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Bushfire, Burned Forest

Climate Action Crucial to Tackling Bushfire Risk

The Liberals twin announcements on forestry and bushfire risk couldn’t have been more ill-fitting if they tried. 

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


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Greens Release Plan for a Safe Climate

We were proud to release our comprehensive plan for a safe climate in lutruwita/Tasmania.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Apr 2021


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Peregrine School, Cygnet

Peregrine is at Nicholls Rivulet and Ina Gudelhofer sent some information about her class and their visit to the Castle Forbes Bay Forest.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Mar 2021


Protest, Climate Emergency

Right to Peaceful Protest

We know who the real radicals are and who the extremists are. They are people who want to trash forests and people who are driving the climate emergency.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Mar 2021


Bushfire, Active Blaze

Forestry Burn in the Styx Area

On the Saturday of the Labour Day long weekend, Forestry Tasmania set fire to a logged coup in the Styx.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Mar 2021


Bushfire, Active Blaze

Premier’s Irresponsible Logging Burn Spin

On the Saturday of the Labour Day long weekend, Forestry Tasmania set fire to a logged coupe in the Styx.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Mar 2021


Bushfire, Burned Forest

STT Questions to Answer Over Runaway Logging Fire

Forestry Tasmania lit a post logging fire in a Styx forest coupe just six days after the end of Summer, with a high fuel load on the ground after a wet season.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Mar 2021


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Matter of Public Importance Debate on Forestry

We came into the office this morning thinking that the matter of public importance debate would surely be about children and the Tasmania Police report.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 Mar 2021


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Greens Back BBF, Forests and Future Generations

The Greens applaud the work of the brave forest defenders at the Bob Brown Foundation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Mar 2021


Pile of Woodchips

Forest Defenders Highlight Tasmania’s Woodchip Tragedy

Tasmania Police must investigate the violent & threatening actions of Artec employees & log truck drivers towards forest defenders at Bell Bay woodchip mill.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Feb 2021


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Gutwein Must Listen to Doctors on Climate

The Greens commend the Tasmanian branch of the Australian Medical Association for their strong statement recognising the existential threat of climate change.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Feb 2021


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Great Forest Case Decision

The Federal Court decision on Bob Brown Foundation’s Great Forest Case is deeply disappointing for Tasmania’s forests and threatened species.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Feb 2021


Highway with Traffic

Forestry Tasmania – Log Truck Activity

People from all over the island get in touch with us when they are concerned about the impact of native forest logging.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Dec 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Forestry Tasmania – Ta Ann

Are you saying that over the course of its time in Tasmania, Ta Ann has received more than $80 million in state and Commonwealth support?

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Dec 2020


Swift Parrot

Forestry Tasmania – Logging in Swift Parrot Habitat

The Australian National University study that was released on 2 December showed that the swift parrot is down to an estimated 300 individual birds.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Dec 2020


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

TasPorts – Forest Product Exports

In the section of the annual report on page 7 covering freight and logistics, it talks about a downturn in forest products being exported out of all ports.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Dec 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Swift Parrot - Decline in Numbers - Logging of Habitat

The news from ANU researchers yesterday that the critically endangered Swift Parrot has plummeted in numbers to less than 300 is appalling.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 Dec 2020


Swift Parrot

Gutwein Must Step in and Save Swift Parrot

ANU research released yesterday confirming the critically endangered Swift Parrot has plummeted in numbers to ‘less than 300’ is deeply concerning. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Dec 2020


Parliament House, Tasmania

Tyenna River

Tasmania cannot be all things to all people and we need to understand what makes this place unique and precious.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 Dec 2020


Fish Farm, Macquarie Harbor

Estimates Reply - Minister Barnett

The membership of the marine farming review panel was so debased by the time the panel had made that decision that it was technically quorate.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 Dec 2020


Swift Parrot

Swift Parrot Report Confirms Urgent Need to Protect Habitat

Today’s swift parrot population report is horrifying. This precious bird is teetering on the brink of extinction. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Dec 2020


Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

Estimates Reply - Premier Gutwein

One thing that we are very disappointed about with the Liberal Budget is the failure to really set Tasmania on a new course.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Dec 2020


Pile of Woodchips

Energy – Biomass Burning

The emissions from native forest biomass across the whole life cycle are substantial and can no longer be justified in meeting the Paris targets.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2020


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Resources – Leatherwood

There has been failures on the Government's part and Forestry's part to ensure that leatherwood stands within coups are adequately protected.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2020


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Resources – Macquarie Point Stockpile

It is quite apparent that the stockpile of whole logs at Macquarie Point has grown.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2020


Pile of Woodchips

Resources – China and Woodchips

There are not many markets in the world outside China that will accept non-FSC-certified wood products.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2020


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Resources – Forests and Climate

This is the first time we've heard the Premier acknowledge the extremely important role Tasmania's forests play in our emissions profile.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2020


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

No Place for Forest Furnaces in Tasmania

The Greens support International Day of Action on Forest Biomass Energy. There is no place for forest furnaces in clean, green lutruwita/Tasmania. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Nov 2020


Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Climate Change

Every report that is received from the United Nations, from the Bureau of Meteorology or from the CSIRO ramps up the more and more dire warnings to leaders.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  23 Nov 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Budget 2020-21 - Native Forest Logging Industry

After plundering high conservation value forests at public expense for the past 13 years, Ta Ann yesterday walked away from its Huon mill.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Nov 2020


Pile of Woodchips

Massive Public Subsidies to Forestry Will Continue in State Budget

The Liberals came to government in 2014 promising to end the subsidies to native forest logging.  Six years later, the Premier confirmed in question time today,

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Nov 2020


Electric Car

Gutwein Adopts Greens’ Policy to Reduce Emissions

The Greens welcome the Liberals’ adoption of our policy to electrify the government vehicle fleet. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Nov 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Energy Co-Ordination and Planning Amendment (Tasmanian Renewable Energy Target) Bill 2020

We are in this position as a country where we are playing catch-up on tackling climate change.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Nov 2020


Pile of Woodchips

Forest Furnaces Are Not Renewable Energy

In a climate emergency, we have a scientific and moral imperative to decrease our carbon emissions to slow down the planet’s warming.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Opinion  |  10 Nov 2020


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Liberals, Labor Leave the Door Open to Forest Furnaces

The Liberal and Labor parties have united to allow native forest biomass to be classified a future renewable energy source in lutruwita/Tasmania. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Nov 2020


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Energy Generation from Native Forest Biomass

The Minister for Energy has made clear he wants to burn native forests for energy generation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Nov 2020


Doctor with Patient

Greens Welcome Doctors’ Call to End Native Forest Logging

The Greens welcome the call by 250 doctors and medical students to end native forest logging in lutruwita/Tasmania.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Nov 2020


Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Liberals Must Rule Out Native Forest Furnaces in Renewable Energy Bill

The Premier and Climate Change Minister, Peter Gutwein, must rule out burning native forests for energy.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Oct 2020


Swift Parrot

The Critically Endangered Swift Parrot

That special beautiful little parrot is one of the most charming, whimsical and colourful parrots in the world.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Oct 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Time to End Native Forest Logging

The Greens applaud Bob Brown Foundation’s injunction to stop Forestry Tasmania destroying habitat essential to Tasmania’s critically endangered Swift parrot.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Oct 2020


Bushfire, Active Blaze

Bushfire Preparedness

The clear and overwhelming evidence is that there is a strong link between logging native forest and increased bushfire risk.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Sep 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Dr Jennifer Sanger - Withdrawal from Publication of Scientific Paper

I rise to put on record, concerns at the low attack by a member of the Labor Party at some highly respected and credentialled Tasmanian scientists.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Sep 2020


Parliament House, Tasmania

International Day for Democracy

Today is International Day for Democracy and in a time of pandemic it is even more critical that we nurture and protect the foundations of our democracy.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Sep 2020


Pile of Woodchips

Minister Barnett Struggles with Truth, it's There in Black and White

Minister Guy Barnett’s constant refusal to be honest is disrespectful to both the Tasmanian people and their democratic processes. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Sep 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Barnett Needs to Explain Forestry Tasmania’s Smash and Grab Styx Logging

Blatant breaches of the Forest Practices Code in the Styx Valley demand an explanation from Resources Minister, Guy Barnett.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Sep 2020


Bushfire, Active Blaze

Liberals and Labor Attacking Scientists to Cover for Bushfire Logging Risk

There is apparently no low Resources Minister, Guy Barnett, and his Labor counterpart, Shane Broad, won’t stoop to to defend current logging practices.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Aug 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Native Forest Logging

The planet is experiencing a human-induced climate and biodiversity crisis and there is no justification for native forest logging.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  19 Aug 2020


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Sustainable Timber Tasmania - Forest Stewardship Certification

The auditor rejected STT's application for FSC on the basis of major non-conformities with the Forest Stewardship Standard for sustainability.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Aug 2020


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

FSC Failure Confirms Liberals Must End Native Forest Logging

Late on Friday, under the cover of a Budget update, so-called ‘Sustainable’ Timber Tasmania finally released the FSC audit report.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Aug 2020


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Barnett is a Disgrace

Guy Barnett is whipping up fear and loathing in the community over forests, with unfounded allegations over tree spiking.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Jul 2020


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Three Year Forest Destruction Plan a Climate Disaster

Sustainable Timbers Tasmania’s ‘Three Year Wood Production Plan’ is a climate disaster.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Jul 2020


Bushfire, Active Blaze

Plan for Bushfire Season Now

UTAS bushfire experts are right, the increasing risk of catastrophic bushfires cannot be underestimated. The State Government must be preparing themselves now.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Jul 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

COVID-19 Matter of Public Importance

If the minister wants their job to be that much easier, he needs to advocate within Cabinet for an end to native forest logging.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Jun 2020


Doctor with Patient

COVID-19 Emergency

The people working in our emergency services and Tasmania Fire Service do an outstanding job to keep us safe in bushfire season.  

