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Sustainable Timber Tasmania - Logging Emissions

Minister, what's your understanding of the level of emissions from native forest logging each year?

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Dec 2022

Logged Forest, Tarkine

Sustainable Timber Tasmania - Forest Stewardship Council certification

Is it still your Government's policy that FT will be FSC certified?

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Dec 2022

Pile of Woodchips

Resources – China and Woodchips

There are not many markets in the world outside China that will accept non-FSC-certified wood products.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2020

Logged Forest, Tarkine

Native Forest Logging

The planet is experiencing a human-induced climate and biodiversity crisis and there is no justification for native forest logging.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Aug 2020

Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Sustainable Timber Tasmania - Forest Stewardship Certification

The auditor rejected STT's application for FSC on the basis of major non-conformities with the Forest Stewardship Standard for sustainability.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Aug 2020

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

FSC Failure Confirms Liberals Must End Native Forest Logging

Late on Friday, under the cover of a Budget update, so-called ‘Sustainable’ Timber Tasmania finally released the FSC audit report.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Aug 2020

Logged Forest, Tarkine

Sustainable Timbers Tasmania Additional Coupes

So-called Sustainable Timbers Tasmania, continued its destructive native forest logging throughout the pandemic emergency.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Jun 2020

Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Climate Action, Logging of Forests

Rosalie Woodruff questions the government over their failure to secure FSC certification.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Sep 2019

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Forestry Tasmania FSC Certification

Cassy O'Connor asks the Minister to confirm that the latest Forest Stewardship Council audit has resulted in failure to secure FSC certification.

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

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

Estimates Reply - Minister Courtney

In 2015, the first FFC audit was handed down and it found that Forestry Tasmania was critically non-compliant in a number of areas.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Jun 2019

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

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

Logged Forest, Tarkine

Liberals Will Wear Blame if FT Fails in FSC Bid

Forestry Tasmania has made it clear that if 357 000 hectares of high conservation value forest open up to logging, it's bid for FSC will go back to square one.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Feb 2017

Hobart, Tasmania

Why Radio Silence on Macquarie Point Native Forest Exports?

It is now more than four months since the Liberals announced that Hobart's port would be turned into a woodchip and log export facility.

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

Logged Forest, Tarkine

FSC Certification Pipe Dream

Forestry Tasmania is almost two years behind schedule on achieving forest stewardship certification, a goal that appears to be disappearing out of reach for FT.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Oct 2016

Logged Forest, Tarkine

Liberals Shuffling Deck Chairs on Forestry's Titanic

The Tasmanian Liberals are being highly transparent in their desire to create unnecessary conflict over forests in the lead up to the election.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Oct 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

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

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

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

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

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

Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Police Escort for Forestry Over The Top

The community has been explicit they would not be staging direct protest action and a police escort was completely unnecessary.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  20 Apr 2016

Bushfire, Burned Forest

State of the State Address in Reply

On behalf of the Tasmanian Greens MPs, I pay respect to the palawa/pakana people of Tasmania, to their treasured elders, past and present.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 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

Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Farewell Paul Harriss

The resignation of Paul Harriss from the Ministry and the Parliament is good news and an acknowledgement of the flawed "forests policy" of this Government.

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

Protest, Climate Emergency

Incompetent, Divisive Forests Minister Must Resign

Resources Minister, Paul Harriss, is presiding over a debacle in his portfolio and all of it, his own making.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 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

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

FSC Looking Like a Mirage Under Harriss

With 15% of forest operations breaching Forest Protection Plans, Minister Harriss' assertion about a commitment to high environmental standards is a joke.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Nov 2015

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Forestry Tasmania Annual Report Smoke and Mirrors

Forestry Tasmania's Annual Report 2014-15 paints a blithely optimistic picture of the GBE's financial fortunes.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Oct 2015

Logged Forest, Tarkine

Another Day, Another Handout to Forestry

After redirecting $7M allocated exit funding to keep people in the native forest industry, the Liberals are paying another $1M in compensation to contractors.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Oct 2015

Logged Forest, Tarkine

Forestry Tasmania Ministerial Charter

The Ministerial Charter that Forestry Tasmania is expected to abide by makes it clear the GBE is being set up to fail, despite the Liberals' rhetoric.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Sep 2015

Logged Forest, Tarkine

Forestry Tasmania - FSC Certification (follow up)

FSC's auditors, SCS Global, has identified non-conformities in Forestry Tasmania's FSC application.

Nick Mckim  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 May 2015

Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Forestry Tasmania - FSC Certification

Forestry Tasmania expected to receive the final report from FSC'S auditors, SCS Global, in April.

Nick Mckim  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 May 2015

Logged Forest, Tarkine

FT's FSC Update

Minister Harriss has confirmed the decision on Forestry Tasmania’s application for Forest Stewardship certification (FSC) has been delayed.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  4 Mar 2015

Logged Forest, Tarkine

Special Species Logging

The Forests Minister and the special species timber sector have been challenged to ensure that future Special Species Timber Harvesting Management.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  3 Sep 2014

Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Forestry FSC Under Threat

The Forests Minister, Paul Harriss, must confirm whether he has sought formal advice from Forestry Tasmania on Forest Stewardship Council certification.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  21 Aug 2014