Global Climate Emergency

I am so saddened by the failure of this House, by the failure of every Liberal and Labor member, to recognise the global state of climate emergency.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 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

Degraded Landscape, Midlands, Tasmania

United Nations Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 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

Ocean Waves

Courtney Must Act on Seal Cruelty

Thousands of Australian fur seals are being shot by ‘beanbag’ bullets, underwater explosives, injured, blinded, deafened - and killed in some cases.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Oct 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


Wombats - Crop Protection Permits, follow-up

Community groups, wildlife carers and conservation organisations point to localised extinctions of wombats at places such as narawntapu National Park.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Aug 2018


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


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


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


Estimates questions on Wombats to Minister Groom

Andrea Dawkins questions the Minister over the issuing of culling permits for wombats while community members are treating them to combat sarcoptic mange.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 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


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

Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

Protection Needed for Peter Murrell Reserve

The Peter Murrell Conservation Area in Kingston is facing the prospect of a new sewerage pipeline to be installed through it by TasWater.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 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, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Orange-Bellied Parrot, Female

Federal money on offer to protect threatened species?

The federal Environment minister has invited the Victorian Government to apply for money to stop logging the habitat of the endangered Leadbeater's possum.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Aug 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