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Jun 2020


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Trade Visit to China - Pulp and Paper Companies

Last December, the Minister embarked on a trade delegation to China where he met with representatives of at least two pulp and paper companies.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Jun 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Sustainable Timbers Tasmania Additional Coupes

So-called Sustainable Timbers Tasmania, continued its destructive native forest logging throughout the pandemic emergency.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Jun 2020


Bushfire, Active Blaze

Bushfire and Climate Summit Warning for Tasmania

The 33 Emergency Leaders for Climate Action were crystal clear - our worsening extreme weather is caused by burning fossil fuels.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Jun 2020


Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Gutwein Must Step Up on World Environment Day

The best gift the Gutwein Government could give Tasmania on World Environment Day is a policy reset.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Jun 2020


Swift Parrot

Swift Parrot - Preservation of Breeding Habitat

There are fewer than 1000 breeding pairs of the world's fastest parrot - the critically endangered swift parrot - left in the wild.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 Jun 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Logging of Threatened Species Habitat

In a landmark decision last week, the Federal Court found VicForests, Victoria's forestry corporation, is not exempt from national environmental law.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  4 Jun 2020


Swift Parrot

Gutwein Government and STT Now on Notice

The Gutwein Government is on notice following yesterday’s landmark Federal Court decision on logging threatened species habitat in Victoria.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  28 May 2020


Bushfire, Burned Forest

Independent Scientists Sound Warning Over Logging and Bushfire Risk

Independent scientists have written to Tasmanian MPs highlighting studies that show a clear connection between native forest logging and bushfire risk.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 May 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Logging During COVID-19

The continuation of destructive logging activity has been a disappointing blight on an otherwise thoughtful approach by the Premier through this pandemic.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 May 2020


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

New Forestry Peak Body Should be a Fresh Start for Industry

The Greens cautiously welcome the new forestry peak body replacing the divisive and ideologically driven Forests Industry Association of Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  21 May 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Leatherwood Logging

The leatherwood tree is found only in Tasmania. It grows in cool temperate rainforests that occur in mossy forests along the north west, west and south west.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 May 2020


Doctor with Patient

COVID-19 - Concerns of North-West Doctors

North-west doctors have been at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic. They have been risking their safety, working day after day, caring for patients.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 May 2020


Degraded Landscape, Midlands, Tasmania

Minister Barnett Needs a Big Rethink

Resources Minister, Guy Barnett, needs to take a broader view of Tasmania’s forestry sector and its role in this island’s recovery from coronavirus.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 May 2020


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Barnett Can't Fudge Threat to Forests

Minister Barnett knows the mendicant faction of the native forest logging industry want to get in to the 356 000 hectares of future reserve forest.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Apr 2020


Legislation, Clause Being Highlighted

Greens Refer Barnett, Archer and WorkSafe CEO to Integrity Commission

The Tasmanian Greens have today written to the Integrity Commissioner asking him to investigate allegations of the serious misconduct.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Feb 2020


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Integrity Commission referral of Archer, Barnett and Cocker

Referral of Attorney-General Archer, Minister Barnett, and WorkSafe Chief Executive Mark Cocker to the Integrity Commission for investigation of misconduct.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Submission  |  27 Feb 2020


Protest, Climate Emergency

Another Authoritarian Attack on Peaceful Protesters

Today’s attack on peaceful protest through WorkSafe’s directive to the Bob Brown Foundation is a politically motivated shield for the logging industry.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Feb 2020


Protest, Climate Emergency

Forest Defenders Making a Difference in takayna

The presence of activists in takayna/Tarkine is clearly making a big impact on planned logging operations in the region.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Feb 2020


Bushfire, Burned Forest

Takayna/Tarkine Logging Madness Increases Climate and Bushfire Risk

The logging of ancient rainforest ecosystems in the Tarkine is utterly unjustifiable on environmental, social and economic grounds. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Feb 2020


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Gutwein Must Intervene in Tarkine Destruction

The logging industry’s destruction of ancient rainforest in the takayna/Tarkine region is the first major test for Tasmania’s new Premier.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Feb 2020


Lower Chasm Falls, Smoko Creek, in the Great Western Tiers, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Logging in Tasmanian Forest Agreement Second Tranche Forests

Cassy O'Connor moves a motion to protect the 356 000 hectares of Tasmanian Forest Agreement second tranche reserve forests.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Nov 2019


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Pulp Mill Assessment Repeal Bill 2017

A Bill for an Act to repeal the Pulp Mill Assessment Act 2007 (No. 4 of 2007) and to revoke the Pulp Mill Permit and any approval provisions.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Greens Bill  |  1 Nov 2017


Money, Australian Dollars, Notes

Budget Cuts and Budget Mismanagement

Cassy responds to the Treasurer during Labor's 'Budget Cuts and Budget Mismanagement' Matter of Public Importance.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Oct 2019


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Climate Action, Logging of Forests

Rosalie Woodruff questions the government over their failure to secure FSC certification.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Sep 2019


