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Illegal Clearing in TWWHA Must Be Investigated

Media Release - The illegal tracking cutting on the shores of Lake Malbena in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park and adjoining lakes is a scandal and a crime against nature.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Jan 2020

Liberals' Blatant EOI Greenwash Attempt

Media Release - The Hodgman Government are spending $40 000 of public funds on this study to try to take the heat out of their privatisation of public protected areas.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Dec 2019

Another Opaque EOI Proposal, More Public Funds

Media Release - In GBE Estimates today, the Greens questioned Parks Minister Gutwein about yet another secretive Expressions of Interest project in a protected area and the apparent expenditure of public monies to enable it.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Dec 2019

Record National Parks Visitors Reinforce Need to Protect Wilderness Values

Media Release - Record visitor numbers in Tasmania’s National Parks in the past financial year reinforces the need to better manage and preserve our protected areas, rather than opening them up to ever increasing visitor numbers and increased commercial...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 Sep 2018

Redneck Liberals Open National Parks and World Heritage Area for Hunting

Media Release - It’s clear the Liberals have once again kowtowed to the powerful shooting lobby with their decision to open up Tasmania’s protected areas for recreational shooting, under the guise of environmental management.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 Aug 2018

Recreational Shooting in Protected Areas

Parliamentary Activity - Your desire to appease the powerful gun lobby after the backflip on changes to gun laws was evident yesterday with your announcement shooters will be allowed into more national parks and reserves. We understand this is not about invasive...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 Aug 2018

Recreational Shooting in Protected Areas

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR question to MINISTER for PARKS, Mr HODGMAN

Cassy O'Connor MP - 23 Aug 2018

2017 State of the State Address in Reply

Parliamentary Activity - Ms O'CONNOR (Denison - Leader of the Greens) - I note that, on this International Women's Day, the Minister for Health and the Treasurer have risen to leave the Chamber as the only female leader in the House gets to her feet to respond to...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 8 Mar 2017

Centenary of National Parks Highlights Failures of Minister

Media Release - Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Parks spokespersonOn this weekend's centenary of national parks, Parks Minister, Matthew Groom, should admit Tasmania's protected areas are under unprecedented threat as a result of Liberal policies.

- 27 Aug 2016

State Budget 2016: Parks Funding Slashed and Burnt

Parliamentary Activity - We have just experienced devastating bushfires that burned an estimated 21 000 hectares of the TWWHA, yet the Budget papers show more than $6 million cut from an already underfunded Parks and Wildlife Service across the forward Estimates.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Jun 2016

Parks Minister Exposed for Gutting PWS Bushfire Funding

Media Release - At a time when Tasmanians should be celebrating this year’s centenary of Tasmania’s world class national parks and reserves, they are instead learning the details of the Liberal Government’s neglect and underfunding of the Parks and...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Jun 2016

Farrell Family to Benefit from Liberal Pork Barreling

Media Release - With the Federal Liberals splashing public money on unapproved private developments in Tasmania's reserves, questions need to be answered about an apparent perversion of process and their priorities.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 14 May 2016

Danger to Freycinet National Park Revealed

Media Release - The full extent of the Liberals' destructive plan for the Freycinet National Park has been revealed by a group of concerned Coles Bay residents, business and shack owners.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 24 Mar 2016

Liberals' Freycinet Exploitation Plan

Media Release - Parks’ Minister, Matthew Groom, is overseeing a sham consultation process to enable increased exploitation of the fragile Freycinet National Park.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 1 Feb 2016

Liberals Locking Up More National Parks

Media Release - A proposal to double the footprint of Freycinet Lodge in to the Freycinet National Park is yet another Liberal lock up for a selected private developer.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 17 Jan 2016

Three Capes Exclusive Monopoly

Media Release - The Three Capes Walk is the first exclusive playground for the rich, in our Parks. Not only are individuals being charged the hefty fee of $500 to walk the track, but established eco-tourism operators are being excluded.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 21 Dec 2015

Three Capes Access Still Clear as Mud

Media Release - In Question Time today, Minister Groom confirmed the suspicions of many - talking up the luxury aspects of the Three Capes 'experience' this morning, but ignoring the burning question from ordinary Tasmanians, “Can I do the walk without...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 22 Sep 2015