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Takayna/Tarkine Logging Madness Increases Climate and Bushfire Risk

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 10 Feb 2020

Hodgman Government's Legacy

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 28 Nov 2019

Greens Motion - Logging in Tasmanian Forest Agreement Second Tranche Forests

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Nov 2019

Motion without Notice - Censure

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Sep 2019

Greens Motion - Climate Strike

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 Sep 2019

Labor Matter of Public Importance - Budget Cuts

Parliamentary Activity - Madam Deputy Speaker, we have sat in this parliament - those of us who have been here for five-and-a-half years under this Liberal Government - and watched as the Treasurer has practiced his dark arts of sneakiness, deception and...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 25 Sep 2019

Adjournment - United Nations Climate Action Summit

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 24 Sep 2019

Greens Motion - Bushfires and Climate Emergency

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 11 Sep 2019

National Threatened Species Day

Media Release - National Threatened Species Day marks the day the last thylacine died in Tasmania. Under the Hodgman Government, much of our remaining native wildlife faces a similar fate.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 7 Sep 2019

Urgency Motion - Wildlife Culling

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 5 Sep 2019

Liberal Motion - Growth Plan for Tasmanian Forests

Parliamentary Activity - Madam Speaker, if you want a clear indication of how far Labor has fallen, that speech, delivered by so-called Dr Broad, a scientist allegedly, tells us everything we need to know.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 Sep 2019

Culling of Native Wildlife - Crop Protection System

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff questions the Minister for Primary Industries over authorised killing of more than 21 000 black swans, 10 000 native hens, 5000 wombats, 44 000 sulphur-crested cockatoos and 50 000 forester kangaroos since 2014.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 3 Sep 2019

National Spotlight on Tasmania's Swift Parrot Shame

Media Release - 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. Bird experts confirmed, once again, that habitat destruction is increasing the risk of...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 25 Jun 2019

Greens Matter of Public Importance - Global Climate Emergency

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 23 May 2019

Liberals' Climate Denial Budget

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 23 May 2019

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

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 21 May 2019

Greens to Move for Urgent Action on Climate Emergency

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 May 2019

Courtney Must Act on Seal Cruelty

Media Release - Under the Liberals, thousands of Australian fur seals are being shot by ‘beanbag’ bullets, shocked with underwater explosives, injured, blinded, deafened - and undoubtedly, killed in some cases.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Oct 2018

Courtney Reveals Extended Licences to Hunt Wombats

Media Release - Primary Industries Minister, Sarah Courtney, has revealed the Liberals’ plans to extend licences to shoot native wildlife, including wombats suffering from the deadly sarcoptic mange.  

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 Aug 2018

Wombats - Crop Protection Permits, follow-up

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor questions the Minister over the number of permits to shoot wombats and the Government's justification while localised extinctions of wombats are occuring at places such as narawntapu National Park.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 Aug 2018

Wombat Fire Deaths Must be Investigated

Media Release - 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 - 20 Nov 2017

Greens Release Plan to Save Tasmania's Wombats

Media Release - The severe outbreak of wombat mange in 2010 has led to a likely extinction of the wombat population in Narawntapu National Park. Since then, this problem has become far more widespread.

Andrea Dawkins - 7 Oct 2017

Wombat Culls Must Be Banned

Media Release - The government’s announcement that three of the four current wombat cull permits are to be revoked comes after months of pressure from the community, in large part the Wombat Warriors, and support of the Greens in Parliament.

Andrea Dawkins - 15 Jun 2017

Estimates questions on Wombats to Minister Groom

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 6 Jun 2017

Forest-Destroying Minister Confirms Land Clearing Bonanza

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Jun 2017

Wombat Mange Needs Real Government Action

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

Andrea Dawkins - 13 Mar 2017

Seals At Risk

Parliamentary Activity - The Australian fur seal is the world’s fourth rarest seal species, having been hunted to the brink of extinction last century, and is now a wholly protected animal.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 Oct 2016

Protection Needed for Peter Murrell Reserve

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, the Peter Murrell Conservation Area in Kingston is facing the prospect of a new sewerage pipeline to be installed through it by TasWater to bring raw sewage from the Electrona, Snug and Margate areas...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 22 Sep 2016

Call for Recovery Plan for Eastern Quoll

Parliamentary Activity - Recognises that to help many of these species to survive, there needs to be major changes in forestry practices and that the Minister for Resources, Hon. Guy Barnett MP is refusing to make these changes to further his political ends.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 15 Sep 2016

Minister Barnett in Cloud Cuckoo Land on FSC

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 9 Sep 2016

Look Below the Waves on Threatened Species Day

Media Release - Tasmania is known for giant kelp forests and seagrass meadows. State waters have supported the highest known marine plant variety in the world, but recent research shows a sharp decline in biodiversity.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 7 Sep 2016

Call for Amendment to Save Giant Lobster from Forestry Practices

Parliamentary Activity - ‘Astacopsis gouldi’, the giant freshwater lobster, is the largest freshwater invertebrate on the planet, and is found only in the northwest and northeast of Tasmania.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 18 Aug 2016

Urgent Action Needed to Save Giant Freshwater Lobster

Parliamentary Activity - Madam Speaker, I rise tonight to talk about the Astacopsis gouldi, the giant freshwater lobster.  It was referred to previously by the member for Lyons who mentioned in his adjournment speech, amongst other things, Lobster Falls.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 17 Aug 2016

Forestry Minister Walking Away from FSC

Media Release - In Budget Estimates, Forestry Minister, Peter Gutwein, has confirmed the Liberals in government are doing nothing to support Forestry Tasmania’s bid for Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification, and are content to continue the...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Jun 2016

Groom Must Act on Critically Endangered Swift Parrot

Media Release - Yesterday, the Federal Government silently moved the swift parrot up to critically endangered status under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 6 May 2016

Minister Groom Must Act Now to Save Swift Parrot from Extinction

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes the launch of a campaign by the Bob Brown Foundation to Save Bruny Island from the logging that is destroying the habitat of the critically endangered swift parrot.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 5 May 2016

No Respect From Disinterested Liberal Ministers

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I wanted to make a brief contribution having listened to the excellent analysis of the state of the swift parrot by Ms Woodruff.  When the minister got to his feet, I thought he...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 May 2016

Greens Still Standing Alone on Protection of the Swift Parrot

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I rise tonight to draw the attention of the House to a campaign that has just been launched in Tasmania which reflects the level of concern, indeed desperation, in parts of the community over this...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 3 May 2016

Action on Climate Change Needed to Combat Marine Heat Wave

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Apr 2016

Swift Parrot Logging Moratorium

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 19 Nov 2015

Federal money on offer to protect threatened species?

Parliamentary Activity - Question

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 25 Aug 2015

No Action on Swift Parrots

Media Release - Environment Minister Matthew Groom today washed his hands of the endangered Swift Parrot despite evidence that his department is ignoring its own expert advice about logging its habitat.

Nick Mckim - 25 Mar 2015