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Logging in High Conservation Value Forests

Cassy O'Connor questions the Minister over the requests of the Forest Industries Association in a recent meeting.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  25 Sep 2019


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Unemployment and Jobs

Treasurer, I do not have a handkerchief big enough to mop up the crocodile tears you just shed for the children of forest workers.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Aug 2019


Lower Chasm Falls, Smoko Creek, in the Great Western Tiers, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Estimates Reply - Minister Courtney

In 2015, the first FFC audit was handed down and it found that Forestry Tasmania was critically non-compliant in a number of areas.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Jun 2019


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Estimates Reply - Attorney-General

This Government is intent on corrupting the processes we have in place to protect the natural environment to support the very industry they would like to grow.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Jun 2019


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Forest Practices Amendment Bill 2018

We will go into Committee because we have a few things we would like to talk about, the specifics of a number of clauses.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 May 2019


Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Jobs and the Economy

It would be good to know, formally today, Labor's position on whether they are running away from the historic Tasmanian Forestry Agreement.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 May 2019


Bushfire, Burned Forest

Effect of Bushfires on the Honey industry

There are still questions to be answered about the response to the Gell River fire.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Mar 2019


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Minister Needs To Formally Rule Out Southern Port

The long-awaited southern wood residues advice finds a southern port would be commercially unviable.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Mar 2019


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Patriarch and Sons - Logging Practices

Patriarch and Sons' parent company, Shin Yang, is notorious for illegal rainforest logging and human rights violations.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  21 Nov 2018


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Majestic Timbers Crumbles Without Freight Subsidy

The Greens have received information to suggest the company that was Majestic Timbers is no longer operational.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Sep 2018


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Majestic Timbers - Operations

Majestic Timbers has collapsed, its director, Shane Rice, has fled the country, and its contractors have not been paid for up to three months.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Sep 2018


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Barnett's Forestry Delusions

Guy Barnett’s claim that thousands of jobs would be lost under the Greens’ policy to end native forest logging is, unsurprisingly, completely untrue.  

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  21 Jun 2018


Mining

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


Industrial Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Liberals Claim Credit for Tasmanian Forest Agreement Emissions Reduction

The breathtaking hypocrisy of the Liberals talking up Tasmania's lower emissions profile cannot go unanswered.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Apr 2018


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Time for Transparency and Change in Forestry

A damning analysis of the Regional Forest Agreement in today’s The Guardian newspaper is an indictment on both State and Federal Governments.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Mar 2018


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Barnett's Forestry Jobs Dishonesty

In the wake of ABS data confirming a massive decline in forestry employment under the Liberals, the Hodgman Government seems to be fudging the numbers.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Nov 2017


Swift Parrot

Liberals' Forestry Agenda Putting Swift Parrot on the Chopping Block

In their ideologically-driven rush to log the State’s native forests, the Liberals are destroying the habitat of the endangered Swift parrot.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  13 Nov 2017


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Government Subsidies and Forestry Spin Continue Under Liberals

The Liberals' promise to end the subsidies to Forestry Tasmania has again been exposed as a lie.

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


Pile of Woodchips

Pulp Mill Assessment Repeal Bill 2017

Andrea Dawkins delivers a second reading speech for the Greens' Pulp Mill Assessment Repeal Bill 2017, discussing the history of the mill and the Act.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Nov 2017


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Barnett's Failure to Deliver

The latest Forestry Tasmania Annual Report demonstrates the continued failure of the Liberals’ commitment to move the business onto a sustainable footing.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Nov 2017


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Liberals' Destructive Rainforest Logging Plan Takes Effect

The so-called Special Timbers Management Plan permits logging in regional reserves and conservation areas.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Oct 2017


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Forestry - Sale of State's Planation Assets

The Premier promised Tasmanians he would not sell off their assets. He also told them his would be an open and transparent government. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Sep 2017


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Privatisation of Public Plantations

The Government has privatised 29 000 hectares of plantations for around $40 million to $55 million less than it cost taxpayers to establish them.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Sep 2017


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Forestry - Sale of Plantation Assets

On coming into office the Premier committed to not sell any public owned assets', yet a 99 year lease has been granted over 29,000 hectares of plantations.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Sep 2017


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Forestry - Sale of State's Plantation Assets

The Government are flogging 29,000 hectares of Tasmania's public plantation estate at a loss, and effectively sold all that land through a 99-year lease.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Sep 2017


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Sale of State's Plantation Assets

You have announced that 29 000 hectares of publicly owned plantation has been sold to a private company for $60 million.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Sep 2017


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Mr Lennon and Mr Gay - Alleged Meetings with Government

Former Labor premier Paul Lennon is on the Farrell family payroll in a bid to protect the obscene profits they make off the back of human suffering.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Sep 2017


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Premier Can't Explain How Plantation Sale isn't Privatisation

The Premier has been exposed for misleading the Tasmanian people when he said in April 2014 that his government would not be privatizing public assets.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Sep 2017


