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Mines Work Health and Safety (Supplementary Requirements) Amendment Bill 2019

We have come a long way to where we are debating a stronger workplace health and safety framework for the operation of mines and people who work in mines.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Sep 2020


Forestry and Mining Jobs in North-West Tasmania

Mr Brooks, as the member for Braddon, does his community a terrible disservice because he recycles the same speech over and over again.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Jun 2018


Barnett Gets Hysterical Again

As the State election draws closer Resources Minister, Guy Barnett, is becoming more and more desperate and hysterical.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Aug 2017


Tarkine Tourism Future for NW, not Forest and Heritage Destruction

Environmentalists and members of the Aboriginal community gathered in the North West today to call for takayna/the Tarkine to be protected from destruction.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  5 Feb 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.

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

Waste, Pile of Rubbish

Rivers of Waste

Many Tasmanian rivers are burdened by waste which has entered the system from the mining industry.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Oct 2016


Victoria Bans Fracking, Tasmania Should Follow

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

Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

Save the Tarkine Decision Welcome

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Aug 2016


Jobs' Growth Continues to Decline

The Liberals promised Tasmanians looking for work the world when they came to office. Sadly, what we have seen could not be further from the truth.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Aug 2016


Premier's Rant After Question About Chief of Staff and Brooks Debacle

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Jun 2016

Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Premier Accepts Unethical Conduct of His Ministers

Mr Brooks and Mr Groom, have either not read or chosen to ignore the code of conduct by knowingly misleading Parliament.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Jun 2016

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Backbenchers Eye Off Disgraced Brooks Ministries

The Premier is now a Cabinet minister down and there is surely jockeying for the position amongst the enthusiastic Dorothys on your backbench.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Jun 2016

Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Premier Still Defending Dishonest Adam Brooks

It is now six days since the former mining minister told four distinct lies to the Estimates committee.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Jun 2016


Hodgman Cop Out Over Failed Mining Minister Adam Brooks

Why did the Premier appoint Mr Brooks to the mining portfolio given his private company's link to the industry? 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Jun 2016

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Hodgman Won't Admit Brooks Lied to Parliament

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Jun 2016


Premier Sticks By Dishonest Minister

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Jun 2016


Mining Minister Brooks Must Resign

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Jun 2016


Brooks Evasive on Shree Minerals, EPA Decision

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 May 2016


Brooks Evasive on Potential Political Interference with Shree

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  24 May 2016


Serious Questions Over Shree Permit

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  21 May 2016


Shree Permit Must be Cancelled

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  18 May 2016


Not Enough Transparency over New Minister's Business Interests

The new Minister for Mining, Adam Brooks is already in an awkward position in relation to his current business interests.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Feb 2016


Mining Ban needs to be in WHA Management Plan as Government Ignores United Nations on Logging and Tenure

The government’s claim that it is not planning to conduct ‘broad-scale logging’ in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area does not stand up to scrutiny.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  3 Jul 2015


Minister Harriss Attacks Under Parliamentary Privilege, Falls Flat on His Face

Minister Paul Harriss has fallen flat on his face after using parliamentary privilege to attack Bob Brown and Scott Jordan.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  11 Jun 2015

Franklin River, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Premier's Claims on Wilderness Logging & Mining Beggar Belief

Premier Will Hodgman has claimed today in Budget Estimates that logging and mining can be conducted in wilderness areas without compromising wilderness values.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  9 Jun 2015


Mine Contamination Concerns

Concerns have been raised that an apparent breach of the safety bund wall of a disused open-cut tin mine could potentially contaminate Trial Harbour.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  22 Aug 2014


Venture Minerals Pulls Plug

The Hodgman government must guarantee that Venture Minerals will be required to fully rehabilitate its Riley Creek site.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  19 Aug 2014

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Shree Minerals Drops Tarkine Mine Lease

Shree Minerals’ welcome Rebecca Creek exploration licence relinquishment should now help focus efforts into diversification of the north-west economy.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  1 Aug 2014


Mt Lyell Mine Closure Blow

The announced closure of the Mt Lyell mine will be a blow to the tight-knit West Coast community coming so soon after the Henty Mine closure news.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  9 Jul 2014


Shree Minerals Deception

Despite Shree Minerals telling the media in May that ‘it has not made any decision to halt production,’ barely weeks into June we see production cease.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  10 Jun 2014


Mining Threat to Tarkine

Many people, including financial analysts, had warned that the iron ore market would drop.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  23 May 2014