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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, a point that is clearly lost on Federal Energy Minister, Josh Frydenberg.

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

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

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  |  Media Release  |  30 Aug 2016

Save the Tarkine Decision Welcome

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  |  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 and having a perceived, and potentially real conflict of interest, the Premier did not sack him. 

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

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

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

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

Hodgman Won't Admit Brooks Lied to Parliament

Anyone who was in the committee or watched the footage of last Thursday's Estimates hearings 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 Mining Minister, Adam Brooks, knowingly misled a Parliamentary Committee at least four times late yesterday.

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 over continuing connections to the company he established, Maintenance Systems Solutions Pty Ltd.

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 and the mine as a jobs bonanza. 

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

Brooks Evasive on Potential Political Interference with Shree

Mining 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 breaching their environmental permit.

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 to operate their Nelson River mine in the Tarkine.

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

Shree Permit Must be Cancelled

In 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 Mining Minister, Adam Brooks, is missing in action.

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

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

The House of Representatives Environmental Standing Committee recommended that environmental groups carry out 25% of their activities in remediation works if they are to qualify for deductible gift recipient (DGR) status.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 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 (TWWHA) does not stand up to scrutiny, and represents a continued snub of the United Nations.

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

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

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