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Forestry Tasmania

Forestry Tasmania FSC Certification

Parliamentary Activity - 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 - 26 Sep 2019

Government Subsidies and Forestry Spin Continue Under Liberals

Media Release - The Liberals' promise to end the subsidies to Forestry Tasmania has again been exposed as a lie, with the GBE's annual report revealing taxpayers subsidised a $27 million operational loss.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Nov 2017

Barnett's Failure to Deliver

Media Release - The latest Forestry Tasmania - now fraudulently named Sustainable Timber Tasmania - Annual Report demonstrates the continued failure of the Liberals’ stated commitment to move the business onto a sustainable footing.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 2 Nov 2017

Forestry - Sale of State's Planation Assets

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN[10.53 a.m.]

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Sep 2017

Privatisation of Public Plantations

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Sep 2017

Forestry - Sale of Plantation Assets

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMANShortly after coming to office in April 2014 you stated publicly:Let me be clear:  we will not be selling any Government or public owned assets other than the Aurora retail book which the former...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Sep 2017

Forestry - Sale of State's Plantation Assets

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for RESOURCES, Mr BARNETTNow it has been confirmed that you are flogging 29 000 hectares of Tasmania's public plantation estate at a loss, and effectively sold all that land through a 99-year lease -Members...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Sep 2017

Sale of State's Plantation Assets

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for RESOURCES, Mr BARNETT

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Sep 2017

Liberals' Orwellian Forestry Tasmania Restructure Continues Subsidies

Media Release - The Liberals’ restructure of Forestry Tasmania has simply forced the GBE to sell its only potential profit making assets - the plantations - and moved the subsidies around to conceal the true extent of ongoing public funding for this...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 28 Jul 2017

Liberals Will Wear Blame if FT Fails in FSC Bid

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens' Leader and Forests' spokespersonForestry Tasmania has made it clear that if the Hodgman Government proceeds with its plan to open up 357 000 hectares of high conservation value forest to logging, it's bid for...

- 12 Feb 2017

FSC Certification Pipe Dream

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for RESOURCES, Mr BARNETT

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Oct 2016

Forestry Tasmania's Financial Loss

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for RESOURCES, Mr BARNETT

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Oct 2016

Liberals Shuffling Deck Chairs on Forestry's Titanic

Media Release - Not known for their transparency, 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 - 26 Oct 2016

Barnett Continues to Mislead, Divide over Forestry

Media Release - The big lie of a commercially viable and sustainable native forest industry was exposed with the release of Forestry Tasmania's 2015-16 annual report and correspondence from the FT Board today.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 25 Oct 2016

Over $18m Taxpayer Subsidy of Woodchip Export

Parliamentary Activity - Do you acknowledge accepting a massive commonwealth taxpayer subsidy is the only way the export of woodchips from Macquarie Wharf can be feasible?

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Sep 2016

Macquarie Point Woodchip Export Deal Suspicious

Parliamentary Activity - An ASIC search undertaken by the Greens confirms that Majestic Timbers Australia did not register as a company until 18 July, 10 days after Mr Gutwein, as minister, had stated that terms had been agreed to with proponents for the export of...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Sep 2016

Liberals Forestry Policy Deceptive and Delusional

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor MP to move—

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 Aug 2016

Minister Groom Must Act Now to Save Swift Parrot from Extinction

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes the launch of a campaign by the Bob Brown Foundation to Save Bruny Island from the logging that is destroying the habitat of the critically endangered swift parrot.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 5 May 2016

Greens Still Standing Alone on Protection of the Swift Parrot

Parliamentary Activity - Ms WOODRUFF (Franklin) - Madam Speaker, I rise tonight to draw the attention of the House to a campaign that has just been launched in Tasmania which reflects the level of concern, indeed desperation, in parts of the community over this...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 3 May 2016

State Fire Commission Report

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie discusses the report on the inquiry into the State Fire Commission, and the Greens' dissenting report.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 27 Apr 2016

Ministers Failing to Answer Questions on Notice

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - Madam Speaker, I was flicking through the notices of question that arrived on our desk today.  It is disappointing to see the number of questions that were put on notice some time ago that...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Apr 2016

Forestry Tasmania Alter FPP for Derby Coupe After Tourism Outrage

Parliamentary Activity - Calls on Minister for Forestry, Hon Peter Gutwein MP, to continue close monitoring of the logging operations in the North East, particularly in the now World class tourist destinations such as Derby and to ensure that old and economically...

Andrea Dawkins - 27 Apr 2016

Farewell Paul Harriss

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Forests spokespersonThe 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 - 17 Feb 2016

Incompetent, Divisive Forests Minister Must Resign

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Forests spokespersonResources Minister, Paul Harriss, is presiding over a debacle in his portfolio and all of it, his own making.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 20 Jan 2016

Response to Joan Rylah

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Response to Joan RylahThe Forest Peace Deal was proudly torn up by the current Liberal government loudly proclaiming the fulfilment of an election promise.

- 30 Dec 2015

Forestry Tasmania Annual Report

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O’Connor to move—That the House:—(1) Notes that Forestry Tasmania has delivered its 2014-15 Annual Report.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 29 Oct 2015

Forestry Tasmania Annual Report Smoke and Mirrors

Media Release - Forestry Tasmania's Annual Report 2014-15 paints a blithely optimistic picture of the GBE's financial fortunes, glossing over a continuing reliance on public subsidies and bailouts at public expense.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 Oct 2015

Forestry Tasmania Ministerial Charter

Media Release - Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader and Forests spokespersonThe 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.

- 22 Sep 2015

Lapoinya Logging

Parliamentary Activity - Andrea Dawkins MP to move That this House:1.     Notes with regret that Forestry Tasmania are still intent on logging Coupe FD053 at Lapoinya in the State’s north west;

- 26 Aug 2015

Lapoinya Logging

Parliamentary Activity - NOTICE OF MOTIONThat this House:1.     Notes with regret that Forestry Tasmania are still intent on logging Coupe FD053 at Lapoinya in the State’s north west;

- 18 Aug 2015

Harriss has no Plan, no Idea

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Member for Bass If Ms Smith's resignation is not due to being gagged, we can only assume she is the first to flee the sinking ship that is Mr Harriss' ministerial career.Ms Smith's comments supporting Forestry...

- 10 Jul 2015

Only 'Yes Men' Welcome on Harriss' Council

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Member for BassThe resignation of Sue Smith from the Ministerial Advisory Council on Forestry confirms that Minister Paul Harriss will not tolerate dissenting views when it comes to the mendicant GBE that is...

- 9 Jul 2015

Forestry Tasmania - FSC Certification

Parliamentary Activity - Mr McKIM question to MINISTER for RESOURCES, Mr HARRISS   [10.09 a.m.]When you were last asked about Forestry Tasmania's application for Forest Stewardship Council certification, you said that Forestry Tasmania expected to receive the...

- 27 May 2015

Energy Sector Props Up Forestry

Media Release - ​​​​​​​Tasmanian Networks Government Business Enterprise Committee hearings (GBEs) today finally exposed the fact that the GBE will be providing financial injections of $20 million to TasRail, and $30 million to Forestry Tasmania for the...

- 4 Dec 2014