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Barnett Gets Hysterical Again

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens' Leader 

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

To claim the Tarkine is 'ripe for mining' and to ignore sound conservation practice is to fundamentally misunderstand that this wilderness is recognised globally for its outstanding natural and cultural values

Mining gross value added in North West Tasmania has, in fact, declined under the Liberals.

Tarkine Tourism Future for NW, not Forest and Heritage Destruction

Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens' Tourism spokesperson

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

Unique wilderness values and globally significant Aboriginal heritage are being directly threatened by the Hodgman Government's divisive, political agenda.

The Liberal Government is pushing ahead with its publicly funded court battle over 4WD tracks in the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area.

Barnett Needs to Rule Out Caving to Frydenberg on Fracking

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

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.

Minister Frydenberg has called for States and Territories to lift any moratoriums or bans on fracking in order to increase unconventional gas exploration.  This is the same Energy Minister who has attacked renewables and believes there is such a thing as ‘clean coal’. 

Victoria Bans Fracking, Tasmania Should Follow

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Mining spokesperson

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.

The pending ban is based on, ‘the best available evidence and acknowledges that the risks involved outweigh any potential benefits to Victoria.

Save the Tarkine Decision Welcome

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader

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 the Mt Lindsay and Livingstone projects.

We offer our warmest congratulations to Save the Tarkine and the Environmental Defenders Office, who have both fought for the information against the odds.

Jobs' Growth Continues to Decline

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader

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.

The ABS jobs figures released today mark the tenth straight month of decline in the trend number of employed people and the trend proportion of Tasmanians with jobs.

In total, the data tells us more than 5,000 Tasmanians have lost their jobs since last September.


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