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Each plant, sadly, can produce up to 100 000 seeds and many of these do not germinate for many years.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Oct 2022

Fallow Deer

Liberals Must Act on Feral Deer

Feral deer are out of control in Tasmania and impacting on both farmers and the landscape. It's time for the Liberals to take action.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Aug 2021

Fallow Deer

Draft Wild Fallow Deer Management Plan Pre-Release Submission

Fallow deer are an invasive species with a devastating impact on the landscape, and as such should have their protections rescinded.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Submission  |  11 Dec 2020

Fallow Deer

Primary Industries - Deer

The public was told by DPIPWE that removing the partially protected status of deer in Tasmania under the Nature Conservation Act was not up for discussion.

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

Fallow Deer

Gutwein Government in Hiding on Feral Deer

Staff from the DPIPWE today refused to give evidence to tomorrow’s Senate Committee hearings into the impact of feral deer on farmers and the landscape.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Oct 2020

Farm, Crops

Supporting Our Farmers

A recent survey of Tasmanian farmers showed strong support for reclassifying deer as a feral pest in Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Sep 2020

Fallow Deer

Barnett Fails Farmers and Environment, Backs in Feral Deer

Minister Barnett is failing farmers and the environment.

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

Fallow Deer

Fallow Deer Goal Must Be Eradication

Any move by Minister Barnett to commercialise the use of deer meat must have eradication of feral deer from the landscape as its goal.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Jun 2020

Fallow Deer

Fallow Deer

We are now in a situation where the Environment Game Management Branch really has no idea how many fallow deer there are in Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 May 2020

Ocean Waves

Oil Rig Biosecurity Concerns Remain

There are serious questions about the Ocean Monarch oil rig, and what action will be taken.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Jan 2019

Fallow Deer

Redneck Liberals Open National Parks and World Heritage Area for Hunting

It’s clear the Liberals have once again kowtowed to the powerful shooting lobby.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Aug 2018

Fallow Deer

Recreational Shooting in Protected Areas

The Minister has announced that recreational shooters will be allowed into protected areas, including the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Aug 2018