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Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

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


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Privatisation of Public Plantations

The Government has privatised 29 000 hectares of plantations for around $40 million to $55 million less than it cost taxpayers to establish them.

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


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Forestry - Sale of Plantation Assets

On coming into office the Premier committed to not sell any public owned assets', yet a 99 year lease has been granted over 29,000 hectares of plantations.

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


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

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


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Liberals Rip Off Tasmanians Over Public Plantation Sale

Tasmanians are being robbed blind by the Liberals who have privatised 29 000 hectares of public hardwood plantations.

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


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


Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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


Degraded Landscape, Midlands, Tasmania

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

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


Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Minister Squirms Over Forestry Broken Promises

The attempts by Minister Harriss to take credit for the investment by some private forestry businesses such as New Forests, or Forico, borders on delusional.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  12 May 2015


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

No Future in Native Forest Logging

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

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  30 Apr 2015