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Dodgy Brothers, Lennon and Gay, Back in Business

With Paul Lennon on the Farrell's payroll, and John Gay set to profit from rainforest logging in protected areas, the Dodgy Brothers are back in business.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Sep 2017


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Liberals' Rainforest Logging Plan to Open Up Reserves

Introducing logging into reserves and conservation areas is a destructive move, designed to generate conflict.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Aug 2017


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Liberals' Orwellian Forestry Tasmania Restructure Continues Subsidies

The Liberals’ restructure of Forestry Tasmania has simply forced the GBE to sell its only potential profit making assets - the plantations.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Jul 2017


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Two Year Reprieve for Threatened Forests

356 000 hectares of the most beautiful, carbon rich forests on the planet have won a temporary reprieve from the Liberals' destructive, divisive logging plan.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Jun 2017


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Liberal Lies over Forest Industry Subsidies

The Liberals are prepared to massively subsidise Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH) move from Victoria.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Jun 2017


Swift Parrot

Forest-Destroying Minister Confirms Land Clearing Bonanza

In Budget Estimates today Resources Minister, Guy Barnett, confirmed he is unleashing a land clearing bonanza on Tasmania’s public and private land.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  7 Jun 2017


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Forestry Burns Threaten Public Health

Over the weekend in communities across the State residents were subjected to thick choking smoke from Forestry Tasmania burns.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 May 2017


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Tarkine Forestry Regeneration Burn

Yesterday at 3.20 p.m. a forestry regeneration burn in the Tarkine escaped coupe TE008P on two points on its eastern boundary.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  5 Apr 2017


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Forestry Bill - No Market for HCV Forest Products

The industry has condemned the Government's plan to log forest that was set aside from protection under the Tasmanian Forest Agreement.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Mar 2017


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Forest Industries Association of Tasmania's Objections to the Forestry Bill

The Government has consistently claimed the industry needs access to the 356 000 hectares of high conservation value forest set aside under the TFA.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Mar 2017


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Forestry Bill - Potential Logging at Derby

The growth in Derby visitation has increased by 250 per cent in the past two years.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Mar 2017


Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Forestry Bill - Threat to Tourism

The draft legislation to allow logging in 356 000 hectares of high conservation value forest is a threat to Tasmania's growing visitor economy and its brand.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Mar 2017


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Liberals Cynically Delay Two Controversial Bills Hoping MLC Mix Will Change

Outside the Liberal Cabinet, there is almost zero support for these Bills and a high degree of understanding about the damage they could cause if passed.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Apr 2017


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Barnett Dismisses Escaped Tarkine Burn

The Minister for Resources did not answer the Greens' questions about the escaped Tarkine regeneration burn in Parliament today.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  5 Apr 2017


Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Liberals' Derby Hypocrisy

The Greens are strong supporters of the World Enduro Series, and the thriving mountain bike industry in and around Derby.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  31 Mar 2017


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Log Trucks on Tasmanian Roads

Minister Barnett is either misleading or in denial over the evidence that more log trucks will lead to an increase in serious accidents and fatalities.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Mar 2017


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Liberals' Forestry Jobs Failure

The data confirms that there has been no job growth in Forestry and Wood Product manufacturing in Tasmania under the Hodgman Liberal Government.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Mar 2017


Lower Chasm Falls, Smoko Creek, in the Great Western Tiers, Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Gagged Liberals' Forest Bill a Recipe for Corruption

In a clear signal they are afraid of Parliamentary scrutiny, the Liberals' gagged debate on their destructive and divisive logging legislation.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Mar 2017


Three Capes Track, Tasmania

Liberals' Forest Farce

Legislation to allow logging in some of the most high conservation value, carbon rich forests on the planet was tabled in State Parliament today. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  14 Mar 2017


Logged Forest, Tarkine

No Support for Liberals' Forest Plan

The Executive Chairman of Neville Smith Forest Products emphatically called on the government not to reignite conflict over the State's forests.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Feb 2017


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Liberals Will Wear Blame if FT Fails in FSC Bid

Forestry Tasmania has made it clear that if 357 000 hectares of high conservation value forest open up to logging, it's bid for FSC will go back to square one.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Feb 2017


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Barnett Exposed by his own Agency on Tarkine Logging

Forestry Tasmania’s own High Conservation Value forest maps identify the Tarkine as one of the richest high conservation value locations in the State.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Feb 2017


Wedge-Tailed Eagle

Protect the Tarkine for NW Jobs and Environment

Today's news that Forestry roading in the Trowutta Blackwood forests directly threatens nesting habitat for the Wedge-tailed eagle is alarming.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  10 Feb 2017


Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Tasmania

Warped Liberal Politics Put MONA's Macquarie Point Vision at Risk

The Tasmanian Greens welcome the vision within the MONA Macquarie Point cultural plan, and the focus on Truth and Reconciliation.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Dec 2016


Hobart, Tasmania

Forestry Politics on Show for Hobart Visitors

Today's government announcement TasPorts will be entering into a partnership to facilitate log and woodchip exports out of Macquarie Wharf.

