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Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Liberals Must Start Listening on Climate

Consultation reports released yesterday by the Gutwein Government confirm overwhelming support in the Tasmanian community for ambitious climate action

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Aug 2021

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Greens Table Landmark Safe Climate Bill

The Greens today proudly tabled our landmark legislation for climate action – the Safe Climate Bill 2021.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Jun 2021

Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Status No Thanks to Liberals

While we welcome Tasmania’s negative greenhouse gas emissions, this has had nothing to do with Liberal Government policy.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Jun 2021

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TT-Line – Emissions

At the moment the TT-Line is compliant with the changes to the MARPOL Convention but Sydney Harbour is down to 0.1 mass by mass on sulphur content.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Dec 2020


Resources – Thermal Coal Exploration

There are currently four separate tenement areas listed as potential exploration release areas for coal on the MRT website.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2020

Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Resources – Forests and Climate

This is the first time we've heard the Premier acknowledge the extremely important role Tasmania's forests play in our emissions profile.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2020

Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

Budget Reply

If we do not make large, unparalleled changes by 2030 we will face extreme problems.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Nov 2020

Electric Car

Gutwein Adopts Greens’ Policy to Reduce Emissions

The Greens welcome the Liberals’ adoption of our policy to electrify the government vehicle fleet. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Nov 2020

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Liberals Must Rule Out Native Forest Furnaces in Renewable Energy Bill

The Premier and Climate Change Minister, Peter Gutwein, must rule out burning native forests for energy.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Oct 2020

Light Rail

Hobart Light Rail Stuck at the Station Under Liberals

The Gutwein Government needs to come out of hiding on Hobart light rail. It's had 7 years to get the project on track, and yet it’s still stuck at the station.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Oct 2020

Bushfire, Active Blaze

Plan for Bushfire Season Now

UTAS bushfire experts are right, the increasing risk of catastrophic bushfires cannot be underestimated. The State Government must be preparing themselves now.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Jul 2020


Thermal Coal Projects 

The continued support by this Government for thermal coal projects in Tasmania remains an ongoing concern to many people in the community and to the Greens.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Jun 2020

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Latest Greenhouse Accounts Show Forests Doing Heavy Lifting

State and Territory Greenhouse Gas Inventories 2018 confirms Tasmania’s native forest estate is foundational to this island’s positive emissions profile.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Jun 2020


Thermal Coal Assistance Must Cease Immediately

Reports Midland Energy have not received the $50,000 taxpayer funds they had been granted for thermal coal exploration in the midlands are welcome.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Jun 2020

Gordon Dam, Hydro Tasmania

Gutwein Government Must Rule Out Biomass Burning in Green Hydrogen Power

The Greens welcome the move to establish a renewable hydrogen energy manufacturing industry in Tasmania.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  19 May 2020

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Renewable Energy Action Plan Must Rule Out Biomass

We welcome the Draft Renewable Energy Action Plan’s aim for Tasmania to become a world leader in renewables. That said, there are glaring issues.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  14 May 2020

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Greens Release Safe Climate Bill

The Greens are responding to community demand for action on climate and will be tabling the Safe Climate Bill 2020 in State Parliament next week.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Mar 2020

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Safe Climate Bill 2020

A Bill for an Act to acknowledge the climate emergency as a threat to life on Earth and establish a framework for Tasmania to respond.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Greens Bill  |  12 Mar 2020


No New Thermal Coal Mines

Thermal coal combustion is a key driver of increasing greenhouse gas emissions and rising global temperatures.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Oct 2019

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No Justification for Tasmanian Coal Mining in Climate Emergency

The Liberals are funding a coal mining business to conduct exploratory drilling for fossil fuels that scientists are telling us have to stay in the ground.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Oct 2019

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Tasmania's Carbon Emissions Going Up

Between 2016 and 2017, emissions from all major sectors have gone up. Tasmania’s total carbon emissions grew by 1.2 million tonnes in 2016.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Aug 2019

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Climate Change - Emission Reduction Strategy

The United Nations has given us until 2030 to dramatically cut carbon emissions and stabilise our climate or risk the world warming more than 1.5 degrees.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Mar 2019

Bushfire, Burned Forest

Bushfire Emergency Highlights Urgent Need to Heed Climate Council Report

The Climate Council’s uncompromising and straight-speaking report confirms what all Tasmanians have lived for the last six weeks.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Feb 2019

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Tasmanian Energy Minister Captured by Coal Lobby

In the wake of the latest alarming IPCC report, Tasmania’s Energy Minister Guy Barnett has revealed his climate-denying colours on the national stage.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Oct 2018

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Liberals Claim Credit for Tasmanian Forest Agreement Emissions Reduction

The breathtaking hypocrisy of the Liberals talking up Tasmania's lower emissions profile cannot go unanswered.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Apr 2018

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Government of Climate Denial and Damage Left Behind by Paris

The Paris Agreement to curb global emissions in the hope of limiting warming to less than 2 degrees, comes into effect today.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Nov 2016

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Climate Act Review an Opportunity

Tasmania now has a legal responsibility to deliver emissions reductions and increase carbon storage.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Jul 2016

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Minister Groom, Is It Situation Normal or Act Now?

The Government’s newspaper update to the community today is another confusing message to Tasmanians about what we need to do in the state's energy crisis.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Apr 2016

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Emissions Reduction Target Woefully Inadequate

The Abbott Liberals have once more revealed they are a bunch of climate Luddites with their woeful 26% emissions reduction target by 2030. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Aug 2015

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Greenhouse Gas Accounts 2011-12

Tasmania is a cleaner, more energy efficient economy and is storing more carbon in the landscape than it was in 1990.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Jun 2014