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Forestry - Sale of State's Planation Assets

The Premier promised Tasmanians he would not sell off their assets. He also told them his would be an open and transparent government. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Sep 2017

Privatisation of Public Plantations

The Government has privatised 29 000 hectares of publicly owned plantations for around $40 million to $55 million less than it cost taxpayers to establish them, according to the Auditor-General.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Sep 2017

Forestry - Sale of Plantation Assets

Can you explain how selling 29 000 hectares of publicly-owned plantations with a 99 year lease to a foreign investor with a parent company in the Caymans is not privatisation?

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Sep 2017

Sale of State's Plantation Assets

You have announced that 29 000 hectares of publicly owned plantation has been sold to a private company for $60 million.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Sep 2017

Liberals Rip Off Tasmanians Over Public Plantation Sale

As the owners of public forests and land, Tasmanians are being robbed blind by the Liberals who have privatised 29 000 hectares of public hardwood plantations for $40 million less than taxpayers paid to establish them.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Sep 2017

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

Liberal Government's Blind Pursuit of Native Forest Biomass

The use of forest biomass for energy is designed by industry proponents to entrench, legitimise and increase native forest logging.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Aug 2016

Greens Alternative Budget 2016: Funding to Provide for Skills and Employment in Forest Restoration

In 2012, the Labor Green Government delivered the Tasmanian Forest Carbon Study which assessed the amount and potential economic value of carbon sequestered across the entire Tasmanian forest estate.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Jun 2016

Minister Squirms Over Forestry Broken Promises

The attempts by Resources Minister Paul Harriss this morning on local radio to take credit for the investment by some private forestry businesses such as New Forests, or Forico, was extraordinary and borders on delusional.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  12 May 2015

No Future in Native Forest Logging

Resources Minister, Paul Harriss, must undertake a rigorous cost-benefit analysis of the potential revenue and employment opportunities of the state’s hardwood plantation estate.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  30 Apr 2015