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


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Industry Walking Away from Liberals' Logging Plan

It's very clear that ARTEC, a significant player in the timber industry in Tasmania, does not support the government's plan.

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


Three Capes Track, Tasmania

Liberals Refuse to Rule Out Logging in Wielangta Tourist Drive

The Hodgman Government's plans to extend the Great Eastern Drive by upgrading Wielangta Road are threatened by their own political agenda.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  16 Nov 2016


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Warped Liberal Priorities Put Tourism at Risk

Parks Minister, Matthew Groom’s Parks 21 progress report today comes on the heels of yesterday's Auditor General's report into Parks and Wildlife funding.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  16 Nov 2016


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Greens to Seek Meeting with Forest Stewardship Council

The Tasmanian Greens will seek a meeting with the Forest Stewardship Council to ensure they are fully informed.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Nov 2016


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Liberals Can't Have it Both Ways on Wielangta

The Tasmanian Greens look forward to the Liberals ruling out logging in the Wielangta forest as they have with the Tasman forests near the Three Capes Walk.

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


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Conservationists United, Call on Premier to Back Off HCV Forests

The conservation movement stands united to protect Tasmania's high conservation value forests and precious clean, green brand from the Hodgman Government.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  31 Oct 2016


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Ministerial Statement on Forestry a Sham

That the ministerial statement on forestry misleads Tasmanians over the alleged need to allow loggers into 357 000 hectares of high conservation value forest.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Oct 2016


Logged Forest, Tarkine

FSC Certification Pipe Dream

Forestry Tasmania is almost two years behind schedule on achieving forest stewardship certification, a goal that appears to be disappearing out of reach for FT.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Oct 2016


Pile of Woodchips

Premier - Why Restart the Forest Wars?

How can you countenance allowing loggers into these forests of global significance, treasure troves of biodiversity and habitats for threatened species?

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Oct 2016


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Forestry Tasmania's Financial Loss

The FT board makes it clear they cannot fulfil their legal obligation under the GBE Act to operate commercially.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Oct 2016


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Liberals Shuffling Deck Chairs on Forestry's Titanic

The Tasmanian Liberals are being highly transparent in their desire to create unnecessary conflict over forests in the lead up to the election.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Oct 2016


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Barnett Continues to Mislead, Divide over Forestry

The big lie of a commercially viable and sustainable native forest industry was exposed with the release of correspondence from the FT Board today.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Oct 2016


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Minister Barnett Remains Delusional on Forests

The Resources Minister is at it again.  He is seeking to mislead Tasmanians and whip up community conflict over forests.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Oct 2016


Bruny Island Lighthouse

Logging of High Conservation Value Forests

The Government has announced plans to let loggers into 400 000 hectares of high conservation value, carbon-rich forests.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Oct 2016


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Forestry - Plans to Log High Conservation Forests

Yesterday, Minister Barnett announced that he is moving to let the loggers into 400 000 hectares of high conservation value carbon-rich forest.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  13 Oct 2016


Bruny Island Lighthouse

Weak, Short-Sighted Liberals Set to Reignite Forest Wars

Forests in places like Bruny Island, Wielangta, the Blue Tier, North East Highlands and the Tarkine are now under direct threat from Will Hodgman's government.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  13 Oct 2016


Pile of Woodchips

Over $18m Taxpayer Subsidy of Woodchip Export

Do you acknowledge accepting a massive commonwealth taxpayer subsidy is the only way the export of woodchips from Macquarie Wharf can be feasible?

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Sep 2016


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Macquarie Point Woodchip Export Deal Suspicious

Majestic Timbers Australia did not register as a company until 10 days after Mr Gutwein had stated that terms had been agreed to.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  15 Sep 2016


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Hodgman Liberals Living Up to Lonely Planet's Warning

Last year, the travellers' bible, Lonely Planet, warned international travellers to visit Tasmania's wild places 'before compromises are made.'

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Sep 2016


Shaking Hands

Liberals Do Deal with Company That Didn't Exist over Macquarie Point Exports

The more things change in Tasmania's native forest logging industry, apparently the more they stay the same.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  15 Sep 2016


Swift Parrot

Minister Barnett in Cloud Cuckoo Land on FSC

The Minister is living in cloud cuckoo land if he thinks Forestry Tasmania can secure Forest Stewardship Certification under current Liberal policies.

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


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Forest Stewardship Certification

Yesterday the Minister failed to state your Government's commitment to Forestry Tasmania achieving Forest Stewardship Council certification.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Aug 2016


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Forest Furnaces

Submissions close on Friday for the Government's program to use taxpayers' money in an attempt to revive the dying native forest-logging industry.

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


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Urgent Action Needed to Save Giant Freshwater Lobster

Astacopsis gouldi, the giant freshwater lobster, is now categorised as endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's red list.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Aug 2016


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Resources Minister Misleads Parliament over Forestry Jobs

Resources Minister, Guy Barnett, needs to back up his claim that there are 'thousands' of Tasmanians employed in the native forest industry.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  25 Aug 2016


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Delusional Resources Minister Backs in Forest Furnaces, not FSC

In Question Time today, Resources Minister, Guy Barnett, displayed extraordinary ignorance in describing the burning of native forests for energy as renewable.

