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Matter of Public Importance - Forestry and Mining Jobs in North-West Tasmania

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) – Mr Deputy Speaker, 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 - 21 Jun 2018

Barnett Gets Hysterical Again

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

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 Aug 2017

Tarkine Tourism Future for NW, not Forest and Heritage Destruction

Media Release - 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 - 5 Feb 2017

Barnett Needs to Rule Out Caving to Frydenberg on Fracking

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens' Leader and Mining spokespersonTasmania’s moratorium on destructive hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’ has strong community support and strengthens our clean, green brand, a point that is clearly lost on Federal...

- 3 Feb 2017

Rivers of Waste

Parliamentary Activity - Ms Dawkins to move—That the House:—(1) Notes that many Tasmanian rivers are burdened by waste which has entered the system from the mining industry.(2) Understands the poor health of the King and Queen rivers in Queenstown stem from...

- 26 Oct 2016

Victoria Bans Fracking, Tasmania Should Follow

Media Release - The Victorian Government has listened to strong community concern over fracking and coal seam gas exploration, and is set to introduce a permanent ban on these unsustainable mining practices.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 30 Aug 2016

Save the Tarkine Decision Welcome

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens commend the Full Court of the Supreme Court on its unanimous decision to dismiss the Liberal Government's appeal, and order to the Minister to provide a statement of reasons for the decision to grant mining leases for...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 Aug 2016

Jobs' Growth Continues to Decline

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderThe 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.The ABS jobs figures released today mark the tenth straight...

- 18 Aug 2016

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

Parliamentary Activity - Thursday 16 June 2016Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN [10.52 a.m.]

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 Jun 2016

Premier Accepts Unethical Conduct of His Ministers

Parliamentary Activity - Thursday 16 June 2016Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN[10.06 a.m.]The ministerial code of conduct is clear.  It states:

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 Jun 2016

Backbenchers Eye Off Disgraced Brooks Ministries

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMANYou are now a Cabinet minister down and there is surely jockeying for the position amongst the enthusiastic Dorothys on your backbench.Madam SPEAKER - Order.  The member will refer to members of...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Jun 2016

Premier Still Defending Dishonest Adam Brooks

Parliamentary Activity - Wednesday 15 June 2016Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN[10.07 a.m.]It is now six days since your former mining minister told four distinct lies to the Estimates committee.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 15 Jun 2016

Hodgman Cop Out Over Failed Mining Minister Adam Brooks

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 14 June 2016Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN[10.52 a.m.]

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Jun 2016

Hodgman Won't Admit Brooks Lied to Parliament

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 14 June 2016Ms O'CONNOR question to PREMIER, Mr HODGMAN[10.05 a.m.]Anyone who was in the committee or has watched the footage of last Thursday's Estimates hearing knows your former minister told a series of four deliberate lies to...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 Jun 2016

Premier Sticks By Dishonest Minister

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader The Premier has delivered the weakest possible response to evidence Mining Minister, Adam Brooks, knowingly misled a Parliamentary Committee at least four times late yesterday.When a Minister of the Crown...

- 10 Jun 2016

Mining Minister Brooks Must Resign

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader Mining Minister, Adam Brooks, has no choice but to resign after three times misleading the Estimates Committee over continuing connections to the company he established, Maintenance Systems Solutions Pty...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 9 Jun 2016

Brooks Evasive on Shree Minerals, EPA Decision

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 24 May 2016Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for MINING, Mr BROOKS[10.28 a.m.]

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 May 2016

Brooks Evasive on Potential Political Interference with Shree

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Mining spokespersonMining Minister Adam Brooks still has questions to answer over potential political interference in the EPA's decision to give Shree Minerals the legal equivalent of a talking-to for...

- 24 May 2016

Serious Questions Over Shree Permit

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Mining spokespersonThere are serious questions to be answered about the Environment Protection Authority's decision to allow Shree Minerals to apply for a new permit to operate their Nelson River mine...

- 21 May 2016

Shree Permit Must be Cancelled

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Mining spokespersonIn the wake of news that Shree Minerals has failed to clean up its acid producing waste after fifteen months, it's reasonable to ask why the company's once biggest cheerleader, now...

- 18 May 2016

Call for Hodgman Liberal Government to Reject Committee Recommendation on DGR Status for Environmental Groups

Parliamentary Activity - Thursday 5 May 2016Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes recommendations from the House of Representatives Environmental Standing Committee that environmental groups carry out 25% of their activities in...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 5 May 2016

Not Enough Transparency over New Minister's Business Interests

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens LeaderThe new Minister for Mining, Adam Brooks is already in an awkward position in relation to his current business interests.  Mr Brooks’ company provides maintenance services to mining companies here,...

- 19 Feb 2016

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

Media Release - Nick McKim MP | Greens Parks spokespersonThe government’s claim that it is not planning to conduct ‘broad-scale logging’ in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) does not stand up to scrutiny, and represents a continued snub...

- 3 Jul 2015

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

Media Release - Nick McKim MP | Greens Resources spokespersonMinister Paul Harriss has fallen flat on his face after using parliamentary privilege to attack Bob Brown and Scott Jordan.

- 11 Jun 2015