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Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Tourism – Lake Malbena

There is huge public unrest over the Government's decision to privatise Halls Island and Reg Hall's Hut for a total to the proponent of $115 per week.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Nov 2020


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Greens Table Petition to Protect Parks

The Greens today proudly tabled a petition signed by nearly 2,000 people to protect Tasmania’s National Parks and Reserves from privatisation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Oct 2020


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Halls Island, Lake Malbena Development

A large and growing constituency of Tasmanians from every possible walk of life are opposed to the privatisation of Halls Island in Lake Malbena.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Oct 2020


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Leaked Parks Document Reveals $7M Spend Planned for Lake Malbena

The Greens have a leaked internal Parks briefing note indicating the proposal is a $6.97 million investment - on a tiny island inside the TWWHA.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Oct 2020


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Lake Malbena - EPBC Assessment

The heli-tourism proposal for Halls Island at Lake Malbena will now be assessed under the EPBC Act as a controlled action.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  22 Sep 2020


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Lake Malbena EPBC Assessment a Reprieve for the Wilderness

The Federal Environment Minister’s determination that the Lake Malbena luxury helicopter tourism development warrants a formal assessment is welcome. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Sep 2020


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Wilderness Defenders Will Never Give Up on Lake Malbena

The development at Halls Island in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park is a travesty of proper process.

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


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Hapless DPIPWE Secretary Reduced to Pleas for Departmental Loyalty

DPIPWE Secretary, Tim Baker, has been reduced to begging disaffected staff to show loyalty to Parks Manager, Jason Jacobi.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Jul 2020


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Liberals Must Release Details of All EOI Proposals

Tasmanians have a right to know what their government is doing on their behalf – especially when it comes to public lands.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Jan 2020


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Illegal Clearing in TWWHA Must Be Investigated

The illegal tracking cutting on the shores of Lake Malbena in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park and adjoining lakes is a scandal and a crime against nature.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Jan 2020


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Privatisation of Hall's Island

The first lease was a temporary non-commercial lease over Reg Hall's hut in 1957, in 1980 a family member of the licensee took over this agreement.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2019


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Lake Malbena Federal Court Decision

It is very clear that the decision handed down by the Federal Court yesterday is a mess that is all of this Government's making.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Nov 2019


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Lake Malbena - Federal Court Judgment

The Government's corrupted and unpopular expressions of interest process for development in public protected areas has been dealt another blow.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Nov 2019


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Lake Malbena Decision a Mess of the Liberals' Making

The Federal Court’s has decided to set aside the determination that the Lake Malbena proposal was not a ‘controlled action’.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Nov 2019


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Lake Malbena Development Application

The Tasmanian Greens submission to the Lake Malbena development application to the Central Highlands Council.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Submission  |  15 Feb 2019


Heritage Treasury Building, Tasmania

Estimates Reply - Treasurer

Again, this year the most mindnumbingly frustrating and dishonest Estimates session from my point of view was with the Treasurer.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 Jun 2019


Pills

Labor in 2019 Stands for Nothing

Tasmanians who voted Labor at the last election on the basis of their position on pokies will be wondering what State Labor stands for in 2019.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Mar 2019


kunanyi / Mount Wellington

Leonie Hiscutt MLC in Political La-La Land

The Leader of Government Business in the Legislative Council, Leonie Hiscutt MLC, is in political la-la land if she thinks Labor stands for the environment.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Mar 2019


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Lake Malbena Rejection Exposes EOI Process as a Sham

The Central Highlands Council have listened to the overwhelming community opposition to the proposal for Lake Malbena.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Feb 2019


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Halls Island at Lake Malbena is Public Land

The Liberals’ efforts to privatize Halls Island will not wash with local fly fishers and bushwalkers.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Jan 2019


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Lake Malbena

These are the submissions on the proposal to allow for luxury huts and up to a 120 or more helicopter flights at Halls Island.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Nov 2018


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Lake Malbena - Corrupt Process

100 plus personal and community groups made submissions to the federal Environment department on the proposal to privatise Halls Island.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Nov 2018


Aboriginal Flag

Lake Malbena - Risks to Aboriginal Heritage

Today, hundreds of Tasmanians will gather in Town Hall in opposition to the proposal to build permanent huts in Lake Malbena.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Nov 2018


Aboriginal Flag

Wilderness Lost and Heritage at Risk if Lake Malbena Proposal Proceeds

The case against the proposal for helicopter-accessed luxury huts at Lake Malbena in the World Heritage Area grows stronger by the day.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Nov 2018


Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Liberals' Wilderness Wrecking a National Disgrace

An in depth report details the extreme threat the Liberals’ commercialisation and privatisation agenda poses to the Tasmanian wilderness.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Nov 2018


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Community Voice Ignored in Lake Malbena Decision

The proposal to privatise Lake Malbena inside the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area attracted overwhelming opposition.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Nov 2018


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Lake Malbena - National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council Advice

We now know that the government's key parks advisory body advised the federal government not to give EPBC approval to the Lake Malbena proposal.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Oct 2018


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Lake Malbena - National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council Submission

This advice is clear that your key advisory council does not support this expression of interest proposal for Lake Malbena.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Oct 2018


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Premier Must Explain Why Advisory Council Advice Was Ignored on Walls of Jerusalem Proposal

The Greens today tabled a leaked copy of the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Committee’s submission to the Federal Government.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Oct 2018


Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

Record National Parks Visitors Reinforce Need to Protect Wilderness Values

While being able to share our protected areas with visitors is a positive, the Liberals’ ever increasing growth model puts them at risk. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Sep 2018


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Walls of Jerusalem face threat of Biblical Proportions

Tasmanian anglers are looking to the Federal Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg to protect the Walls of Jerusalem National Park.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Jul 2018


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Lake Malbena - Anglers Alliance Tasmania's Concerns about the TWWHA

The Coordinator-General recommended approval of the Lake Malbena project in 2015, despite it being prohibited under the 1999 management plan.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Jun 2018


Halls Island on Lake Malbena, Walls of Jerusalem Nationa Park, Tasmania

Lake Malbena - Development in the TWWHA

We have here a leaked copy of the reserve activity assessment for the Lake Malbena proposal.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Jun 2018