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


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Liberals Still in Denial on Jobs

The Treasurer still clings to his flimsy line of 1,300 jobs created since the election.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Aug 2016


Mining

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


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Barnett Must Leave His Prejudices at the Cabinet Door

Premier Hodgman has chosen the same person who led the witch hunt into the sale of the Triabunna woodchip mill as their new Minister for Resources.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Jul 2016


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Forestry EOI Process Won't Revive Native Forest Logging

The Minister for Forests is dreaming if he believes there is a viable future in native forest woodchip or whole log exports.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Jul 2016


Swift Parrot

Greens Still Standing Alone on Protection of the Swift Parrot

In 2015, the International Union for Conservation of Nature declared the swift parrot, the world's fastest parrot, to be critically endangered.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  3 May 2016


Bushfire, Active Blaze

Bushfire Inquiry A Whitewash

The Bushfire Inquiry findings paint over the devastation of the summer bushfires in the World Heritage Area. It's as though they never existed.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Apr 2016


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Whole Lot of Nothing on Secretive Forestry EOI Process

Peter Gutwein, has again treated Parliament with contempt, spending more than five minutes giving no detail on the so-called Southern Residues Solution' EOIs.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Apr 2016


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Police Escort for Forestry Over The Top

The community has been explicit they would not be staging direct protest action and a police escort was completely unnecessary.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  20 Apr 2016


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Gutwein Should Use Derby Logging Delay to Consult Constituents

Forestry Tasmania has advised that logging of the outer part of contentious coupe CC104B at Derby will be delayed to February 2017.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  13 Apr 2016


Overland Track, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Tasmania

Hodgman Liberals in Embarrassing World Heritage Backdown

Parks Minister, Matthew Groom, has more egg on his face after being forced in to an embarrassing backdown on the Liberals' plan to log in the TWWHA.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Mar 2016


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Tough Choices Ahead for Minister Gutwein

The new Minister for Forests will need to have the courage to make the tough choices Paul Harriss clearly didn't want to make.

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


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Sustainable Forestry Our Future

The increase in Tasmania's wood exports are thanks to sustainable private sector plantation-based forestry, not politics or state government intervention.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Jan 2016


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Response to Joan Rylah

The Forest Peace Deal was proudly torn up by the current Liberal government loudly proclaiming the fulfilment of an election promise.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  30 Dec 2015


takayna / tarkine, Tasmania

Forest Practices Plans Routinely Ignored

The annual report of Tasmania's Forest Practices' Authority makes it clear that Forest Practices Plans (FPPs) are regularly ignored by industry operators.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  17 Nov 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Liberal Greenwash Won't Fool Lonely Planet

Today the Greens signed a letter to Lonely Planet, in response to their travel advisory yesterday warning that Tasmania’s wilderness is under threat.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Nov 2015


Swift Parrot

Stop Logging All Swift Parrot Forests

The international conservation listing of the swift parrot as critically endangered is the wakeup call the government needs to stop logging its habitat.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Oct 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Another Day, Another Handout to Forestry

After redirecting $7M allocated exit funding to keep people in the native forest industry, the Liberals are paying another $1M in compensation to contractors.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Oct 2015


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Triabunna Wharf Sale

The sale of TasPorts' Triabunna wharf to a local, marine based business is final proof that Triabunna’s future is in tourism and marine-based industries.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Oct 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Forestry Tasmania Ministerial Charter

The Ministerial Charter that Forestry Tasmania is expected to abide by makes it clear the GBE is being set up to fail, despite the Liberals' rhetoric.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  22 Sep 2015


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Lapoinya Logging

Forestry Tasmania are still intent on logging Coupe FD053 at Lapoinya in the State’s north west.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Aug 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

More Woodsmoke and Mirrors from Harriss

The Liberals continue to mislead Tasmanians over the future viability of the native forest woodchip industry.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Aug 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Rosalie Woodruff New Franklin MP

I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to represent the Franklin electorate at the state level.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  18 Aug 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Lapoinya Logging

Forestry Tasmania are still intent on logging Coupe FD053 at Lapoinya in the State’s north west.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  18 Aug 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Biomass Energy Another Tired Liberal Policy

Resources Minister Paul Harriss is exactly right; export of wood chips is a poor, unprofitable use of our precious forests.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  20 Jul 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

No FSC Means no Social Licence for Pulp Mill

The only way for a pulp mill to be viable in the Tamar Valley is for the FSC accreditation for our forests, which is proving to be problematic.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  15 Jul 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Harriss has no Plan, no Idea

If Ms Smith's resignation is not due to being gagged, we can only assume she is the first to flee the sinking ship that is Mr Harriss' ministerial career.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  10 Jul 2015


