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Mining and Minerals

MMG wants expand its tailings dam to make this globally-important rainforest area into a toxic tailings dump - that is what they want to do.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Sep 2023


Minerals Exploration

At 1 January 2021, there was 5176 square kilometres under exploration licences. By 13 June this year, it was at 9842 square kilometres - almost double.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 Sep 2023


Mineral Exploration Licences

You are constantly referring to 'getting the balance right' as you bulldoze your way through sensitive portfolio issues.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 Sep 2023

Justice, Scales and Gavel

Resources – Helilog Road Mining Lease

Your predecessor in the role, former resources minister, Mr Barnett, approved an unlawful mining lease over Helilog Road.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Jun 2023


Resources – Mining Exploration Grants

Recently the Government released the list of successful applicants for the eighth round of the Exploration Drilling Grant Initiative Process.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Jun 2023


Time For Mining Corporations to Pay their Fair Share

Felix Ellis was happy to brag about mining royalties today but failed to tell Tasmanians they have been ripped off to the tune of $125 million.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Sep 2022

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Environment and Climate Change – Heavy Metal Contamination

I wanted to raise an issue that's been brought to me by two wildlife ecologists or health specialists and it's about the levels of heavy metal contamination.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Jun 2022

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Resources – Nelson Bay River Site Remediation

Are you aware of any remediation measures that Shree has undertaken since the mine closed?

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Jun 2022

Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Resources – Exploration Drilling Grants

Yunnan Tin is the largest tin producer in the world. It also happens to be owned by a brutal totalitarian regime, the Chinese government, like MMG.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Jun 2022


Resources – MMG

You unlawfully approved a permit for MMG over Helilog road and subsequently they were a number of unlawful arrests made.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Jun 2022

Logged Forest, Tarkine

Barnett’s Potentially Unlawful Portfolio Decisions in Spotlight

Resources Minister, Guy Barnett, often rants about protesters targeting lawful activities, but it seems like he’s the one with a problem following the law.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Mar 2022

Huon Pine Forest - Wilson River Valley

A Huon pine forest of a scale not seen outside the remote Olegas Truchanas Reserve in south-west Tasmania has now been surveyed and studied.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Mar 2022

Gutwein Backs in Mining Industry Over Ancient Huon Pine Forest

An extraordinary find by bushwalkers on the Wilson River in takayna recently, has exposed the terrible flaws in the way that stunning, wild country is managed.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Mar 2022

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Bob Brown Foundation RTI Confirms Barnett Misled Parliament

Documents obtained under Right to Information by the Bob Brown Foundation clearly show Minister for Resources, Guy Barnett misled the Tasmanian Parliament.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Dec 2021

Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

TasRail – Resources Contracts

Minister, the annual report also notes that TasRail has identified the forestry sector as an opportunity for ongoing growth.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Dec 2021

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Motion of No Confidence in Minister for Resources

Motion of no confidence in Minister for Resources

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Oct 2021

Planning Documents

Approval of Mine Lease for MMG

Resources minister, Guy Barnett, has admitted he unlawfully approved a mining lease in takayna

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Oct 2021

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Venture Minerals’ Hit and Run on Tarkine Mine

Guy Barnett,has some questions to answer over Venture Minerals’ announcement today the company is suspending all operations, due to falling iron ore prices.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Sep 2021


Resources - Mining

The work they do is on behalf of future generations. It also upholds Tasmania's brand, and we regard you as the parliamentary wing of the climate criminals.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Sep 2021


Treasury - Mining Royalties

Treasurer, are you able to tell the Committee how much income Tasmania earned from mining royalties over the past year?

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Sep 2021


MMG Mine at Rosebery

The Greens support a sustainable mining industry. We recognise the enormous contribution the mining industry has made to Tasmania's economy.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Aug 2021

takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Barnett’s takayna Destruction Tour with Police Escort

Resources Minister, Guy Barnett, is a mining industry shill who apparently needs police protection to visit the takayna/Tarkine. Such courage.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Jun 2021

Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

Greens Release Plan to Make Corporates Pay Their Fair Share

Today the Greens launched our plan to make big corporations to pay their fair share, raising $1.23 billion over the next four years.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Apr 2021


Climate Emergency Win – Thermal Coal Mine Extinct

The proposal to build a thermal coal mine in the Midlands is dead - wonderful news for action on the climate emergency in lutruwita/Tasmania. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Oct 2020


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


Victoria Bans Fracking, Tasmania Should Follow

The Victorian Government has listened to strong community concern over fracking and coal seam gas exploration.

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

Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania

Save the Tarkine Decision Welcome

The Tasmanian Greens commend the Full Court of the Supreme Court on its unanimous decision to dismiss the Government's appeal.

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

Despite clear evidence of a member of Cabinet knowingly misleading Parliament the Premier did not sack him.

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

Anyone who was in the committee or watched the footage knows the former minister told a series of four deliberate untruths to the Parliament.

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


Premier Sticks By Dishonest Minister

The Premier has delivered the weakest possible response to evidence the Mining Minister knowingly misled a Parliamentary Committee at least four times.

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


Mining Minister Brooks Must Resign

Mining Minister, Adam Brooks, has no choice but to resign after three times misleading the Estimates Committee.

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


Brooks Evasive on Shree Minerals, EPA Decision

When Mr Brooks in opposition he was the loudest cheerleader for Shree Minerals. He talked them up as the saviour of the north-west coast.

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


Brooks Evasive on Potential Political Interference with Shree

Mr Brooks attempted to clarify that neither his staff nor his Department were involved in the EPA's response to Shree's failure.

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


Serious Questions Over Shree Permit

There are serious questions to be answered about the Environment Protection Authority's decision to allow Shree Minerals to apply for a new permit.

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


Shree Permit Must be Cancelled

It's reasonable to ask why the company's once biggest cheerleader, now Mining Minister, Adam Brooks, is missing in action.

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