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No Support for Liberals' Forest Plan

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens' Leader and Forests spokesperson

On ABC radio this morning, the Executive Chairman of Neville Smith Forest Products emphatically called on the government not to reignite conflict over the State's High Conservation Value forests.

Even Guy Barnett's self-proclaimed biggest fan doesn't want the Liberals to lead the industry and environment groups back into the trenches.

Last week, Mr Barnett claimed Neville Smith Forest Products were backing the government's plan to log the State's High Conservation Value forests. 

Fish Farms and Forests - State Election Will be a Referendum on the Environment

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens' Leader

With fish farming approved in East Coast waters despite the threat of environmental harm and community opposition, and loggers to be unleashed on High Conservation Value forests, the Liberals are making the next State Election a referendum on the environment.

As Labor cheers the Liberals on from the opposition benches, only the Greens will be there to stand up for Tasmania's environment and stand with communities determined to protect it.

Forestry Politics on Show for Hobart Visitors

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens' Leader and Forests spokesperson

Today's government announcement TasPorts will be entering into a partnership to facilitate log and woodchip exports out of Macquarie Wharf, with taxpayer money, demonstrates this government's warped priorities.

Plans to begin wood exports from January next year, coincide with Hobart's peak tourist and festival season.  Unfortunately, due to the Hodgman Government's political priorities, tourists will be getting a real 'taste of Tasmania' under a Liberal Government.

Liberals Declare War on High Conservation Value Forests

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Forests spokesperson

The Hodgman Liberals today declared war on 400 000 hectares of Tasmania's globally significant, carbon rich forests which were set aside under the Tasmanian Forest Agreement to be formally reserved, then placed in a moratorium until 2020 by the Liberals.

These forests in places such as Bruny Island, Wielangta, the Blue Tier and the Tarkine should be formally protected in reserves due to their ecological, social and economic value to the State. 

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