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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.

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

Liberals Shuffling Deck Chairs on Forestry's Titanic

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

Liberals Forestry Policy Deceptive and Delusional

The latest NAB State Update for Tasmania pointed to continued structural decline in the forestry sector.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Aug 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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Aug 2016


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Delusional Resources Minister Backs in Forest Furnaces, not FSC

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Jul 2016


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Forestry Minister Walking Away from FSC

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Jun 2016


Swift Parrot

Minister Groom Must Act Now to Save Swift Parrot from Extinction

The Bob Brown Foundation has launched a campaign to Save Bruny Island from the logging that is destroying the habitat of the critically endangered swift parrot.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 May 2016


Bruny Island Lighthouse

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Police Escort for Forestry Over The Top

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

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.

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

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