Bureaucracy, Professional with Paperwork

Only 'Yes Men' Welcome on Harriss' Council

Minister Paul Harriss will not tolerate dissenting views when it comes to the mendicant GBE that is Forestry Tasmania.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  9 Jul 2015


Aboriginal Flag

Heritage No Excuse for Logging the TWWHA

Senator Colbeck's comments supporting selective logging in the World Heritage Area are offensive, and use of heritage as a transparent disguise is laughable.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  7 Jul 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Minister Harriss being Deliberately Deceitful over WHA Logging

Resources Minister, Paul Harriss’s ridiculous claim that the Greens supported logging in the World Heritage Area does not stand up to scrutiny.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Jul 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Harriss has no Plan for Forestry

Minister Paul Harriss is unable to provide a future operating model for Forestry Tasmania, or a business case for its so-called return to financial viability.

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


Economy, Finance, Calculator, Pen and Graph

Forestry Tasmania - Increased Debt, No Plan to Pay it Back

Treasurer Peter Gutwein has increased Forestry Tasmania’s debt capacity by $10 million to $41m.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  9 Jun 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Forestry Tasmania - FSC Certification (follow up)

FSC's auditors, SCS Global, has identified non-conformities in Forestry Tasmania's FSC application.

Nick Mckim  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 May 2015


Pile of Woodchips

Native Forest Biomass

The Minister is now taking up Paul Lennon's dream of burning native forest woodchips in industrial scale forest furnaces to generate electricity.

Nick Mckim  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 May 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Harriss Refuses to Rule Out Public Subsidies for Native Forest Furnaces

Forests Minister Paul Harriss has refused to rule out ongoing public subsidies for burning native forest woodchips and pulp logs to generate electricity.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  26 May 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

No Forest Furnaces

The Hodgman government must rule out lobbying for native forest logging waste and biomass to be included in the Renewable Energy Target.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  19 May 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Gutwein, Harriss, Annells at Loggerheads Over Forestry 

The Treasurer needs to answer a very simple question here: Who is running this State? The government or Forestry Tasmania?

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  16 May 2015


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Forestry Tasmania Review

The Premier, Will Hodgman, must come clean and disclose whether his Cabinet is split over the internal Forestry Tasmania Review.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  28 Apr 2015


Swift Parrot

No Action on Swift Parrots

Environment Minister Matthew Groom today washed his hands of the endangered Swift Parrot.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  25 Mar 2015


Swift Parrot

Swift Parrot Habitat Risk

Environment Minister Matthew ignored expert scientific advice on Swift Parrot habitat in favour of the logging industry on at least three occasions.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  23 Mar 2015


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Sawmill Subsidies Referred to Integrity Commission

To prop up a select few failing businesses with public money is a dangerous precedent and a gross abuse of trust and power..

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  19 Mar 2015


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Sawmill Grants Chaos

The Hodgman regime’s latest splash with public cash to prop up the native forest sawmilling industry is stupid and irresponsible.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  19 Mar 2015


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Lapoinya Coupe Concerns

The Greens today tabled a call for Forestry Tasmania to abandon its plans to log contentious Coupe FD053 at Lapoinya in the state’s north-west.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  5 Mar 2015


Pile of Woodchips

Macquarie Point Woodchip Pile Costs

Tasmanians should be bracing themselves for massive further public subsidies to the woodchip industry.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  5 Dec 2014


Log Pile at the Port of Burnie, Tasmania

Logging without Permit

Joan Rylah has serious questions to answer following the Forest Practices Authority investigating vegetation clearing without a permit.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  18 Nov 2014


Pile of Woodchips

Woodchip Madness

The decision commission a further report into establishing a woodchip export facility at Hobart’s Macquarie Wharf is a ludicrous and backwards step.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  15 Oct 2014


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Ta Ann Misled Over Forest Areas?

The Hodgman government has potentially misled customers over whether Ta Ann’s timber will be sourced from “non-contentious” forest areas.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  10 Sep 2014


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Special Species Logging

The Forests Minister and the special species timber sector have been challenged to ensure that future Special Species Timber Harvesting Management.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  3 Sep 2014


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Forestry Bill Gagged

The Hodgman Liberal government has been accused of running and hiding from proper parliamentary scrutiny following its shock decision to gag debate.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  5 Jun 2014


Wielangta, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Liberals Attack Forest Reserves

Areas of PTPZ land will be able to be swapped for areas of FPPF even if they are of unequal size or condition.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  4 Jun 2014


Blue Tier, Tasmanian Forest Agreement Forest

Edwards walks from TFA

Terry Edwards of the Forestry Industry Association of Tasmania has gone against his signed commitment and walked away from the forestry peace deal.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  22 Mar 2014


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Liberals' Forestry Shambles

Hodgman committed to consulting environment groups over his plans for forestry, but it’s become clear that he’s been rolled by Gutwein.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  18 Mar 2014


Logged Forest, Tarkine

Forestry Tasmania Assets Threatened

The Tasmanian Greens today called on the Liberals to abandon their secret native forests sale or long term lease agenda.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  14 Mar 2014