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Liberals Vote Down Ban on Fracking for Tasmania

In a highly regrettable refusal to acknowledge the evidence and strong community opposition, the Liberals voted against the Greens' move to extend the moratorium on fracking to a permanent ban.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Sep 2017

Barnett Needs to Rule Out Caving to Frydenberg on Fracking

Tasmania’s moratorium on destructive hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’ has strong community support and strengthens our clean, green brand, a point that is clearly lost on Federal Energy Minister, Josh Frydenberg.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Feb 2017

Victoria Bans Fracking, Tasmania Should Follow

The Victorian Government has listened to strong community concern over fracking and coal seam gas exploration, and is set to introduce a permanent ban on these unsustainable mining practices.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Aug 2016

Permanent Ban on Fracking Needed

Hydrolic fracturing, or fracking, causes extensive environmental harm, impacts on the water table and is linked to increased risk of seismic activity.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Apr 2016

State Fracking Ban Bill

The Greens today tabled the Mineral Resources Development (Hydraulic Fracturing) Amendment Bill 2015, which implements a ban on fracking.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  19 Mar 2015

Frack Free Tasmania Status

The Tasmanian Greens will move to introduce a permanent ban on fracking when Parliament resumes next week.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  28 Feb 2015

Fracking-Need Decision Soon

Minister Rockliff needs to clarify whether his decision on the state's fracking moratorium will be based on formal advice or personal opinion.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  26 Feb 2015

Pressure Grows to Keep Tasmania's Moratorium

Pressure is growing on the Hodgman government to recommit to the state’s moratorium on fracking.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  11 Feb 2015

Fracking Forum

Today’s Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival’s (BOFA) big picture debate on fracking in Tasmania is very timely.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  10 Nov 2014

Fracking Moratorium

The Hodgman government needs to ensure its review into hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, genuinely engages with Tasmanians.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  30 Oct 2014