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Firefighting Details Hidden as Scorcher Summer Approaches

Media Release - The Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Management has again refused to detail the Government’s funding for critical bushfire defence actions, as recommended by the recent independent AFAC review.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 24 Sep 2019

Premier Fails Students' Call for Action on Climate Crisis

Media Release - Last Friday, about 8,000 passionate young Tasmanians left school to demand politicians take leadership and accept we are living in a climate change crisis. They will be bitterly disappointed at Premier Will Hodgman’s agenda for the next...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 20 Mar 2019

Remembering the Devastation of 1967, Learning Lessons for the Future

Media Release - Tasmanians are coming together as a community today to mark the devastation and tragedy of the 1967 bushfires.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Feb 2017

TWWHA Bushfire Report Confirms Urgent Need for Fire Fighting Investment

Media Release - The Greens welcome Dr Tony Press’ Report into last January’s fires in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Andrea Dawkins - 20 Dec 2016

State Budget 2016: Parks Funding Slashed and Burnt

Parliamentary Activity - We have just experienced devastating bushfires that burned an estimated 21 000 hectares of the TWWHA, yet the Budget papers show more than $6 million cut from an already underfunded Parks and Wildlife Service across the forward Estimates.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Jun 2016

Parks Minister Exposed for Gutting PWS Bushfire Funding

Media Release - At a time when Tasmanians should be celebrating this year’s centenary of Tasmania’s world class national parks and reserves, they are instead learning the details of the Liberal Government’s neglect and underfunding of the Parks and...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Jun 2016

Tasmanian Greens' Alternative Budget

Media Release - The Greens believe governments should have a vision for the future that extends beyond the next election.   We recognise that genuine planning for the 21st century requires a long term vision and the courage to make bold decisions to drive...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 May 2016

Fire Management and Planning Need Adequate Resources for Remote Fireys

Parliamentary Activity - Motion calling on the Hodgman Government to properly fund the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, enabling it to retain its experienced remote firefighters and to undertake effective fire management planning and operations throughout the...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 May 2016